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When will it next snow in South Africa?

There is no snow forecast for South Africa. To view the latest weather predicted for South African Ski Resorts, see below.

 

How much snow is there in South Africa?

We don’t have any current snow depths for South Africa but you can use the link below to view skiing conditions at South African Ski Resorts.

 

When did it last snow in South Africa?

We do not currently have reports of recent snowfalls from South Africa, but we hope to soon!

 

Snow Reports for South Africa. Collected Monday 22nd August 2022.

 

you’ve always lived in South Africa, and never travelled to a ‘cold’ snowy country in winter, chances are, you might never have seen snow in South Africa, thrown a snowball, made a snowman, listened to the rubbery squeak of your footsteps on a thick carpet of fresh snow, or watched falling snowflakes drift across your path.

 

This is something we think should be rectified as soon as possible, and it can be done right here in South Africa.

 

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So here are some local places that aren’t too hard to reach, most don’t require passports or visas or long haul travel.

 

Check out the SA Snow Report.

 

Matroosberg, Western Cape

 

Just 2 hours from CT, the Matroosberg is the most reliable snow-place in the Western Cape, and attracts a lot of daytrippers when the flakes fall, so you’ll be sharing the sights with a few others who want to see snow in South Africa.

 

Cederberg, Western Cape

 

Snow turns the rugged, rocky Cedarberg into a totally different landscape. Capetonians, pack your warmest layers and head out; it’s just a 3 hour drive to your first snowman.

Sutherland, Northern Cape

 

Home to the enormous SALT telescope, icy-cold Sutherland often gets early winter snow, and is within easy reach of Cape Town.

 

Rhodes, Eastern Cape

 

Rhodes is a small, remote village, about 4 hours drive from East London, close to the Lesotho border. And this is where you’ll find the Tiffindell Ski Resort – so yes, it’s snowy. And snow or no snow, the winters are cold!

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Take hot chocolate, gloves, hoodies – you get the picture.

Hogsback, Eastern Cape

 

Hogsback is South Africa’s own Hobbit-land, and if you time your visit right, you might find yourself in a snowy fairytale. The Hogsback mountains are snow-capped in winter and the quaint town is worth a visit, with or without snowflakes.

 

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

 

Close to Bloemfontein, the Golden Gate gets a lot of snow almost every winter. Stay in the park or find great accommodation in Clarens, nearby. Take hot chocolate, gloves, hoodies – you get the picture.

 

Underberg and Sani Pass, KZN

 

The famous Sani Pass demands a 4×4 vehicle, so this is not for everyone, but you’ll get the snow you were looking for. The nearby towns of Underberg and Himeville also get snow, although not every year.

 

Mooi River, KZN

 

Just 160km from Durban, Mooi River and Van Reenen’s Pass nearby both get a fair amount of snow in winter. In fact, the pass is sometimes closed due to heavy snowfalls.

 

Cathedral Peak, KZN

 

One of the most beautiful destinations and one of the best places to see snow in South Africa, Cathedral Peak always sees snow in winter, and you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Hike to the top of the Peak, or just enjoy the scenery from below.

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Cheryl Kahla Audience and Content Strategist 5 Apr 202212:54 PM

First snow of 2022 likely to fall this weekend

A cold front on Friday may usher in the first snow of 2022 over the weekend. Here’s what we know.

 

Both the South African Weather (Saws) and SA Storm Report confirm snow is likely to fall in parts across the country this weekend.

 

This will be the first snowfall of 2022.

 

2022’s first snow

As per Saws, high lying areas of the Eastern Cape and Lesotho will be affected, as well as the Drakensberg region.

 

Residents in these areas should expect a cold front on Friday