Finding snow at the Southern most tip of Africa really is a bit of a mind-f$#*k just because you don’t naturally associate the two. But thats not to say that you won’t ever see ice capped peaks in and around the plains of Africa. There are actually a few places in Morocco, Algeria, Lesotho and of course South Africa where snow visits each year. I’ve seen snow in Europe before, mostly when I was young on family holidays but to think we spotted snow less than 3 hours away from Cape Town?
Each year Matroosberg near Ceres is overcome by 4×4 enthusiasts and adventure-hungry locals wanting to make snowmen. And we were lucky enough to have been in the area over a snowy weekend! Because of our climate preparing for a “lets visit the snow” day is more of a grab your (pre-prepared months ago) jump-bag and go. It’s so hard to predict when the weather will drop dramatically enough to see actual snow falling, thats why we found keeping in touch with Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve via their Instagram the best way to make-sure you don’t drive out for nothing. As you can see from the assortment of dreamy pictures below we had a magical time, and would 100% recommend making the mission. From Cape Town it’s about 2 hours, and I would suggest getting there as the gates open at 8am. So pack some padkos (snacks) and ALL OF your layers.