Welcome to South Africa, we offer the finest big game safaris money can buy. Get up close and personal with all sorts of wild animals, including the Big Five. We even offer walking and cycling safaris in certain game reserves. Lots of fun and incredibly memorable experiences.
But none of these safaris are as extreme as the one you are about to witness in this video below. This unbelievable footage was captured by Team Jeep rider Travis Walker, riding behind his teammate Evan van der Spuy in the Albert Falls MTB event in Kwazulu Natal this weekend. This must rate as the most outrageous footage ever captured on a GoPro camera. Evan survived and is now fine, thanks to a good helmet, but was probably quite concussed and must have felt like he had just played in a rugby test against the All Blacks for 80 minutes, after literally being tackled off his mountain bike by a leaping Hartebeest! Watch the video here.
Here are some of Evan’s comments after the incident, from his Twitter feed: