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An adult vervet monkey holds a young one (Credit: AP )

An adult vervet monkey holds a young one in the trees at the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

South African safari

The Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the South African town of Hluhluwe, is home to luxury lodges spread over 56,000 acres and seven habitats, from the savanna to the unique sand forest. Rangers take visitors on drives to observe the Big Five (Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino) and other animals roaming freely in protected open spaces.

A lioness walks through the tall grass in
(Credit: AP)

A lioness walks through the tall grass in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

Guests on a game drive scan for wildlife
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Guests on a game drive scan for wildlife at the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

A cheetah wakes up from a nap in
(Credit: AP)

A cheetah wakes up from a nap in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

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Guests and game rangers paddle the Mzinene River
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Guests and game rangers paddle the Mzinene River in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

Sunlight breaks through the clouds at the Phinda
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Sunlight breaks through the clouds at the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

An adult vervet monkey holds a young one
(Credit: AP )

An adult vervet monkey holds a young one in the trees at the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

Black rhinos graze on the savanna in the
(Credit: AP )

Black rhinos graze on the savanna in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

Zebras graze in the Phinda Private Game Reserve,
(Credit: AP)

Zebras graze in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

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An impala scampers over a hill in the
(Credit: AP)

An impala scampers over a hill in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (April 2012)

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