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Re: BEST TIME TO VISIT KRUGER PARK IS WHEN???

Unread postby johanclassen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:40 pm

Elsa , I see you removed the links, only reason I can think of is that, that, is seen as advertising.
I will then have to transcribe the info on especially the one link and repost it? there they show, month by month what to expect??.
I was expecting the answer that anytime is a good time..lol.. :thumbs_up: but some people do like to plan and spend thousands to get here, and then :shock: It is raining all the time...I cant stay away from Punda in the rainy season, but thats me......anyway, Elsa let me know if I can carry on pse. :thumbs_up:
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Re: BEST TIME TO VISIT KRUGER PARK IS WHEN???

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:00 pm

You may carry on with pleasure or I can merge it into the existing Topic Here :thumbs_up:
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Re: BEST TIME TO VISIT KRUGER PARK IS WHEN???

Unread postby SAF » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:34 pm

anytime from January to December :P
Kruger can be great anytime of the year!different times gives you a different experience
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Unread postby johanclassen » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:42 pm

You may carry on with pleasure or I can merge it into the existing Topic Here :thumbs_up:


Tnx Elsa, pse merge then it is all together :clap:

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Re: BEST TIME TO VISIT KRUGER PARK IS WHEN???

Unread postby tent dweller » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:47 pm

Anytime, winter is superb and so is summer, ANYTIME AND ALL THE TIME IS KRUGER TIME :D :D :D :D
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Unread postby RemiE » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:04 am

tent dweller wrote:ANYTIME AND ALL THE TIME IS KRUGER TIME :D :D :D :D


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Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:57 am

In January after the December holidays have come to an end Kruger is more quiet and peaceful. I would therefore say January is a good time to visit the Kruger before the March school holidays and the Easter holidays in April.
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Unread postby Hippotragus » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:02 am

I've been a few times in the last week of November/first week of December and found the park remarkably quiet. We've also been lucky with the weather.

January would probably also be quiet, but remember 2012 and 2013 bad floods in mid-January!
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:46 am

Hippotragus wrote:I've been a few times in the last week of November/first week of December and found the park remarkably quiet. We've also been lucky with the weather.


I have found that to be a great time as well. It has rained to freshen up the bush, which has not yet 'exploded' and one can still see through it.
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Re: Best time to visit KNP - where and when

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:03 pm

Depending on what brings you the most joy ...

November
- traffic is quite easy before the December crowds
- lambs and newborn babies everywhere!
- lush green grass and blooming flowers, yet the bush is not yet thick, affording great game viewing conditions
- The camp gates now open 04:30 and close 18:30, allowing a full 14 hours! There is enough time in the day for 2 long game drives in best game viewing hours + resting at mid day
- The summer migrant birds have arrived!
- the bush is alive with the sounds of insects!
- Wild dogs are very active

End July - August

- All school terms begin around 21July so traffic will be low
- No rain to interrupt game viewing or make miserable camping
- Almost guaranteed perfect light for photography
- Cool temperatures which are more bearable than summer
- Game clustered near water sources
- Grass is low and vegetation less grown out making game viewing easier
- No malaria risk
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Unread postby Hippotragus » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:51 pm

Agreed cheetah2111 - August can also be very nice. We have had some lovely trips then.

Just a point, Private School holidays are 8th August to 9th September this year, and always around that time. That's why we used to go in August, when my girls were still at school! Not same huge number of visitors as Easter, Christmas and Government School holidays, though.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT KRUGER PARK

Unread postby johnnyboyjf07 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:36 pm

Hello I'm looking to book up and visit Lion sands in the kruger park but the only time available is in late november as i have spoken to some people and they have told me the weather won't be good and i won't see any wild animals :dance: :think: :cam:

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Unread postby TigerTommy » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:12 pm

Hi Jonnyboyjf07.

I have been to Kruger all at different times in the year, May, September, October, December and have been told the same things but honestly each trip has produced something different. The vegetation changes, the landscapes change, the sightings change and I wouldn't change anyone of them. The bush is the bush and the animals are there all year round, it is just about being in the right place at the right time. November will be great for the little impalas (if the first rains have fallen) and the flowers and plants will start changing as well as the new green shoots should start coming out.

I hope you have a great time, no matter what month you choose.

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Re: BEST TIME TO VISIT KRUGER PARK

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:51 pm

One of the very special months to be in Kruger is indeed November :D
As has already been said; Young lambs everywhere! Lovely to see the babies in the Park :D The Park is lush and beautiful, yet the bush is not yet overgrown and the grass is not yet towering high. You might have lots of rain; or just afternoon showers ... its the luck of the draw! But November is highly recommended :thumbs_up:
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Re: BEST TIME TO VISIT KRUGER PARK

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:45 am

Johnnuboy, I have had some of my best sightings in November. The rains have not yet made the grass to long and if the rains are late, the waterholes can be very busy.

As Cheetah stated, this is a time of year for baby antelope. They are a delight.

Many birds are returning, love is in the air and it is simply wonderful.

The only issue some people have is the heat, but that can be all of the summer months. I would not hesitiate for a moment to take a November trip.

Weather wise, May is my favorite month. Sighting wise, it has to be November.
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