There are 20 national parks in South Africa, and you’ll encounter plenty of them along the Garden Route. In Addo, you’ll have the chance to meet African elephants at Addo Elephant National Park – a protected habitat where they’re free to behave as they would in the wild.
You’ll also have your chance to see the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, African buffalo) at the Amakhala Private Game Reserve.
And if you’re looking for something a little more unique (and definitely more cheeky), may I present to you… Monkeyland, an organisation that helps to rehabilitate formerly captive monkeys, where you explore a dense forest on foot and even tackle a 128-metre-long rope bridge – all with adorable monkeys for company.
This story originally appeared on Contiki