Best Time to Visit – Timbavati NR

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 dry winter months of May through September are the best time for a trip to Timbavati. Wildlife viewing is superb as rivers and waterholes become gathering places for animals. The wildlife viewing improves as the Dry season wears on. This fact, coupled with warmer weather, makes September an excellent time to visit.

Best Time May to September (Dry season)
High Season October to March (It rarely gets crowded)
Low Season April to September (Prime wildlife viewing)
Best Weather April to May and September to October (Nice weather and virtually no rain)
Worst Weather June to August (Chilly mornings and nights) and December to February (Hot and humid)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Wildlife viewing is slightly better
  • Rain is rare, and the skies are sunny
  • Days are mild with little humidity
  • Malaria risk is low
  • The bush is very dry
  • Warm clothing is needed for early morning and evening game drives

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Landscape is fresh and green
  • Newborn animals can be seen while adults are in healthy condition
  • Birding is excellent, and migratory birds are present
  • Wildlife viewing is not quite as good as during the Dry season
  • The heat and humidity can be unbearable
  • Antimalarial medication is recommended

Wildlife Photos

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