Top ChoiceLodging in Kruger National ParkMalaMala Main Camp
While very comfortable, Main Camp doesn't offer plunge pools, throw pillows or chic interiors. And it doesn't care – everything here is about providing ultimate wildlife experiences. Key is the relationship its guides have fostered with the animals over decades (MalaMala was the first photographic safari reserve in the country). At 135-sq-km, it also dwarfs the other reserves. Guests are encouraged to dine with their safari guides at each meal, which promotes even more understanding of the environment, wildlife and South Africa – it also makes activities feel much more personal. Apart from anything else, it's considered one of the best places in Africa to see leopards, with other sightings, Big Five and otherwise, all likely as well.