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

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Traveling to Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Pilanesberg National Park, this article contains 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 Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

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

Important essentials for Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

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

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February

February for Pilanesberg National Park is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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March

Traveling to Pilanesberg National Park in March, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

April in Pilanesberg National Park is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

If you go to Pilanesberg National Park in May, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). There is frost occasionally.

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June

June in Pilanesberg National Park is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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July

If you go to Pilanesberg National Park in July, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). There is frost about half of the time.

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August

Traveling to Pilanesberg National Park in August, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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September

If you visit Pilanesberg National Park during September, you will probably find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Pilanesberg National Park is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you visit Pilanesberg National Park during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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December

In December, Pilanesberg National Park can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Pilanesberg National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is very windy.

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