Tourists’ two minutes of terror as furious white rhino charged after them

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TOURISTS on a safari tour were left terrified after being chased by a rhino for over two minutes.

A video has captured the scary moment as their driver attempted to escape.

Tourists were left terrified after being chased by a white rhino
Tourists were left terrified after being chased by a white rhino

Captured by Rian Boshoff, one of the group members, he filmed the white rhino chasing them as they were on safari in Sabi Sands in South Africa.

In the video, the safari jeep drives at speed while the animal pursues the vehicle.

As the rhino growls at the jeep, one of the women repeatedly yells “oh my god”.

Another person makes loud noises at it, trying to scare it off.

After being chased for almost two minutes, the rhino eventually gives up.

The rhino was close behind the speeding jeep
The rhino was close behind the speeding jeep
The driver attempted to escape by weaving through the track
The driver attempted to escape by weaving through the track
Despite coming close, the jeep eventually managed to escape
Despite coming close, the jeep eventually managed to escape

Rian told Mail Online that while the rhino was initially calm, it “suddenly charged” when they drove past.

They explained that their driver attempted to speed off, making sharp turns in a bid to confuse the poor-sighted animals.

The driver eventually shook off the rhino after they made their way back to the main road – before admitting that the rhino has charged the jeep before.

White rhinos are the second largest land mammals in the world, weighing up to 2,500kg (393 stone) and can run up to 50kph (30mph).

According to WWF, they are one of only five species of rhino which are not endangered as they mostly live in protected areas.


Last month, a group of tourists were also chased by a rampaging elephant while on safari in South Africa.

It isn’t clear how long the group were chased for or what the outcome was.

Another woman screamed at an elephant to “please go” after being chased for almost a mile.

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