Getting cold feet: The coolest snow pictures from around South Africa

Posted by Anita Froneman on 26 July 2021

For a few weeks a year, South Africa turns into a magical winter wonderland. The land of sunshine, pool parties and braais briefly swaps the warmth for snowmen, flasks of hot chocolate and icy white landscapes. And oh, how we love it. We adore seeing families dressed in beanies, scarves and gloves, laughing and having snowball fights. Some set their inner architects free and build ‘igloos,’ others make snow angels.

Some even donned their proudly South African Faf de Klerk Speedos and braved the cold. Take a look at some of the coolest snow footage from around the country this winter.

Rogge Kloof just outside Sutherland, shared by Shaun Benn via Storm Report SA 

Sutherland. Shared by Storm Report SA

Hogsback, Shared by Storm Report SA

Franschhoek, shared by Carina van der Hout

Between Ceres and Matroosberg, shared by Storm Report SA

Over the Overberg, shared by Anton Crone

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, shared by Alex Kock on Instagram: @grondspore


Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, shared by Rudi van Zyl 

Uniondale, shared by Jeanne Burns

Somerset West, shared by Wouter van den Heever

‘At 1590m Somerset Sneeukop is the highest peak in the Jonkershoek and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges,’ Van Den Heever said. ‘When covered with snow in winter, the peak is clearly visible from Somerset West. With runners Jaco “Boom” van der Westhuizen, Adam Mason, and Andre van der Merwe.


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