The term “Big 5” has become synonymous with five of the most sought-after game animals on the African wildlife spectrum: the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. Previously used exclusively by hunters, the term has entered into popular culture and spotting the “Big 5” has become a rite of passage for international and local visitors alike. The Garden Route provides a window of opportunity for visitors to see these majestic animals in their natural habitats. A number of world-renowned game lodges, wildlife reserves and safari destinations can be found along the Garden Route, each providing a truly unique experience that is suitable for the whole family.