‘What shall we wear on safari in South Africa’ (or any other african destination) is a frequently asked question. The answer to this varies very much by season.
Get our Insider Guide to What to Wear on Safari below for the ‘full monty’ & useful packing lists…
I will summarize some essential pointers for people travelling in the African spring months from mid August to October…
Note: In the Cape spring starts and ends later than up in the Kruger area. Similarly further north towards the equator, Zambia and Botswana are getting very hot by mid to late September.
Safari clothing in South Africa – Spring
The ‘shoulder months’ of Spring and Autumn are always a tricky one as far as packing is concerned. Temperatures may vary considerably within an average two week vacation period. As you never know when Winter will change to Spring or indeed Spring to Summer…
Spring-like weather starts in mid August – later in Cape Town, the Garden Route and Eastern Cape. But there is no guarantee of this. As in the States & Europe, spring brings variable weather – beautiful for days and then a bit cold and rainy for day or two. Rain might occur if you are in the Cape so bring a rainproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes.
The beautiful beaches of the Seychelles …
If your idea of paradise is a really pretty beach, then you’re in good company.
It’s a widely held belief that Praslin in the Seychelles was the original ‘Garden of Eden’. Given that the Seychelles is composed of 115 tiny islands, there is probably more shoreline in this country than most. And a lot of it is just perfect natural beauty. So which are the best beaches in the Seychelles? This is a hotly disputed topic.
The beaches and Islands:
One of many notable beaches is Anse Intendance on the largest island of Mahé. It’s wide with fine powder sand and the characteristic drooping palms that seem to stretch longingly toward the glass-clear turquoise waters. The large swells and strong currents suits surfing more than swimming. For safe swimming and snorkeling with no strong current, try lively and popular Fairyland beach in the south-west of Mahé, close to Anse Royale. La Pleine beach in the Port Launay marine park is also pretty with calm waters.
What’s the best time for a South Africa safari? This is a frequent question we’re asked. As with so many questions, it’s not so easy to give a quick, glib answer
This is because I don’t know how broadly or narrowly the questioner is defining the word safari… Does he mean when is the best time to come here for a holiday or vacation? Or does he mean when is the the best time to view wildlife on a safari?
The answer to the latter question is relatively simple. As with the rest of Southern Africa, the best time to visit for a South Africa safari to see the wildlife is during our dry winter and spring months (May to early October).