I'll be heading off to South Africa in a couple weeks... I'm doing some safari tours for my aunt's company out there indefinitely.

No idea what to expect.... I'm white and I'm a small framed girl. My brother lived out there for a few years and I've heard some ummm.... interesting... stories. I want to shoot the hard stuff, like the poverty, but of course it's probably a bit dangerous...

Is it as bad as they say? Worth the risk? I was considering hiring a bodyguard...

Anyhoo any advice/stories about South Africa or spots to check out would be totally appreciated! Cheers!