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Snow in Mountain Zebra National Park

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:44 pm

Here are some pics of the snow this week in Mountain Zebra National Park, mostly on the Kranskop Loop and higher-lying areas of the Park:

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and there was even enough snow for an attempt at a snowman!

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Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra National Park

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:00 pm

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing Megan!

Love the snowman :lol:
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Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra National Park

Unread postby Elzet » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:02 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Fairy tale pics!
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Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra National Park

Unread postby Son godin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:10 pm

Wow I've seen now photos of 2 parks with snow. Wonder if it snowed in Golden Gate. Van Reenen was closed so there must have been snowfalls although it can miss it even if there's snow in Mooi rivier.
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Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra National Park

Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:01 am

beautiful snow :dance:
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Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra National Park

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:06 am

How wonderful, thank you for posting :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra National Park

Unread postby Malealea » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:12 pm

does snow exist in cape Town????
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Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra National Park

Unread postby Son godin » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:05 pm

Malelealea,

At sea level the possibility is very slim, but do recall of a few years back (maybe 10 -20) that it did snow on top of Table Mountain.

The closest point to Cape Town will be Franshoek (~90 km away) where I've seen and play in the snow near Wemmershoek peak. Another favourite spot for snow is Michelle's pass near Ceres.

The highest point in MZNP is about 300 m higher above sea level than Wemmerhoek peak.

Other spots close to sea level where you can find snow is Stutterheim and Hogsback near EastLonden and Mooirivier near Durban.
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Road closures in Mountain Zebra National Park due to snow

Unread postby Badgerlover » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:31 pm

Why have all the roads been closed in Mountain Zebra National Park? The snow does not seem to come down that low.

Is the camp still accessible with the roads closed or is there no access to the park at all at the moment?

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Re: Road closures in Mountain Zebra National Park due to sno

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:38 am

The restcamp has always been accessible as the snow did not come down that low this time.
The Kranskop Loop and 4x4 trails were closed due to snow and wert conditions once the snow started melting, but the Kranskop Loop was re-opened yesterday. The 4x4 trails have been opened today.
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Re: Road closures in Mountain Zebra National Park due to sno

Unread postby Badgerlover » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:34 pm

Thanks for the information.

We will be visiting the park for five days in two weeks time, which we are really looking forward to. Unless there is new snow I suppose conditions will have cleared by then.

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Snowy Mountain Zebra

Unread postby Mountain zebra » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:32 pm

What a wonderful welcome to the Park for me - it snowed in Mountain Zebra National Park last weekend!

Here are some photos of the snow in the Park:

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And our rangers had to check on some of the fences in the snow!

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Snow has almost completely melted by now so the Wilgerboom River and waterfalls are flowing strongly. All the roads in the park are open again.
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Re: Snowy Mountain Zebra

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:37 pm

Some very good pictures here. Post more if you have. :clap:
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Re: Snowy Mountain Zebra

Unread postby saraf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:10 pm

What a welcome! Hope you packed some warm clothes!
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Re: Snowy Mountain Zebra

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:02 pm

Lovely photos, and I find it so amazing, because we were there in Jan 2010 and it was soooooooo hot!!!
What a difference!!! :thumbs_up:
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