South Africa has pipped six other countries to be crowned the world's dream destination.
The crown - conferred by travel and lifestyle social networking community WAYN.com (Where Are You Now?) - confirms the African country as the perfect getaway, whether for group tours or family holidays.
Website organisers compiled the shortlist, which also included Indonesia, Fiji, Dubai, India, Brazil and Turkey.
Some 78,000 votes were counted for all seven of the destinations overall from WAYN members around the world, with 15,300 voting for South Africa.
South Africa's tourism trump cards include sumptuous Durban beaches, Cape Town with its magnificent Table Mountain backdrop, the Winelands region and Kruger National Park, home to the "Big Five", including lions, elephant and rhinos.
WAYN co-founder Jerome Touze told News 24 the competition has reinforced Africa's "immense popularity" as a tourist destination.
He added: "The activity we are seeing correlates with the recent announcement by president Jaco Zuma that the amount of foreign visitors to South Africa has grown by 300%."
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