Kalahari, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kalahari, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Kalahari, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

Traveling to Kalahari in January, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

February

February in Kalahari is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

March

March in Kalahari is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

April

April in Kalahari is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

June

June in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

July 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

August

Traveling 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

September

If you go to Kalahari in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

December here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, M and N
  • A SIM card that works in Kalahari

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