At one point in their lives, every South African has dreams of building a snowman or having a snowball fight while singing Christmas carols.
Snow is a rare sight, and when the South African Weather Service issues a warning for snow in the Western Cape, we do what any snow-deprived nation would – drive hours to go and view this mesmerising spectacle.
Grab your warmest coat, thickest boots and hop in your car because here are the best places to view the snow this winter.
The go-to spot for many locals looking to do some snow-viewing, Matroosberg Nature Reserve, in particular, has been experiencing heavy snowfall over the last few days. An easy two hours drive from Cape Town, it’s great for daytrippers looking to build a few snowmen before heading back to the rainy Mother City.
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This is another famous spot to catch the snow. During winter, the rugged Cederberg landscape is covered in a blanket of snow, which transforms it into a winter wonderland. Clanwilliam and Citrusdal are often the lucky recipients of the much-anticipated snowfall, with many Capetonians making the two-hour drive to build a few snowmen.
Breede Valley And Witzenberg Municipalities
Having a little fun in the snow isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re looking to enjoy the beauty of a snow-covered landscape without stepping in the white fluffy stuff, then heading to the Witzenberg and Breede Valley Municipalities are a great idea. Charming towns such as Tulbagh, Wolseley, Montagu, Worcester and Robertson are nestled within this municipality and overlooks gorgeous views of the mountainous snow-covered landscape. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or a delicious breakfast in one of these towns while enjoying the views.