The best times to visit Johannesburg are from March to May and from September to November. During these off-season months, crowds decrease, prices drop, and the weather is relatively warm and dry. In the middle seasons in South Africa, there are fewer people and several major festivals are held, such as the Splashy Fen Music Festival, which takes place in April in Durban. The big attraction of autumn is watching wildlife, as the dry summer climate brings wildlife to light.
The spring months of September and October offer the best opportunities for encounters with cetaceans. The wildflower season peaks in late August in the north and early September in the south, but blooms may start in July depending on the rains and continue until October if it's not too hot. From city trips to tropical beach vacations to family adventures, this book is organized by months with recommendations for trips that range from weekend trips to one-week and two-week trips.