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

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Traveling to Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Mapungubwe National Park, we've got 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 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.

Important essentials 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.

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Mapungubwe National Park is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

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February

February in Mapungubwe 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).

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March

March in Mapungubwe National Park is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you visit Mapungubwe National Park during April, you may notice 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 high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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May

If you go to Mapungubwe National Park in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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June

If you visit Mapungubwe National Park during June, you might find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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July

If you vacation in Mapungubwe National Park during July, you may find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s 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 Mapungubwe National Park is a perfect temperature. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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September

If you vacation in Mapungubwe National Park during September, you will probably find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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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October

October in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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November

If you vacation in Mapungubwe National Park during November, you may 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 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

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

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