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Travel in South Africa in Sep

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Travel in South Africa in Sep


I heard that Sep is the peak season for travel in South Africa, and that's why the prices of hotels will be expensive.

Can anyone tell me why is it so that Sep is the peak season?

Climate? Festival ?


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1. Re: Travel in South Africa in Sep


September is not peak season in Cape Town. We are then just coming out of winter. I would imagine that "Peak Season", here runs from about December to April.

I can't speak for the rest of South Africa.



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2. Re: Travel in South Africa in Sep

Many of the private game reserves regard September - April as high season, but for the rest of SA, I agree with the previous poster.

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3. Re: Travel in South Africa in Sep

September is truly shoulder season. Some hotels extend low season rates until October 1, others just till September 1. The reason you see expensive lodging in Cape Town is: it IS expensive! Not yet London rates, but far higher than just a few years ago. The good news is that you don't sacrifice much if you move down to moderately priced properties. Cleanliness, service, these are still provided at a high standard.

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