Best Time to Visit – Karoo NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
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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With Karoo NP’s arid to semi-arid climate, wildlife viewing isn’t much influenced by the seasons. Summer and winter have extreme temperatures, so the best time to visit is in spring (August, September) and autumn (April, May) when the days are not too hot, and the nights are mild. Blooming flowers make spring a particularly attractive time.

Best Time Aug, Sept, April, May (Mild weather for people and wildlife)
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 Aug, Sept, April, May (Mild weather)
Worst Weather November to February (Very hot)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Great time for wildlife viewing
  • Daytime temperatures are pleasant
  • Spring flowers in August and September
  • Morning and night temperatures are cold and warm clothing is necessary
  • The sky is hazy with a lot of dust in the air

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Beautiful landscapes with clear skies
  • Newborn animals can be found
  • Migrant birds are present
  • Daytime heat can be intolerable

Wildlife Photos

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