FAQs

Everything you always wanted to know about the location, safari in general, the weather, malaria and much more.

What is the climate like at Sediba in summer / winter?

Spring:  September / October
Summer:  October - March
Fall:  April / May
Winter:  May - September

South Africa enjoys a warm climate year-round. During winter, expect to experience temperatures that range between 7 and 22°C (44 to 71°F). During the summer months, temperatures can reach between 16 and 36°C (60 to 97°F).

Are we likely to get rain?

Welgevonden Game Reserve is situated in a summer rainfall region. Typically, thunderstorms pass quickly.

What to wear?

The African bush has a relatively low humidity outside the rain season (March, April). During winter it can be quite cold in the early morning and after sunset. We advise to bring warm clothing along when visiting us during the winter months.

What are the travel requirements to SA (i.e. passport validity, travelling with children)?

Please note that visitors who wish to travel to South Africa must have a passport that is valid for at least 30 days after their intended return date from South Africa.

Travelling with children

New requirements, introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs from 1 June 2015, specify that all minors (children under 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate which shows the details of both parents for all international travel to and from South Africa.

For full details please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

What is a game drive?

A game drive is an adventure that entails viewing wildlife in the comfort of a 4×4 open Land Rover, which accommodates up to 10 people. A great, animal-friendly way to give you that classical safari feeling.

What is a Boma?

A Boma consists of a circle of wooden poles with a labyrinth-like corridor serving as an entrance. At the centre of the Boma, there is usually a large campfire burning. The Boma was and is still used by tribes throughout Africa as a safe harbour to keep their cattle in during the night, thus protecting them from predators. Today, lodges also use the Boma’s as an outside dining venue. The tables are then placed around the central fire and guests can enjoy their dinner under the African sky.

Is there a risk of malaria?

No. This part of Limpopo Province which is home to Welgevonden Game Reserve is malaria-free.