Jonty Rhodes flies flag for South Africa holidays

South Africa holidays are being given a cricketing twist, as the country tries to attract more visitors to its shores.

Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes is swapping his whites for the rainbow nation's colours as he flies the flag for his home country overseas.

Part of his work will involve travelling back to South Africa to take part in some of the best activities and experiences on offer to tourists.

He will then use social media to report back, with the focus on the growing Indian market.

Rhodes is currently the fielding coach for the Mumbai Indians and South Africa Tourism hopes the former test player can inspire the "cricket-crazy nation" to book holidays in South Africa.

"Jonty himself has volunteered to help us promote the destination in India given his passion for travel, adventure and South Africa," said Hanneli Slabber from South Africa Tourism.

South Africa is a fantastic destination for cricket fans, with a visit to Newlands in Cape Town a highlight of any trip to the city.