Makakatana Bay

The only private lodge on Lake St Lucia in this coastal World Heritage Site – not Big 5 but an amazing variety of habitats for wildlife – forest, marine estuary & coastline. Explore by vehicle or boat. Fresh and airy styling. Great to combine with a more traditional inland reserve.

KwaZulu Natal

I like this area for the variety of habitat for wildlife – forests, plains, mountains, wetlands – and it’s close to unspoilt beaches for a safari & beach combo. Downside is reserves are smaller, so the herds are smaller, and denser vegetation can make sightings more difficult. Camps are very comfortable, with pools, a/c and the lux trimmings. Malaria is on the decline here and some reserves are malaria free. South Africa.