The best times to visit Madikwe for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 3rd


July 9th to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Madikwe Travel Info

Weather in Madikwe


Average temperatures in Madikwe vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Madikwe, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 99.3°F (37.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.9°F (20.5°C) at night.

Madikwe Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Madikwe Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Madikwe Perceived Temperature (F)


Madikwe Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Madikwe Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 95 79.3 67.7
Feb 94.1 79.6 67.7
Mar 88.5 74.7 64.9
Apr 83.7 68.5 56.1
May 82.9 65 49.1
Jun 75.9 58.4 43.2
Jul 76.1 58.7 44.1
Aug 82.5 65.6 49
Sep 89.3 72.6 57.2
Oct 94.8 78.5 63.5
Nov 94.2 78.2 65.5
Dec 93.9 79.2 68.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 35 26.3 19.8
Feb 34.5 26.4 19.8
Mar 31.4 23.7 18.3
Apr 28.7 20.3 13.4
May 28.3 18.3 9.5
Jun 24.4 14.7 6.2
Jul 24.5 14.8 6.7
Aug 28.1 18.7 9.4
Sep 31.8 22.6 14
Oct 34.9 25.8 17.5
Nov 34.6 25.7 18.6
Dec 34.4 26.2 20.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Madikwe are May, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Madikwe? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Madikwe.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Madikwe (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 0 1.6
Feb 13% 0 1.4
Mar 15% 0 3
Apr 9% 0 0.9
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 2% 0 0.3
Oct 0% 0 0.1
Nov 16% 0 1.9
Dec 17% 0 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 4.1
Feb 13 0 3.6
Mar 15 0 7.6
Apr 9 0 2.3
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 2 0 0.8
Oct 0 0 0.3
Nov 16 0 4.8
Dec 17 0 5.6


Humidity and Wind

Madikwe has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is October (21.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (55.5%).

Wind in Madikwe is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October where average top sustained speeds reach 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Madikwe.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.5 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.5 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.9 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.5 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Oct 7 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Nov 6.7 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.3 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 44.6%
Feb 42.4%
Mar 55.5%
Apr 49.6%
May 34.2%
Jun 32.9%
Jul 29.7%
Aug 21.8%
Sep 24.2%
Oct 21.4%
Nov 32.4%
Dec 46.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Madikwe?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Madikwe, South Africa is April, followed by November and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Madikwe in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 40.4 in February means 40.4% of the tourists vs. April.



Overall Madikwe Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 80.2°F (26.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Madikwe, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 99.3°F (37.4°C) and 82.3°F (27.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Madikwe to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 98.8°F (37.1°C) and 89.2°F (31.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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