Summers, tend to be relatively hot, peaking in January, with moderate humidity and heavy down pours.
Winter (May through to August), are mostly dry and mild to warm, with cold (June-July) nights, and fresh morning game drives. Little rain falls and the bush in generally more sparse, ensuring that game viewing in these months is better than in the lush summer months. For those who prefer less bugs to more bugs should consider a trip in these months as most of the small creepy crawlies hide away!
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Clothing & Etcetera's
What to wear on safari? Cool, casual clothing for lodge wear is the order of the day. Short and sandals and swimwear for the pool are required. Sturdy closed trainers or walking boots are a must for bush walks, and long trousers are a better bet. Do not forget sunglasses, hats and sun-block, and often a lightweight cotton long-sleeved top should be considered for those with a more sensitive skin.
In winter jackets, beanies and scarves will definitely make the mornings and evenings a more comfortable experience, even so, blankets are provided on the drive, and ponchos for rainy days in summer.
Insects and Malaria
Malaria is endemic to the area and although we do fall within a low risk malaria area, we do advise the use of mosquito repellents and the like.
It is advisable to take the necessary medications to prevent infection, Please consult your travel clinic or physician before embarking on your Journey as there are a number of medications out their each with its own pros and cons.
Kambaku River Sands suites are all well equipped with both Mosquito nets as well as Mosquito repellent.
Local medical facilities
The lodge has contact 24/7/365 with bush-trained medical personal telephonically and evaluation will be organised should the need arise. Otherwise Hoedspruit, the nearest town, has medical facilities including a military hospital. Please pack your own personal medication required (prescription and otherwise).