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Written by: Chris and Sharon van Niekerk

It was late afternoon and my wife and I were travelling on the H4-1 road in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, about 10km from Lower Sabie, when we saw three lions.

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They were sleeping but we decided to stop and spend some time with them in the hope that something interesting would happen.

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All of a sudden the lions were alerted by something but we couldn’t see why. Then we heard buffalos and became excited at the prospect of seeing some action unfold.

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The lions gave chase and at first the buffalo ran away, but then they stopped and, in a turnaround of events, they started to chase the lions instead!

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In the process of their escape, the lions reached the tar road while the buffalos maintained their distance and started to cross behind the red car pictured below.

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To our amazement two elephants then started to cross the road as well. We couldn’t believe our eyes, nor our luck at capturing three of Africa’s Big Five in one photo!

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