The heart-pumping feeling of not knowing what’s around the corner on safari, sipping a top quality wine slowly with an expert sommelier, falling asleep to the sound of hippos plodding along the street outside your window: these are South African experiences we all love. And during our digging, we have found yet more awesome must-dos for you.

Find your own reef for a real scuba diving treat away from the crowds, hang out with the locals in a pretty fishing village made of whitewashed cottages, and camp your way through a wild nature reserve before being pampered in a brand new spa set to be one of the world’s best.

So, get off the tourist trail. These trips will have you roaring to go…