FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHEN SHOULD WE VISIT THANDA?

Come in summer (the rainy season) if:
You enjoy hot weather (30C+ / 90F+)
You want to spend time on the beach
Wildlife viewing is not your only major priority
You want to see most of the country (Cape Town, the wine-growing areas, the Garden Route, KwaZulu
Natal).
You don’t mind occasional rain
The rainy season usually starts in October and ends in March (but it can start as early as September and
end as late as April).
Come in winter (the dry season) if:
You don’t mind cool nights (5-10C / 40-50F) and mild days (20-25C / 70F)
Your major priority is wildlife viewing (short grass, good visibility, animals at waterholes)
The best dry season months for wildlife viewing are June, July and August.

2. DO I NEED TO TAKE MALERIA MEDICATION?

Come in summer (the rainy season) if:
You enjoy hot weather (30C+ / 90F+)
You want to spend time on the beach
Wildlife viewing is not your only major priority
You want to see most of the country (Cape Town, the wine-growing areas, the Garden Route, KwaZulu
Natal).
You don’t mind occasional rain
The rainy season usually starts in October and ends in March (but it can start as early as September and
end as late as April).
Come in winter (the dry season) if:
You don’t mind cool nights (5-10C / 40-50F) and mild days (20-25C / 70F)
Your major priority is wildlife viewing (short grass, good visibility, animals at waterholes)
The best dry season months for wildlife viewing are June, July and August.

3. HOW DO WE CONTACT THE RESERVE?

Come in summer (the rainy season) if:
You enjoy hot weather (30C+ / 90F+)
You want to spend time on the beach
Wildlife viewing is not your only major priority
You want to see most of the country (Cape Town, the wine-growing areas, the Garden Route, KwaZulu
Natal).
You don’t mind occasional rain
The rainy season usually starts in October and ends in March (but it can start as early as September and
end as late as April).
Come in winter (the dry season) if:
You don’t mind cool nights (5-10C / 40-50F) and mild days (20-25C / 70F)
Your major priority is wildlife viewing (short grass, good visibility, animals at waterholes)
The best dry season months for wildlife viewing are June, July and August.