That chill you feel in the air is not just the usual cold from the southeaster; in fact, the wind is carrying with it the frosty weather from parts of the Western Cape such as Oudstoorn, Matroosberg and the Swartberg Mountain range where snow has recently fallen.
SA Weather Services say their afternoon satellite images show some chilly weather for most of South Africa, including the Western Cape, for the rest of the day, but no more snow is on the horizon as of yet.
Afternoon satellite image (06 June 2019) – A cool to cold day over most of RSA, except over the north-eastern and extreme eastern parts with partly cloudy conditions over the southern parts and high levels clouds over the central and eastern interior. Please be safe and enjoy. pic.twitter.com/BCamkB6OAA
— SA Weather Service (@SAWeatherServic) June 6, 2019
Visitors to the Swartberg Mountain range have been experiencing some seriously low temperatures as the pass is currently dusted with snow. One visitor, local Anso Nel, shared some of his photos of the snowy scene on social media.
Matroosberg Nature Reserve even reported some snowcapped mountains this morning, sharing a beautiful image on their Facebook page.
Giraffe Walks took to their Facebook page to share an amazing video of flurries and freshly fallen snow at Swartberg Game Reserve.
Worcesteriete also shared their view from Worcester.
Anso Nel shared a few more of his snow sighting at the Swartberg from a distance.
Worcester’s mountain passes are a winter wonderland, with snow lining the snaking road ways.
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If you’re considering a trip to see the snow, why not visit Matroosberg Reserve.
Featured picture: Anso Nel