Weather & Climate

South Africa is subtropical with a warm,temperate climate which makes it very popular with foreign visitors. Weather varies across different parts of the country. The Waterberg enjoys an exceptional climate all year round across the different seasons.

Being in the southern hemisphere the seasons are the opposite in months compared to Europe and North America.

Summer  (mid Oct- Mid Feb)

Characterised by hot, sunny days and warm, balmy nights. This is also the rainfall season which generally falls in the form of short storms, after which the sun comes out.

Autumn (mid Feb- April)

Lovely weather, generally very little rain and warm.

Winter (May- July)

Dry, sunny, crisp days and cold nights. No rainfall and the bush is dry and brown, providing excellent conditions for game viewing.

Spring (August – mid October)

Warm to hot days and cool nights. First rains start at the end of the season.

Average temperatures

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  Season Min. Temperature
(in degrees Celsius)
Max. Temperature
(in degrees Celsius)
  Mid –Summer (Jan) 17 28
  Mid –Winter (July) 4 20
The Area
The Waterberg
Weather & Climate

"Third trip and the best ever! Saw most game and took a drive to the ‘River Crossing’ for the most awesome view!! Sunset drinks on the dunes – watching the hippos was a different experience. Thanks for another bush & bundu bashing two days."
–  Ernie & Barbara

"Just the right amount of everything. No TV, no cellphone reception, lots of silence, the sound of running water and a nice outdoor shower. Thank you for the wine and the card."
–  Wouter & Sandra

"The family came for a wedding. Wow. The 2 days we spent here have been wonderful. We certainly didn't want to go home (Johannesburg). Mother nature together with your friendly, helpful staff, (they must be hand-picked) made the wedding and our stay unforgettable. Compliments to all the staff."
–  Colin & Desiree

"Thank you for the excellent accommodation! We really appreciated the complimentary bottle of wine, and the personalised card was a nice touch. The peace and quiet was just what the doctor ordered. We will definitely be back."
–  Hercules, Candice & Hailey

"Dankie vir die stil verblyf. Die natuurskoon is wonderlik. Wonderlik om te kan ontspan en die stilte te kan ervaar."
–  Danie

"Thanks for a very memorable evening. The massage down by the river is great. Will definitely be back."
–  Franswa & Corrie

"Another magical, restorative stay at Podica (no.3 WOW!) Wonderful Eland & Giraffe sightings & we found the Iron Age site…. At last! Thank you for everything, take care of yourselves & we’ll see you soon. "
–  Leo, Dominique & Cassey

"Thank you for a most enjoyable and peaceful stay. All the staff we met were friendly and very helpful and we loved driving and walking in your most beautiful bush. We look forward to coming back again. "
–  Charles & Joan

"Thank you for the great weekend away. We really enjoyed being one with nature and the relaxing environment. We did a self drive game drive and saw lots of beautiful animals which was one of our highlights. We also really loved showering outside. Thanks again for the card and the wine (nice touch). "
–  Xolani & Pusho

"The birding has been awesome and the animals, special as always."
–  Philip and Caroline

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