South Africa is a diverse and interesting country to visit. Combine natural beauty, wildlife and sunshine with a rich heritage and passion for sport and you have a fantastic sports tour destination.
Consider South Africa for cricket, football, hockey, netball and rugby. You will find great opposition and a warm welcome for touring teams. The quality of the coaching is excellent and matched by a high standard of facilities.
- Direct overnight flights and the same time zone
- Assured weather for winter tours
- A rich sporting heritage
- High standard of opposition across all sports
- Varied choice of downtime activities
- Extensive social and cultural, educative opportunities
- The option to visit Zimbabwe
We have extensive experience delivering sports tours in South Africa. With our knowledge of the country, we are able to create comprehensive itineraries to help teams get the most from their time here. We also work closely with the likes of Multiply Titans and North-West Cricket, Potchefstroom, which means we can offer cricket training camps to South Africa for schools and clubs like no other UK-based tour operator.
Alongside your sporting focus, there is fantastic opportunity for varied excursions. These include visiting a township, a trip to the Apartheid Museum or Zulu cultural village and experiencing time on a game reserve.
All tours by Sporta are tailored to meet the requirements of each school and club we work with and also vary according to the sport. To give you an idea of how a sports tour to South Africa could look, here’s a sample itinerary for a cricket tour to Cape Town:
Day 1 – Arrive at Cape Town International Airport where you will be transferred to a local club for a training session (with breakfast en-route). Check-in to Hotel Graeme and wander down to the V&A Waterfront for lunch. Evening at leisure and an early night!
Day 2 – Transfer to a local school/club for your first fixture. Match 1 vs local school/club. Post-match function and return transfer to hotel.
Day 3 – Transfer to your full day Peninsula Tour. Travel to the village of Hout Bay and enjoy a 45-minute boat cruise to Duiker Island, taking in the breathtaking scenery of the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and the Sentinel Mountain from the boat.
Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and take the funicular ride to Cape Point to see the view where the two currents meet. Travel to Simon’s Town, nestled in the False Bay, where you will enjoy a set menu lunch.
In the late afternoon, visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach where you can view African Penguins in their natural habitat.
Return transfer to your hotel after this full day tour.
Day 4 – Transfer to a local school/club for your second fixture. Match 2 vs. local school/club. Post-match function and return transfer to hotel.
Day 5 – Transfer to local club for a morning training session, then to Camps Bay for lunch and afternoon beach time before returning to your hotel for dinner.
Day 6 – Transfer to Table Mountain for a morning cable car ride to the top of this iconic viewpoint. After lunch transfer to a local club/school for your third fixture. Match 3 vs a local club/school. Post-match function and return transfer to your hotel.
Day 7 – Free day and opportunity for some beach-time and/or a trip to a shopping mall.
Day 8 – Transfer to a local school/club for your fourth fixture. Match 4 vs a local school/club. Post-match function and return transfer to your hotel.
Day 9 – Optional overnight visit to a safari camp.
Day 10 – Day of departure. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your homeward flight.