Jonty Rhodes said he was delighted to partner with South African Tourism to promote South Africa in India © Getty Images

New Delhi: Apr 1, 2013

Former Protea cricketer Jonty Rhodes has been named as the brand ambassador of South African Tourism in India.

Commenting on the announcement, Jonty said, “I am extremely delighted and thrilled to partner with South African Tourism to promote my beautiful country in India. My home country is every traveler’s dream-come-true as it offers enormous possibilities to have the holiday of their lifetime.

“I am looking forward to encouraging more Indians to visit South Africa to discover the abundance of unique and awesome experiences offered by the destination to suit varied needs and desires.”

Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager, South African Tourism, India added, “Jonty has a huge fan-following, his credibility, stellar cricketing career and love for travel, adventure and South Africa, makes him the ambassador of choice to promote South Africa’s varied and exciting tourism experiences in a growing market of Indian travellers.”

South Africa has enjoyed double digit growth from the Indian market for the last five years with the numbers increasing substantially each year, a satement from South African Tourism said.