|MONTH:||MIN. TEMP.||MAX. TEMP.|
|January||21°C (69°F)||33°C (91°F)|
|February||20°C (69°F)||32°C (90°F)|
|March||19°C (67°F)||31°C (88°F)|
|April||16°C (62°F)||29°C (85°F)|
|May||12°C (55°F)||28°C (83°F)|
|June||9°C (48°F)||25°C (78°F)|
|July||10°C (50°F)||25°C (78°F)|
|August||11°C (53°F)||27°C (81°F)|
|September||14°C (57°F)||29°C (84°F)|
|October||16°C (61°F)||29°C (85°F)|
|November||18°C (64°F)||31°C (87°F)|
|December||20°C (68°F)||32°C (90°F)|
The above temperatures are the average daily maximum and the average daily minimum. The absolute maximum and absolute minimum recorded temperatures differ from these temperatures.
JANUARY TO MARCH
These months are normally dryer with very hot days expected. There are lots of beautiful birds during this Summer period, almost 350 species to be viewed. Early morning drives with early returns to escape the heat, are typical.
The reserve’s vegetation starts changing, from the thick lush green to slightly sparser browning fauna and flora, during this Autumn period. The temperature starts cooling down significantly at night, but still during the daytime it can be warm. There is the potential of scattered thundershowers to be experienced in the afternoons, which often brings game out of there hiding, offering perfect viewing.
MAY TO JUNE
Cold temperatures start to be are experienced at night and at dawn during our Winter months. Warm clothing is recommended such as long khaki pants or jeans, beanies (knitted caps), jerseys and jackets. The vegetation becomes visibly browner and the trees start losing their leaves quickly. As compensation to the sparse vegetation, visibility during game drives is much more enhanced. Also during this time, the dam and streams become major game attractions.
JULY TO SEPTEMBER
This period, being the peak of Winter, is very dry with very cold night temperatures requiring good protection and warmth, therefore it is chilly during the early morning and late afternoon game drives. However, we do offer warm blankets to each person on the game drive, which helps tremendously. Remember, visibility is good as the game are concentrated around water sources and often try to stand in direct sunlight for warmth, which raises their body temperatures adequately.
SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER
It is during Spring that everything changes, the fauna and flora once again making its annual green debut, often triggered by good Spring rain falls in the afternoons and late nights. Often, with a thunderous and lightning atmosphere, the dry season with its sparse vegetation is forgotten as everything comes to life with it many varying colours. Because of the good downpours the streams and the dam fills up high bringing with it concentrations of game, which can be viewed at these areas and in general is very good.
NOVEMBER THROUGH TO DECEMBER
When in our summer months, the days are very hot and dry and sometimes in the afternoons a heavy thunder shower can be expected, which generally clears before the game drives depart. Lots of young animals are born during this time, notably the impala lambs and other antelope, all beautiful creatures, to view and snap pictures of. There is also a myriad of insects on show as they go about their daily chores of collecting food. Bees are notably at work around the beautiful Jacarandas, located close to the cottages and the lodge, which always brings its own symphony of buzzing.