South Africa Cricket Tour
South Africa Cricket Tour
South Africa is one of the top cricket-playing nations in the World and a firm favourite for a school cricket tour. Within a short drive of Cape Town there are numerous club and school teams, many with characterful club houses and exquisitely manicured grounds set amidst the wonderful scenery of the Western Cape. Our tours combine the opportunity to play competitive fixtures with the chance to explore the spectacular Cape region with its wildlife, mountains, and stunning coastline.
The itinerary featured here is intended to give you inspiration and an idea of what you could do on your tour. Your trip will be created individually by one of our travel advisors to match your requirements and budget.
Flight to South Africa
Flight to South Africa: You depart from the UK for your overnight flight from London to Cape Town. The flight typically departs in the early evening.
Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront
Cape Town: You arrive in Cape Town this afternoon. Your guide will meet you and you transfer by private coach to the V&A Waterfront where you can soak up the atmosphere of the city. The waterfront is named in honour of Queen Victoria and her second son Alfred. You then transfer to your hotel in the Sea Point neighbourhood which is one of Cape Town’s smartest and most affluent, located on the same coastal strip as Clifton and Camps Bay. Dinner will be at one of the numerous restaurants in the vicinity of your hotel.
Robben Island Tour and First Matches
Robben Island: After breakfast you depart to Robben Island to learn about Apartheid South Africa and where you can visit Nelson Mandela’s cell – an experience from cruelty to forgiveness and reconciliation. Lunch options at the V&A Waterfront.
First Matches: In the afternoon you travel to Hout Bay for your first fixtures. An evening meal will be arranged in the colourful and historic Bokaap District to taste authentic Cape Malay cuisine. Back to the hotel after dinner.
Cape Peninsula Tour. Travel to a Game Reserve.
Cape Peninsula Tour: Today you do the spectacular Cape Peninsula Tour. The tour starts along the Atlantic Seaboard travelling through Clifton and Camp’s Bay to the Seal Island boat cruise where you see a colony of Cape Fur Seals. You next travel along the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the most south-westerly tip of the African continent. You have lunch at Cape Point and then continue along the peninsula to Boulders Beach to see the endangered African Penguins.
Travel to Game Reserve: In the afternoon you continue the journey to a Private Game Reserve and conservation project where you spend the night.
Morning Game Drive and Second Matches
Dawn Game Drive: Early this morning you enjoy a game drive to see the animals as the sun rises and when they are at their most active. The reserve is home to the Big Five and you will see lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard.
Second Matches: You then enjoy breakfast at your lodge before returning by road to Cape Town where, in the afternoon, you have your second matches.
Table Mountain and Third Matches
Table Mountain: This morning you take the Cable Car up to the top of Table Mountain. From the top you will be able to enjoy a birds’ eye view of the city and Cape Peninsula.
Third Matches: In the afternoon you have your third and final matches
Two Oceans Aquarium. Afternoon flight home
Two Oceans Aquarium: This morning you visit the fantastic Two Oceans Aquarium to see the marine life from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. There are sharks and stingrays as well as numerous colourful fish and other sea creatures.
Flight Home: In the afternoon you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.
Arrive Home: Your flight arrives back home today.
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If you are planning a tour with us, we can arrange an inspection trip so you are able to familiarise yourself with the destination and conduct any risk assessments your school may require.
Support on Tour
Many tours travel with a full-time guide who will look after your group in the destination, and you will always be able to contact our UK office which is manned 24/7.
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