Mpumalanga – Climate

Mpumalanga – Climate

Mpumalanga’s weather is naturally defined by it’s topography. Mpumalanga is a province of two halves, namely the high-lying grassland savannah of the highveld escarpment and the subtropical Lowveld plains. The western side of Mpumalanga, on the highveld escarpment, is like a rise of tropics, an ascent into an uncompromising range of temperatures. The west is drier, hotter and much colder than the rest of the Mpumalanga province.

Middelburg, in the heart of the highveld, experiences summer rain, and has a summer (October to February) to winter (April to August) range of around 19º C with average temperatures in the contrasting seasons, of 26º C and 8º C. Nelspruit, the capital city of Mpumalanga, lies at the edge of the Lowveld near the Kruger National Park, and enjoys relatively plentiful summer rainfall (an average of around 620 mm falls between September and March) and mild to hot subtropical conditions in the Kruger National Park.

If your trip covers the entire province, make sure you are prepared for the differences in temperatures from the Highveld to the Lowveld. Mosquitoes unfortunately also thrive in the climate of the lowlands. Please ask your pharmacist about the best anti-malaria prophylaxis. Visitors to the Mpumalanga Game Reserves should consult a local pharmacist or their family physician for advice on the best anti-malaria drug or drug combination they should take. or additional information see South Africa Malaria Risk Areas.

North West – Climate

North West – Climate

North West - Climate Forming the southern part of the Kalahari Desert the North West Province...

Limpopo – Climate

Limpopo – Climate

Limpopo - Climate Finding itself at South Africa’s northernmost area and bisected by the tropic of...

Gauteng – Climate

Gauteng – Climate

Gauteng - Climate Gauteng is said to offer one of the world’s best climates: summer days are warm...

Free State – Climate

Free State – Climate

The Free State - Climate The Free State Province, with it’s vast beauty, endures a fair amount of...

Northern Cape – Climate

Northern Cape – Climate

The Northern Cape - Climate Although the Northern Cape Province is mainly semi desert, the western...

To Our Newsletter

To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

SAcoronavirus.co.za