SEE: Cape cold front brings snow to Matroosberg

Posted on 5 July 2024 By Savanna Douglas

Signs of the cold front forecast to hit the Western Cape this week have left a small amount of snow high up on Matroosberg.

The reserve in the Hex River Mountains shared a photo of the white blanket on their Facebook page, saying, ‘If you are freezing, this might be the reason…’

Picture: Hannelie Franse, Matroosberg office manager

Heavy downpours damaged 43 structures in Cape Town yesterday, affecting 170 people and flooding several areas across the City.

The South African Weather Service warned of an intense cold front headed for the Western Cape on Thursday morning, expected to hit on Sunday (7 July) and Monday (8 July).

It warned of heavy downpours, snowfalls, very cold conditions, strong coastal and interior winds and rough seas.

The first snow of 2024 fell at the beginning of June, making for an enchanting sight across the Matroosberg Reserve.

Picture: Matroosberg Reserve / Facebook

Matroosberg is a privately owned nature reserve located on the farm Erfdeel. During the winter months and after a good snowfall, the mountain range is often covered with snow and boasts its very own private ski slope. Many locals flock to Matroosberg during winter to experience snow.


Article written by Ilze-Mari Van Zyl for Cape Town ETC. 

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