Karoo National Park, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Karoo National Park, South Africa

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

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

January

If you visit Karoo National Park during January, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

February

February in this region is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

March in this region is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

April

April in this region is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Karoo National Park is relatively cool and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Karoo National Park in July, you will notice that it is chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Karoo National Park in August, you will notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Karoo National Park is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

If you visit Karoo National Park during December, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Karoo National Park, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Karoo National Park, 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 Karoo National Park

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