Face-to-face with a hungry leopard

Camping couple says tough rooftop tent on their bakkie and '30 punches' saved their lives

24 March 2024 - 00:00

A retired SAA pilot and his wife survived an attack by a leopard while camping in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park by beating it off with fists, a book and even a mineral water bottle, but they thank the durability of the rooftop tent they were sleeping in for saving their lives...

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