Nicknamed "The Rainbow Nation", expect South Africa to be a bright, colourful melting pot of people, cuisine, architecture and landscape. A lively cityscape along with abundant wildlife and a romantic wine country make this a destination not to miss.

From Cape Town, we get isight into the cultural diversity, wandering through the cobble-stone streets and bright-hued 17th century houses of the Bo-Kaap suburbโ€”the oldest in South Africa whose community has origins from Indonesia, Batavia, Malaysia, India and Africa. Hearing stories of the country's past helps us understand how it came to be, so we take you to the historic Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was famously imprisoned, perhaps sitting for a talk with the prison guard he befriended during his time there.

Explore the beautiful beaches and watch the sun set and the streets come alive with trendy restaurants and bustling markets. A short drive out of the city and you'll find yourself in South Africa's beautiful winelands. A temperate coastal climate and crisp weather allow for the efflorescence of the local grape. Drive past oceans of vineyards, notably in Stellebosch, where we stop by several wineries to sample delicious blends. And of course, we don't miss hopping into a jeep and heading out into the untamed wilderness that is Kruger National Park. Here, we spot, amongst others, the famed Big Five, and settle into beautiful tented camps come nightfall.