The South African dream has come true for 10 lucky agents who were whisked away on a trip of a lifetime thanks to South Africa Tourism and South African Airways after winning their spot on the famil at South Africa’s Road Show events last October.
The 10 agents from varying agencies across Australia and New Zealand were treated to a 13-day trip visiting some of the most scenic and inspiring locations on offer in South Africa.
The group arrived in trendy Johannesburg at The Maslow before setting off on a quest to spot the Big Five at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge. Cape Town put on a spectacular show with the group getting an aerial view of the Mother City via a helicopter ride, followed by a guided city tour including Green Market Square, Bo-Kaap and Long Street before finishing their day with a stay at the luxurious Table Bay Hotel.
One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve where the group had an exhilarating experience coming face to face with a Great White Shark for the first time after taking part in a Shark Cage Dive operated by White Shark Projects.
Lalie Ngozi, GM Australasia, South African Tourism, said it’s always great to have travel agents experiencing South Africa for themselves.
“We were very proud to be able to host this talented group of industry professionals and showcase South Africa’s diversity so they can see first-hand why it is a world-class tourism product. It is first-hand experiences like these that allow people to truly appreciate the beauty and warmth of our country,” said Lalie Ngozi.
“This trip is all part of our ongoing commitment to our valued partners and I was pleased to hear that for many of the agents this was their first South African experience. It was also pleasing to hear that the overall consensus was that South Africa has amazing value for money and incredible food and culture,” continued Ms Ngozi.