Yet another car attacked and turned over by an elephant at Sable Dam in Kruger National Park. Please respect the wild. We would like to appeal to the public to be on the look-out for elephant when driving in Kruger Park. Please ensure that you are not blocked by another vehicle when these huge animals approach, so that you can get away quickly when the need arises.
Three tourists escaped with only minor injuries after their vehicle was attacked by an elephant in the Kruger National Park on Thursday 21 August 2014. The tourists, two men and a woman, were on their way to Letaba Rest Camp and stopped at the Sable Dam, which has a sleep-over hide with abundance of animals that gather to drink. The elephant was drinking water on the opposite bank when it decided to cross the dam. In the resulting chaos the animal, of more than five tons – gored the small family sedan and turned it onto its roof. There was a second vehicle present which managed to distract the elephant by making a noise. It turned and went back into the bush. According to the tourists the elephant did not show any signs of agitation prior to the attack. More than 1, 5 million people visit the KNP each year and incidents of this sort are rare but not unheard of. In January Sarah Brooks and her South African fiancé Jans de Klerk, who live in England, made headlines when an elephant attacked them while they were following it. That elephant was shot. This time, there are no plans to hunt the elephant down. It was already gone by the time the rangers arrived. Thank God for that.