Number 1 on anyone's list is probably Kruger National Park - its what we're famous for, after all! And it truly is amazing. Bear in mind though, you are not going to the zoo, so having a "checklist" that you want tick off might end with you being disappointed. Rather approach every sighting as a new, exciting opportunity - hopefully for a great photograph, and definitely for creating memorable moments. Stay safe, don't do anything that places you or the animals in danger, drive slowly. Make sure you are carrying lots of drinks in the hot summer, as it can be quite a distance between rest sites - and also bear in mind that this also means a long time between toilet stops!
Number 2, well, I would be remiss if I didn't put Perry's Bridge Reptile Park in here! I won't say anything else, everything you need to know is right here on the website and you can always contact us if you have any further questions!
Number 3 - did you know that Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world, and the largest green canyon? That makes it an absolute must-see - though visibility is affected by weather so look for a beautiful clear day if you want a beautiful clear view - and WHAT A VIEW it is! There are lots of stops along the way, including Burke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, The Pinnacle. The little town of Graskop is home to the famous Harrie's Pancakes, a great (but busy) lunch stop, and historic Pilgrim's Rest is just a stones throw away.
Number 4 - on the subject of geological formations, Sudwala Caves is on the other side of Sabie, and is set in beautiful surroundings. The tours leave every half hour, you will be accompanied by an informative guide, and the formations in the cave are spectacular. There is also a dinosaur park on site which is great for kids!
Other things to do....
Skyway Trails, an aerial cable trail through the forest, as well as a fun rope course right next door to us!
Induna adventures and Nkosi river rafting - two adventure specialists (think rafting, quads, horses, ziplines....)
Elephant interaction - two operators! A few people comment that it is an expensive activity - but it is such an incredible experience that you should try to fit it into your budget.
And....having just returned from the Cape, where a shark experience with 32 other people set us back R1300 each, I think the prices charged locally here are in fact, very reasonable!
And on that note, hope to see you here soon :)