Here are 10 spots to see snow in South Africa this winter. Image: canva

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10 cool spots where you can see snow in South Africa

Want to see some snow this winter? Here are 10 places in South Africa where you can spot snow this season…

Here are 10 spots to see snow in South Africa this winter. Image: canva

In South Africa, snow is relatively rare but can be found in a number of specific locations, primarily during the winter months from June to August and even in early spring (September to November). Here are some of the best places to catch a glimpse of some snow in South Africa…

1. Drakensberg Mountains

Both Northern and Southern Drakensberg offer up snowy escapes for snow-seekers. Places such as Royal Natal National Park and Cathedral Peak in the North can experience snow, while areas like Sani Pass and the town of Underberg in the Southern berg often receive snowfall during winter.

A snowy scene in the Drakensberg. Image: canva

2. Cederberg Mountains

This Western Cape mountain range occasionally sees snow during the winter, particularly on the higher peaks, an ideal spot for the perfect snowy mountain peak photos!

3. Matroosberg

Located near Ceres in the Western Cape, Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve is a popular spot for snow activities. It usually gets a good amount of snow in winter and snow-seekers arrive from far and wide for the snowy spectacle.

Snow-capped mountains in Ceres. Image: canva

4. Sutherland

Known for its cold temperatures, Sutherland in the Northern Cape can receive lots of snow, especially around the Roggeveld Mountains.

5. Hogsback

The picturesque village of Hogsback in the Eastern Cape is known for its misty forests and occasional snowfall during the winter months.

6. Lesotho

While technically a separate country, Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa and is known for its mountainous terrain, which frequently sees heavy snow in winter. Notable spots include Mokhotlong near the border with South Africa, the Maluti Mountains which is part of the Drakensberg range, and AfriSki Mountain Resort, also located in the Maluti Mountains.

Snowfall at Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho. Image: canva

7. Eastern Free State

This region, particularly near the towns of Clarens and Fouriesburg, can see snowfall during the winter months due to its proximity to the Maluti Mountains.

8. Swartberg Mountains

This mountain range in the Western Cape can sometimes have snowfall on its higher peaks during winter, especially around the Swartberg Pass.

9. Witteberg Mountains

Near the town of Lady Grey in northern Eastern Cape near the border of Lesotho, the Witteberg mountains also experience occasional snowfall.

10. Harrismith

Located in the Free State, Harrismith and the surrounding areas often see snowfall, particularly because of their elevation and proximity to the Drakensberg Mountains.