Sani snap: head to the ’berg if you want to see snow

2013-04-11 00:00

IF you’re going up the ’Berg, make sure you grab your coat.

For the second time in as many weeks, parts of the southern Drakensberg turned white when five centimetres of snow fell yesterday afternoon.

John Fourligas, manager of the Sani Mountain Lodge, told The Witness that the snow fell from around noon until 5 pm.

“The guests enjoyed it,” he said.

However, clear skies are forecast for today.

“It’s still going to be very cold, so it might stick around,” said Fourligas.

Nazeera Paruk, of Eland Valley Resort near Underberg, said that they hadn’t had any snow.

“It was up in the mountains … there was nothing on the ground,” she said yesterday.

The cold snap is not likely to last.

Wisani Maluleke, of the SA Weather Service, said temperatures would remain cold, but not “very cold” this week.

By Saturday, temperatures were expected to be around 25°C he said.

— Witness Reporter.

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