News of a particularly strong cold front approaching Cape Town has reached the ears of locals, with many excited to see the snow. If you are unsure where, when and how much it will cost you to witness the splendid snowy scenes expected this weekend, we’ve put together a guide to help.
A cold front will make landfall over the province by late evening on Thursday, July 9. Temperatures and weather conditions will be perfect for snowy scenes throughout the weekend with Friday and Saturday expected to be particularly chilly. If you are hoping to catch a glimpse of the snow, this weekend is the best time to do it.
Where and how much
Arguably one of the Western Cape’s favourite places to revel in the snow, Matroosberg Reserve offers the perfect escape during snowy weather.
Visitors can enjoy a 4×4 drive up the mountainside but must arrive before 11am in order to take to the mountain.
Entrance fees are R65 per person with kids under 13 paying a discounted price. A R250 fee is charged for 4×4 trails and a R200 fee for 4×2 trails.
Hiking in the area is free and eager visitors can receive snow notifications via WhatsApp by messaging 082 453 9841.
Guinevere Guest Farm
Peek out at the white-capped mountains in comfort at Guinevere Guest Farm.
This warm and welcoming accommodation option is offering a 25% off snow special promotion between July 1 and August 3 for groups of 10 or more.
The offer is exclusive to two day stays and allows guests to save R3000 on their stay.
There are several rare and endemic plants to check out here. When it is covered in snow, it is spectacular. Jan Joubert’s Gat Bridge is also situated on the reserve. It is historically famous for being one of the first bridges constructed in South Africa.
So, don’t hesitate to pack your warmest clothes and head out on a snow-seeking adventure, there are great specials to take advantage of while you are at it.
There are many properties in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington and Robertson which also offer a great view of the snow on the mountains. There is no better excuse for a weekend break.