Rippling across the equator for nearly 5000km, Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands.
South Africa receives plenty of swell from Antarctic lows and is surrounded by the ocean on three sides. It's 3000 km coastline has a 270 degree swell exposure, offering up fantastic surf. This coastline is swept by two major ocean currents, the warm south-flowing Mozambique-Agulhas Current and the cold Benguela, and every coast is pounded by surf throughout the year.
South Africa is an exhilarating and complex country. With its post-apartheid identity still in the process of definition, there is undoubtedly an abundance of energy and a sense of progress about the place. Travellers are returning to a remarkable land that has been off the trail for way too long. The infrastructure is constantly improving, the climate is kind and there are few better places to see Africa's wildlife.