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

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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.

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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 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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

January here can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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February

If you visit Karoo National Park during February, you may see that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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March

If you vacation in Karoo National Park during March, you may see that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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April

If you go to Karoo National Park in April, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

If you visit Karoo National Park during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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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).

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July

If you vacation in Karoo National Park during July, you might find that it is cool and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Karoo National Park is mild 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).

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September

Traveling to Karoo National Park in September, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you go to Karoo National Park in October, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

If you go to Karoo National Park in November, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

December for Karoo National Park is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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