KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa? If you're planning to go to KwaZulu-Natal, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in KwaZulu-Natal, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in KwaZulu-Natal, 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 TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • 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).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa by month

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January

Traveling to KwaZulu-Natal in January, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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February

If you go to KwaZulu-Natal in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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March

Traveling to KwaZulu-Natal in March, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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April

April for KwaZulu-Natal is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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May

Traveling to KwaZulu-Natal in May, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. 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

Traveling to KwaZulu-Natal in June, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

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July

July for KwaZulu-Natal dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains sometimes.

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September

Traveling to KwaZulu-Natal in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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October

If you are traveling to KwaZulu-Natal in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

If you go to KwaZulu-Natal in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

December for KwaZulu-Natal is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for KwaZulu-Natal.

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