Best Time to Visit – Addo Elephant NP

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Wildlife viewing in Addo is good throughout the year. Having an arid to semi-arid climate, animals are attracted to the waterholes at any time, but the best time is the driest winter months (June to September). The only drawback is that nights can become very cold and winter clothing is needed for early morning game drives, especially when using an open vehicle.

Best Time June to September (Little rain)
High Season October to March (The park gets crowded, especially during school holidays)
Low Season April to September (Excellent time for game viewing)
Best Weather September to April (Warmer nights and mornings)
Worst Weather June to August (Cold nights)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Wildlife gathers around waterholes as there is little water in the bush
  • It is low season, except for the school holidays, and the camps and roads will be less busy
  • Sunny skies
  • Early morning game drives and night drives in open vehicles are cold

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • There are many newborn animals
  • The vegetation is greener, and spring flowers transform the park
  • Birding is excellent, and the migratory birds are present
  • Wildlife viewing is still good, but the Dry season is better
  • It is high season, and the park gets busy

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