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

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

When to go to Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa

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

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

January

January in Mapungubwe National Park is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Mapungubwe National Park is extremely hot. 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
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

March

If you visit Mapungubwe National Park during March, you are likely to find that it is really hot.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Mapungubwe 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:

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

May

May for Mapungubwe National Park is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in this region is warm. 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
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Mapungubwe National Park can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Mapungubwe National Park is constantly 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:

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

December

If you vacation in Mapungubwe National Park during December, you are likely to find that it can be very hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mapungubwe 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 Mapungubwe National Park
  • Appropriate museum wear

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