Take it from someone that lives here, RSA is fine. Like any country, we have our issues. But media love to sensationalize whatever they can get their little hands on. Are there farm attacks? Yes. Is there crime? Yes. But Unless you go driving through Alexandria at 2am by yourself, you should be fine. I'm obviously biased, but it's easily the most beautiful country I have seen. From Mountains, to desert, to thick bush to some of the most mesmerizing coastline you will every see. There's something for everyone here. The people are truly amazing, for the most part. Just a few idiotic extremists on either side who make it their business to try ruin things for everyone else.