What is the weather like?

2018-06-12T14:24:55+02:00Jun 12th, 2018|

South Africa is famous for its sunshine. It’s a relatively dry country, with an average annual rainfall of about 464mm (compared to a world average of about 860mm). While the Western Cape gets most of its rainfall in winter, the rest of the country is generally a summer-rainfall region. On the interior plateau the altitude – Johannesburg lies at 1 694 metres – keeps the average summer temperatures below 30°C. In winter, for the same reason, night-time temperatures can drop to freezing point, in some places lower. South Africa’s coastal regions are therefore warmest in winter. There is, however, a striking [...]

What should I wear?

2018-06-12T14:23:58+02:00Jun 12th, 2018|

While on Safari in South Africa, it is wise to choose clothing in neutral, camouflage colours such as brown, khaki, stone or beige which will make you less visible and able to get closer to the wild animals you may want to see. It is advisable to layer your clothing as this provides more warmth when necessary and allows you to remove clothing during the hottest period of the day.