Rugby Tours to South Africa
A real rugby adventure
A rugby tour to South Africa is a dream come true for teams who take their sport seriously. Our itinerary has been designed to give you top-class training time, unforgettable matches against the very best opposition and amazing memories off the pitch. Begin your tour at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, a professional sports training and preparation environment in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. A few days here will give your players everything they need to focus on their game before heading to Cape Town to take on the local opposition.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Depart UK by flight
Arrive into Cape Town
Transfer to Stellenbosch Academy of Sport
Late afternoon training session followed by first team dinner
Hit the gym this morning for some strength & conditioning training
Refuel with a healthy lunch before making your way to Fixture 1
Transfer to Cape Town and explore the food market at your hotel
Head down to the V&A Waterfront this morning for a day of sightseeing
Head over to the Nelson Mandela Gateway and board a boat to Robben Island Museum
Explore the V&A and dine by the waterfront
Depart for your full day Peninsula Tour incluidng a stop at Boulders Beach for a look at the local residents- penguins!
Evening meal together
Breakfast before you board your coach and head to Langa for a guided township tour
After lunch in the township head to Fixture 2
Eat dinner in Seapoint this evening
Breakfast and then load up for your transfer to Table Mountain
Start off with a guided hike before taking the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway back down
Final dinner in Cape Town
Transfer to Aquila Game Reserve
Check in and lunch before afternoon game drive
Evening meal at accommodation
Breakfast followed by morning game drive
Check-out and transfer to airport
Board flight back to UK
Arrive into UK
Based on 10 day, 7 night tour for 40 members (+4 free places) travelling October 2023. Subject to availability.
- Return flights from UK to resort
- Airport and fixture transfers in resort
- Transfers to all included excursions
- 5 x nights' accommodation in Cape Town including breakfast & dinner
- 1 x nights' accommodation in Stellenbosch on a full board basis
- 1 x nights' accommodation at Aquila Game Reserve on a full board basis
- 2 x fixtures per team with well-matched opponents, based on ability, age and international rules
- Travel insurance
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Tour pennant per fixture & souvenir pennant to keep
- £10 Macron voucher per student
- North Face rucksack for party leader
- Table Mountain Cableway
- Robben Island
- Township Tour
- Aquila Private Game Reserve
- Stellenbosch Academy of Sport
- V&A Waterfront
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Popular places to stay in South Africa
Stellenbosch Academy of Sport
Aquila Private Game Reserve
- Training facilities on site
- Outdoor recreational pool
- Buffet restaurant
- Pool table and table tennis
- Football & rugby pitches
- Lane swimming
- Use the hotels excellent training facilities
- Relax and use the hotel swimming pool
- Enjoy a game of table tennis or pool
- Take to the courts, football and rugby pitches
- 50m from beachfront
- Modern & bright accommodation
- Food market on site
- Short drive to most excursions
- Range of accommodation
- Cafe/Bar on site
- En suite facilities
- Swimming pool
- Enjoy ocean views from the hotels rooftop terrace
- Relax and use the hotels swimming pool
- Visit local restaurants
- Take a short walk to the beach
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From professional coaching to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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What our customers say
Mr Chris Pembridge
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, well organised, good accommodation and really friendly local staff and support.
Mr Owen Roberts
Perfect! Well organised, thoroughly planned itinerary covering everything our destination had to offer!
Canon Slade School
FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Do your hotels comply with our local Authority’s guidelines?
All hotels are audited to standards set by the School Travel Forum (STF), this criteria is based on information and guidance from educational authorities. Whilst local laws and standards have to be taken into consideration, as they may differ from country to country, our standards do not. We are happy to provide copies of our hotel audits should you wish to see them.
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.
Is insurance included with my trip?
Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.
Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?
You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.
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