Capetonians braved a miserable, chilly night on Saturday as manic winds and heavy rain battered the region. However, it’s the substantial snowfall that’s stolen all the headlines.
As forecast earlier in the week, light flurries landed all across the province. It wasn’t just the remote peaks that enjoyed the freeze, however. Table Mountain – the jewel in Cape Town’s crown – enjoyed a dusting of the white stuff, too.
Snowfall on Table Mountain
Nice showers and lots of small hail in Cape Town this morning. Even some evidence of light snow on Table Mountain… Thanks Philip Timberlake for the pics! #eNCA
Citizens on the outskirts of Cape Town were even treated to a hailstorm early on Sunday morning…
Where did the most snow fall?
The lion’s share of the snow fell outside of the Mother City municipality, however. There were incredible scenes at the Aquila Private Game Reserve, located near De Doorns. This was the picture on Sunday morning and, let’s be honest, it looks like the opening scene of a Scandinavian murder-mystery series…
woke up to it snowing at aquila safari lodge
Tell you what, that pool at Aquila doesn’t look as inviting as it used to, either…
The most reliable snowfall cold spot in the Western Cape, Matroosberg, also received a few centimetres overnight. In fact, there were reports that the flurries had continued into Sunday morning. Koo Valley got caught up in the chill as well.View image on Twitter
Snow at Matroosberg (WC) this morning.
Snow currently falling in the Koo Valley (WC).
Of course, with every snow and rain report, our attention turns to how the dams of Cape Town will fare. This bumper cold front brought a lot of wet weather with it, and it seems Villiersdorp – where Theewaterskloof dam is based – also received a decent amount of snowfall…
Stunning scenes from Ceres
However, the award for “best impression of a winter wonderland” goes to Ceres. Sorry Table Mountain, you’ve been upstaged! The region, little over two hours away from Cape Town, was transformed by an arctic blast:
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