Maybe not the best month for visiting the Kruger National Park or its surrounds, February is ideal for maybe taking a few days to explore the Cape in South Africa. February provides some of the best weather with dry conditions relatively little wind, making a week in Cape Town enjoying all it has to offer, or dipping into the winelands, perfect. Whilst not perfect for game viewing, it is not impossible to visit some of the game parks around Kruger, or maybe even a short trip to Botswana where you will benefit from some great shoulder season rates.
The months of January through to March provide a truly unique experience in the southern region of Botswana. During these months the rains arrive in the Makgadikgadi flooding the pans, grasses grow, flamingos flock and huge herds of wildebeest and zebra arrive to graze on the fresh pastures. Nxai Pan is also popular during these months as herds of herbivores congregate on the fresh grasses, themselves providing nourishment for the resident cheetah, lion and brown and spotted hyenas.