Upington, South Africa: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Upington, South Africa? If you're planning to go to Upington, we have 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 Upington, South Africa

Based on the climate and weather in Upington, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Upington, South Africa

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Upington, South Africa

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Upington.

If you see Kalahari Orange Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

What to wear/what to pack for Upington, South Africa by month

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January

If you vacation in Upington during January, you may find that it is sizzling and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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February

If you go to Upington in February, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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March

If you go to Upington in March, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you vacation in Upington during April, you might find that it is extremely warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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May

If you vacation in Upington during May, you may see that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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June

June in Upington is balmy and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

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July

July in Upington is mild and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

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August

If you visit Upington during August, you will probably see that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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September

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

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October

October in Upington is extremely warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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November

If you visit Upington during November, you are likely to notice that it can be sweltering and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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December

If you visit Upington during December, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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