South Africa in May: Weather and where to go
Sunshine and clear skies perpetuate May days making it a wonderful time to visit South Africa. Of course, temperatures will vary depending on where you are in the country but it is likely to be pleasant nonetheless.
Morning and evening temperatures will be significantly cooler than earlier months so plenty of layers are necessary for game drives, but as the sun peaks in the sky, the mercury will reach back up to the 20s and afternoons will be comfortably warm.
KwaZulu-Natal has a sub-tropical climate so remains warmer during the winter months than the more southern regions.
This means safaris in more northern game reserves at this time are preferable to a Cape Town city visit.