South Africa

South Africa in November

South Africa in November: Weather and where to go

Similarly to October, rains have started but temperatures generally aren’t too high throughout the country in November. Wildlife can become more and more difficult to spot as the areas of vegetation thicken and water sources become more prevalent thanks to the increasing rainfall. However most parks are still regarded as fair to travel to during this time.

Black and white rhinos can usually be seen year-round in the Huluwe-Umfolizi National Park as with elephants in the Kruger. 

It is great to see the wildlife with plenty of food sources available and you can comfortably watch black rhinos browsing the bushes and white rhinos grazing the plains.

November can be a great time to combine a safari in South Africa with beach time in the Indian Ocean as turtles begin to hatch from November onwards on Cousin Island, and Aldabra giant tortoise can also be seen at this time.

The climate can get particular hot and humid during the heat of the day so best to be avoided if you don’t enjoy high temperatures or close conditions.

Young animals, and therefore also predators, can still be seen at this time as the climate enables easier access to food and water. This can be exciting game viewing as lions, leopards and cheetahs seek out the weak links in the herds.

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