Snow covering some parts of country as cold front hits SA

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Rob Ensel, founder of Snow Report SA, says most parts of the country are covered in snow.

A dog seen in Elliot in the Eastern Cape amid snowfall on 17 August 2017. Picture: @SnowReportSA

JOHANNESBURG – A cold front hit most of the country on Thursday morning, sending snow to parts of the Eastern Cape.

The south-western Lesotho mountains are also covered in snow.

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of disruptive snowfall on Thursday in southern Drakensberg in the Free State as well as western KwaZulu-Natal.

Forecaster Wayne Venter said: “The snowfall will remain in KwaZulu-Natal in the Eastern Cape today and tomorrow. It will clear from Saturday. In the Free State, it is only for today (Thursday). Most of the disruptive snowfall will be over the Eastern Cape, including the southern and south-western parts of KwaZulu-Natal.”

Rob Ensel, founder of Snow Report SA, says some parts of the country are covered in snow.

“We have a winter wonderland this morning. We have a few places affected, including Port Elizabeth, and some places in the Northern Cape. The Western Cape had snow yesterday as well.”

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A man who lives in Moltino in the Eastern Cape says he plans to enjoy the snow.

“It was snowing last night and it is beginning to snow now again. It stopped at about 11 last night. I’m going to a cattle sale now. We’re going to have fun in the snow.’