"Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, takes some beating."
I spend a good chunk of my day imagining being somewhere else. Don't get me wrong - I love my hometown of Auckland, New Zealand (almost too much, according to some people) - but there are so many places in the world I have yet to explore. My ideas for my next trip seem to change constantly - from Asia to Europe to America and back again - and I only hope that one day, I will be able to visit them all. South Africa is a country I've been intrigued by for some time - possibly because so many of my friends and colleagues hail from there. It is a country of stunning diversity - from blistering Kalahari Desert, Durban's epic surf breaks, Cape Town's Table Mountain and Kruger National Park’s savannah. Although South Africa's apartheid history is ever-present, South Africans remain "some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous folk you’ll encounter anywhere".