Kalahari, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kalahari, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Kalahari, 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 Kalahari, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Kalahari, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kalahari, South Africa

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold 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.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Kalahari, South Africa by month

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January

January in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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February

February here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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March

If you go to Kalahari in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

If you go to Kalahari in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

Traveling to Kalahari in May, 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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June

If you are traveling to Kalahari 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 for Kalahari very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time.

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August

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

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September

September in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

October in Kalahari dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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November

November for Kalahari dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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December

December here is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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