Hannah Simmons, 29, from Croydon: "South Africa is such an amazingly beautiful country from Table Mountain, to the Garden Route to Kruger National Park. The people were so friendly and welcoming and I saw a wide array of wildlife. At one point, in Kruger, we were only a few feet away from a resting lion.
"My favourite couple of nights were spent at a beach front backpackers in Wilderness, a village in the middle of nowhere. We had the best pizzas ever, homemade and cooked in an open clay oven, then spent the night sat round a large bonfire with a couple of cold beers listening to the ocean waves crashing in the distance."