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 Post subject: Addo: weather
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:55 am 
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Hi,

I am planning on visiting Addo Elephant National Park in June, I was hoping to use a 4WD with a roof-top tent, will this be suitable, or is the weather too cold / wet for camping at this time of year?

Any other tips appreciaed, I am a first-timer (in fact this will be my first trip to Africa!).


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 Post subject: Re: Addo in June
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:13 am 
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Hi YNWA73!

June is heading more into our winter here and the weather can vary a lot. Over winter we generally have cold fronts that come in from the Cape Town direction every month or so. It can be lovely weather in between, but quite cold and miserable in the middle of a cold front! Are you going to be visiting in early or late June?

As for 4WD... the higher vehicle position is certainly an advantage over a sedan car for spotting animals, but 4WD certainly isn't necessary for getting around the park as the roads are very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Addo in June
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:28 am 
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Thanks for your prompt reply.

We will most probably be arriving in early to mid June, I guess we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the weather is kind to us.

I like the fact that the 4WD will give us more elevation for game viewing, even if we don't need it to get around.


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 Post subject: Re: Addo in June
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:08 pm 
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It can be cold during the night. Why not book the Safari tents to stay in? You will still have the " bush" feeling, but it will help if the weathers not that good !


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 Post subject: Re: Addo in June
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:43 pm 
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Where are you from YNWA73? Because what South Africans call cold is not considered cold by many countries. Cold in Addo is probably about 4degrees C.

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 Post subject: Re: Addo in June
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DinkyBird wrote:
Where are you from YNWA73? Because what South Africans call cold is not considered cold by many countries. Cold in Addo is probably about 4degrees C.



shouldn't it be 14 degrees? Because 4 degrees is cold to any one (apart from eskimos) and to South Africans it mus feel like living in the freezer compartment of the fridge :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo in June
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:20 pm 
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We are tougher than I thought! Addo can actually get very cold :tongue:

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