Yes we do get snow in the Western Cape. Not very often and not very much but we really do get snow.

Due to its coastal location Table Mountain itself really just gets a powdering which disappears soon after the sun rises, but just an hours drive away close to Franschoek you can really get to some decent and proper snow.

So here are some pictures of my hike to Perdekop peak last week. This is a peak in the Mont Rochelle reserve. Its a circular 6 hour route with stupendous views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic coast in one direction and Tierwaterskloof dam in the other.

Perdekop peak Western Cape

We got to snow after about an hours hike. As it was 2 days after the snow originally fell the snow had refrozen overnight so was treacherously icy in places.

Western Cape Hiking

But so worth waiting for the perfect day. Blue sky and sunshine.

A week later and its all gone except for a few patches but there is still plenty of the winter left to come so lets hope for some more snow hiking in 2018.

If you would like to explore some of the trails in the Franschoek region (with or without snow ) contact Binny of Ridgway Ramblers for more information on booking a guided hike.