Our hot summer months also bring our seasonal and sporadic rains from September to April with daily temperatures reaching 30°C maximum and 15°C minimum at night. This is a time for sunscreen and swimming costumes.


Dry, cooler months are May through to August with daily mean temperatures around 22°C, going down to 5°C some nights. Warm layers are needed for game viewing. Gloves and a beanie should be considered. Cosy lodge fires await our return.

Welgevonden is a malaria-free area.


Taking home photographic memories is a part of many safari visitors' plans. Ensure you have plenty of storage capacity. A telephoto lens helps to bring wildlife closer. Typically we do not use flash photography on the animals so this is not a serious consideration. Binoculars and birds/mammals guides are available at the lodge.


Water at the lodge is pumped from a nearby borehole and naturally filtered.  Electricity is from 220V. Adapters are onsite.