Best Time to Visit – Zulu Nyala 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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Zulu Nyala offers great wildlife viewing throughout the year. However, the best time is during the dry winter months of May to September when animals tend to gather around water sources, and the bush is thin.

Best Time May to September (Dry season)
High Season October to March (It can get busy)
Low Season April to September (Excellent time for wildlife viewing)
Best Weather April to May and September to October (Mild weather and little rain)
Worst Weather December to February (Hot and humid)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Best wildlife viewing time
  • Clear blue skies
  • Pleasant daytime temperatures
  • Evenings and mornings are cold
  • The landscape is dried out

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Beautiful scenery
  • There are many newborn animals
  • Birding is prime with the arrival of migratory bird species
  • The Dry season is slightly better for wildlife viewing
  • Heat and humidity can be intense

Wildlife Photos

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