Best Time to Visit – MalaMala GR

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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The best wildlife viewing in MalaMala is during the winter months of May to September. Winter is the Dry season and the bush thins out at this time as animals seek relief from the drought at waterholes and rivers. September is probably the best time of all since it is slightly warmer than the rest of the winter months.

Best Time May to September (Dry season)
High Season October to March (It never gets very crowded)
Low Season April to September (Wildlife viewing is at its best)
Best Weather April-May and September-October (Mild weather and little rain)
Worst Weather June to August (Cool mornings and nights) and December to February (Hot and humid)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Wildlife is easier to spot as vegetation thins, and animals gather around rivers
  • Sunshine is abundant with few clouds
  • It isn't humid, and daytime temperatures are pleasant
  • There is little risk of malaria
  • It is very dry
  • You need warm winter clothes for early morning and evening game drives

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Scenery is nice and green
  • There are many newborn animals and wildlife is healthy
  • Birding is excellent, and the migratory birds are present
  • The Dry season is slightly better for wildlife viewing
  • It gets hot and humid
  • Antimalarial medication is recommended

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to Go to South Africa by Major Park

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