Situated in the Mpumalanga province is the most widely known game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park. Home to a vast diversity of wildlife, it is on the list of most first time travellers to Africa. Mpumalanga, meaning ‘the place where the sun rises’, offers spectacular natural diversity and beautiful varied landscapes with many natural and geological attractions – the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window, all within easy reach of the Kruger National Park, or the many unfenced private game reserves dotted along the western border of the Park from the famous Sabi Sand in the south to the Timbavati in the north and many others in between. Here you can indulge in a classic wildlife safari on open 4WD vehicle game drives, away from the crowds, while being pampered in luxurious boutique lodges or under canvas accommodation. Here the ‘Big Five’ are regularly seen with the animals free to wander, as no fencing exists nowadays between the Park and the private game reserves.