The other day my friend suggested I watch a video that a travel blogger posted on social media. The video showcased some of South Africa’s diverse beauty- and if you have not already been here, you would have been enticed to book your trip to our country.
Another friend thought differently. She asked why people would choose to visit South Africa when there were other iconic sights across the globe.
That comment irked me, knowing that South Africans like my friend would think twice about local travel because they believe there are better places out there. Having been to a few countries, I can safely say that there is no place like home.
South Africa is one of the most wondrous places I have travelled - from the stunning shores of Cape Town, the historic Mpumalanga to my home province of KwaZulu-Natal that offers everything from beach, bush and adventure.
While there are many who would gladly swap a local holiday for an exotic destination abroad, there are others who love exploring South Africa.