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.


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


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

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 animals, social issues, the environment and current affairs.