The Kruger National Park
When you think big game, South Africa's world-famous Kruger National Park will inevitably spring to mind. It's one of the world's great game parks - a wilderness area covering some 1 962 400ha - that's the size of a small country like Wales.
It's the oldest and the largest of South Africa's national parks with a staggering variety of different soils, vegetation, geology, trees, animals and birds. You'll be sure to spot many of the 147 mammal species (including the Big 5) plus over 500 bird species. There are also 116 reptile species and 34 amphibians.
Accommodation is plentiful - ranging from camping sites, huts, bungalows and safari tents to luxury family houses. But book well in advance to ensure you get what you want.
Any time of year is good but in winter when the bush is dry and the vegetation low, game is easier to spot as it is forced to use water holes. But in summer, when it can get very hot, the bush is at its loveliest and you'll see lots of baby animals. If you're a birder, summer is when the migrants are back, so keep your binoculars and bird book at the ready.
But no matter what season, you certainly won't be disappointed with an amazing unique wildlife experience.