Weather & Climate


"As much as the Namib desert can kindle your soul, it can also be harsh and unforgiving. So be prepared…" (early explorer). When it comes to the weather, this statement certainly holds true. Whilst average summer temperatures range between 34 and 38 degress (Celsius) with almost zero humidity, there are those days when the mercury climbs up to 42 degrees. Although winter days are generally very pleasant, nights can be rather frosty and well below zero. 

Wolwedans is not a desert hotel where you can escape the elements behind sliding glass doors in air-conditioned and/or floor-heated rooms. It's infrastructures are temporary to allow for a low footprint and carbon—output. And whilst heat has never been a real challenge (it's summer in the desert afterall), some winter days prove challenging for every living creature. So, "be prepared…" and note, that in all these years, nobody was ever lost to the elements.The most pleasant times of the year (in terms of neutral temperartures) are March to June and mid August to December. 

Wolwedans maintains a Davis Instruments Vantage Pro-2 scientific weather station that digitally records the following weather indicators: temperature, rainfall, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, barometric pressure, heat index, wind chill, dewpoint and temperature-humidity-wind index.

Please click on a button below to view weather conditions recorded at Wolwedans.

Current Weather

Note: The station collects data which is sent via a wireless link to its consol, connected to the Wolwedans computer. Current weather conditions are updated every three hours, only if the computer at Wolwedans is turned on.