South Africa is home to the Big Five and a wide array of animals species found across its reserves, oceans and skies. One of South Africa’s most famous safari destinations, Kruger National Park, is one of the world’s greatest wildlife- watching destinations and is the perfect habitat to all of Africa’s iconic safari species, including lions, elephants, giraffes and rhinos.

In Cape Town, hailed as the ‘Mother City’, you can find the iconic Table Mountain, while being just a stone’s throw away from the world-class winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Located in the Kwazulu-Natal, Durban is now even more accessible for UK travellers with the launch of British Airways’ first ever direct flight from Heathrow in October 2018. For years keen surfers have been drawn to its perfect breaks, off-shore winds and laid back coastal vibes, but now it’s placing itself firmly on the map as one of Africa’s top oceanfront cities. The city’s proximity to game reserves and the Drakensberg mountains make it a fantastic gateway to the region’s nature and wildlife for adventure travellers.

To experience South Africa’s rich history, head to Johannesburg, a city which has seen an incredible culture awakening over the last 10 years, and is host to a number of the nation’s defining historical moments.