South Africa's collection of luxury five-star lodges are far removed from the basic tented affairs of years gone by and a stay in one offers so much more than the opportunity to spot the ‘The Big Five’; lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard. Our safari lodges cater not only for couples, but for honeymooners and families too.

‘Safari’ literally means ‘journey’. And a journey here takes you to some of the world’s premier game viewing. Best known is Kruger National Park, so big that even with 1.5 million visitors a year only five percent is ever affected. Its wildlife is easily accessible too, especially in private reserves such as Sabi Sand in the west and the Timbavati.

Prefer scenery to safari? Head for the Mpumalanga and the Panorama Route, with astonishing landscapes and the magnificent Blyde River Canyon – the third largest in the world; an ideal base is White River; a small town perfectly placed for the Panorama Route – and a journey you’ll always remember.