South Africa is a beautiful country blessed with wonderful surroundings.
This is according to former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev and his comments may offer encouragement to those planning South Africa holidays.
Dev was in the nation to take part in the latest World Cricket Legends match, which features 12 ex-professionals from India and South Africa.
Held at Kwazulu-Natal's Phinda Private Game Reserve, the group played out a match on a pitch usually inhabited by the big five game – rhino, buffalo, cheetah, lion and elephants.
Dev was taken in by the experience and stated: "This is an amazing country, which I really love visiting."
He added the whole experience had been a "treat and pleasure" as he got the opportunity to take in some of the scenery on offer.
Sean Tipton, spokesman for ABTA – The Travel Association, recently stated the nation is set to be popular in 2012 as people get ready to book their summer trips.