A group of tourists on a safari were shocked when they were confronted by an angry elephant that burst into their car by smashing through a window.
The 5-ton monster terrified German tourists in South Africa, forcing them to make a hasty retreat from the dangerous situation.
The unusual encounter was captured on video by one of the tourists.
German tourists were watching a group of elephants cross the road when they were at.tacked
Two large males appeared from the bush fighting each other with their tusks
One of the pugilists apparently noticed the tourists and started heading toward them
The five-tonne elephant lumbered over to the holidaymakers and appeared furious
The at.tack was caught on camera by one of the safari-goers from inside the car
The tourists started to worry when the elephant towered over their car
The Germans were on safari in Kruger National Park in search of wild animals at the time of the incident.
They came to admire a herd of elephants, including a young one, as they crossed the road.
However, two massive males then emerged from nearby foliage locked in a fierce fight.
Without warning, one of them broke off from the tussle and charged toward the tourists’ van.
A panicked woman inside tried to pull open a window to keep the animal out, but this proved futile.
The elephant easily smashed open windows, showering passengers with shards of glass.
One woman tried to wind up her window to keep the elephant out but it was no use
The elephant swung its trunk and smashed through the window of the car
The moment the elephant’s trunk hits the window, shattering it and sending glass flying
In the video, frantic holidaymakers can be heard shouting ‘go, go’ to escape the vicious elephant.
At that point, the tourists managed to get out and avoid serious injuries.
The terrifying at.tack should serve as a reminder to anyone who goes on safari that even the most peaceful-looking animals can in fact pose a danger in the wild.
The German tourists beat a hasty retreat after the visit from the elephant
The scene from out of the window in the aftermath of the elephant incident