Extreme SA weather warning for travellers

2014-08-27 10:20


Cape Town - The South African Weather Service has warned of cold and wet conditions across the country in the next few days, which means if you have travel plans, they might be affected.

Apart from heavy rain, snowfall is also expected across the country.

According to Snow Report, light dustings have already appeared on the highest peaks around Ceres and the Cederberg in the Western Cape.

Widespread snow is expected over most of the high lying areas of the south western Cape and into the southern parts of the Northern Cape by Thursday morning.

By Friday afternoon, the southern Free State, eastern parts of the Eastern Cape, the KZN midlands and Lesotho should also have received snowfall.

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Mountain passes in these areas may be affected, which means that travellers are advised to keep a close eye out for possible road closures and have alternative routes planned out. 

If, however, you're more keen on experiencing snow than avoiding it, check out the Snow Report on Facebook for the latest updates on where to have some chilly fun.

Capetonians, we don't want to get your hopes up, but we've heard rumours that Thursday brings a very real possibility of snowfall on Table Mountain! 


If you're heading to the seaside this weekend, best stay cozy inside. Very rough seas with waves in excess of six metres are predicted for the coastal areas.

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In the Western Cape, members of the public have been urged to stay away from areas like the Atlantic Seaboard, False Bay coastline and Strand/Gordon’s Bay beachfront during this period.

Heading somewhere stormy this weekend OR going snow hunting? Send us your pics to pics@traveller24.co.za