They appeared helpless and tried to ward off the elephant by hooting continuously.
“Park officials responded and rescued the family, taking them to safety. Luckily there were no severe injuries.
“The family is said to be from Mtunzini in KwaZulu-Natal,” said Manzini.
He said while “such incidents are not a common occurrence in iSimangaliso we caution our visitors to always remain vigilant and maintain a 50m distance from wildlife, particularly the big five, as human-wildlife conflicts do sometimes happen since animals are wild and roam freely in the park.
“We are grateful that no life was lost during this incident, and based on investigations there will be no further action taken against the elephant in question.”