The Summer months are from November to March, the average daytime temperatures are between 28 and 32 degrees, but it is a dry heat and cools down pleasantly in the evenings. The Waterberg is an area of Summer rainfall with a average of 700ml each season, this generally is in the form of spectacular afternoon thunder showers.
Autumn is from April to May, and temperatures are starting to drop, although it can still be warm during the day. The average daytime temperatures 22 to 28 degrees. The bush starts to subtly change, with the grasses starting to turn brown, and green leaves turning to gold.
June to August are the colder winter months, although the daytime temperatures are warm, shorts and T shirts can usually be worn after 9 O'clock. The evenings and early mornings can be very cold and one should be prepared for this. The bush is very dry at this time of year, but the soft morning and evening light on the golden bush is utterly spectacular.
Spring is September to October, the days start to warm up, the mornings are wonderfully crisp, and there is a very small chance of some early showers. There is a tinge of green through out the bush veld, and with the promise of summer just around the corner, the Matamba baby boom begins.
Situated in the centre of the Waterberg Plateau at an altitude of 1260m, Matamba is malaria free and offers a wonderfully temperate climate suitable for visiting all year round. There are four distinct seasons, each one is important to the wellbeing of the bush and its inhabitants. From the lush green summer months, to the soft gold of winter, each and every month has something special to offer.