Go in search of whales, lions, and even penguins in intriguing South Africa. This blissfully sun-washed country is big on safari, but you can also drive the lush Garden Route or tour its gorgeous vineyards. Visit Johannesburg for an introduction to the country’s tumultuous story, and admire its varied architecture. For a wilder trip, try one of our coastal hotels, or a game lodge that plants you right in the wildlife reserve. We’ve found plenty of luxury and boutique hotels in South Africa, so you can choose your perfect escape.