3 Seasons only
  • October- AprilHot every day peaking in Jan, Feb. (above 40 C)
  • May- September: Cold and dry -Minimum temperatures drop often to below freezing up to 11 degrees Celsius
  • October - December : Little rain
  • January - April: Most of the annual rain falls- average 200mm p/a. Can range from 60mm - 350mm in different areas
The geographical position of the Southern Kalahari on the Horse latitude (25°-35°S) causes its aridity. High pressure zones like these commonly receive little rain and anti cyclones coming from the Indian Ocean on the Eastern side of south Africa causes the atmospheric moisture in this part of the Kalahari. That is if a little moisture escapes into the deeper air currents that have not been stopped by the Drakensberg Mountains around Lesotho. The Drakensberg mountain range normally forms a barrier to moist air flowing into the Western side of South Africa Sometimes a tongue of moist air coming in from Angola in the North West supplements rainfall. (Guss Mills)
It is a semi desert area where during the wet periods of the distant past, the rainwater cut broad flat floors meters below the level of the plains and formed the Auob and Nossob river beds.The river valley of the Auob forms the most impressive landscapes in this otherwise monotonous desert landscape.