They are normally pictured strolling across the sun-baked savannah, so these giraffes seemed bemused to find themselves trudging through several inches of snow after freak blizzards struck their game reserve.
The sudden cold snap also caught out elephants and antelope at the Asante Sana reserve in the Eastern Cape
The reserve is in the Sneeuberg mountain range and it is the middle of winter, but the amount that fell at the weekend is still a rare sight.
Kitty Viljoen, who took the photographs, said the last heavy snowfall was in 2010. The 54-year-old game reserve manager said: ‘We woke up to the snow, and it was a real treat to see the animals in these conditions – I am more used to seeing our elephants swim.