One of the most beautiful places on this earth is the Karoo semi-desert, particularly the Tankwa Karoo. It’s the perfect place to sit down and do absolutely nothing (apart from the occasional braai and photography naturally).
One might not notice this not a ordinary hotspot. No, this is a real biodiversity hotspot! If you’re into plants you might actually have something to do since about one-third of the world’s approximately 10,000 succulent species can be found here. Then again, the January average temp is 38.9 °C. So if you’re going to count them all winter time is recommended.