An elephant died after being hit during an accident between two vans on Wednesday evening.
The crash happened on the R71 in Gravelotte, Limpopo.
Limpopo transport and community safety department spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene said a white Toyota LDV and a white Toyota Hilux LDV, one of which was a police van, were involved in the accident.
"Five people, including the two drivers, sustained minor injuries. [But] there were no fatalities," said Chuene.
Kruger National Park spokesperson Ike Phaahla said he was unsure if the elephant was from the park.
"I can't say where the elephant was coming and where it was going. There are a lot of nature reserves around the area, so it could be from anywhere. I can't, therefore, say if it's from our park," added Phaahla.
The police were unavailable for comment.