Source Snow Report SA.
Snow Report South Africa's Sani Mountain Lodge webcam. Source Snow Report SA.
  • The first snow of the year has fallen in the Drakensberg.
  • It's come quite early thanks to adverse weather that brought light snowfall on the peaks of the southern parts of the Drakensberg and Malutis mountains.
  • While travelling to see the snow is a no-go during lockdown, thanks to webcams and a the few people living on farms scattered close to these mountain ranges, South Africans don’t have to miss out on the action.
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In case you haven’t been outside in the last couple of weeks, which is quite plausible thanks to lockdown, the first snow of the year has fallen in the Drakensberg.

It's come earlier than expected thanks to adverse weather conditions which brought stormy and cooler weather and this year's first sprinkling of snow, according to the South African Weather Service. The colder weather is excepted to stick around over the next few days.

While travelling to see the snow is a no-go during lockdown, thanks to webcams and a few home owners scattered close to these mountain ranges, South Africans don’t have to miss out on the action: 

Snow forecasting and reporting channel Snow Report South Africa shared these stunning photos of snow on the southern Drakensberg peaks. 

While most of the snow has already melted, here is what the Sani Mountain Lodge webcam, located at on the border between South Africa and Lesotho southern Drakensberg picked up on Wednesday morning. 

From the Silverstreams Country Estate and Caravan Park, in the Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, you can see it has covered a few peaks. 

As well as from the Valley Lakes, in the Underberg, KwZulu-Natal, that had a hadeda photobomb their shot. 

There was also this epic sunrise from Lake Navarone in the southern Drakensberg. 

Heavier snow fell near the Leotho-based ski resort Afriski, that sits 3,222 metres above sea level in the Maluti Mountains. 

You can also follow this link to more of SnowReportSA’s webcams on their website SnowReportSA or on facebook for updates.

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