The Southern Drakensberg Mountain range turned into a winter wonderland last week when a cold front hit the area, bringing below freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. Thanks to cooler temperatures, the snow lasted long enough for visitors to frolic – and some to enjoy a good round of skiing.
Minimum temperatures are predicted to stay below freezing for the rest of the week so there’s a good chance of seeing snow if you head out soon. Monday, 6 June will record the coldest night, according to the South African Weather Service – with a high of only 4°C and an icy low of -11°C.
By Saturday, daytime temperatures will increase slightly to 7°C but stay at a low of -8°C at night. Visitors to the area should be extra cautious on the roads due to black ice and extra slippery roads. South African vehicles are not kitted with snow tyres to traverse snowy weather conditions.