The video shows the apparently inebriated safari guide, running towards an elephant before falling over and attempting to run back the the jeep.

The elephants appears to be about to charge itself before the man rounds on him and charges again, sending the elephant running off in the opposite direction.

The man’s friends react with jubilation and he is seen high-fiving a fellow worker on his way back to the group’s vehicle.

It is not know when the incident occurred although the Singita Game Reserve which operates lodges in the park said it had investigated the incident and had discovered that the man in the video was one of its employees.

“The guide involved is no longer employed by Singita and further disciplinary procedures are in progress with regard to others involved,” the company said.

“We cannot stress enough that the behaviour displayed in this video completely contradicts Singita’s guiding ethos and values towards conservation and wildlife preservation,” Singita said.