Giraffes and elephants wander about in the snow after freak blizzards hit Africa

SNOW ON THE SAVANNAH 

Animals more suited to the brilliant sunshine usually associated with the continent have been snapped trudging through snow in amazing pictures

ANIMALS more used to the searing heat have been swanning around in the snow after freak blizzards hit the Savannah.

Giraffes, antelopes and elephants were all among the beasts braving the freeze after the white stuff hit South Africa over the weekend.

 Giraffes have been captured wandering in a snowy South Africa after the country received a late dusting

Giraffes have been captured wandering in a snowy South Africa after the country received a late dusting

Pictures of the snow covered creatures have swept across social media as viewers marvel at the bizarre scenes.

Kitty Viljoen captured elephants enjoying the snow in the Sneeuberg on the Western Cape of South Africa, where snow hit late last week.

Sneeuberg translates to Snow Mountain and dustings are not unusual across parts of South Africa in the winter, but this cold snap comes particularly late in the season.

She also photographed giraffes in snow in the Karoo semi-desert region.

 Elephants were shown trudging through the snow in images which have swept across social media

Elephants were shown trudging through the snow in images which have swept across social media

 Antelopes were also pictured bounding through the winter wonderland-like surroundings

KATJANA HOSKIN OTT/SNOW REPORT SA – Antelopes were also pictured bounding through the winter wonderland-like surroundings

 Snowfall is not uncommon during winter in the region but this cold snap is particularly late in the season

KITTY VILJOEN – Snowfall is not uncommon during winter in the region but this cold snap is particularly late in the season

Antelope on the Glen Harry Game reserve in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, were also snapped surrounded by white covered vegetation.

Snowfall across parts of South Africa late last week forced the department of transport to close roads across the Eastern Cape due to icy conditions.

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Author: The Millennium Report