Ever been lying in bed at night and the sound of rats scurrying around in your ceiling sounds more like an elephant trodding along? Well for guests at a hotel near the Kruger National Park it was just that.

A video shared on Latest Sightings’ Greater Kruger Facebook page shows a large elephant on top of the the roof of the Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. The hungry pachyderm snacked peacefully on a nearby tree, while taking in the view from the top.


According to Latest Sightings, Earth Lodge is built into a natural slope. This would have made it easy for the elephant to have wondered onto the roof, without realising its elevated position. Apparently it’s not this large bull’s first ‘dance on the ceiling’ either!