Blyde River Canyon, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Blyde River Canyon, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Blyde River Canyon, this is 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 Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Blyde River Canyon, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Blyde River Canyon, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Blyde River Canyon, South Africa by month

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January

Traveling to Blyde River Canyon in January, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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February

Traveling to Blyde River Canyon in February, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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March

March in Blyde River Canyon is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you are traveling to Blyde River Canyon in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes.

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June

If you are traveling to Blyde River Canyon in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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July

July here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly.

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August

If you go to Blyde River Canyon in August, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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September

If you go to Blyde River Canyon in September, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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October

If you are traveling to Blyde River Canyon in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

Traveling to Blyde River Canyon in November, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

If you are traveling to Blyde River Canyon in December, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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Activities for Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Blyde River Canyon.

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