South Africa in August

lions in the kruger national park wildlife safari Game viewing is exceptional in the Kruger from August

Johannesburg and the highveld is mild to cool by day, cold at night, and dry. Cape Town and the Western Cape is warm by day, cool at night, and receives regular rainfall.

The Kruger Park and surrounds is hot by day, cool at night, and dry.

  • August is an ideal time for beach holidays on the Indian Ocean coastline of KwaZulu-Natal coast, which tends to be temperate to hot over the nominal winter months, and very dry. Conditions on the coast of the Eastern and Western Cape are less predictable.

  • Game viewing in the Kruger Park and other reserves tends to be exceptional towards the end of the dry season, as animals congregate close to perennial water sources and the undergrowth clears to improve visibility.

  • August usually heralds the start of whale-viewing season in Hermanus and the Western Cape.

  • Accommodation in tourist areas is usually very quiet in August.

  • Taking everything into account, August is one of the best months to visit South Africa, particularly if your main interest is safaris rather than beaches.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 1

Welcome to Cape Town
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 2

Cape Point
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 3

Whale coast
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 4

Overberg area
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 5

Winelands meandering
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 6

Go as you please
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 7

Mother city
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 8

Township culture
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 9

Cape Town at leisure
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)
  • Cape Town, Hermanus and Winelands Self Drive (SA 10 Days)

day 10

Fly home

View Full Itinerary

You might also like

Stellenbosch and the Winelands

The beautiful landscape of the Stellenbosch wine valley The scenic Boland (literally ‘Upland’) immediately inland of Cape Town enjoys twin claims to fame. Not only is it home to some of South Africa’s oldest and most vivid towns (most notably Stellenbosch and Franschhoek), but it also forms the hub of the Cape’s burgeoning wine industry. Characterised by lush vine-planted…

LGBT safari holidays in South Africa

South Africa celebrates equal rights for all South Africa ranks among the world’s more progressive countries when it comes to LGBT rights. Indeed, the new South African Constitution, drawn up in 1996, was the first in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation, and in 2005 South Africa became the fifth country in the world, and first in Africa, to recognise…

The Garden Route

The Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River Mouth The 200 km stretch of coast connecting Mossel Bay to the Storms River Mouth is commonly referred to as the Garden Route in reference to its beguiling diversity of wide sandy beaches, lovely lakes and lagoons, shady evergreen forests and protea-studded slopes. Lined with family-friendly beaches, but also ideally suited to…

Luxury safari holiday in South Africa

The five-star Singita Lebombo in the Kruger is an example of safari luxury A must-for for anybody with a taste for bush luxury is a stay at one of the small and exclusive camps or lodges set in private reserves or concessions such as the Kruger concessions, Sabi Sand, Madikwe, Phinda and the vicinity of Addo Elephant National Park. Typically these lodges combine chic Africa-themed…

Walking safari holidays in South Africa

A walking safari allows you to experience South African wildlife from close up | Credit: South Africa Tourism South Africa is a great destination for keen walkers. Hundreds if not thousands of day trails have been marked out countrywide, many within easy reach of cities such as Cape Town or Durban. The country also supports a superb network of overnight hiking trails ranging from easy…

Shopping in South Africa

The Waterfront shopping mall in Cape Town is set against the backdrop of Table Mountain and is one of the most visited malls in the country Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and other large cities are liberally dotted with shopping malls that typically contain several supermarkets and a plethora of other retail outlets selling the sort of goods you’d expect in similar establishments in…

Popular South Africa Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | Sabi Sands & Madikwe Combo

Sabi Sands & Madikwe Combo

Our selection of South Africa's top safari lodges and game reserves are guaranteed to suit every taste and budget. Consider this exciting safari package...

 | South Africa and Botswana safari

South Africa and Botswana safari

Experience the best of two of southern Africa's gems ...

 | Midlands meander in South Africa

Midlands meander in South Africa

Explore the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and KwaZulu Natal...

Stunning view from the Rovos Rail | Luxury South Africa (SA 11 days)

Luxury South Africa

Combine Cape Town chic with Africa's most luxurious train and an elegant Big Five safari for a stylish South African holiday...

 | Highlights of Southern Africa

Highlights of Southern Africa

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list...

 | Garden Route safari adventure

Garden Route safari adventure

Discover one of South Africa’s best kept secrets - the Garden Route...

 | Southern Africa safari adventure

Southern Africa safari adventure

Majestic wildlife and the riches of Africa. ...

 | Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent...

Romantic view | Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever...

 | Kruger to the Mozambican coast

Kruger to the Mozambican coast

Combining the bush and the wildlife found in the famous Sabi Sand in the Kruger National Park with a tropical stay in one of the sublime lodges of Mozambique's Ponta Mamoli...

Ready to start your adventure?

Your tailor-made African holiday starts here...

How can we get hold of you?

How many people will be travelling?

Details

Please tell us more about your travel plans?


Discover Africa Group needs the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at anytime. For information on how to unsubscribe, as well as our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy.

Submitting your inquiry

Thank you, your enquiry has been received

Thank you, your enquiry has been received

Reference:

 +27 21 422 3498
   discover.africa
    info@discoverafrica.com
    8AM - 5PM GMT+2