A group of safari-goers were given the fright of their lives when a lioness managed to open their car door with its teeth as they were driving past.

In the video, the family begin to panic as while they are driving through a safari park, one of the lions leaves its pride and approaches the car. They begin to slowly drive away, only for the lion to open the car door with its teeth.

The passengers scream and quickly slam the door shut before speeding off away from the wild cats. One of the female passengers can then be heard saying: "Oh my gosh, I didn't know they could do that."

Joshua Sutherland, who along with his two sisters Kaylene and Cindy was visiting his parents serving a mission in South Africa, posted a video of the extraordinary incident to YouTube.The video has now received over 90,000 views.