Weather

CLIMATE & WEATHER

The Waterberg’s climate is generally described as warm and temperate, with three distinct seasons.

The driest part of the year is the middle of winter, which spans roughly from May to July. While maximum temperatures at this time of year remain a fairly balmy 22.3 oC, nights and early mornings can drop to just below 3 oC and ground frosts are common.

The winter months are often considered the best time of year for big game viewing in Welgevonden as the grass and savanna are shorter and less dense than in the wetter months, making the animals easier to spot; the big game also becomes more mobile at this time of year as they often have to go further afield in search of water.

From the beginning of August through until October, temperatures begin to rise steadily with mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures of 27.6 oC and 8.6 oC respectively. These months remain predominantly dry, though you will get the occassional thunderstorm rolling in across the plains.

The annual wet season sets in from early November and runs through to April. Mean maximum temperatures for this time of year are teetering just below a hot and humid 30 oC and minimum temperatures rarely dropping below 15 oC. Rainfall peaks in December and January at close to 120mm. These wetter months are the best time to enjoy The Waterberg region’s incredible array of birdlife.