When i packed for this trip to South Africa, i packed for equator-like temperatures. Apparently i knew nothing about Africa, but i have learned very quickly. Two days ago i learned that snow falls on this continent. Well, i knew that Mt. Kilimanjaro gets snowfall, but apparently once a decade it snows in South Africa as well. Yes it freaking snowed in Africa. God blessed me in allowing me to see snow in Africa!!!
Saturday morning it was in the upper 30's (degrees F) and i noticed white blobs falling with the rain. The snow lasted about 5 minutes and was barely visible to the eye. As the day wore on the temperature only got colder and the rain continued making for a very dismal day! About four in the afternoon it began to snow, and it was no wimpy snow! Snow flakes the size of golf balls fell for about 20 - 30 minutes. None of it stuck to the ground where i live (which is at a high altitude), but about 300 or 400 feet above on the mountain behind our house there seemed to be about 2 inches. I later went up the road about a mile where i could see the Drakensburg mountain range. It was glorious! I haven't seen anything that jagged and snow-covered since my days in Colorado Springs. It was beautiful and restoring to the eyes and soul!!
Well, there's not much more to say, except that two days later it is about 75 degrees F and sunny. The snow has melted now, but i did get some pictures.