11 Days
Duration
South Africa
Destination

With our dedicated teams based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, TEAM Sports Travel is second to none in tailoring tours to South Africa. With the love of sport exhibited by the country and its passion, in particular, for rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis, swimming and waterpolo, we are in a great position to tee up the best fixtures for your group. Add the diverse cultural and sightseeing opportunities, together with the strength of the Pound against the Rand and you have a perfect touring option. South Africa is a country on the southern most tip of the African continent. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

BEST TIME TO TOUR:

South Africa is the ideal place to visit for pre-season training, taking advantage of the summer months of February to April for cricket and the winter months (which are warmer than the UK!) for other sports like hockey and rugby.

STANDARD OF FIXTURES:

With regard to cricket, you can expect a competition rating of 5 out of 5.

INCLUDED:

  • NIGHTS / DAYS 10 Nights / 11 Days
  • DESTINATION/S South Africa: Cape Town, Hermanus, Wilderness, Albertinia
  • FLIGHTS
    • *Based on Emirates flights Departure: London to Cape Town
    • (via Dubai) Return: Cape Town to London
    • (via Dubai)
  • OTHER TRANSPORT Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned coach, with a driver as per the itinerary
  • ACCOMMODATION – 5 Nights in Cape Town at Never@Home Hostel or similar
    • 1 Night in Hermanus at Windsor Hotel or similar
    • 2 Nights in Wilderness at Wilderness Hotel and Spa or similar
    • 2 Nights in Albertinia at Garden Route Game Lodge or similar
  • MEALS 10 x Breakfasts 4 x Lunches 10 x Dinners
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinners daily
    • Dinners to the value of R250.00 per person
    • Lunches to the value of R100.00 per person
  • SPORTING CODE Cricket (1 team: 11 – 13 years)
  • FIXTURES – 4x Fixtures vs local club/school (includes post-match functions)
    • 1x self-led training session per team
  • EXCURSIONS – TAG Rugby community township tour (includes lunch)
    • Table Mountain return cable car
    • Robben Island ferry trip and museum tour
    • Full day Cape Point tour (includes lunch)
    • Cango Caves standard tour
    • Safari Ostrich Farm guided tour
    • Minimum of 3 to 4x game drives
  • TEAM SPORTS REP. Full liaison between the group and TEAM Sports for the duration of the tour. (Services of a TEAM Sports representative to stay with the group throughout)

EXCLUDED:

Travel Insurance. Passport/Visa fees if required. Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/ itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a personal nature. Any other services not mentioned.

AREAS TO VISIT AND THEIR MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Cape Town – Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from where there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbour and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson
  • Pretoria – Pretoria (Tshwane), in Gauteng Province, is the administrative capital of South Africa. Known as “Jacaranda City” for its thousands of jacaranda trees, it’s also home to universities and government buildings. The semicircular Union Buildings encompass the president’s offices and hosted Nelson Mandela’s inauguration. Nearby is the Voortrekker Monument, honouring 19th-century Afrikaans settlers from the Cape
  • Stellenbosch – Stellenbosch is a university town in South Africa’s Western Cape province. It’s surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. The town’s oak-shaded streets are lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Cape Dutch architecture gives a sense of South Africa’s Dutch colonial history, as do the Village Museum’s period houses and gardens.
  • Garden Route – The Garden Route is a 300-kilometre stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay
1

Day 1

AFTERNOON

  • Assemble at London Heathrow International Airport for your international over-night flight to Cape Town, South Africa
2

Day 2

AFTERNOON

  • Arrive at Cape Town International Airport where you will be met by your TEAM Sports Travel tour representative
  • Transfer by coach to your accommodation (at Never@Home Hostel *or similar) and check-in for a 5-night stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Late afternoon self-led training session to get the blood flowing.
  • Time to freshen up

EVENING

  • Dinner at local restaurant (included to the value of R250.00 per person)
3

Day 3

MORNING

  • Breakfast at accommodation (included)
  • Transfer to Table Mountain where the group will take the 360-degree revolving cable car to the top

AFTERNOON

  • Lunch on top of Table Mountain – there is a café (for own account)
  • Transfer by coach to your first set of fixtures
    • (includes post-match function)
  • Fixture 1 v local school/club
  • Transfer back to accommodation to freshen up

EVENING

  • Dinner at hotel/local restaurant (included to the value of R250 per person)
4

Day 4

MORNING

  • Breakfast at accommodation (included)
  • Transfer to TAG Rugby Township Community Programme (includes lunch)
    • The TAG Rugby Programme helps give children further incentive to come to school and to get involved in sport. However the programme is not just about sport, it’s about helping develop and grow healthy individuals who will be active contributors to building a healthy community and society. This is in line with the association’s mission which is to “connect people and cultivate an unbreakable team spirit both on the sports field and in the hearts of our nation.”

AFTERNOON

  • Lunch included as part of the TAG Rugby programme
  • Transfer by coach to your second set of fixtures(includes post-match function)
  • Fixture 2 v local school/club
  • Transfer back to accommodation to freshen up

EVENING

  • Dinner at hotel/local restaurant (included to the value of R250 per person)
5

Day 5

MORNING

  • Breakfast at accommodation (included)
  • Depart for a full day Cape Point Tour including Seal island boat cruise, Chapman’s Peak, entry to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach to view the famous penguins
    • Note: Bring swimming costumes, towels, sunscreen and water for the trip

AFTERNOON

  • Lunch included as part of the Cape Point Tour in Simon’s Town
  • Transfer back to accommodation
  • Time to freshen up, evening at leisure

EVENING

  • Dinner at hotel/local restaurant (included to the value of R250 per person)
6

Day 6

MORNING

  • Breakfast at accommodation (included)
  • Transfer to V&A Waterfront for your Robben Island return ferry trip and guided museum tour (activity is sea and weather permitting)
    • The group will get to visit all the various heritage sites that reflect the Island’s longstanding multi-layered history, such as the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.

AFTERNOON

  • Lunch (for own account)
  • Transfer by coach to your third set of fixtures
    • (includes post-match function)
  • Fixtures 3 v local school/club
  • Transfer back to accommodation to freshen up

EVENING

  • Dinner at hotel/local restaurant (included to the value of R250 per person)
7

Day 7

MORNING

  • Breakfast at accommodation (included) before checking out
  • Check out and transfer to Hermanus (approximately a 2 hour transfer)
  • Check into Windsor Hotel *or similar for the night on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

AFTERNOON

  • Lunch (for own account)
  • Rest of the day at leisure to explore the small town on foot. Every year from June – November the whales come into Walker Bay. Hermanus is known as the best land-based whale watching town in the world

EVENING

  • Dinner at local restaurant (included to the value of R250 per person)
8

Day 8

MORNING

  • Breakfast at accommodation (included) before checking out
  • Check out and transfer to Wilderness (approximately a 4 hours’ drive)

AFTERNOON

  • En route stop for lunch (own account)
  • Check into Wilderness Hotel and Spa *or similar for the next 2 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Transfer by coach to your final set of fixtures
    • (includes post-match function)
  • Fixtures 4 v local school/club

EVENING

  • Dinner at hotel (included to the value of R250 per person)
9

Day 9

MORNING

  • Breakfast at accommodation (included)
  • Transfer to Oudtshoorn for the day
  • Visit Cango Caves for a standard tour
    • 29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lay the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo – the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.

AFTERNOON

  • Transfer to Safari Ostrich Farm for lunch (own account)
  • After lunch do a guided tour of Safari Ostrich Farm
    • Ostrich Farm Tours is an unforgettable experience on Safari Ostrich Farm. During the tour where you will learn more about these remarkable birds and their fascinating nature. Your guide will explain every aspect of ostrich farming, from breeding to rearing.

EVENING

  • Dinner at local restaurant (included to the value of R250 per person)
10

Day 10

MORNING

  • Breakfast at hotel (included) before checking out
  • Check out and transfer to Albertinia for your big 5 game experience

AFTERNOON

  • Lunch on arrival (included)
  • Check into Garden Route Game Lodge * or similar for your 2 night stay on full board basis
  • Enjoy a late afternoon game drive to explore the wild and the big 5

EVENING

  • Return to lodge for dinner (included)
11

Day 11

MORNING

  • Early game drive followed by breakfast at hotel (included)

AFTERNOON

  • Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the lodge facilities
  • Lunch at lodge (included)
  • Late afternoon game drive

EVENING

  • Return to the lodge for dinner (included)
12

Day 12

MORNING

  • Early game drive followed by breakfast at hotel (included) before checking out. *game drive is dependent on departure flight

AFTERNOON

  • After breakfast check out of hotel and transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight back home (approximately a 4.5 hour drive)
  • Depart Cape Town International Airport for your flight back to London Heathrow

EVENING

  • Overnight flight (On-board dinner and breakfast included)
13

Day 13

MORNING

  • Arrive safely at London Heathrow Airport

You will be sent a copy of our ‘Safety Management System’ (SMS) with any proposal / quote that we send to you.  This will provide you with all the information you require to understand how we prepare for and plan your tour, to ensure health and safety at the forefront of our planning and a systematic approach is followed. If you would like a copy of this document in advance of this, please call our team on + 44 207 402 3708.

It is our responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with the health and safety advice for any destination that we feature on our website.  We feel the best way to do this to ensure that all information is the most up to date, is to provide you with the following web links:

Health, Safety & Entry Requirements: FCO South Africa

Health Advice: Travel Health South Africa

Fit for Travel South Africa

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