Cape Town's Kirstenbosch could well be the world's best botanical garden.
A tour excursion leads a small group into another world in Cape Town.
Check your bags before you leave - these cute critters get in everywhere.
A technical stop at a dune-swamped airport and the anticipation of landing in one of the world's most remote and beautiful destinations.
The only other airline operating non-stop flights between Australia and South Africa is Qantas.
The only thing more spectacular than this safari haven is the wildlife surrounding it.
We inadvertently invade the personal space of a pod of hippos, which erupt in a cacophony of chugs.
The key to a good safari? Remember you are in animal territory.
A country with a dark past, modern South Africa is now a vibrant and exciting country - as seen during the 2012 FIFA World Cup. There is natural beauty in abundance; incredible wildlife experiences in Kruger National Park; and diverse cities such as Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Recent history is not hidden, but acknowledged through places such as the unforgettable Apartheid museum and Robben Island.