A trip to South Africa would not be complete without a visit to a Game Reserve and South Africa has many to offer.

Game drives generally take place around sunrise and sunset, when game is most active, so a fleece or sweatshirt is recommended - as is neutral coloured, cotton clothing and sunhat.  Remember to take binoculars with you and twice as much film as you anticipate using!  Anti-malarial precautions should be taken, so consult a doctor before leaving home. 

None is more renowned than the Kruger National Park, which boasts not only a highly developed infrastructure but also impeccable hospitality and a phenomenal concentration of game.
With most lodges and camps situated around water-holes, excellent game viewing is a distinct reality, and you may be lucky enough to view some, if not all, of the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino) during your stay and with no fences between each private reserve's boundaries, game wanders freely around the park.  About the size of Wales, a stay of minimum 2 nights is recommended.
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa's oldest private game reserves and is situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park.  Wildlife abounds and there is a good chance of viewing the 'Big Five'
Mala Mala Game Reserve comprises the largest tract of privately owned 'Big Five' game land in South Africa with a 20 mile unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park.
The Rhino of Hluhluwe-Umfolozi
The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park is one of the oldest and most prestigious of the South African game parks. Located 280km north of Durban, this 960km² wilderness has a warm and moist climate. Credited with bringing the white rhino from the brink of extinction to flourishing numbers, it is also home to the big five. The Umfolozi and Hluhluwe reserves were joined in 1989 through the Corridor Reserve and cover a vast and interestingly diverse landscape. It is also known as one of the sanctuaries of the black rhino, taking it from near and certain extinction to more than 2000. More than 400 bird species have been recorded here. Additional activities to game watching are wilderness trails, which offer the ultimate wildlife experience.