South Africa offers the opportunity to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) across most of the country, as well as the chance to sample excellent grape in the Cape regions of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Constantia. The beautiful city of Cape Town, with its lively nightlife and breathtaking mountains, is definitely not to be missed. In terms of accommodation, the B&Bs in the country are second to none, and the cuisine is fresh and vibrant.
Fly direct to Cape Town with South African Airways from Dhs4,700 return. www.flysaa.com.