The highest temperature recorded on Sunday was 44°C in Paarl.
While people in the town complained of the "stifling heat", scores of crocodiles on a farm in the Paarl area were in their element in the scorching weather."These are normal conditions for the crocs," said Maryna Moss, the co-owner of the Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm. "While we're sweating out here, they are absolutely loving it. The crocodiles are in seventh heaven." (excerpt from the Online Independent, Sunday 8 March 2010)