Kruger National Park in September

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Spring arrives a little later in the Kruger, so this month the flora does not experience a colourful transformation. In fact, vegetation is still sparse and colourless after the rainless winter. Temperatures in the day are hot and humid with little to no rain expected.

At the end of the dry season in September, the vegetation in the Kruger is at its sparsest. For this reason, it is regarded as the best time of the year to visit the Kruger and any of the large permanent water holes make for good animal sightings. Stick to the southern and central regions for the highest density of animals.

The risk of malaria is low and you’re likely to find large concentrations of animals at watering holes at this time of the year, but the days are often uncomfortably hot, dry and dusty.


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Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)

day 1 to 3

Welcome to South Africa
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)

day 4 to 6

Explore the Kruger National Park
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)
  • Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)

day 7

Goodbye - for now!

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