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South Africanborn awardwinning comedian Urzila

first_imgSouth African-born, award-winning comedian, Urzila Carlson, has been named as the new Australasian Ambassador of South African Tourism, representing the country as part of an ongoing campaign to encourage Australians, New Zealanders and South African expats living in those countries to visit one of the most diverse destinations in the world.Carlson grew up on the Ingwelala Game Reserve, next to Kruger National Park, a few hours from Johannesburg, before arriving in New Zealand in 2008. To mark the start of the ambassadorship, she embarked on a two-week visit to South Africa earlier this month where she travelled from the Northern Cape through to Cape Town, followed by visits to Johannesburg, Soweto, the Kruger National Park and Durban before concluding her adventure in Port Elizabeth. A series of content from her visit will be published on South African Tourism’s social channels.“South Africa is and always will be a very special place for me, so I’m very excited to be sharing my love of the country with others as part of my role as ambassador,” said Carlson.“A lot has changed over the years for the better and many people don’t realise that South Africa has some of the world’s best in food and wine, adventure activities and cultural experiences at incredible value for money for Australian and Kiwi travellers. It feels like I’ve come full circle and can’t wait to encourage others to discover all that this great country has to offer.” @ Table MountainSouth African Tourism’s Hub Head for Australasia, Mosilo Sofonia, said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to announce Urzila as the new ambassador for South African Tourism. Her straight-up sense of humour combined with her South African roots make her the perfect fit to help tell the country’s story to a Kiwi and Aussie audience.”Carlson will also host all five of South African Tourism’s Meet South Africa Roadshows across Australia and New Zealand; evenings promising South African-inspired food, wine and entertainment. The comedian will provide plenty of laughs, video highlights from her grand tour, and facilitate interviews with a panel of top travel operators.Perth – 8 OctoberBrisbane – 10 OctoberSydney – 11 OctoberAuckland – 16 OctoberMelbourne – 18 OctoberRegister for Roadshows HERE.Expat South Africans living in Australia, and their Aussie mates, will also have the opportunity to hear Urzila’s stories as she takes on the role of MC at South African Tourism’s expat events in Sydney and Perth.Carlson will head back to South Africa with her family on a further visit to her home country in January 2019. ambassadorcomediancomedySouth AfricaSouth African TourismUrzile Carlsonlast_img read more