Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Addo Elephant National Park, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Addo Elephant National Park, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Addo Elephant National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

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What to wear/what to pack for Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa by month

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January

Traveling to Addo Elephant National Park in January, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

If you go to Addo Elephant National Park in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

March in Addo Elephant National Park is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

April in Addo Elephant National Park is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

May in Addo Elephant National Park is a perfect temperature. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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June

If you vacation in Addo Elephant National Park during June, you are likely to notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

July in Addo Elephant National Park is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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August

Traveling to Addo Elephant National Park in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September in Addo Elephant National Park is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October for Addo Elephant National Park is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

November in Addo Elephant National Park is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

December in Addo Elephant National Park is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Addo Elephant National Park.

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