I bet you can think of about a million reasons to visit South Africa, but luckily we’ve narrowed it down to five undeniable reasons to check out this breathtaking country. In this fast-paced edit, we’ll hit up SA’s big cities as well as its pastoral hinterlands, we’ll meet some of its diverse inhabitants (of both the two- and four-legged variety), and we’ll capture just a slice of what it’s like to travel South Africa.

So, while there’s a whole pile of arguments for visiting the country, let’s look at five solid reasons you should check out South Africa RIGHT…about…NOW!