13 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 hockey, you can expect a competition rating of 5 out of 5.

INCLUDED:

  • 10 Nights / 11 Days
  • South Africa: Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Albertinia
  • Departure: London to Johannesburg
    Johannesburg to Cape Town Return:
    Cape Town to Johannesburg
    Johannesburg to London
  • Transfers in a luxury air-conditioned coaches, with a driver as per the itinerary
    – 2 Nights in Stellenbosch at Stellenbosch Hotel or similar
    – 6 Nights in Cape Town at Fountains hotel or similar
    – 2 Nights in Touwsrivier at Aquila Game Reserve or similar
  • Breakfast 10 Lunch on excursions 3 Packed Lunch 0
  • Dinner 10 Post-match refreshments 6 Other 0
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
    – 6 x Pre-arranged hockey fixtures against suitable school or club opposition (includes post-match refreshments)
    – 1 x Professionally-led training session
    – 2 x Self-led training sessions
    – TAG Township Community programme (includes lunch)
    – Table Mountain return cable car
    – Robben Island ferry trip and museum tour
    – Game drives at Aquila Game Reserve
  • 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:

  • Airport taxes of approx. £370.00 per person. Travel Insurance. Passports and visas if applicable. 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 person 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

Assemble at London Heathrow Airport for your international over-night flight to Cape Town, South Africa via Johannesburg.
2

Day 2

Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg collect bags and check in for flight to Cape Town

Land at Cape Town International Airport where you will be met by your TEAM Sports Travel tour representative

Transfer by coach (approx. 35 minutes) to your accommodation (at Stellenbosch Hotel *or similar) and check-in for a 2-night stay on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis

Lunch (for own account)

Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore Stellenbosch

Time to freshen up, evening at leisure

Welcome dinner at hotel (included)

3

Day 3

Breakfast at accommodation (included)

Morning transfer to self-led training session at local school/club

Lunch (for own account)

Transfer by coach to your 1st set of fixtures

Fixture 1 v local school/club

Post-match refreshments

Transfer back to accommodation

Time to freshen up, evening at leisure

Dinner at hotel (included)

4

Day 4

Breakfast at accommodation before checking out (included)

Transfer by coach (approx. 40 minutes) to your accommodation (at Fountain hotel *or similar) and check-in for a 6-night stay on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis

Lunch (for own account)

Transfer by coach to your 2nd set of fixtures

Fixture 2 v local school/club

Post-match refreshments

Transfer back to accommodation

Time to freshen up, evening at leisure

Dinner at hotel (included)

5

Day 5

Breakfast at accommodation (included)

Morning transfer to self-led training session at local school/club

Lunch (for own account)

Transfer by coach to your 3rd set of fixtures

Fixture 3 v local school/club

Post-match refreshments

Transfer back to accommodation

Time to freshen up, evening at leisure

Dinner at hotel (included)

6

Day 6

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.

Lunch and shopping at V&A Waterfront (for own account)

Afternoon at leisure

Transfer back to accommodation, time to freshen up

Transfer to the V&A Waterfront

Dinner at the V&A Waterfront (included to the value of R250.00)

Return transfer to accommodation

7

Day 7

Breakfast at accommodation (included)

Transfer to TAG 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.”

Lunch included as part of the TAG Rugby programme

Transfer by coach to your 4th set of fixtures

Fixture 4 v local school/club

Post-match refreshments

Transfer to the V&A Waterfront

Dinner at the V&A Waterfront (included to the value of R250.00)

Return transfer to accommodation

8

Day 8

Breakfast at accommodation (included)

Morning transfer to professionally-led training session at local school/club

Transfer by coach to Table Mountain; where you will take a five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1 089 meters above Cape Town, explore the summit and panoramic views of the Mother City (activity is weather permitting).

Lunch (for own account) – there is a café on top of the mountain

Transfer by coach to your 5th set of fixtures

Fixture 5 v local school/club

Post-match refreshments

Transfer back to accommodation

Time to freshen up, evening at leisure

Dinner at hotel (included)

9

Day 9

Breakfast at accommodation (included)

At leisure

Time for shopping or explore Cape Town City

Lunch (for own account)

Transfer by coach to your 6th and final set of fixtures

Fixture 6 v local school/club

Post-match refreshments

Time to freshen up, evening at leisure

Dinner at hotel (included)

10

Day 10

Breakfast at accommodation before checking out (included)

Transfer by coach (approx. 4 hours) to your accommodation (at Aquila Game Lodge *or similar) and check-in for a 2-night stay on a full board basis (game drives included)

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to South Africa’s world famous Garden Route Coast. Only 3½ scenic hours drive from Cape Town, this malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life including the Big 5. Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy game viewing in open Landrovers, luxury accommodation and a memorable dining experience in one of our African style restaurants.

Lunch (included at lodge)

Depart on a game drive

Evening at leisure

Dinner at the lodge (included)

11

Day 11

Early morning game drive

Breakfast back at the lodge. After breakfast have the morning to relax and enjoy the game reserve

Lunch (included at lodge)

Depart on a game drive

Evening at leisure

Final Team dinner at the lodge (included)

12

Day 12

Breakfast at lodge

Depart on a game drive

After game drive check out of lodge and transfer back to Cape Town International Airport for your flight back home

Depart Cape Town International Airport via Johannesburg for your flight back to London Heathrow

Overnight flight (On-board dinner and breakfast included)

13

Day 13

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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