On Saturday morning, children in Lesotho were met with a blanket of snowfall at the Black Mountain Pass. Picture: Snow Report SA.

DURBAN - The mosquitoes have voetsek-ed, and our fleece blankets are out of the top cupboard, fluffed onto the bed - winter has come, and it’s snowing in the ‘berg.

Snow Report South Africa reported on Saturday that snow had begun falling at the top of Sani Pass at the Sani Mountain Lodge in Drakensberg.

Still snowing at Sani Mountain Lodge, Lesotho @sanimountain pic.twitter.com/8Wat3lKWmU

— Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) May 12, 2018

Some snow photos from atop Sani Pass - @sanimountain #snow #lesotho pic.twitter.com/kBgZ31sjrn

— Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) May 12, 2018

The mercury fell to -4 degrees celsius in Drakensberg on Saturday night, lending to a cold snap in Durban, according to Weather South Africa.

On Saturday night Durban was a chilly 18 degrees celsius.

A thick blanket of snow has already formed along the Black Mountain Pass in Lesotho.

Snow falling at Black Mountain Pass in Lesotho. pic.twitter.com/YpSD5Q0nRO

— Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) May 12, 2018

We have snow!!! Roads are clear at the moment. Will keep updating the road state. Time lapse by Dale Frost. #Afriski AfriskiSnow #3222m @visitlesotho @loveAfrica_ @ClarensTourism @GetawayMagazine @N3Gateway @GoneSkiingSA @Traveller24_SA @SnowReportSA pic.twitter.com/Wn9hJpciwY

— AFRISKI (@SkiAfriski) May 12, 2018

Snow previously fell in the Nottingham Road area, closer to Durban, causing Durbanites to don winter gear and head to the midlands.


But the cold front will be short-lived this weekend, as Weather SA reported that ‘the sun will come out…’ on Wednesday.