Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Watch: It is officially snowing on Table Mountain

In a rare but beautiful sighting, snow could be seen falling on Cape Town’s Table Mountain on Saturday morning.

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It’s official folks, Capetonians no longer have to travel to Ceres to see the snow. As of Saturday 29 August, snow could be seen falling on the iconic Table Mountain. 

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company confirmed the news, saying; “ It’s official! It’s snowing on Table Mountain! Our team shot this video of the frosty Winterland on top of our African Wonder this morning. Stay warm everyone!” 

WATCH: SNOW CAPTURED ON TABLE MOUNTAIN 

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Image via: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company
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Image via: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company

According to the video supplied by Table Mountain Cableway, it appears that quite a large amount of snow made landfall on Saturday morning. While Capetonians expected a rainy and cold weekend, they didn’t quite expect snowfall. Either way, what a time to be alive, we say.

Citizens commented on the Table Mountain Cableway’s Facebook post saying;

“Staying in District Six as a boy climbing Table Mountain I always wondered if it will ever snow on it,” said a user.

“Absolutely gorgeous, unbelievable for this time of year,” said another.

Another citizen said; “No wonder it’s freezing!”

Table Mountain isn’t the only place where it’s snowing though. Storm Report SA, took to Twitter posting images and videos of snow all over the Western Cape as temperatures continue to plummet.

WESTERN CAPE SNOWFALL

If the snow on Table Mountain isn’t enough for you, there’s Villiersdorp and of course, Ceres. Images sent by Francios Hofmeester show a clean sheet of snowfall going on for metres.

Although unlikely, the South African Weather Service (SAWS), did in all fairness, warn the Western Cape about low temperatures.

If you thought you were overreacting about how cold it is, think again. The chill in the air isn’t in your head. You have our permission to bring out the thick blankets.

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