ohannesburg, South Africa – On June 26th, Russian Bear jetted lucky winner Nonhlanhla Khanye to Portugal for a Next Level experience at the international Afro Nation festival.


Off the success of 2 iconic limited edition flavours – Blaq Vanilla and Blaq Ginger; award winning Russian Bear hosted Nonhlanhla Khanye and sister Thando Khanye for an all-expenses paid first class trip to Portimão, Portugal.


The international trip, celebrated a NEXT LEVEL campaign that saw winner Nonhlanhla Khanye walk away with a massive shopping experience; a world class spa treatment; 13 course dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant and an elevated VIP experience at the globally acclaimed Afro Nation festival. Nonhlanhla and Thando, proudly represented South Africa as they got to join 50 000 fans on Portugal’s Portimão Beach, Praia Da Rocha.


In a short quote reliving the experience with the winner – Pierre van de Westhuizen, Russian Bear Brand Manager, had this to say, “We are so proud to have delivered a truly NEXT LEVEL adventure for Nonhlanhla in Portugal, where she got to watch the best local and international musicians.”

Speaking more on what this meant for Russian Bear, he went on to add, “We carefully curated this experience to showcase exactly what we are about – premium, quality, and made in Mzansi! Nonhlanhla’s love for our current limited edition Russian Bear flavours – Blaq Vanilla and Blaq Ginger; lead her to win and we were so thrilled to see her take things to the NEXT LEVEL in Portugal at Afro Nation!”


Encouraging everyone to enter in future, Nonhlanhla Khanye shared her excitement on being in Portugal with Russian Bear for Afro Nation, “I still can’t believe I won! Everything in Portugal was amazing! Every detail of our trip was exceptional. From our premium flights, 5star accommodation, Michelin Star dinner, luxurious spa date, to an international shopping spree, and being hosted as VVIP guests at Afro Nation –  it was epic! Thank you again Russian Bear, this was definitely NEXT LEVEL!”


Look out for more exciting launches, collaborations and NEXT LEVEL competitions from Russian Bear.

Take a look at some highlights from the NEXT LEVEL Afro Nation experience here.

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