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  • South African Tourism’s “Take me to South Africa” contest gives you a chance to trip-trot with Jonty Rhodes

    Published on March 21, 2013

    If you have always marveled at Jonty Rhodes’s agility on the field and nursed a secret desire to meet him, ever wondered what it would be like to have Jonty as your holiday host & guide? Well, fantasize no more as South African Tourism announces “Take me to South Africa” contest with Jonty Rhodes.

    South African Tourism is calling out to all you travel buffs, adventure junkies and tech geeks in India above 18 years of age, to log on to www.takemetosouthafrica.com, and answer some  easy contest questions to win an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa. You could be one of the four lucky winners who get to pack your bags for an all-expenses* paid holiday to South Africa with Jonty Rhodes.

    Those shortlisted will be invited by South African Tourism for the final selection process in April 2013.  Four lucky winners will fly off to South Africa for 15 days, with Jonty Rhodes as their special guide & host on the trip. The contest is open till 31st March 2013.

    Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager, South African Tourism, said, “South African Tourism is extremely excited about this never done before contest as it gives us an opportunity to flaunt things we love the most – our country and ofcourse, Jonty! For an adventurous traveler, there is nothing quite like South Africa- it is definitely a world in one country. From our magnificent wildlife, iconic beaches, adrenaline pumping adventure activities, to our world-class cities, shopping, nightlife, food & wine, the chosen winners will be on the front lines of some amazing, unforgettable travel experiences with their favourite cricketer Jonty Rhodes.”

    Popular South African cricketer, Jonty Rhodes said: “I am extremely delighted and thrilled to partner with South African Tourism to be a part of this exciting contest. My home country, South Africa is every traveler’s delight and adventure seekers have enormous possibilities to have a holiday of their lifetime. I am looking forward to accompanying the four lucky winners to South Africa to showcase the exceptional and varied experiences that my country has to offer to Indian travellers. So, all you travel junkies, participate in this contest and come discover Sunny South Africa with me.”

    “Through this unique contest, we aim to woo and create some buzz with the Indian travel and adventure enthusiasts. Incidentally, adventure travellers are one of the fastest growing segments across the world and we have also seen a huge increase in the uptake of adventure and high adrenaline activities by Indian tourists in South Africa. Our ‘Take me to South Africa’ contest in one of the many initiatives planned for this year to widen our reach across various travel segments in India” added Hanneli Slabber.

    SA Tourism has partnered with NDTV Good Times to capture the exciting South African sojourn of the four lucky winners and Jonty Rhodes. The contest will also be promoted on Facebook.com, twitter.com and yahoo.com by the tourism board.

    According to the latest arrival figures of November 2012, South Africa has received 97,664 Indians visitors between January and November 2012. During the same period in 2011, South Africa saw 82,700 Indian visitors which is an increase of 18.1%.


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