Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is South Africa's largest and best known wildlife reserve, but the park itself has restrictions for visitors in terms of having to stay on the tar or gravel roads, the lack of night drives, and accommodation geared more for self-catering. The best accommodation and gameviewing can be found in the private concessions which border the western edge of the Kruger. These tend to be expensive, but are of a very high quality, with some of South Africa's top lodges on offer.
The private concessions offer a superlative 'Big Five' safari experience. You'll see plenty of big game, many smaller animals and a huge variety of birds. The daily programmes at the lodges and camps are all of a similar pattern - early morning and late afternoon game drives, accompanied by a ranger and tracker, in open vehicles. The afternoon game drives usually ends with a 'sundowner' drink at a scenic location in the reserve; sometimes you will continue with a night drive to experience a different selection of animals. Bush walks are sometimes offered after breakfast. Dinners are usually taken around a camp fire, and the arrangements are generally 'all-inclusive' in terms of food and drink (this differs from lodge to lodge).