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

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

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

Important essentials for Marakele National Park, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Marakele National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

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

General health necessities

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

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January

Traveling to Marakele National Park in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Marakele National Park in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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March

Traveling to Marakele National Park in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

April is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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May

If you go to Marakele National Park in May, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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June

If you are traveling to Marakele National Park in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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July

If you go to Marakele National Park in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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August

August here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally.

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September

If you go to Marakele National Park in September, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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October

Traveling to Marakele National Park in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Marakele National Park is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

If you are traveling to Marakele National Park in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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Activities for Marakele National Park, South Africa

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Marakele National Park.

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