With international borders reopening October 1, 2020, the challenge demonstrated that #SouthAfricaIsTravelReady. Picture: YouTube.com
With international borders reopening October 1, 2020, the challenge demonstrated that #SouthAfricaIsTravelReady. Picture: YouTube.com

WATCH: SA is travel ready and we have the dance moves to prove it

By Travel Reporter Time of article published Sep 30, 2020

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To showcase the resilience of one of the hardest-hit sectors in South Africa, the tourism industry recently answered President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to perform the #JerusalemaChallenge.

From the ocean to the bush, lodges and hotels rallied together and represented the beauty of the South Africa we all know and love.

People from different cultures and backgrounds came together to show, not only their fellow South Africans, but the international community that South Africa has it all: majestic beaches, wildlife in abundance and that touch of magic you will only ever experience when you visit South Africa.

With international borders reopening October 1, 2020, the challenge demonstrated that #SouthAfricaIsTravelReady.

The #JerusalemaChallenge has captured the hearts of many, including soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo and US actor Leslie Jordan.

The star, who has 5.4 million Instagram followers and has become known for posting his comedic videos, especially during the hardest parts of the Covid-19 pandemic, posted a video of himself listening to the song this week.

“Oh boy, I found a song spreading love around the world that has a dance associated with it — and, lets you eat food. It’s called #jerusalema and it’s from South Africa. I love it”, he said in the caption.

In the video, the former “Will & Grace” star said: “I just discovered a song that lets you eat and dance at the same time, now that’s something I can do. It’s a song from South Africa. It puts you in a good mood, makes you want to practise your moves”.

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