When Are the Best Times For a Safari Eastcape & Karoo Safaris

The optimal time for hunting in South Africa spans from March to October, characterized by cooler weather. South Africa boasts a warm, moderate, and dry climate, creating an ideal environment for engaging in big game hunting.

The country experiences distinct seasons:

Summer: December through February

Fall: March through May

Winter: June through August

Spring: September through November

Temperature variations are evident throughout the seasons. In winter, temperatures range from approximately 65°F to 75°F. Fall and spring offer milder conditions, with temperatures hovering between 70°F and 80°F. The summer months bring higher temperatures, ranging from 80°F to 95°F.

It’s important to note that temperature nuances exist depending on the specific region within South Africa. Clicking on the province designated for hunting provides more detailed information.

In the Eastern Cape, where a warm and moderate climate prevails, hunting activities occur inland and along the coastal belt. Inland rains are more prominent during the summer months. Winter daytime temperatures average around 68°F, while fall and spring see slightly warmer temperatures at approximately 75°F.

For hunters in the Karoo and Northern Cape regions, characterized by arid conditions, winter presents the coldest days, whereas spring and fall bring the warmest conditions. Rainfall is minimal. In winter, daytime temperatures range from 50°F to 60°F, while fall and spring offer warmer days with temperatures ranging from 67°F to 77°F.