When 3 Huge Lions Surround Tiny Car

These tourists were lucky enough to get up close to two very curious male lions, and live to tell the tale!

These safari-goers found themselves in a position that many dream of while on safari – their car attracted the attention of two curious male lions who spent some time rubbing themselves against their car.

This close-up sighting was captured by 24-year-old, Candidate Attorney, Simone van Schalkwyk, while on a game drive near Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park.

Simone tells the story: “We had gone out on a very early morning game drive, as the only thing I wanted from our trip was to see big male lions. After passing some buffalo dung we carried on driving and then we saw these beautiful male lions walking in the road – finally, we had found them!”

“The lions were lying in the grass right next to the road and slowly got up – showing a lot of interest in our car, they came right up to my window looking right at me and even rubbed themselves against the bonnet. The emotions were unreal and slightly mixed, I was filled with excitement as well as a bit of fear seeing these male lions up close.”


“I love the bush and visit quite often but I have never experienced anything like this before. I am so lucky and blessed to have witnessed a lion look me straight in the eyes!”

“We spent quite some time with the lions and after a while, the lions lost interest and we carried on.”

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