If you’re going to head south to Cape Town as part of your journey then you may have the chance of seeing calving southern right whales, curious humpbacks and even, if you’re lucky, a rare orca! It is possible to see penguins year-round in South Africa however, they are likely to have fairly new-born offspring in the winter months so you may see some fluffy young starting to find their feet.
As this is an ideal time of year to visit South Africa, it is also extremely popular. Therefore game reserves and national parks will be noticeably busier, prices will rise and availability may be limited. If you’re looking for a quieter safari, perhaps head to Pafuri where there will be fewer visitors but still great opportunities for walking safaris and an abundance of birdlife.