Winter – Dry Season – May to September
Winter is the dry season with very little rainfall during these months. Occasional showers can be experienced from time to time. Temperatures are usually mild with clear skies. Vegetation thins out in the dry season allowing for good game viewing.
Summer- Start of the Wet Season – October to November
After winter’s dry conditions these months are the start of the wet season. The landscape in Hluhluwe Park transforms beautifully from brown to the different shades of green. This is the birthing season for mammals and an adorable time in the park. Newborns are spotted everywhere in the park.
Summer – Wet Season – December to April
These are the hottest months of the year in Zululand. Thunderstorms or passing showers can be expected during late afternoons. Humidity contributes to the high temperatures. Due to these high temperatures lions are sometimes seen resting in trees. This behaviour is to escape the heat and flies. Whilst on safari during this season a midday siesta and hydrating often is recommended.