Arrive Alive spokesman Tshepo Machaea said a number of roads in the Eastern Cape had been closed because of significant snowfall on Tuesday (07/08/2012).
These included the R61 between Graaff-Reinet and Cradock, the N9 between Graaff-Reinet and Middelburg, the R58 in the region of Barkly East, and the R68 between Barkly East and Lady Grey.
Roads around Matatiele and Kokstad were also affected by heavy snowfalls, Machaea said. He appealed to motorists to respect the rules of the road and to exercise extreme caution.
Earlier, Lynne Minnaar, owner of the Groenvlei Farm Guest House in Graaff-Reinet, said her lawn was dusted with snow on Tuesday morning.
She said she had received more bookings than usual as a result of the snow, and was hoping the white blanket would last until the weekend for the benefit of her guests.
Charlotte Meyer, the owner of the 26 on Chamberlain guest house in Queenstown, said snow had fallen there on Monday, and was still visible on the nearby Madeira Mountain.
She said snow fell in the area last year, but that prior to this there had been no snow for 41 years. - Sapa