How much do you actually know about the month September and some of the important dates in South Africa? With only a few days left before Spring kicks in we want to give you some fun facts that prove that September is a whole vibe. 

Following are some quick tidbits:

1. Digging for gold in the Witwatersrand (now city of Johannesburg and surroundings) was authorised in September 1886 and further accelerated the influx of people to the area. The influx had initially been caused by the discovery of gold. People flocked from all over the world to dig for gold in the area.

2. Spring marks the start of the annual wildflower takeover along the West Coast of South Africa.


3. September is an ideal time for beach holidays on the Indian Ocean coastline of KwaZulu-Natal, which tends to be temperate to hot over the nominal winter months, and very dry. Conditions on the coast of the Eastern and Western Cape are less predictable.

4. September is widely regarded to offer the best game viewing of any month in the Kruger National Park and other reserves, as animals congregate close to perennial water sources and the undergrowth clears to improve visibility.

5. September to November is peak whale-viewing season in Hermanus and the Western Cape.

6. Accommodation in tourist areas is usually very quiet in September, though it may fill up over the short spring school holiday that usually takes place in late September/early October.


7. Taking everything into account, September is one of the best months to visit South Africa, assuming you are free to travel then.

8. Johannesburg and the high veld is warm by day, cold at night, and dry. Cape Town and the Western Cape is mild by day, cool at night and receives regular rainfall.

9. The Kruger Park and surrounds is hot by day, mild at night, and dry.


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