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Re: Snow in the Kalahari!!??

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:17 pm

Morning All,

No snow yet, it is bitterly cold at the moment so who knows we might get some at the end of the day.......

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Re: Snow in the Kalahari!!??

Unread postby Son godin » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:59 am

Snow in Kuruman???? Travel passed Kuruman yesterday ~ 12 - 13 pm and found it to be sunny but cold. If there was any snow it must have melted very quickly even at a low temp of 5 deg C.

We had rain just passed Askham untill Upington and Olifantshoek and a very cold monring in Twee Rivieren.

As I understand most of the snow falls were far south around Drie Sisters and Victoria West in the Karoo, but I doubt any in North-West province.
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Re: Snow in the Kalahari!!??

Unread postby Morkel777 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:41 pm

Son godin wrote:Snow in Kuruman???? Travel passed Kuruman yesterday ~ 12 - 13 pm and found it to be sunny but cold. If there was any snow it must have melted very quickly even at a low temp of 5 deg C.

We had rain just passed Askham untill Upington and Olifantshoek and a very cold monring in Twee Rivieren.

As I understand most of the snow falls were far south around Drie Sisters and Victoria West in the Karoo, but I doubt any in North-West province.


I saw an image from a friend of mine's brother in Kathu yesterday morning - definitely snow/sleet but a thinnish layer and in those areas it would melt quickly.

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Re: Snow in the Kalahari!!??

Unread postby Son godin » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:32 pm

Hi Morkel,

Its great to be back at home, but it feels like I dragged in the cold from the Cape to Secunda. The trip was nice, but a bit hectic due to the double bookings on nearly 50% of the campsites.

We also travelled to Etosha and had better luck with sighting there and the weather off course.

Still want to see your pics from Mana pools.
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Re: Snow in the Kalahari!!??

Unread postby Morkel777 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:57 pm

Son godin wrote:Hi Morkel,

Its great to be back at home, but it feels like I dragged in the cold from the Cape to Secunda. The trip was nice, but a bit hectic due to the double bookings on nearly 50% of the campsites.

We also travelled to Etosha and had better luck with sighting there and the weather off course.

Still want to see your pics from Mana pools.



Lucky you - I still need to visit Etosha. How long is the drive from Mata-Mata to Etosha??

I have posted a few Mana Pools pics on ODP, here's my growing album dedicated to Mana on my FB page:
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Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:30 am

On Saturday afternoon a hail storm hit samevloeiing. Herewith some AMAZING pics taken by the Twee Rivieren section ranger. This is surely a once in a lifetime sighting.

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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:35 am

Amazing photos Jannie :thumbs_up:

Thanks for sharing

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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Joep Stevens » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:47 am

What an amazing sight indeed! Many thanks for sharing Jan and Micho!

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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:03 am

That is quite incredible. Thanks so much for sharing. :thumbs_up:

I hope it did not do too much damage.
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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:06 am

To nature it didn’t cause any damage, but i think a few vehicles might have dents :redface: .
There were lions on a kill (see the one picture you can see the Eland right next to the waterhole) as soon as the hail started the lions were running for cover, that was quite comical.
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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:16 am

Awesome pictures! 8)

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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:30 am

Wow!!! Incredible sight and :cam: awesome.
Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:10 am

Stunning photos Micho and thanks Jannie for posting them .... when you said a lion kill at Samevloeiing you meant RIGHT AT Samevloeiing didnt you :big_eyes:
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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby o-dog » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:38 am

Oh my gosh..has this ever been recorded in KTP before??

THat is so beautiful!...thanx for sharing!

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Re: Hail storm in KTP

Unread postby Great Dane » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:09 am

Awesome!!! You might have to put up a "No Snowboarding Allowed in Park" sign :mrgreen:


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