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 Post subject: Golden Gate: Snow
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:31 pm 
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Read here about the winter wonderland!

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 Post subject: Heaviest snow in 6yrs for GGHNP
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Golden Gate Highlands National Park, managed by South African National Parks is covered in a blanket of snow and it is continuing to fall. According to Gerrit Potgieter, Hotel Manager: Golden Gate and Chalets, “this is the heaviest snowfall we have seen since 2006”. “… the snow is continuing to fall and is really thick.”

Accommodation is still available for those wishing to experience the beautiful winter wonderland. Visitors wishing to book should contact Central Reservations on 012 428 9111 or email reservations@sanparks.org.

Issued by: SANParks Corporate Communications: Tel: 012 426 5170

Media Enquiries: Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli, GM: Media Liaison & Stakeholder Relations Tel: 012 426 5203 / 073 373 4999 or email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org

Brrrrr...
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Golden Gate Hotel in snow
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SANParks staff enjoying the snow in GGHNP
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 Post subject: Re: Heaviest snow in 6yrs for GGHNP
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:31 pm 
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Cool! (Literally!)

I wonder if the Mountain Retreat is still accessible? The view from there should be even more stunning when the skies clear... *sigh*. I want to be there! :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Heaviest snow in 6yrs for GGHNP
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Beautiful!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Heaviest snow in 6yrs for GGHNP
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Just beautiful.........hope they are all wrapped up well. :whistle:

Brrrr!!! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Heaviest snow in 6yrs for GGHNP
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Brrrr?

Actually, while it snows it is not too cold at all. Usually around +4 degrees.

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 Post subject: Re: Heaviest snow in 6yrs for GGHNP
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Like I said Brrrrr!! :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Heaviest snow in 6yrs for GGHNP
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In Scotland that's what we call Summer :tongue:

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