Best Time to Visit – Augrabies Falls NP

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

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Augrabies Falls National Park isn’t a destination that is known for wildlife viewing. The optimal time for a visit is between April and September when the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. This is also a cooler time of year. Augrabies has a semi-arid climate and summer months can get incredibly hot. The waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood, usually from February to April.

Best Time April to September (Comfortable temperatures and in April the waterfall is still very impressive)
High Season Never (The park never gets crowded but might be busier during school holidays)
Low Season Never (The park never gets crowded)
Best Weather May to September (Less hot during the day)
Worst Weather November to February (Very hot)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Enjoyable temperatures during daytime
  • Great time for wildlife viewing
  • You need to bring warm clothing for activities in the morning or evening
  • The sky is hazy

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Summer flowers dot the lovely landscape
  • Baby animals are being born
  • Migrant birds make birding better
  • February to April is the best time for seeing the waterfall
  • Incredibly high temperatures

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to Go to South Africa by Major Park

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