Most of South Africa’s Western Cape was blanketed in snow over the weekend, causing temporary road closures and providing a new and snowy environment to animals not used to such wintry conditions. A cold front swept through parts of parts southern South Africa on September 6 and 7, covering most of Western Cape in snow and dropping heavy rain across the country.

Due to snow and slippery conditions, the Department of Transport closed the Lootsberg Pass on the N9 between Middelburg and Graaff-Reinet and the Wapadsberg Pass on the R61 between Cradock and Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape. All relevant Emergency Services personnel were on high alert and would continuously monitor the road‚ the department said. READ MORE