Best Time to Visit – Mapungubwe 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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A good time to visit Mapungubwe is from March to May after the rains when the air is free of dust, and the heat is less oppressive than in the middle of summer. Rainfall is scarce most of the year, but when it does occur, it’s during the summer. As the park is very dry, wildlife viewing doesn’t depend much on the seasons.

Best Time May to September (Winter)
High Season Never (The park never gets busy)
Low Season Never (The park never gets busy)
Best Weather March to May (Less hot than mid-summer, but nights are still warm and the air is still fresh from the summer rains)
Worst Weather November to February (It gets very hot)

May to September Winter

  • Daytime temperatures are pleasant
  • It is sunny and the sky is blue
  • Nights and early mornings are chilly
  • The landscape is dry and dusty

October to April Summer

  • Days are beautiful and bright with stunning scenery
  • Arrival of migratory birds
  • High temperatures are hard to bear

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