South Africa: Beautiful beyond all singing

We are a warm people living in a beautiful country.

(Image: Marco Derksen, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

(Image: Marco Derksen, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

(Image: Marco Derksen, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

(Image: Marco Derksen, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

We dance, we celebrate the joy of life. (Image: Annette Lyn O'Neil, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

We dance, we celebrate the joy of life. (Image: Annette Lyn O’Neil, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

Pantsula in Gauteng. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Pantsula in Gauteng. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The colour of the Ndebele. (Image: Steve Evans, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

The colour of the Ndebele. (Image: Steve Evans, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

We are a country of 52 million stories.

The tradition of the Xhosa. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The tradition of the Xhosa. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

We have our own superheroes. (Image: Joe Stump, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

We have our own superheroes. (Image: Joe Stump, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

And people who have lived through it all. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

And people who have lived through it all. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

We want to share our pride in our sports teams, our love of being together, the natural beauty of the world we live in.

We’re free to be whoever we want. (Image: Teymur Madjderey, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

We’re free to be whoever we want. (Image: Teymur Madjderey, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

We are early mornings. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

We are early mornings. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

And late nights. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

And late nights. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Big sky country in the Karoo. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Big sky country in the Karoo. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The heavens are our theatre, Sutherland Obcservatory. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The heavens are our theatre, Sutherland Observatory. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The wonder of nature underground, Cango Caves. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The wonder of nature underground, Cango Caves. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

And the green vistas of Magoebaskloof, Limpopo. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

And the green vistas of Magoebaskloof, Limpopo. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

We’re a country that lives close to nature. (Image: Chris Hutchins, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

We’re a country that lives close to nature. (Image: Chris Hutchins, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

(Image: Chris Hutchins, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

(Image: Chris Hutchins, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

We are curious, all of us. (Image: Teymur Madjderey, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

We are curious, all of us. (Image: Teymur Madjderey, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

Our sunsets are magical. (Image: Club Med, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Our sunsets are magical. (Image: Club Med, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

So are our big cities. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

So are our big cities. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

You can go fishing a thousand times before you find yourself surrounded by beauty like this. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

You can go fishing a thousand times before you find yourself surrounded by beauty like this. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

We will share our warmth, the good times we share with our extended families.

Its great wines. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Its great wines. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

And a feast fresh from the sea. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

And a feast fresh from the sea. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The colours of Muizenberg. (Image: Marco Derksen, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

The colours of Muizenberg. (Image: Marco Derksen, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

Cape Point. (Image: Chris Hutchins, CC BY_NC_ND 2.0, via Flickr)

Cape Point. (Image: Chris Hutchins, CC BY_NC_ND 2.0, via Flickr)

You can fly through trees. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

You can fly through trees. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Or ride the Apple Express. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Or ride the Apple Express. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Or just wait for the world to come to you. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Or just wait for the world to come to you. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Here in South Africa you get to look out over the world. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Here in South Africa you get to look out over the world. (Image: SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

We want to tell the stories of our success and the better world we are creating.

Sunset in Johannesburg. (Image: Kool, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

Sunset in Johannesburg. (Image: Kool, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

Join us at the bottom of Africa. (Image: Marco Derksen, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

Join us at the bottom of Africa. (Image: Marco Derksen, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)