A hail storm that hit the eastern part of Mbombela in Mpumalanga on Sunday night has left a trail of destruction on houses and vehicles.

Some residents claimed that hail as big as a tennis ball went through the roofs of their houses.

The southern part of the Kruger National Park was also hard hit.

General Manager of the Marula Region, Lucy Nhlapho, says it was chaotic and they had to run for cover.

“It started at 19:37 on the dot. I remember I had just put the car in the garage after seeing the clouds. The thunder and lightning then started. I’m not sure, but in Skukuza now there’s no electricity. We do have big generators now, but I don’t know because it’s dangerous, it’s heavy hail.”

Nhlapho says the whole camp has no electricity.