Afternoon game drives depart 16h00 (May-August) and 17h00 (September-April). Water, coldrinks and snacks are provided during drives as well as blankets and warm water bottles when needed.
Master Card and Visa are accepted in Rands at all our camps.
Cheques are not accepted at any of the Camps.
The Northern Cape is a Malaria free area.
Please inform our reservations department upon reservation of any special dietary requirements. Dinner and breakfast are served as buffet style menus which rotate daily.
Please also advise us if any guests who will be celebrating a birthday or special occasion which you may want us to be aware of.
All water in the camp is filtered to the highest standards and is guaranteed perfectly safe for drinking.
220v A.C. current is available 24 hours per day.
The dress code is casual but neutral colours are recommended on game drives. A sweater may be required at any time, whilst during the winter months (May to August) very warm clothes including a windbreaker (anorak) are essential. Please note, we do request that gentlemen wear long pants to dinner in the evenings.
What To Take:
Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sun-glasses, sun screen.
Cameras and binoculars.
Summer: lightweight clothing and swim wear, warm clothing for game drives.
Winter: light clothing for daytime, very warm insulated jackets for game drives.
A sunny area most of the year.
Mattanu is situated in a semi arid area with predominantly Camel thorn (acacia erealoba) trees and Kalahari savannah vegetation.
November – March can unleash majestic, rolling thunderstorms with an annual rainfall of between 425 and 500mm. Booming across the wide plains, they threaten to shred the sky’s dark curtain, their mighty bolts of lightning mercilessly stabbing the earth. Fading swiftly, they melt back into a quiet, cobalt sky. The Northern Cape’s weather is typical of desert and semi desert areas.
Afternoon temperatures are usually between 33-36° Celsius. In 1939, at Goodhouse on the Orange River, an all-time high of 47.8° was recorded! Though somewhat unusual, summer temperatures do sometimes top the 40° mark. Winter days are warm – the onset of night bringing dew and frost to supplement our rainfall. Our winter temperatures can drop down to -7, but minimum average day temperatures seldom drop below 15 degrees C.
In general, though, take it that you’ll enjoy hot summer days, warm company and chilly nights.