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“There are many postings going out showing giraffes, antelopes and elephants in a snow covered terrain,” says reader David Johnson. “They call it a dusting but it appears to be 3 to 6 inches actually. Very weird looking.”
Kitty Viljoen captured elephants enjoying the snow in the Sneeuberg on the Western Cape of South Africa, where snow hit late last week.
According to posts about the photos, dustings of snow are not unusual across parts of South Africa in the winter, but this cold snap came particularly late in the season.
She also photographed giraffes in snow in the Karoo semi-desert region.
I don’t know how true the above story is. However, the South African Police did close some roads due to snow, which leads me to believe that this is not a hoax.
#sapsEC Warning: Both Wapadsberg R61 between Cradock and Graaff Reinet and Lootsberg N9 Middelburg to Graaff Reinet have now been closed due to snow and hazardous road conditions. SW
Thanks to David Johnson, Jimmy Walter, Craig Adkins , Chris von Duering, Patric and H.B. Schmidt for these links