Heavy snowfalls blanketed parts of the country as temperatures dipped to below zero.
Several roads were closed due to dangerous driving conditions and snow in the Free State‚ KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape.
According to the South African Weather Service, cold weather – including snow, strong winds, large swells and heavy rain – will hit large parts of the country over the next two days.
The South African Weather Service has issued a snow travel alert for various passes between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
SA Weather service spokesperson Garth Sampson says the following passes have been affected and closed due to the hazardous conditions.
- Lootsberg Pass, between Graaff- Reinet and Middleburg along the Sneeuberg region
- Wapadsberg Pass, between Nieu Bethesda and Cradock along the Sneeuberg region
- Barkly Pass, between Barkly East and Elliot in the Drakensberg/Witteberge region
- Penhoek Pass, between Queenstown and Jamestown, part of the Stormberge region
- Boesmanshoek Pass between Sterkstroom and Molteno, part of the Stormberg/Bamboesberg region
- Mackay’s Nek pass along the R56 between Matatiele and Mount Fletcher, Drakensberg region
- Cala Pass between Elliot and Cala
- Mackay’s Nek and Nonesi’s Nek between Queenstown to Cala
- R392 stretch between Queenstown to Dordrecht
- Satan’s Nek Pass along the R56 between Elliot and Engcobo
South Africans have taken to social media to share their “Frozen” moments.
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