Best Time To Visit – Eswatini (Swaziland)
The main parks of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) offer wildlife viewing throughout the year. In Hlane and Mkhaya some animals are kept in large drive-through enclosures, making them easy to find. Traditionally, the best wildlife viewing is during the dry winter months, from May to September. While this isn’t so important in Eswatini, you might still want to consider this if you are visiting other parks in South Africa.
May to September –Dry Season – Winter
October to April –Wet Season – Summer
Best Time To Go by Major Park
Most parks can be visited throughout the year, but wildlife viewing is best during the Dry season when animals are easier to spot. Malolotja is more a hiking destination than a place to see wildlife. Here, the balance lies between beautiful scenery and hot, wet weather during the summer months, or cold nights but pleasant daytime temperatures during the winter months. Perhaps the best time in Malolotja is during spring and autumn, around April, May, September and October. These are also lovely months in the wildlife reserves.