Kruger Park And Lowveld
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK & LOWVELD WEATHER
Baobab at sunset, Kruger National Park
© South African Tourism
The climate of the Kruger National Park and Lowveld is truly subtropical. Summer days are humid and hot with temperatures often soaring to above 40 degrees C. The rainy season is from September until May. The dry winter season is the ideal time to visit this region for various reasons. There is less chance of contracting malaria and the days are milder. Viewing wildlife is more rewarding as the vegetation is more sparse and animals are drawn to the waterholes to drink every morning and evening.
Maximum temperatures in midwinter average 23 degrees C and the minimum average is 6 degrees C. Midsummer maximum temperatures average 30 degrees C with evening temperatures of 19 degrees C.
Skukuza, the main camp in the Kruger National Park lies at an altitude of 263 metres on latitude 24º59' South and longitude of 31º36' East.
Nelspruit lies at an altitude of 671 metres on latitude 25º26' South and longitude of 30º59' East.