A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said.
"There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion did come through the window and bite the lady," Scott Simpson, operations manager of The Lion Park venue told Talk Radio 702.
"The ambulance arrived quite soon, but the lady had passed away."
The 22-year-old woman and another American tourist were travelling through the park, northwest of South Africa's biggest city, with their car windows open.
The second tourist, a man, suffered serious injuries while trying to save the victim who was sitting in the car passenger seat.