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Madikwe in February

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Madikwe in February

We are planning our honeymoon for February 2014 and would love a safari to be part of the experience. Can anyone provide any comments as to what weather we can expect in February time? My research seems to show high levels of rain so I wonder if game viewing would be affected. Thanks

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1. Re: Madikwe in February

Can't say I would expect a lot of rain. It can happen but I don't think people avoid Madikwe (nor any reserve) in February.

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2. Re: Madikwe in February

February is in the rainy season but specially if you go towards the end of the month rain shouldn't be to bad. And the summerrains in Madikwe are in general (short and heavy) thunderstorms who defenitely not affect the game viewing. For those events all lodges have poncho's in the gameviewer. I wouldn't avoid Madikwe in Feb (actually I am going myself again then at the end of the month) specially if you want to combine a safari with the other delights of South Africa (Capetown & Winelands).

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We went to Madikwe for our 25th wedding anniversary in Feb 2009. It didn't rain and we had a superb time. Coming from the cold of Europe the warm weather was very welcome too.

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4. Re: Madikwe in February

It's hot!! So bring your hat and sunscreen. And it's the rainy season - those afternoon storms are a welcome respite to the heat, they settle the dust and there's THAT smell! Madikwe is stunning at this time of year - loads of babies, loads of birds, you're seeing everybody out there and the background for your photographs is lush and green.

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