Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Rietvlei Nature Reserve, we have 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 Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Rietvlei Nature Reserve, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Rietvlei Nature Reserve, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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).

  • (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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa by month

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January

January in Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a perfect temperature and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

February is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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March

March in Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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April

April in Rietvlei Nature Reserve is warm. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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May

If you go to Rietvlei Nature Reserve in May, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

June in Rietvlei Nature Reserve is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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July

If you vacation in Rietvlei Nature Reserve during July, you may see that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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August

If you visit Rietvlei Nature Reserve during August, you will probably see that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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September

September here is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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October

If you visit Rietvlei Nature Reserve during October, you might notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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November

Traveling to Rietvlei Nature Reserve in November, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

Traveling to Rietvlei Nature Reserve in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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