The Hamiltons camp out on a safari holiday

Christine and Neil Hamilton have recommended that people camp out during a safari holiday in South Africa.

Reporting in the Daily Mail about their experiences in the country, the celebrity couple described their pleasure at "falling asleep to the sounds of the bush and the gentle roar of the lions".

They visited the Kapama private game reserve in the first part of their South Africa holiday, where they were able to spot four of the big five game in just one morning, as well as giraffes, zebras, impala, warthogs and exotic birds.

"Only the leopard evaded us. But we persevered and our patience was rewarded on our final morning, when we found a contented creature a few hours after she had made a kill," they added.

The Hamiltons then went on to explore Cape Town and said that any visitor to the city should take a boat ride to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was prisoner for 18 years.

They also urged travellers to explore South Africa's wine region, as well as taking in afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, which "retains an air of distant Empire glory".