South Africa in October: Weather and where to go
As South Africa moves out of its dry winter season and rainfall increases, landscapes begin to thrive and thus more vegetation becomes available. It is at this time that many creatures give birth, to provide their young with the best chance at survival; with more nutrition and shelter available. The earlier you travel in October the less hidden wildlife will be behind lush trees and shrubs.
October is the shoulder season between the dry season and the busier high season. However, as it is outside of all school holidays, parks should still be relatively quiet. Temperatures are pleasant and it is unlikely that storms will perpetuate whole days, so morning and evening safaris are still enjoyable.
It may be that downpours occur during your afternoon respite period, so ensure you choose a lodge with some inside space to relax with a book or a cocktail in hand.