Being the third largest wildlife conservation park in South Africa, its reputation proceeds itself. Seeing so many incredible animals in the wild with nothing but a car door in between them and me was a humbling experience. I could go on about its history, what I saw and how I felt, but I believe the pictures do it more justice than my words ever could.
While we were there, we stayed at the beautiful Umlambo River Lodge. It was about a half hour from the park, tucked away between the citrus farms and nestled right on the river. The bungalows smelled of freshly picked oranges, and the mosquito netting around the bed was romantic yet practical. Whether you want to stay a night or week, the bungalows were well stocked for both--complete with plenty of rusks to go around. A lovely breakfast was included and afterwards you could take the kayaks out for a morning paddle.