PARADISE VALLEY NATURE RESERVE, DURBAN
GPS: S 29° 49′ 55.88″ E 30° 53′ 30.43″ | Province: KwaZulu Natal
Don’t spend hours finding parking near the beach when you can spend hours eating boerie rolls on the banks of the Umlilo River to the distant gurgles of a waterfall.
AFSAAL, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
GPS: S 25° 17′ 10.52″ E 31° 31′ 55.78″ | Province: Limpopo
Your midday tactic for life in the bush: 1) Find acacia trees. 2) Partake in dop en tjop underneath them. And the perfect place for this is at the Afsaal picnic spot on the H3 between Skukuza and Malelane. Be on your guard for vervet monkeys. They want your braaibroodtjie as much as you do.
GROENKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, PRETORIA
GPS: S 25° 47’ 38.51” E 28° 12’ 10.63” | Province: Gauteng
Your 4×4 doesn’t see enough action. Parking at Loftus doesn’t count. Load it with your mountain bike and charcoal, and get some much-needed mud on it. Then fire up the coals after a late-afternoon game drive.