Snow Way! Snow Falls in the Western Cape over Easter

On the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve’s website they do warn that “the altitude and mountain climate often cause a sudden drop in temperature, so come prepared with extra warm clothing”, but nobody was really expecting this Easter Weekend surprise…snow in March!

Matroosberg snow
Photo by Rico Sakko

But snow it did.

South African snow
Rico Sakko

Rico Sakko uploaded these photos to Facebook on Sunday of what he says is the “first snow of 2016 in the Western Cape”.

Snow in South Africa
Rico Sakko

Matroosberg, which is about half an hour from Ceres, is no stranger to snow. Award-winning photographer Rob Tarr captured this snowy scene in Matroosberg in August 2015.

Snow in Matroosberg, August 2015