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

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

When to go to Kruger National Park, South Africa

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

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

January

January in Kruger National Park can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Kruger National Park can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Kruger National Park in April, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Kruger National Park in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kruger National Park is a perfect temperature. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Kruger National Park in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Kruger National Park is pretty consistently hot. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Kruger National Park during September, you are likely to find that it is hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kruger National Park is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kruger National Park can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Kruger National Park in December, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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