Best Time to Visit – Manyeleti GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide 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 winter months of May to September are the best time to visit Manyeleti. This coincides with the Dry season, and wildlife viewing is at its peak. Vegetation thins and animals seek waterholes and other sources for water making them easier to spot. September is probably the best month of all since it tends to be warmer than the other months.

Best Time May to September (Dry season)
High Season October to March (It never gets very crowded)
Low Season April to September (Premium wildlife viewing)
Best Weather April-May and September-October (Fair weather and little rain)
Worst Weather June to August (It gets cold at night) and December to February (Hot and humid)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Spotting wildlife is easier as animals seek water and the vegetation thins
  • It is low season
  • Bright, clear days
  • Less humidity and pleasant daytime temperatures
  • There is virtually no risk of malaria
  • Dry weather and lots of dust
  • Game drives in the early morning are cold – bring warm clothes

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Green, fresh scenery
  • Animals are in good condition, and there are many newborns to see
  • A wonderful time for birding with the migratory birds present
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good as during the Dry season
  • Camps and roads could get busy, especially during school holidays
  • It is hot and humid
  • Antimalarial medication should be taken

Wildlife Photos

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