The Timbavati’s climate is subtropical with 2 main seasons: Summer (October - March) Winter (April - September).
Summer is the rainy season with temperatures that are moderately high to very high, some humidity & occasional cloudy conditions. The rains (varying between 450-550mm per year), start in November and usually last until March ends. The dry bush comes alive after the rains, but game viewing becomes increasingly difficult as the foliage grows thicker and the animals have more cover. Summers can get fairly hot with maximum temperatures of 38 °C in the months of January to April.
Winter, the dry season, is cool to warm, with clear and sunny skies. This is the best safari season as the animals can be viewed more clearly in the bush and around any water resources. During the winter months the daytime temperatures in the Timbavati are pleasantly mild but the nights and early mornings are cold.
We are privileged in South Africa to have hours of sunshine amongst the highest in the world.
At Kings Camp, spring and summer give way to green, lush and thick bush. It is the time of the year where there are many newborn animals. Autumn and winter can be dry, the bush being less dense and waterholes frequented more often due to the lack of water.