Capetonians who planned to go see some snow on Matroosberg and surrounds on Sunday, June 28 are out of luck, despite promising forecasts.

Matroosberg Nature Reserve posted on Facebook that there is no snow, and would-be visitors should stay at home.  “No snow and at 6 degrees, no snow expected. It’s raining constantly, something we are extremely happy for, as farmers,” the Reserve posted.

Residents expressed their disappointment. “We are in the area, is there even a little bit just to show the kids?” one Facebook user commented. “promise you, NOTHING it rained last night and still raining, so all snow was washed away,” the Reserve replied.

Others saw the humourous side to things. “Unacceptable,..from 11am we want snow. You have to make sure there’s snow for us clients,” one follower commented.

The Reserve added in the comments that those eager to make their way outdoors regardless, are most welcome. “Visibility just very poor and no marshals on trail today. But you are most welcome,” the Reserve said in response to a follower asking if they could visit for a 4×4 drive.

The Western Cape has enjoyed several snow days over the past few weeks, but is facing some heavy rains for now.

Also read: Storm wreaks havoc across the Cape, trees uprooted

Picture: Facebook/Matroosberg Nature Reserve


Article written by

Anita Froneman