Cape Town - The strange thing about elephants is that - despite being so large - they're actually surprisingly quiet and have the uncanny ability to disappear and reappear without too much fanfare. Unless, of course, they feel like it.No wonder they're known as the phantoms of the forest. Guests at Singita Serengeti House in Grumeti Reserve, Tanzania recently had a taste of these gentle giants' knack for making a haunting appearance out of nowhere. Without any warning, a herd of elephants just rocked up on their lawn, started sampling water from the pool and enjoyed sweet mouthfuls of surrounding shrubs and trees. The guests managed to capture the incredible close encounter on video.Check it out below:Visitors to Singita Serengeti House from Singita on Vimeo.Come join our travel community! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, hang out with us on Google+, snap away on Instagram and share your inspiration on Pinterest.Or subscribe to our newsletter for weekly updates on the latest NB travel news.