WEATHER: Hot, wet (400 - 550 mm./15 - 21”) summers and cool, dry winters
RAINFALL: Generally, September to March
TEMPERATURE: Daytime temperatures in summer (October to March) are high and may soar above 36°C/ 97°F. Winter (May to August) is
known to produce beautiful warm days, though the evenings and early mornings can be very chilly.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: Game viewing excellent year round
ALTITUDE: 250 – 490m/ 820-1574ft above sea level
VEGETATION: Kwandwe’s vast landscape is affected by the ocean, with south-facing slopes capturing moisture from the sea breezes
resulting in denser or taller vegetation and brightly coloured lichens. In contrast, the north-facing slopes tend to be drier and more open and feature
striking aloes, which flower in spectacular profusion during the winter months (June to August). Forest-like thickets of tree euphorbia grow on the
steep, south-facing slopes. These spiny plants are immune to destruction from most animal species (except the black rhino) thanks to the poisonous
milky latex they exude.
AIRSTRIP: Kwandwe has a 2.1 km tarred runway. Coordinates available on request.
MALARIA: This is a malaria free reserve
RATIO OF GUESTS TO STAFF: 1 to 3
LODGE CLOSURE: June annually for upgrades and refurbishments