This was about 20 years ago - my mom and dad had a Golf GTi where we could put the back seats down totally to make a big nice viewing area for me.
I was sitting right in the back looking out the rear window, eating snacks and drinking juice.
Driving on the Sabie river road to Lower Sabie we had a nice sighting of the impalas and the resident baboons on their way back to their tree for their evening sleep;
back in the days they still quite regularly hitched a ride on the bonnet or roof of the cars and when I heard a little non threatening noise above me
I really truly did not expect to have a massive baboons face 2cm away from mine flat on the back window....
Needless to say the snacks and drink was all over my dads seats and I was safely on my moms lap in the front seat within a second crying my heart out.
Tey never knew what happened until an hour or so later when they got me to calm down and explain and they off course had a good laugh
Another time about 3 years ago my SO and I was staying at Lower Sabie in the lux River front Tents; we were fast asleep when a BIG BIG bang right next to us woke us up (ok well it felt like right next to my pillow) so peeping out of the mesh windows we saw our metal bin next to our stairs had fallen over and that was all we though of it so went to bed.......silly us
all good wasn't it.
The next evening we had a late`ish night enjoying the fire and surroundings and river on a clear night, not wanting the same noises to disturb us, we opted to earlier that day move the bin to a more stable area on the grass a bit further away.
So on my way to throw away the scraps of our dinner "in the bin that is now a bit further away",
I was just making my way down the steps of our tent turning the corner to see in the dim light of our tent and my flash light a hyena trotting my way
a scream and a few good old Afrikaans words gave him a fright and I don't know who kicked up the most dust.... ( I made the most sound for sure!)
So my SO handed with his Mag light and a stick
showed alot of bravery and got our trash thrown away and we had a good nights sleep once the tiredness and adrenalin wore off