'I believe that South Africa is the most beautiful place on earth. Admittedly, I am biased, but when you combine the natural beauty of South Africa
with the friendliness and cultural diversity of our people, and the fact that the region is a haven for Africa's most splendid wildlife, then I think
even the most scrupulous critic would agree that we have been blessed with a truly wonderful land. I would like to extend a personal invitation to you
to come and see for yourself the splendour of South Africa. I know that my people will be delighted to welcome you and I think you will be enchanted by
their warmth and hospitality. I am equally sure that you will enjoy our culture, our cuisine and the warmth of our people'.
- humanitarian AIDS campaigner and previous President of South Africa (1994-1999)