We had finished our volunteer anti-poaching for the day and were invited on a game drive through Dinokeng Game Reserve, the only free roaming big five game Reserve in Gauteng. As we drove down the road we heard a breaking of branches in the distance. An entire herd of elephants was bearing down on our vehicle as we were right in their direct path across the dirt road. Our driver deftly put the land cruiser into reverse and out of the oncoming path of the trampling giants. We watched them in awe as they rambled across the road in all of their terrifying beauty and brute power.