South Africa

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to South Africa

Peak Season: November to February

During peak summer season in South Africa, days are generally long, balmy, and, in the inland regions, uncomfortably hot (with highs close to 100ºF). South Africans travel within their country during this busy school holiday period, so make sure you book well in advance.

Off Season: April to September

The weather is extremely pleasant, with warm, dry days (highs around 60ºF) and cold nights (lows around 30ºF); game viewing is best in the winter months as vegetation becomes sparse. Local holidaymakers have packed up their umbrellas and are all back at school and work. Hotel prices are cheaper and you can often find package deals for a song.

Sweet Spot: March; October

Go in the fall (March) to witness the wine harvest; go in the spring (October) to see the blooming wild flowers of the Western Cape provinces. Great package deals can often be found during this time.

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