More often than not, time out on safari involves hours of driving around with very little exciting sightings. Other times, the excitement comes right to you.

A lioness and her three cubs were recently spotted wandering through Marloth Park, a small town bordering the Kruger National Park.

Gerrie Camacho from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) expressed his concern and warned residents to avoid going outside with the predators roaming nearby. Lioness’ are known to be especially aggressive with cubs around.

He told The Lowvelder:

‘The lioness will be very protective of her cubs and can easily turn on humans if she feels threatened,’

He added that MTPA’s capture team would attempt a capture once the animals were in a suitable spot.

Check out footage of the lion family, captured on a security camera by property owner Murray Broad in Tarrentaal street close to the Crocodile River:

Camacho added:

‘MTPA will do its best to see that the lions are removed in a professional operation, but it needs everyone’s support by reporting any sightings immediately, and also by respecting the temporary “no-go” pedestrian areas as indicated by the different security alerts,’