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Family car in Kruger National Park smashed by stampeding buffalo

South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park can be navigated using personal vehicles, which makes impromptu animal sightings a fairly frequent occurrence. Although these tw0 YouTube videos depict a little more than a simple “sighting.”

The initial video was filmed by the car behind’s dash cam, and shows a Volkswagen Polo sedan slowing to a stop to let a herd of buffalo cross the road. After the buffalo passed the car, it trundles forward slightly, which was probably the worst decision in hindsight.

Spooked by two male lions, the herd storms back across the road and into the car, now parked in their previous path. The Polo, thanks to the animals’ immense strength, is pushed off the tarmac, and suffers quite a bit of cosmetic damage. “Smashed” is how the video describes it.

Note, the VW Polo weighs about 1200kg.

Uploaded last week Friday, the video has racked up more than 170 000 views at the time of writing, and is currently trending on YouTube South Africa.

But that’s not all

This weekend, a new video was posted showing the reverse angle of the incident, and it’s arguably a lot scarier, depicting the two lions coming within inches of the damaged car, as well as the sheer force of the animals as they brushed past it.

We should mention that the occupants of the car wasn’t hurt, as noted by the owner of the below video, Penny Osborne. The video is also currently on YouTube South Africa’s trending list, racking up just over 103 000 views at the time of writing.

Have a look at the ridiculous power of nature below.

Author | Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter

Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every now and again. More

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