When should you hike a trail? Some hikes lead to fascinating forests, some have tremendous views and others are rich in variety. Share your favorite trails with other hikers and nature lovers.
From mid April to September, but it is Scotland, so you never know
earlier the better, before it gets hot; winter should be nice at any time.
weekdays are less crowded, any season is pleasant, but Autumn is best.
Start early in the dry season (from november till april) and beginning of the rainy season until end of June. Shoulder season May and June, showers may occur. July and August are the Cuban school holiday.
Start the day hike to the Potholes before noon otherwise the stuff doesn't let you pass. After heavy rainfall, the Bourke's Luck Potholes can be flooded. Crowded in summer, early morning and late afternoon less busy. Best sunlight for the beautiful orange colour after midday.
Crowds and Weather
Southern winter, the dry season from May to September is the best time for traveling through the eastern part of South Africa, and it's also low season with fewer tourists, except for school holiday. Days are sunny with low humidity and nights are cold. Fewer mosquito and a very low risk for malaria. The busiest months with most tourists are in southern summer (October/November to March). This means queuing at the entrance. The rain starts end of October. The scenery gets lush and green, but during summer it’s also hot and humid and heavy rainfalls occur. Our favorite month is September: still dry and temperatures rise.
The Table Mountain often covered in clouds, the "tablecloth" is a great destination throughout the year. During summer the clouds occur less often. The tablecloth looks terrific from the bottom, but hiking to the plateau is more difficult and colder.
Best weather conditions with very few precipitation from October until March. Most rainfall from from May until September.