October has been off to a scorching start with temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s. While the Lowveld is fairly well-known for its hot days, this incredible heat in October is not so normal. That being said, we want our guests to be as comfortable as possible throughout the duration of their stay at our Mbombela accommodation. With this in mind, we have researched several fantastic tips that you can use to keep cool this summer.
This tip is the most important one of all. Many people end up at the doctor suffering from dehydration and other heat afflicted illnesses simply because they haven’t reached for enough glasses of water. The heat in the Lowveld starts early in the morning, and seeing as the sun rises at about 5 am and stays up beyond 7 in the evening, drinking enough is vital. It’s not only water that quenches the thirst, but it is the best for staying hydrated. The body has its own internal air-conditioning system: sweating. By sweating, the body stays cool but it also means you lose precious fluid which needs to be constantly replaced.
To ensure that the heat doesn’t get to you, try out these tips:
Wear light weight clothing
Both day and night, by wearing light clothing, which breaths quite easily, such as cotton, you are already doing a lot to keep cool. The humidity in the area, both throughout the day and night, is intense and will leave you feeling sweaty no matter how many times a day you shower.