You’d be forgiven for thinking that the sleepy Northern Cape town of Sutherland is not in South Africa.
This weekend the usually frigid settlement became a winter wonderland more akin Siberia than the outer Karoo. A strong cold front, which plunged much of the Western Cape into a live action scene from Frozen, also dusted Sutherland in snow.
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The scene, shared by the South African Astronomical Observatory, was captured by Willie Koorts and shows just how desolately beautiful Sutherland is, even in the midst of a snowstorm.
“On the morning of 26 August 2018, people at the South African Astronomical Observatory woke up in a fairy wonderland with the Observatory covered in a light dusting of snow,” Koorts writes in the video’s description.
“The storm was still raging and the video starts with footage of a blizzard. Two hour later the Sun broke through which provided great illumination for stunning footage.”
You may want to put a puffer jacket on before viewing the six minute clip below.
Feature image: screenshot, Willie Koorts via YouTube