Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Reserve is where the old Zulu kings used to hunt, and more recently was the location for the project that ultimately saved the white rhino from extinction, one of the most successful conservation stories ever. At 96,000 hectares, the reserve is vast, and home to pretty much every species of indigenous game, including the Big Five, although lions and leopards are harder to spot than in the private reserves as vehicles are not allowed off-road here. Hilltop Camp is a sprawling affair, the 69 cottages spread out through fenced grounds. The rooms are simple, with basic furnishings and self-catering facilities. There is a shop in the camp for essential foodstuffs, and a restaurant if you don’t want to cook for yourself. The parks board run game viewing walks and drives from the camp, and there is the option of self-driving as well.