IN PICTURES | Iced tea anyone in the Berg winter wonderland?
As temperatures dipped below freezing point throughout the country, one tourism establishment in the southern Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal was delighted to awaken to a winter wonderland.
Madie Botha, who runs the Silver Streams estate in the Bushmen's Nek area near Underberg, said temperatures were -8 °C on Wednesday night.
“We are right next to the Ngwangwane River which had frozen in the night and these beautiful icicles that formed on the bench and trees around it. It's just a magical site,” she said.
She shared the pictures online and jokingly asked whether anyone wanted 'iced tea'.
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Botha said they had very cold temperatures last week, between -3°C and -8°C at night, while day temperatures were around 11°C and 15°C.
“We haven't had snow on the mountains since the beginning of June and there really isn't snow predicted in this cold front at the moment. But we are busy and the guests are making the most of this cold weather.”