The cooler days have not yet arrived in the Lowveld, but in the coming weeks the weather is going to become a lot more pleasant, the sun will set earlier and the sunlight will be crisper. Although the Lowveld doesn’t have that typical autumn vibe of turning leaves, barrels of apples and pumpkins, and misty mornings, we do enjoy a beautiful season and one that makes a weekend away something really memorable.

There are very few people who enjoy the sweltering heat of summer in our area. We not only have days that run into the high 30s, but we also have a lot of suffocating humidity. While swimming pools and air conditioners make the weather a lot more bearable, for those who want to explore or who want to go on a hike, the heat can limit what you can get up to.

Autumn in the city and its surrounds, runs from around the end of March to the end of May, although there have been years when winter has arrived early, with the days turning cold towards the end of April. Only the low laying areas, those in valleys with streams or ponds, experience frost and there are some places, like Sabie and Kaapsehoop, where you can see the leaves on some trees start turning orange and then red, before falling.

There is something magical about the changing of the seasons, and if you hope to have a holiday in our corner of the world during the Autumn months, here’s what you should keep in mind.

  1. It is still hot

There is the promise of cooler days ahead, as the mornings and evenings start to get a slight nip, but for the most part, the days are still rather hot. If you are planning on doing plenty of outdoor activities, be sure to bring along a lot of water and pack light clothing. To get through the mornings and evenings, all you will really need is a light jersey or jacket.

  1. Plan an autumn route

One of the best places to see the trees is up in the village of Kaapsehoop, and in any other higher up mountainous town. The changing seasons are not always all that noticeable, but in the cooler places, there are some leaves that will start to be shed from the trees. This makes for a stunning sight and when coupled with lovely cool breezes and a cup of hot chocolate, you’ll definitely get all those autumn feels.

  1. Indulge in the delicious things

Summer is for cocktails, salads, and cold drinks, but as winter creeps ever closer, the season becomes one for hot coffees and teas, tasty gins, and hearty big meals. If ever there was a time to indulge and enjoy the richer things in life, it is autumn. And to make the occasion all the more lovely, you can indulge in your meal and cup of something delicious while sitting outside in the dappled shade.

Make the most of the new season by booking your holiday at Nelspruit Lodge. We are located close to some of the most stunning attractions and places to spend a day, and when you stay with us, you can expect great accommodation in Nelspruit.

Call Now!