It’s been an icy cold week in the Western Cape and temperatures dropped so low it resulted in a blanket of snow covering areas in the Matroosberg Reserve, Cederberg and Hex River Mountains. Some snow could still be seen n Sunday but most of the ground snow in the Matroosberg area had melted away.

The cold front from 6 and 7 September welcomed snowfall across parts of the Western Cape and extended into both the Eastern and Northern Cape areas too, with some wild animals experiencing a new and snowy environment.

Here are some beautiful shots of the white scenery before sunshine melts it away: 

Furry friends went along for a day of snow games and fun at Matroosberg Reserve over the weekend.

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Giraffes walking against the backdrop near Oudtshoorn in front of the Swartberg Mountains.

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Giraffes walking about in the snow at Asantasana Game Farm, Eastern Cape. `

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Along with elephants exploring the snow.

Glen Harry Game reserve in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape.

Pictures: Facebook/Matroosberg Reserve

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.