South Africa: Winter Sun

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South Africa Winter Sun

Winter Sun in South Africa

There really is no particularly bad time to take a holiday in South Africa and it is one place on the world map that offers winter sun. The climate is pleasant all year round albeit reasonably hot in the summer (December, January and February) and cooler in the winter (June, July and August). The winter is definitely the best time for safari holidays to South Africa as it is generally more comfortable for outdoor pursuits not involving the beach and the heat also brings the animals to the watering hole. In contrast summer is a great time to grab a beach holiday although it's certainly not the time of year to find cheap holidays in South Africa. Summer sees the local population flock to the holiday resorts and prices can increase by as much as 100%. A great time to travel is from the end of November to the middle of December as most places won’t be crowded until school breaks start before Christmas. Generally speaking though, whatever time of year you choose to take your holiday, South Africa has plenty to offer.