3 top bush breaks

Indulge in breathtaking beauty under the African sun at one of these game parks.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Where: Kruger National Park
Website: www.sabisabi.com

Situated in the southwestern section of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi is the ideal bush retreat. This private game reserve is home to ample wildlife, including the big five (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant) and 200 native species, that roam freely in a natural environment. With experienced and highly-skilled trackers accompanying you on day and night safaris in an open safari vehicle both on and off road, and with accommodation that exemplifies luxury, a stay at Sabi Sabi is bound to exceed your expectations.

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Where: Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal
Website: www.pakamisa.co.za

With luxury accommodation, abundant wildlife, a gourmet restaurant, well-stocked bar, library, pool, terrace and conference facilities, Pakamisa has a lot to offer. Situated on the plateau of the Pakamisa Mountain overlooking the Swazi kingdom, visitors can choose between game-drives, horse safaris and guided walks; take in the beautiful sunrises and sunsets; have fun around a campfire; or enjoy sundowners basking in the awesome African ambience.

Aquila Private Game Reserve

Where: Southern Karoo Highlands, Western Cape

Set in the beautiful Karoo, Aguila boasts gorgeous land features, 4×4 and horseback safaris, quad biking, bushman paintings dating back to over 10 000 years ago, a conference centre, salt-water swimming pool, rock Jacuzzi and an impressive array of wildlife (including the big five), ample birdlife and diverse flora and fauna. For something special, visit the cheetah enclosure for an intimate and educational look at these beautiful creatures.