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Media Release: Winter brings snow to Karoo National Park

Date: 2013-06-14

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Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West, has received its first snow for the year. The first snowfall came overnight on 1 June, and again a week later on 8 June – in the area of the Park known as Puttervslei, on the Nuweveld Mountains.

Park Manager, Nico van der Walt, says it was not as heavy as last year’s snow, though.  “Last year we had snow twice - once in July and again in September.  That snowfall was much heavier, and came down as low as the area known as the middle plateau.” 

Snow used to occur in the town of Beaufort West regularly years ago.  However, after a long absence, the locals got some on their doorsteps for the first time last year since 1984.  

Snow in the Karoo National Park
The first snow of the year on the Nuweveld Mountains in Karoo National Park.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Frontier Region Communications
Tel: 042 233 8609

Fayroush Ludick
Regional Manager: Communications, SANParks    
Tel: 042 233 8609;  Cell: 082 888 0201 


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