Tailor-made School Sports Tours to
South Africa

Tailor-made School Sports Tours to
South Africa

Soak up rugged, mountain landscapes, seek out the 'Big Five' on a safari tour and gear up for some seriously professional sporting opportunities. A school sports tour to South Africa showcases a country of extraordinary diversity.

We base our school sports tours to South Africa in Cape Town, around the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain and the country's most visited tourist attraction, the V&A Waterfront.

A well-known rugby Mecca, it's also a strong multi-sport destination and great for netball, hockey and football teams. Your team will also spend some nights at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, a professional sports training and preparation environment used by international sports teams.

When you're not on the pitch or court, fill your days with adventurous activities and cultural experiences, South African style. Head to the summit of Table Mountain, spot exotic wildlife on a safari tour and spend some time at the V&A Waterfront, where shopping and entertainment merge with ocean vistas. Alternatively, hop on a ferry to Robben Island and explore the island's longstanding, multi-layered history. 

With an optional trip down the Garden Route to get your fix of sweeping coastal views, forest trails and game drives, South Africa is the perfect choice for a sports tour with an exotic twist.  

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Available Sports

Football, Rugby, Netball, Cricket, Hockey


Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Long and short-haul sports tours for boys’ and girls’ teams
  • Well-matched, competitive fixtures
  • Highly experienced team of sports enthusiasts
  • Independent Safety Management System Policy that exceeds the STF’s standards
Professional Coaching at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport

Take your team's skills to the next level with a Professional Coaching experience at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, the ultimate environment for aspiring professional athletes and sports teams.

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Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, South Africa

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • Do you DBS (formerly CRB) check your drivers?

    As part of our coach audits, we request that all UK coach drivers are DBS checked by their employer prior to driving on one of our tours. We can request confirmation of your specific driver’s compliance if deemed necessary.
  • What do I need to do to ensure safe travel for my group?

    Information is available from your Local Authority on what is expected from party leaders on a trip. In addition, we are happy to assist you in ensuring that you have all of the necessary information to successfully assess risks and ensure a safe trip for you and your group. Further advice and information can be found on the OEAP National Guidance website.

  • Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?

    Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
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