The Famous Big Five

Elephant | Leopard | Lion | Rhinoceros | Buffalo

Originally used only by hunters, the term 'Big Five' refers to five of Africa's greatest wild animals - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

As during the bygone hunting era the term "Big Five" still conjure up the romance and excitement of Africa's exotic destinations and experiences.

Imagine watching the sun set over the horizon whilst you capture the moment of a pride of lions stalking their prey. Watching a buffalo strolling to a water hole with strength and size that makes it more likely to kill a human than any other mammal.

The rhino, which is almost extinct, with its extraordinary horns and bad temper. And the leopard with its beauty and remarkable speed and skill to hunt.

Many travellers regard a visit to South Africa as incomplete without having spotted, and perhaps photographed, the Big Five.

The Big Five - legends of the wilderness which have become synonymous with Africa.

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Big Five Game Parks
Kruger Park
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Madikwe Game Reserve
Addo Elephant Park

Big Five Private Reserves
Sabie Sand Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Timbavati Game Reserve
Kapama Game Reserve
Thornybush Game Reserve
Balule Nature Reserve

African Wildlife Experience
Highlights include a visit to a Zulu Village, game viewing in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve including a night drive and a boat cruise on St Lucia Lake.

Great Wildlife Expedition
Visit The Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga as well as the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal which complement each other splendidly in terms of habitat and wildlife.

Kruger Park Explorer Safari
Four-day safari into Kruger Park, based at a luxury private Lodge with exciting 4x4 Game Drives plus visits to God`s Windows, Potholes, Waterfalls & Pilgrim`s Rest.