South Africa is the perfect location to hone your team’s sporting skills, stand before animals in their natural habitats and learn about the country’s troubled history. We can customise your sports tour to suit your students: opt for more training sessions in world-leading facilities, more safari drives, or choose to play fixtures in other locations in South Africa. Here’s a sample sports tour in South Africa at a glance:
- Days 1-3 in Port Elizabeth: Kariega Game Reserve, beach, fixture
- Days 4-5 in Knsyna: Bloukrans Bungy, Knsyna Elephant Park, fixture
- Days 6 in Oudtshoorn: Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cango Caves
- Days 7-8 in Stellenbosch: training session, fixture
- Days 9-13 in Cape Town: hike Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula, fixture, Robben Island, watch a game at Newlands Stadium
Sports offered in South Africa: rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, football, tennis, golf & others
Destinations offered in South Africa: Durban, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Stellenbosch, Cape Town
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Port Elizabeth
Land at Port Elizabeth airport and transfer to your accommodation in the city. Begin your journey into South Africa by exploring the “Windy City” by foot. Learn about urban regeneration projects, historic buildings and wander through souvenir shops.
Day 2: Kariega Game Reserve
Discover South Africa’s incredible wildlife as you embark on a game drive through the Kariega Game Reserve. This reserve offers a chance to view the Big 5 – the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard – as well as many other animals, so make sure you bring binoculars!
Day 3: Beach Day
Port Elizabeth is a popular holiday destination because of its beaches. Take advantage of the region’s sub-tropical climate and year-round pleasant weather as you lounge on any of the city-side beaches.
After a relaxing morning, get ready for the first fixture of your trip. Every fixture is expertly matched by our sports specialist, who researches your team, your team’s past matches and prospective opposition teams.
Day 4: Knsyna
Follow the Garden Route to Knysna. On the way, stop off at the Bloukrans Bungy, the highest bungee from a bridge in the world. Alternative detours include a visit to a free-flight bird sanctuary and free-roaming monkey sanctuary.
Arrive at Knysna and check into your accommodation.
Day 5: Elephant Park
Visit the Knsyna Elephant Park to learn about why conservation of these vulnerable animals is so important.
Compete in your second fixture.
Day 6: Cango Caves
Transfer to Oudtshoorn. First up, head to the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Here, marvel at cheetahs, lemurs and wallabies. Visit the ranch’s website to see their “wishlist”: a list of items they need to take care of the animals but that they can’t get hold of in South Africa.
After lunch, travel back in time at the Cango Caves. Learn about cave paintings and artifacts from prehistory, and wonder at the 4,500-million-year-old stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 7: Stellenbosch
Take the coach to Stellenbosch.
Check into your accommodation and get acquainted with the town, which is the second oldest in South Africa.
Day 8: Fixture
Walk in the footsteps of professional athletes with a training session at Stellenbosch Academy, a professional sports training centre. This high-performance centre boasts state-of-the-art facilities, expert sports coaches and leading sports scientists.
Now you’ve brushed up on your skills, compete in your next fixture.
Day 9: Table Mountain
Transfer to nearby Cape Town.
Once you’ve settled into your accommodation, hike up Table Mountain, an iconic South African landmark that overlooks Cape Town.
Day 10: Cape Peninsula
Enjoy a day trip to the Cape Peninsula. First on your tour, visit Boulders Beach to view thousands of African penguins. Move on to the Cape of Good Hope for baboons and ostriches, before finishing with fish & chips in Hout Bay.
Day 11: Robben Island
You’ve worked on your teamwork and sporting skills over the past two weeks. Now it’s time to put it to the test with the final fixture of your tour.
Take a tour of Robben Island, the prison that closed in 1996 after the end of apartheid and imprisoned Nelson Mandela for 18 years.
Day 12: Newlands Stadium
Tours Newlands Stadium, the second-oldest rugby stadium in the world, and Newlands Cricket Ground, overlooked by the Table Mountain you climbed a few days before.
Watch a rugby or cricket game to finish off your trip.
Day 13: Home
It might be home time, but it’s not over. The teamwork and sporting skills you’ve developed will follow you back to the pitch at home!