Have you herd about the time a buffalo walked into a bar?

“A buffalo walks into a bar” sounds like the start of a bad joke but a couple got the shock of their lives when precisely that happened.

The buffalo behind the bar

The buffalo behind the bar

Elzet Ferreira, 34, was in the bar at Hlosi Game Lodge celebrating her 12th wedding anniversary with husband Charl, 34, when a Buffalo bull casually strolled in.

The thirsty buffalo clearly got its watering holes mixed up when he sought solace in the bar at the game reserve in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Temperatures at the game reserve reached 36C that day (March 6) and the buffalo appeared to be in search of shade and refreshment as it made its way behind the bar.

After getting over the initial shock Elzet from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, managed to capture these humorous images.

The buffalo behind the bar

The buffalo behind the bar

Describing the unique experience Elzet said:”I was at the reserve for my anniversary weekend with my husband.

“At first the buffalo came close to the pool where our children were swimming.

“It’s the only spot where the fences aren’t there so that animals can drink there.

“I got the kids out of the pool and the buffalo actually slipped and fell in the pool.

“What surprised me was how relaxed he was and happy to have fallen into the water, when he climbed out, he climbed out on the wrong side.

“It was a very old bull, completely relaxed, just inquisitive.

The buffalo outside

The buffalo outside

“He climbed over the decking, wondered around, very curious and when he saw people in the bar he strolled inside.

“He walked through the door way into the bar area in a curious fashion but cautious not to bump into anything.

“My husband was in the bar and called me in, he was literally an arm’s length away from us.

“He wasn’t distressed, he wasn’t dangerous, he wasn’t in any danger, he just strolled in.

“He sniffed around for a brief period and then left out of another door without damage to himself or the bar.


“He was then safely ushered back into the game reserve grounds.

“I just found it funny, what better way for the bull to spend a sweltering hot day than go for a swim and a drink at the bar.”