Our Current Weather Forecast for VISRIVIER, which is about 17 miles east of our lodge and is our closest weather location. Please click on the image below to access the latest weather info.
Celcius to Fahrenheit:
34 C = 93 F, 27 = 80, 20 = 68, 15 = 60, 10 = 50, 0 = 32
Accommodation - Our winter is cold and due to our state monopoly on electricity supply, our electricity supply is not constant , so your rooms can be cold in our winter ( mid May - mid Sept ). Warm bedding is supplied by us.
The Lodge, however is well heated by wood fire, during our winter and the lodge bonfire is a warm cosy spot.
In all the seasons we never have bad weather which prevents hunting, hence we can and do hunt from Mid Jan - Nov.
Humidity is always very low in our area. It is a dry semi-desert region with annual rainfall of 9”-19” per year, with an average of 15” per year.
January - March:
Summer. Scattered thunder showers of short duration, days mostly getting up to around 90 f in the afternoons ( min 70 f ), little wind, long daylight from 5 - 6 am - 6 - 7:30 pm, veld is green and lush/quiet to walk.
Fall / Autumn. Very little rain, days mostly around 75 f ( min 50 f ), little wind, daylight from 6 am -6 pm, veld is green and lush, grass turning yellow/quiet to walk.
May - June:
Winter. No rain, days mostly around 65 f ( min 30 f ), very little to no wind, short daylight 7 am - 5 pm, some frosty mornings, veld is mostly dried off and yellow/still is quiet to walk.
July - August:
Winter. Cold fronts with a little rain, days mostly around 65 f
( min 25 f ), strong winds, daylight 6:30 am - 6 pm, some frosty mornings, veld is dry, brown and crunches underfoot / a bit noisy to walk.
September - October:
Spring. Less windy, some cold fronts with a some rain, days mostly around 75 f ( min 45 f ), winds mild to strong at times, daylight 6 am - 7 pm,
veld variable: dry brown and crunches underfoot / a bit noisy to walk or can be lush green and quiet to walk, depending on when the rains come.
Summer. Some small thunder storms, days mostly around 80 f ( min 50 f ), winds very mild, daylight 5 am - 8 pm, veld variable: dry brown and crunches underfoot, or can be lush green and quiet to walk, depending on when the rains come.
The veld in the Eastern Cape has medium sized mountains, open treeless plains with short, knee high grass and bushes (occasionally grass and bushes can grow to waist high). Plains are cut by small, dry rivers lined with trees and have interspersed low hills (koppies).