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Giraffes and elephants traipse around in SNOW after freak blizzards hit South Africa

Giraffes, antelopes and elephants have been spotted traipsing around in the snow after freak blizzards hit South Africa.

The animals – much more used to the heat – were pictured braving the snow over the weekend.

Pictures swept across social media, with many fascinated by the unusual scenes.

The cold snap came late as the Karoo region of the Western Cape moves into spring and parts of the country experienced up to 25cm of snow.

Kitty Viljoen shared stunning video footage of the white stuff falling as elephants appear to shelter under bare branches.

Giraffes have been spotted wandering around in the snow

Elephants have also been seen out in the cold snap

Stunning images capture giraffes in the snow in South Africa

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Shocked social media users have been commenting, with one saying "I can’t believe it" and another adding "Well have I ever?!"

Antelope were also seen by webcams in the Glen Harry Game reserve in Graaff-Reinet on the Eastern Cape, the Evening Standard reports.

The animals are much more used to warmer conditions

People have been fascinated by the images on social media

Images of animals usually in the heat have been shared online

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A forecast by Snow Report SA for Western Cape over the weekend read: "Today, we are seeing light snowfalls possible across all the high peaks from West to East.

"Some heavier falls are expected over the Swartberg and Outeniquas where overnight snow has already fallen, and could continue through to the early hours of Saturday morning."

Temperatures are set to remain at below freezing for large parts of the country this week as spring gets off to a slow start, according to reports.

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