Sutherland in the Northern Cape is blanketed with snow.
— Ulrich Hendriks (@UlrichHendriks) September 11, 2023
The cold front moving across the country is responsible for the very unusual Spring snow.
Large parts of the Namaqualand currently in full flower season is in a winter wonderland.
— Ulrich Hendriks (@UlrichHendriks) September 12, 2023
Sutherland resident and guesthouse owner, Alene Cloete, says the snow in September is an odd sight.
“We were all surprised because normally in September, we have a lot of guests for the flower season. So, we and our guests were very surprised. It’s unusual for September. Our water pipes were still frozen after we had minus-seven (degrees) last night.