I have been sent to visit the South African offices for a month and yes it really is that dangerous over here.
Colleague 1: Dont use a mobile phone outside, you will get killed.
At a restaurant
Colleague 2: Last time I was here, 5 masked men came in. We had to hand over our jewellery, money and mobile phones.
Danger aside Richards Bay is stunning, the wildlife incredible. Though luck has it I bought the UK weather with me. All clouds and thunderstorms. The local people are friendly, I have learnt to say Dankie (Afrikanns) and Ngiyabonga (Zulu). Food is 5 parts meat to 1 part veg and I have an intense craving for Chinese food and soup.