Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park
It covers 960km of beautiful hilly landscape where the Big Five and many other animals roam free. The park is especially known for their white rhinos. This particular species is saved from extinction due to a successful breeding program that has been set up in the park. Both the black and white rhino live in the parks of KwaZulu Natal but the chances of spotting a white rhino during a game drive is as good as guaranteed. Unfortunately we did not see a black rhino during our trip. Maybe, even hopefully, you will have better luck on yours!
Kruger National Park
During our stay, we chose a combination of both. With our own car we discovered southern Kruger and spotted many animals including giraffes, elephants and a group of lionesses.
When is the probability of spotting the ‘Big Five’ the greatest?
In terms of season, your best chances to see animals are during South-African winter (June-September). The lack of leaves on the trees will make your field of vision much greater. Moreover, temperatures are cooler and the animals need less cooling off.