Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park
‘Big five’ spotters take note – Kruger isn’t the only place in South Africa where you can tick off safari’s blockbuster draws. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi (try saying that after a few of the Cape’s Chenin Blancs) is Africa’s oldest park and saviour of the white rhino. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi was established to protect the white rhino, and their numbers here – around 1,800 – mean that sightings nowadays are virtually guaranteed. Lions and leopards may be relatively rare (nighttime drives are the time for them), but the sight of buffaloes and rhinos taking an early morning mud bath wallow has got to be the wildlife highlight here.