Good times with Jonty

Published: 12th September 2013 08:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2013 08:36 AM   |  A+A-

Former cricketer Jonty Rhodes is excited about his new show, Take Me to South Africa, on NDTV Good Times where he gets to show off his country. The brand ambassador of South African tourism takes four lucky winners (Akshay Chuttar, Tony Joseph, Ashish Limaye and Sahil Dudeja) of a contest on an adrenaline-packed adventure to Johannesburg, Cape Town and thepicturesque Garden Route. Rhodes tells us more about the show and what to try out when we are in the country:

I ensure that this trip remains a once in a lifetime experience for the winners. Besides exploring the innumerable tourist attractions, I wanted my guests to leave with a deeper understanding of the country they visited.

I am currently hosting a travel/fishing show that will be aired around the 2015 Cricket World Cup!  We have just completed the first show, and amazingly, even though I am no fishing expert, I still have the ability to ‘catch.’

You must try Biltong, airdried meat (usually beef), which is savoured nearly everywhere. The other must-eats include Bunny Chow, a hollowed out half loaf of bread, stuffed with curry and Bobotie, which is similar to British shepherd’s pie, but then minced meat is curried and the topping is frothy custard, instead of mashed potatoes.

A lot of Indian tourists opt for customised luxury outdoor activities like private mobile camp safaris, hiring a private yatcht, sailing around the coast of South Africa and taking a gastronomic cycling tour of the Cape in South Africa. You can shop everywhere. At Nelson Mandela Square and Rosebank Craft Market in Jo’burg, at the antique shops, flea markets and art galleries in Cape Town. Don’t miss the shopping experience at the malls and markets of Durban. India is like a second home. I was recently snow-boarding i n Kashmir and loved the experience. Take Me t o South Africa airs every Monday, on NDTV Good Times at 9.30 pm.

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