South Africa in August: Weather and where to go
Temperatures nationwide will start to rise in August but rainfall remains relatively low, therefore this is a fantastic time to visit South Africa.
Although most of South Africa is malaria-free, mosquitoes can be a nuisance during the warm, wet, summer months. By the winter, and particularly as late as August, there are relatively few mosquitoes in the air which makes days much more pleasant.
This is perhaps the best time of year to see the wide array of wildlife South Africa has to offer from traditional Big 5 game to Cape Town’s marine life. Safari plains landscapes are particularly dry by this stage and vegetation sparse, so wildlife visibility is perhaps at its best.
You should have great chances of seeing elephant, rhino, lions and much more!