Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Weather and Temperatures, based on a 50-year cycle pattern.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Temperatures Min and Max

  • Jan                         18 C      28 C
  • Feb                        19 C      28 C
  • Mar                       17 C      27 C
  • Apr                        16 C      26 C
  • May                       13 C      24 C
  • Jun                         11 C      22 C
  • Jul                          11 C      22 C
  • Aug                        12 C      23 C
  • Sep                        14 C      24 C
  • Oct                        15 C      25 C
  • Nov                       17 C      26 C
  • Dec                        18 C      27 C

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Rainfall Average

  • Jan                 132 mm
  • Feb                118 mm
  • Mar               100 mm
  • Apr                  55 mm
  • May                 45 mm
  • Jun                   31 mm
  • Jul                    31 mm
  • Aug                  45 mm
  • Sep                  67 mm
  • Oct                100 mm
  • Nov               105 mm
  • Dec               100 mm

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Wet Season (Summer) Conditions: October too April

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Wet Season

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Summer: December, January and February

Hot and humid conditions prevail during this time, with thunderstorms (occasionally) and showers mostly in the afternoons.

  1. December, January and February:

The hottest months of the year, rain can be expected late afternoons. High humidity contributes to temperatures and it is essential to hydrate at all times. This too coincides when one can possibly witness a rare sighting of Lions in the trees. This is predominantly done to escape the warmer conditions and flies. Should you be on Safari use midday to relax as most predators will be as well.

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Wet Season

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Summer: March to April

The perfect time of the year, mild temperatures with less rain generally. This period of time is ideal for full day safari explorations. Explore all water sources as they will prove valuable.

  1.  March to April

The Sun rises continue to be early however with cooler conditions one can explore deeper and further into this incredible and magnificent park. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park has some tremendous history and information not to mention the African Big 5, Cheetah and Wild Dogs to mention but just a few of the wildlife sightings that you too could experience. Please adhere to speed limits at all times.

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Wet Season

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Summer: October to November

This is the start of the wet season after winter and dryer conditions. Magic and beauty surrounds these months as one can see the transformation from dryer and sandy conditions to green belts of grass. This time of the year is magnificent as well with new borns being spotted everywhere. The Imfolozi section of the park offers more open spaces from where to spot wildlife as the northern side Hluhluwe becomes denser during this time.

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Weather

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Dry Season (Winter) Conditions: May to September

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Dry Season

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Winter: May to September

Winter is by far not cold due to its subtropical conditions that prevail year round. Early mornings are cooler and a light jacket may be needed, midday is warm and truly comfortable. Late afternoon and evening once again a light jacket may be needed. This time of year is dryer and less rain can be expected. With calm cool days one may be able to safari for the entire day. As water becomes scarce in either the Hluhluwe and the Imfolozi Park one should try to keep to all river beds for the best possibly sightings. Sunrises and Sunsets are the most exquisite during this time of the year. Should you be venturing into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park please do try and enter as early as possible as this is when the predators are most active.

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Some more Information and regulations while in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

  • Gate Fees (Entrance Fees) two separate rates are charged National and International
  • Gates (Entrances) three separate gates may be used to access the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park namely (Please refer to Map)
  • 1.Memorial Gate
  • 2.Nylazi Gate
  • 3.Cengeni Gate
  • Gate Times  (Open and Closing Times) winter and summer times do apply
  • Late Departures will be fined, lost entrance slips will be fined
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park covers an area of 96000 hectares is subdivided into the Hluhluwe and Imfolozi side Hluhluwe in the North and Imfolozi in the South
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is home to the African Big 5 (Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephants)
  • Various Accommodation is available in either side of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park bookings are essential especially during high season
  • One may self drive safari in the park or alternatively travel with a specialist Safari Operator

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