In the upper northeast portion of South Africa lies one of Africa's biggest game reserves, Kruger National Park. This massive area (19,485 square kilometers/7,523 sq miles), which covers rivers, plains, valleys, marshes, and more, is home to a wide spectrum of fascinating animals. Think of the glossy, Hollywood version of Africa, with its elephants and lions and rhinos, and you're only scratching the surface. There are many camps and private lodges that will allow you a night in the park, as well as classic safari experiences waiting to happen.
We suggest perusing the official website and, if you aren't the self-driving type, find a tour package that will suit your needs.
Note:If you book a stay with a tour company in South Africa, chances are that Kruger is on the agenda. If you want to delve a bit more off of the beaten path, check out the handful of much smaller nature reserves and game parks in close proximity that still have the same range of creatures, like Selati and Sabi Sand.