In Photos: City Folk Play in the Snow in South Africa

By Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp

Capetonians love snow, perhaps because we don’t get any in the city. So, in what appears to be an annual tradition, on Sunday hundreds of vehicles visited the Matroosberg area to see the snow. People living in northern countries must think we’re mad.

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Snow covers the Matroosberg area of the Western Cape.
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Cars in line to enter the Matroosberg Nature reserve on Sunday.

Kids play in the snow.

A snow-covered peak in the Matroosberg Nature Reserve.

Frozen proteas in the Matroosberg Nature Reserve.

Even mortal enemies seek warmth together in cold times.

By Ashraf Hendricks 

Published originally on GroundUp

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‎And here’s one more snow photo – by Mike Geyer – “A bit of snow at Hogsback yesterday… truly Blessed.”

More snow photos from July 2017, South Africa AND exquisite close-up pictures of snow, and a magical video from Table Mountain.