Djuma is situated in the South African lowveld, which experiences very mild winters and extremely hot summers. Winter is our driest season, with very little to no rainfall. Summer is the rainy season, when thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible.
The average summer temperatures are a minimum of 20 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 35 degrees Celsius. The humidity is also more noticeable in summer.
The average winter temperatures are a minimum of 5 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius. Use these temperatures as a guide when preparing for your trip. Humidity is generally not an issue in winter.
Generally speaking, the best time for game viewing is in winter when the bush is sparse, dry and very open. During the rainy season, in summer, the bush is lush, green and very dense. That said, Djuma has excellent game viewing throughout the year due to its location and game concentrations in the area surrounding it.
Summer is also called the “green season” because of the lush vegetation when seasonal rains fall. It is an amazing time for birding in particular as this is when our intra-African and European/Asian migrants visit.