First snow falls in Western Cape

2012-04-11 09:13

Cape Town - Snow fell on the Matroosberg Mountains near Ceres in the Western Cape during a snap of cold weather over the Easter Weekend.

Eyewitness News reported that it was the earliest snowfall in three years, and that locals are expecting a lot of snow this year.

The snow is believed to signal the start of winter.

Mountain peaks in the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve were apparently white with snow.

A spokesperson said people had come out to see the snow on Monday and had not been disappointed.

- Were you there, or did you experience snow elsewhere? Send us your photos.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-04-11 09:21

    We didn't listen!

      fuzile.matoto - 2012-04-11 10:20

      To what now Tony?

  • Marion - 2012-04-11 09:24

    I haven't experienced snow but I have experienced the bitter chill of winter on the air already.

  • anita.nortje - 2012-04-11 09:41

    ooooo.... ons gaan 'n lang winter he....

      Carol - 2012-04-11 13:01

      En koud :(

      Oom - 2012-04-11 13:54

      Spent the winter in some montains in the Northern hemisphere. Average temp -20C, even when the sun shines. Cape winters will never be the same again for me. Looking forward to see the snow-capped mountians out the plane's window when comming home though, what a pleasant sight that would be

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-04-11 09:49

    Great winter is here. Hoooorah

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-11 09:53

    And we could feel it all the way up in Jozi.... i think this winter will be terribly cold...

  • Rob - 2012-04-11 10:00

    Great. Have that nice clean white look to it. Wish snow fell all over the country.

      Xavier7034 - 2012-04-11 10:26

      Somebody, somehow, (by way of thumbs down!)saw an innuendo (an indirect (and usually malicious) implication) in "that nice clean white look" - some people will read race into anything, even when it was unintended or implied here @Rob

      morneoosthuizen - 2012-04-11 10:26

      This year, it might just...

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-04-11 11:07

      We had last year, I do not wish to see it again

  • Genesistt - 2012-04-11 10:50

    This year I have got to get myself to Ceres to go see the snow. Never have before and always wanted to. I hope this winter is nice and cold with lots of rain and snow. Our dams need it.

  • desertratbkf - 2012-04-11 16:36

    Bwahahahah! Gotta give it to you News24! "The snow is believed to signal the start of winter." Ever seen snow in summer? Ok. Im banned again!

      Eban - 2012-06-10 12:51

      Funny...this News24 crew....I keep pressing the escape button but they are still here !!!

  • Willie - 2012-04-11 18:20

    Wow, weather for good company in a cosy restaurant with a log fire, good red wine, roast lamb and baked potatoes.

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