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16 minutes ago

Snow Report SA

Our historical coverage of Joburg snow wouldn't be complete without a photo of a mine dump. Thanks to James Johnston for this photo taken on 27 June 2007. ... See MoreSee Less

Our historical coverage of Joburg snow wouldnt be complete without a photo of a mine dump. Thanks to James Johnston for this photo taken on 27 June 2007.

7 hours ago

Snow Report SA

Some old photos of the September 1981 Joburg snow from Lauren Coetzee. The photos were taken in Roodepoort. If you have photos from this time or any other historical snow event please send them to us via a direct message or ask for our whatsapp number. ... See MoreSee Less

Some old photos of the September 1981 Joburg snow from Lauren Coetzee. The photos were taken in Roodepoort. If you have photos from this time or any other historical snow event please send them to us via a direct message or ask for our whatsapp number.Image attachment

 

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Maryke Gone Fishing pics of back in the day

Benoni mine dump. Taken from southern side on Snake road. 27th June 2007

Wonderful pictures fingers crossed for a cold and snowy winter for South Africa 2019 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿคž

Photo sent to me some time back by family in the States. Treacherous road for horse drawn carriage.

Pomona just after it started snowing.27th June 2007

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4 days ago

Snow Report SA

Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho is recruiting staff for Winter Season 2019. If you're looking for a 3-month working adventure in the heart of the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, then visit docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwvBKZnuihPt47uw2nA2rgf6okn_PtcrWekOcISEn9qGa4Rw/viewform

* Please do not message SnowReport about this - you need to contact AfriSki directly via the link above.
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Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho is recruiting staff for Winter Season 2019. If youre looking for a 3-month working adventure in the heart of the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, then visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwvBKZnuihPt47uw2nA2rgf6okn_PtcrWekOcISEn9qGa4Rw/viewform

* Please do not message SnowReport about this - you need to contact AfriSki directly via the link above.

 

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Shelby Storme Kuhn

Irene Joubert Roxane Joubert wys vir Xander

Paula Louw Stasi Kara

Kelly Russell

Rourke O'Reilly

Bridget McEwen

Cj Barnard

Shaun van Zyl

Erma Taylor mag ons gaan? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Annemarie Hoogenboezem An adventure for you or someone you know?

Carly Erasmus Lani Brolin Wys vir Plakkies!! Hy sal โ€˜n jol he!!!!

Makayla Jack Constance Thorne Jack

Dewan Brand!!

Paul Stover!!

That should be fun

Charmaine Dietrich Warren Dietrich

Wendy Jeffery for Dean

Alexa Jooste

Kayly Wallis

Keagan Neveling

Thank you for sharing!

Julian Mackay

Jono Ross

Unathi Pama pls apply for uBanele

Maryna Kruger

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6 days ago

Snow Report SA

This interesting photo of snow or hail in Pretoria (not Joburg as originally though) in September 1981 has been floating around recently. We're keen to find the person that took it, so if you know please send us a message with their contact details. If you have old photos like this please send them to us. ... See MoreSee Less

This interesting photo of snow or hail in Pretoria (not Joburg as originally though) in September 1981 has been floating around recently. Were keen to find the person that took it, so if you know please send us a message with their contact details. If you have old photos like this please send them to us.

 

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Pretoria - it was a hail storm. 1 November 1985. This is Paul Kruger and Minnaar Street intersection.

This picture was taken on 10 Sept 1981. In the background are 2 prominent hostels of the then RAU, Kruinsig and Amper daar. This was the day after RAU Spring day festival.

That is a picture taken in October 1985 in Schoeman Street in Pretoria. It was a massive hailstorm. Note the people in Army uniforms.

It was snow. My parents have lots of photos of that day.

That is hail... not snow...

I was in Hillbrow on that day in September 1981, I worked for a company in Pretoria Street. It started off as a beautiful spring day, and ended in about 35 cm of snow. No joke, it happened.

Pretoria received very little snow on the 10th September 1981 if I recall. I remember Jozi clearly

Maria Paton I was there. It started off as a typical spring day. I had a dress with a bolero and high heel sandals. By mid morning it was snowing. Most people were dressed I summer clothes. I had hypothermia. We had to wait hours for a bis. I eventually took off my sandals and started walking. I didn't want to be waiting in the dark. My grab was frantic. Needless to say all the people waiting for the number thirteen bus started to walk together. I was put in a bath with warm water and given pea soup and put to bed. I had a nasty cold. My feet were frozen. I spent a week in bed with a serious cold and flu

There was indeed snow in JHB September of '81.

It couldn't have been to cold, judging by their clothes.

Again with the identifying of hail as snow.๐Ÿคฃ This is a picture from downtown Pretoria after the severe Nov 1985 hailstorm as Brenda pointed out.

This was hail in Pretoria, not snow in Jbg

I remember that day in September in Joburg. It was the year we came back to SA from England.

Nou die dag deur my goed gegaan en kom toe op die af. Datum 9 Julie 1996

The image above is hail... I was at John Orr Tech off Empire road in 1981 when we had actual snow... I remember clearly as we froze our buns off on the school field trying to roll a snowman...

We were visiting my grandparents in alberton and even build a massive snowman. Have a couple of photos of it as well. Definitely 1981 johannesburg

Still have my picture of that day

I lived there in 1981 and remember the snow.

It did snow that year. It was either August or September. We were able to make snowmen in the park near the Park Lane Clinic ...

It was snow. Not hail or anything else. My dad passed away on a business trip up in transvaal It was funeral on the 8th of September. I remember it clearly as everyone said it was a miracle when it started snowing and I was hoping for a different miracle. My bday was the 12th.

It was on my 9th Birthday. We have photos of us standing in the snow that day in Edenvale Springs.

Remember it clearly - left our offices at Eastgate and went and played in the snow. Slush

It was definitely snow

It snowed in Middelburg Transvaal as well

My then boyfriend now husband of 37 years was in the Kruger park. It was also snowing there

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1 week ago

Snow Report SA

Last year in August we saw an amazing 60+cm of snow falling in under 24 hours in the Eastern Cape, and it turned Tiffindell Ski Resort into a landscape that resembles the scenes we're seeing from North America and Europe over the last few months. SnowReportSA's Richard Le Sueur was there to capture these images and some amazing video footage which we will post shortly too. It was an amazing adventure that included skiing off-piste in thick powder snow. Hopefully this year the big snow season that so many ski resorts around the world have seen will also happen here... ... See MoreSee Less

Last year in August we saw an amazing 60+cm of snow falling in under 24 hours in the Eastern Cape, and it turned Tiffindell Ski Resort into a landscape that resembles the scenes were seeing from North America and Europe over the last few months. SnowReportSAs Richard Le Sueur was there to capture these images and some amazing video footage which we will post shortly too. It was an amazing adventure that included skiing off-piste in thick powder snow. Hopefully this year the big snow season that so many ski resorts around the world have seen will also happen here...Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Wow

Amy Moses

Amy Vermeulen

From your lips to God's ears!!

Odette Fourie !!!

Beautiful

Kobus Botha Piet du Plessis

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2 weeks ago

Snow Report SA

Tiffindell Ski Resort in the Eastern Cape is currently recruiting staff for the 2019 winter season, which runs from June until the end of August. It's an exciting way to experience a whole different world within South Africa! To apply visit snow.co.za/careers ... See MoreSee Less

Tiffindell Ski Resort in the Eastern Cape is currently recruiting staff for the 2019 winter season, which runs from June until the end of August. Its an exciting way to experience a whole different world within South Africa! To apply visit http://snow.co.za/careers

 

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3 weeks ago

Snow Report SA

SnowReport webcams like this one are an excellent way to market your accommodation establishment or tourism hotspot, and we will shortly be installing more around the country while delivering our new Snow Tourism printed maps. Should you wish to investigate the options available then please message us directly. You don't need to receive ground level snow to benefit from an investment in a webcam - just having a view of mountains that get snow is enough! ... See MoreSee Less

SnowReport webcams like this one are an excellent way to market your accommodation establishment or tourism hotspot, and we will shortly be installing more around the country while delivering our new Snow Tourism printed maps. Should you wish to investigate the options available then please message us directly. You dont need to receive ground level snow to benefit from an investment in a webcam - just having a view of mountains that get snow is enough!

4 weeks ago

Snow Report SA

A beautiful photo of the snow at the Grand Canyon (USA) this weekend. The town of Flagstaff nearby saw the largest single day snowfall in history on the weekend. Photo: Grand Canyon National Park ... See MoreSee Less

A beautiful photo of the snow at the Grand Canyon (USA) this weekend. The town of Flagstaff nearby saw the largest single day snowfall in history on the weekend. Photo: Grand Canyon National Park

 

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John McGregor

Glenda Morgan you guys are even making headlines in SA with your snow ๐Ÿคฃ

We were in the USA in 1985 and visited the Grand Canyon when they were experiencing their coldest winter in 60 years. It was incredibly beautiful but blinking cold!!!

This past week or so we had decent snow here in the Las Vegas Valley too, interesting!!... I miss the Canyon Michele, going there 3 times a week for about 10 years and now still not over the op is killing me ๐Ÿ™ oh well, not long now... winters were always my favorite time there, except driving in the snow and ice is noooo fun at all!!... I see Ralph and Naomi got hammered in Flagstaff which is not far from the South Rim... they have a mountain range close to town, and the highest peak in Arizona is right there, Mt Humphreys, it must be beautiful right now, one can see it from miles away all covered with snow.... hope y'all are doing good, and thanks for tagging me in the snap.

Barry Johnstone-Robertson

Daphne remember the bits of snow we saw when we were there?

Bianca Swartz

Jasmin Thompson

Trump is right. No such thing as global warming.

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4 weeks ago

Snow Report SA

As we wait in anticipation for more early snow in southern Africa, the Mediterranean region has been getting exceptional snow. This was taken in Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos. We can't confirm exactly when this was taken but the news reports indicate that Greece was expecting snow this weekend. Photo from metar.gr ... See MoreSee Less

As we wait in anticipation for more early snow in southern Africa, the Mediterranean region has been getting exceptional snow. This was taken in Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos. We cant confirm exactly when this was taken but the news reports indicate that Greece was expecting snow this weekend. Photo from metar.gr

 

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Lynoll Ann Pillay

Wade Bekker Sandra Schlebusch

Meanwhile at Scottish Ski resorts

A friend from Turkey has said that they had snow in Istanbul.

Aah Soo mooi en sulke goeie memories

Cale Jury

Pelagia Koulpanis is jy toe onder diw smeeu?

Talita De Jager Jaco Gouws Dalene Hill kyk die!

Irena Karafilly werenโ€™t you hoping to get away from snow?

Wow

Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ!! I know it's VERY Cold around Greece and the Islands also Cyprus!! โ„โ„โ›„ Brrrr! (Sally Erotocritou - isn't Lesbos where Belinda lives??)

Marina Koumaras ๐Ÿคฉ

Except for the Alps... very little snow this year!

Early snow in SA? how early?

Myrsini Stergos

Yes Istanbul also had snow yesterday

What did you say early snow for Southern Africa

Extremely mild weather im South of France and the Pyrรฉnรฉes. Temps in the low 20โ€™s for over a week now.

Hanlie Ochse Anastasia Hatzimanolis

Alanna Chapman-Korff Greece - snow !!!

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1 month ago

Snow Report SA

You all know our famous online snow forecast maps like the one below, but this season we're introducing an exciting new initiative to promote winter and snow tourism in South Africa and Lesotho. In a few weeks time we will begin distribution of our new printed Snow Tourism Maps that show where, how much and how often it snows in various parts of South Africa and the routes to get to the snow regions. The maps will also highlight places to stay on your snow adventures and other snow-related businesses. We will also be able to send our followers copies via post for a small fee (message us if youโ€™re interested). Should your guest house, hotel, restaurant, tourism office or other public venue wish to receive some of these maps, or your brand would like to be involved, then please send us a direct message and we'll add you to the list when we do our distribution tour in early March (before the snow season really starts to give people something to plan their winter holidays with). NOTE: The printed maps will be much more detailed than our online snow maps like the one on this post. ... See MoreSee Less

You all know our famous online snow forecast maps like the one below, but this season were introducing an exciting new initiative to promote winter and snow tourism in South Africa and Lesotho. In a few weeks time we will begin distribution of our new printed Snow Tourism Maps that show where, how much and how often it snows in various parts of South Africa and the routes to get to the snow regions. The maps will also highlight places to stay on your snow adventures and other snow-related businesses. We will also be able to send our followers copies via post for a small fee (message us if youโ€™re interested). Should your guest house, hotel, restaurant, tourism office or other public venue wish to receive some of these maps, or your brand would like to be involved, then please send us a direct message and well add you to the list when we do our distribution tour in early March (before the snow season really starts to give people something to plan their winter holidays with). NOTE: The printed maps will be much more detailed than our online snow maps like the one on this post.

 

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Had it snowed somewhere cos the air is very nippy in joburg today?

Andre Olwagen vir die oord om vir die snow crazy mense in die winter?

Sandra Berry

Miroslav Nickolaev Ivanor

Kan nie wag vir die sneeu nie, soos 'n kind

Elzeth Badenhorst

Places to stay in Lesotho for a family?

Wonderful I can't wait That is so thoughtful of Snow Report

Mark Edwards PO BOX 2902 KNYSNA 6570

Shayne Smith

Melissa Griesel

I would like a map. Cost please

Thank you

Boit Tlhoaele

Awesome!

Thank you!

Cool!!!

Gary Gilmore

Marleine Gatinho

thank you

Nice, I want one

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2 months ago

Snow Report SA

The first snow of 2019!!! Yes, it does snow in January sometimes! This photo was taken by the helicopter company that we use for snow reporting in the Drakensberg yesterday inside Lesotho near Cathedral Peak. We've been seeing small amounts of potential snow show up on our radar for 2 weeks now but we weren't confident enough to call it. But thanks to Berg Flying we have confirmation. What a start to the snow season!!! ... See MoreSee Less

The first snow of 2019!!! Yes, it does snow in January sometimes! This photo was taken by the helicopter company that we use for snow reporting in the Drakensberg yesterday inside Lesotho near Cathedral Peak. Weve been seeing small amounts of potential snow show up on our radar for 2 weeks now but we werent confident enough to call it. But thanks to Berg Flying we have confirmation. What a start to the snow season!!!

 

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I donโ€™t think itโ€™s anything really unusual. There is documented snowfall on the berg every month of year...every year ....as far as Iโ€™m aware ...:

Nooo I'm not ready for the cold season to start.

Looking forwart to Winter. Thick pea and ham soup.

Looking forward to Winter

This a bit of hail yesterday outside Underberg.

Climate change is not a joke, our crops will now be destroyed by unfavourable temperatures๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ•

Anneke Rebecca Van Belle Andrew Heald Jean-Paul Van Belle, so the weather Gods di partially grant my request fro a weather exchange, but just a little far away...

Oh dear... we haven't had much summer yet in Gonubie

I think this could mean we in for a very cold winter...๐Ÿ˜ซ

Snow melts and gives us water

No no no....Iโ€™m not ready for Winter!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ญ

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Yeah cant wait for winter to come.

The summer just started beginning of Dec here in Knysna. Not ready for winter.

Its not so good its affecting the bird life badly

Snowing In Devon UK at the moment too.

I hope this is a sign of whatโ€™s coming this winter.

Uncanny as it's just started snowing here in Poole, Dorset, UK ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑโ„๏ธ

No wonder we had a chill here this morning in JHB.

wow, snow in January??? That is almost like Christmas in July

No surprise there really, it alwatlys snows in Lesotho. Itz been know on to snow on Christmas day as well. The peaks were always visible and coukd been seen from Ladysmith

Winter is coming.....

Leaves are dropping early.

And its so hot in Queenstown. Wow

Possible in Lesotho. We've been there few years ago in December It was very cold.

John Cole did you feel cool?

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2 months ago

Snow Report SA

New to SnowReport? This is one of our early snow-forecast maps from last year. As you can see, they are very popular (this one had a reach of 400 000 and over 80 000 engagements).[see newer updated forecast] Just when we thought winter was over, the weather data is suggesting that the biggest snowfall of the season is on its way this week!

The first snow with this system seems possible during the early hours of Wednesday morning in the Tiffindell and Rhodes area of the Eastern Cape, and by midday on Wednesday, we are expecting to see snow right the way along the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, the Southern Drakensberg and into the central high Drakensberg. During the afternoon on Wednesday, we expect these falls to intensify, and extend further north into the Maluti Mountains around AfriSki and into the eastern parts of Lesotho.

During Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, we expect to see further intensity in the snowfalls as the freezing level drops further, bringing substantial falls over the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, the Southern KZN Drakensberg, as well as the central and northern Drakensberg. During this time, heavy falls are also expected in the central and eastern parts of Lesotho, and there is a chance that some light falls will happen in Matatielle area, and could also come down into the Underberg/Himeville area.

The heaviest snowfalls will be during Thursday morning, according to the weather data, with significant snow possible from the Malutis in the north of Lesotho, right down through the northern Drakensberg, central and southern Drakensberg, the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, as well as central and eastern Lesotho. Snowfalls seem likely to continue right through Thursday afternoon and into early evening in these areas.

By Friday morning, all snowfalls should cease, with clear skies expected.

The weather data is currently showing substantial quantities of snow, with the following accumulation expected: Tiffindell 40-50cm, AfriSki 40-55cm, Sani Pass 60-80cm, Thabana Ntlenyana 120-150cm, Cathedral Peak 40-50cm, Champagne Castle 80-90cm, Giants Castle 90-110cm, Mont-aux-sources 30-40cm and Rhino Peak 70-80cm.

Our map shows light snow heading down into the KZN Midlands around Mooi River and Estcourt but there is a fair amount of inconsistency in this data for low level snow, so we will be updating the forecast every day as we get closer to this event. As this is an advanced forecast, we are likely to see some changes over the next couple of days, but we have seen consistency in this system for the last 48 hours. Please check back daily for updates.

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New to SnowReport? This is one of our early snow-forecast maps from last year. As you can see, they are very popular (this one had  a reach of 400 000 and over 80 000 engagements).

 

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Loic Marktl

Looks like it wasn't that far off after all....

Post op Severe weather Europe vandag Dit is groot sneeu

Mariana Olivier Mariana

Hesta van Straten

So excited for snow season to come.Hopefully Barkly East will get snow like in 2016/2017..fingers crossed

Wow

Waiting for the big 2019 onces and will make a plan to reach my destination before the storms

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2 months ago

Snow Report SA

Here is the winner of the Afriski Mountain Resort prize in our World Snow Day competition. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Well done Natalie. Look forward to seeing you in the Mountain Kingdom.

Congratulations Natalie enjoy your ski holiday

Congratulations Natalie !

2 months ago

Snow Report SA

We've announced a few winners of the SnowReportSA World Snow Day competition with video posts already, and here are the remaining winners. The only remaining announcement is for the Afriski Mountain Resort prize, which we will do shortly with a video post.

The winners are:

Aderie Scholtz won the R3000 voucher for GoneSkiing

Andine Erasmus won one of the helicoper trips in the Drakensberg with Berg Flying

Biddy Jung won a 2 night stay at Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort in the Drakensberg

Comfort Masike won the ski lessons at The Ski Deck in Ferndale

Elize de Waal won the other 2 night stay at Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort in the Drakensberg

Emma Potts won a 2 night stay at Cypress Cottages in Graaff-Reinet

Marelize Greyling won the 2 night stay at Wyndford Holiday Farm near Fouriesburg in the Free State

Michelle Britz won the other helicoper trip in the Drakensberg with Berg Flying

Monique Richter won the weekend stay at Kobus se Gat - Swartberg Experience near Outtshoorn

Nicole Stroebel won the 2 night stay at Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensberg

Ristine Pretorius won a 2 night stay at Rogge Cloof Sutherland

Theo Hattingh won the 2 night stay at Mountain Shadows Hotel

Congratulations to all the winners! We will send you details of the prizes next week. Thanks to all of our sponsors for the amazing prizes.
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Well done to all the winners, you will love the Drakensberg destinations.

Who won the Matroosberg trip?

Theo ...you can count yourself lucky being the only male amongst all the winning girls...... I guess that's one way to score brownie points with the ladies hey Mr Ansell and co.

A BIG congratulations to everyone!

is there currently snow on the berg?? it is freezing here in hillcrest.

Congratulations winners!

Whooohooo! This is sooo cool! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Hi is this true. Well done if it is, itโ€™s amazing, Robin will love it.

Congratulations!

Thank you!

Nicole Jenny Stroebel congrats look at you go!

Congratulations everyone! We look forward to welcoming Marelize to Wyndford

Congratulations and thank you Snow Report SA for making peopleโ€™s dreams come true !

Thank you Richard, team and Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort. I feel humble to be one of the winners Congrats to all the winners

Congratulations to all the winners! What a spoil for you... Enjoy xo

๐ŸŽ‰ thank you for the amazing prize ๐ŸŽ‰

Yay ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm so excited! Thank you to the snow report team and the sponsors

Thank u Snow Report SA and Richard for all the effort. U certainly placed a warm glow in our hearts for a chilly holiday that awaits.

Congrats winners. That is AWESOME!

Congrats

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2 months ago

Snow Report SA

Here is the winner of the Tenahead Lodge & Spa prize in Snow Report SA World Snow Day competition. The other winners will be announced shortly... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congrats

Wow I am truly blessed with such an awesome prize. Thanks Snow Report SA and Richard for running the competition and a big thank you to all the sponsors for the amazing prizes. I am looking forward to an awesome time at Tenahead. โ›„๏ธ

Congratulations

Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Alvin Strydom

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2 months ago

Snow Report SA

Here is the winner of the Matroosberg Reserve prize in our World Snow Day competition. The other winners will be announced throughout the day... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congratz ๐Ÿ˜Š

Congrats

Congratulations!

Geluk mense

Congratulations

Wow happy days Make sure you use a vehicle that can go up te mountain Don't miss out on the fun. Awesome. Thank you Matroosberg, Richard and his team

Congratulations ๐Ÿพ

Thanks so much guys! Super excited to go to Matroosberg Reserve!

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