Winter sunset

Why Winter should make you think about travelling to Nambiti Plains

Travelling in Winter can be an escape from harsh temperatures and an opportunity to see something different to what you are accustomed to. Being in the Southern Hemisphere means that Winters start appearing in May/June and usually continue into August/September. The temperatures in Winter range from lows of 6 Celsius (or 42 Fahrenheit) and highs of about 24 C (or 75 F), which means mornings and evening can be quite cool, but the daytime temperature is mild.

#1 Winter temperatures are mild

Winter temperatures in KwaZulu-Natal are fairly mild, with cold mornings and evenings. If you are going on an early or late game drive, it is important that you have warm clothing with you. Clear skies at night also mean some fantastic star sightings.

#2 Less rainfall

Summer is the rainy season in this part of the world, so Winter months get little rain. This means you don’t need to worry about bringing rain jackets.

#3 Animals at watering holes

Due to the limited rainfall of Winter months, animals congregate at water holes to drink. This means you are likely to have some spectacular sightings around water holes.

#4 Less foliage

This time of year means less vegetation and lighter shades (yellows and browns) of foliage. It also means that seeing wildlife becomes easier and more likely.

#5 Spectacular sunsets

Due to it being a dry time of year, there tends to be more dust in the air. Nambiti is well known for its beautiful sunsets, but in Winter, it seems nature steps up it’s game and produces nothing short of spectacular sunsets.

Winter is a superb time to travel to South Africa, and Nambiti Plains is fantastic to visit for the above reasons and more. Come and join us for an unforgettable safari experience that will have you enchanted. You can book your Winter safari with us here.