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Hiking Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

While you can hike year-round in the Drakensberg mountains, autumn (April-May) is generally considered the best time to visit. Even so, the terrain is rugged, the weather is changeable so you’ll want layers that can accommodate a wide temperature range.

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Woman looking at the Amphitheater in the Drakensberg Mountains.
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Kruger National Park Safari, South Africa

The best time to visit Kruger National Park for Safari is during the dry winter months, May to September. Though still hot, it is more bearable. The UV index can be high, so sun protection is critical. Humidity is low and nighttime is cool and welcoming.

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Woman looking at elephants in Krueger National Park, South Africa

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