WATCH: Winter chill kicks in as snowfall reported in various parts of SA

A snow covered road in the Eastern Cape. Picture: X

A snow covered road in the Eastern Cape. Picture: X

Published Jun 5, 2024


Parts of South Africa, including the Eastern Cape, Free State and the Northern Cape, have been transformed into winter wonderlands after being hit by snowfall.

— TrafficSA (@TrafficSA) June 4, 2024

According to video footage posted by Traffic SA on X, Ficksburg, Thaba Nchu and Bloemfontein in the Free State reported snow including Graaf-Reinet to Barkly East in the Eastern Cape and the Richmond area of the Northern Cape on the N, were covered in snow on the 3rd and 4th of June 2024.

The snowfall resulted in the closure of the N6 Route through Penhoek Pass with trucks stacked and unable to move on the road in the Eastern Cape.

According to Snow Report ZA the icy temperatures are a result of a cut-off low system predicted by the South African Weather Service (Saws) to move over the country and bring cold and rainy conditions.

Saws has issued a weather warning of disruptive snowfall on its website for Naledi, Wepenar, Mohokare, Aliwal North, Mantsopa and Ladybrand.

“Isolated loss of vulnerable livestocks and crops. Passes and roads may be closed for a short period. Snow leading to icy roads and railway lines resulting in traffic disruptions. Snow on the mountain peaks,” Saws warned.

Snow fell in Lesotho as well and more snow is still expected in some parts of the country.