South Africa may be famous with tourists for its sunshine and safaris, but in the past week it’s been more snow and safaris in some parts of the country hit by a severe cold front.
At Swartberg Game Reserve, they joked: “Welcome to the home of the.. #SNOWFARI
Craig Geldenhuys, whose family own the reserve, took these fantastic one-in-a-million photos of giraffe, set against the unlikely backdrop of snow-covered mountains in the Klein Karoo!
The game reserve is set at the foot of the Swartberg, close to Oudtshoorn (famous for its ostrich) and the Cango Caves, and only an hour and a half from George and the spectacular Garden Route.
Craig captured photos of other animals as well, with the majestic snow-capped mountains behind:
At the moment the team at Swartberg Game Reserve is kitting out the reserve with several specially designed photographic hides to give visitors a chance also to get that one-in-a-million picture. (Although we can’t guarantee there’ll be snow!)
If you’d like to visit Swartberg Nature Reserve, the nearest airport is at George, and it’s just off Route 62.
View more photos of Swartberg Game Reserve here:
Welcome to the home of the.. #SNOWFARI ❄🦒❄🦒❄🦒We are busy kitting the reserve out with a number of specially designed…
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Gideon Geldenhuys (23) was nicknamed the ‘Icebear’ last week when a video went viral showing him on a farm near Ceres, enjoying a typical South African braai in the snow with just his undies on!
Winter lockdown braai.#snow #braai #castlelager
Posted by Gideon Geldenhuys on Thursday, June 11, 2020
Meanwhile in the Great Karoo, some children saw rain for the first time in their lives, let alone snow!
Snowing in The Hantam Berg – 12 years of NO rain, even longer since its ❄️ Snowed! Some children in the community has Never seen rain… I know it sounds weird, unbelievable – but it’s the reality of this devastating drought! #GreatKaroo Calvinia
Grateful heart ❤️ #ThankYouLord pic.twitter.com/ZyzytcYStt
— KarooDaisy (@KarooDaisy) June 11, 2020