There's more to the Kruger National Park than just the wildlife... For example, the journey to get there is pretty awesome. Driving out of Johannesburg, you go through two hours of heavy industry and smog - a reminder that Joburg really is the heart of the South African economy... And then you turn off to Dullstroom and suddenly it's all trees and farms and rolling hills and misty valleys. You have to stop in Dullstroom for Harry's Pancakes - a South African institution :-) if you're that way inclined, Anvil Brewery just on the way out of town makes a mean brew - I love their porter. Now you climb gently along what is confusingly referred to as the northern Drakensberg by some - we just call it the highveld. Your next milestone is Graskop and then you get to some of SA's most famous viewpoint, namely God's Window and the Three Rondavels. A stop at Bourke's Luck Potholes (pictured) is also recommended. Finally, you descend to the lowveld, and now you are in Big 5 country... So make your way to Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa, and get the campfire ready as you listen to the lions' roar.