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Sutherland is bitterly cold in winter (June-August). It lays claim to the coldest winters in the country. The mercury plunges well below zero at night, sometimes as low as -16 degrees Celsius, and the area gets heavy snow several times each winter. Sutherland is considered to be the coldest town in South Africa with temperatures going well below freezing throughout the winter. The town lies 1500 meters above sea level and is well known for its snow in winter.