26 people aboard an Intercape bus escaped relatively unharmed, except for one passenger who sustained slight injuries when their bus ploughed into a herd of cattle on N2 near Palmietvlei.
It is reported about 10 cattle were sleeping in the middle of the road when the accident happened.
At least three cattle laid dead on the road on the aftermath. The one passenger who sustained injuries was rushed to the hospital.
The bus was travelling from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape.
The EC Transport MEC, Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe has expressed deep gratitude that a potentially serious accident was somehow averted but has called on farmers to play their part in looking after their livestock to save people from a similar incident.
A backup bus was dispatched to fetch the passengers and the road was re-opened to traffic after being closed off for about 40 minutes.