For me one of the highlight of a recent holiday to South Africa was an all to short stay at Kariega Game Reserve's River Lodge.

Before going I followed them on Twitter, @KariegaGameRes, to get some idea of what kit I would need to take. It was on their blog at www.kariega.co.za I read about a female rhinoceros called Thandi, the worlds only rhinoceros that has survived a poaching attempt. Its a beautiful story and well worth reading.

My thanks go to Matthew, our very knowledgeable guide who put us in the right place to get these photographs, and all the lodge staff for making our stay so memorable.

Kariega Game Reserve