When to Go in Transkei

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Enjoy Your Visit to Transkei

If you’re having any concerns on your Transkei-when to go decision, take a note that the climate is the last thing you should worry about, as the region experiences pleasant weather throughout the whole year. The temperatures average 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer and 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter. Here are some of the various pluses that the different periods of the year give you. Consider them if you're deciding when to visit Transkei.

Summer Months

The summer in Transkei lasts from November to February. The number of tourists reaches its peak during this season. However, the summer has more minuses than pluses. First of all, accommodation may be very hard to find, especially in December (when the schools are in holiday). Secondly, hotel and restaurant prices increase drastically, with the rates up to 80 percent higher.

Spring and Autumn

The spring and autumn are maybe the best time to visit Transkei. Major pluses are the lower number of tourists and much more affordable prices. The spring lasts from September to October and the autumn from March to April.

Winter Months

The winter in Transkei lasts from May to August. Major pluses are the low precipitation levels, which result in a lower risk of malaria, and the opportunities for whale watching, since the whale migration takes place during this season. Prices are also at their lowest levels.

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