It was during lunch in Skukuza at a restaurant overlooking the Sabie River listening to the teeth-grinding, mind-numbing monologue of the woman sitting next to me that I was hit with the sudden realization of how lucky I am to live in this country. Whilst the said woman bemoaned the ‘state’ of the nation at the top of her voice, making the crocodile-infested river seem suddenly appealing, I forced myself to focus exclusively on the scene in front of me.
Where else in the world, four hours outside of a major city, can you have lunch at a restaurant overlooking a river where a lone bull elephant comes to take a dip in front of you, accompanied by a Hippo and a bloated crocodile? With the Sunday papers in front of me screaming headlines of doom and gloom: Zuma, the NPA, Julius Malema, Crime, Elections and all the concerns of daily life in South Africa for that perfect moment seemed extremely unimportant. For those few minutes I breathed in the beauty of my surroundings and focused on all that is awe-inspiring in South Africa, which no place else in the world can offer.
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