At the risk of stating the obvious -- it's cold. Very cold. Much of the country has found themselves wrapped firmly in winter's icy grasp over the past few days. So much so that parts of SA have experienced to flurries of snow. The South African Weather Service has even issued a snow alert for various passes between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
For a full list of affected passes, visit Traveller24.
However, some locals are making the most of the snowy situation, taking to social media to share photos of their backyard winter wonderlands. Here are a few of our favourites
Current condition of the R74 Oliviershoek Pass #SnowSA pic.twitter.com/zuqOlKOyYz — Okhahlamba LM (@OkhahlambaLM) July 25, 2016
Quite literally snowed in in the Drakensburg. Send help. pic.twitter.com/UDbJ0gmfnS — Skye (@SampleSizedSkye) July 25, 2016
#snow @ #Harrismith,and 20mm rain.Thanks for the pics,#AlisonOates. @eNCAWeather @peoples_weather @FarmersWeeklySA pic.twitter.com/hJV0aKXSob — Vrystaat Landbou (@vslandbou) July 25, 2016
KZN - #SNOW at Kokstad, via @BigVinB pic.twitter.com/6kbTCclyWa — Rob Byrne (@TrafficSA) July 25, 2016
Inungi Farm between Kokstad and Cedarville (East Griqualand) - Sue Holmes #sasnow pic.twitter.com/UkGF0pFVLc — Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) July 25, 2016
#SnowSA Brechan farm Swartberg - KZN Photo by: Stephen Gilson @eNCA pic.twitter.com/vsc2PRXBK3 — eNCAWeather (@eNCAWeather) July 25, 2016