15/12/2014 06:39 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Winter Sun 2015: Where To Go To Get Away From The Grey

Young British travellers have well and truly embraced the summer staycation, choosing to spend our Augusts in Cornwall, touring the Scottish islands, partying through homegrown festivals like Wilderness and possibly booking the occasional short bank holiday hop over to Berlin or Dubrovnik. But come November, we start to crave a longer, sunnier, more exotic getaway, and that's when certain long-haul destinations really come into their own.

So where's hot in January? Read on for some serious daydream inspiration...

Cape Town's Twelve Apostles mountains and Camps Bay beach

Cape Town
Flight Time from the UK: 12 hours
Yes, it's a long flight, but it's in the same timezone as the UK, which means zero jetlag, a major plus point when you're planning a relatively short winter trip. Nature is the star draw here; in