Barker College, from Hornsby Australia, sent their rugby team and staff on a tour of South Africa. Their tour commenced in Johannesburg, where they had a fixture against King David High School. They also visited the Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, the Rhino & Lion Park and enjoyed a tour of Lesedi Cultural Village. The group headed to Port Elizabeth where they played against Grey High School before making their way through the magnificent Garden Route to Cape Town. In Cape Town, the group played matches against Settlers High School, Westerford High School and Strand High School. They also visited iconic sights such as Table Mountain, Robben Island and Cape Point. While in Cape Town, they also had an opportunity to visit a local school which Barker College continually contribute to as part as their community development. After all the matches were completed, the group flew back to Johannesburg where they spent 2 nights at the Pilanesberg National Park and enjoyed game drives through the African bush. On their final night in South Africa, the group dined under the African skies at a boma dinner at their camp.
Cornwall Hill College will be sending their U13 hockey and netball girls to Cape Town in April 2016. There will be 22 players and 4 staff members on tour. They will be playing 4 matches each against Sweet Valley Primary School, Somerset College, Bridge House School and Sun Valley Primary School. They will have some free time between matches to explore the beautiful sights of Cape Town which includes a visit to Robben Island, Table Mountain, Two Oceans Aquarium, Boulders Beach and the Cheetah Outreach Sanctuary.
The Hellenic Primary School from Harare, Zimbabwe sent their U13A hockey girls on tour to KZN in April this year. They travelled from Zimbabwe on Saturday, 09 April 2016 to Durban where they were accommodated for 7 nights. They played in a series of matches against Winston Park Primary School, Lynford School, Treverton College, St Mary's DSG and even a development game. Their tour also included a few training sessions with a top KZN hockey coach. There was also some time for them to enjoy the sights that Durban has to offer with a visit to uShaka Marine World, the Natal Sharks Board and lots of beach time. The Hellenic Primary School returned to Zimbabwe on Saturday, 16 April 2016.
Lochinver House School and St Hugh's School from the United Kingdom teamed up to come on a rugby tour to South Africa in April 2016. They started off their tour in Cape Town with matches against Langa Development teams and Gardenia Primary School. Sightseeing in Cape Town included the infamous Robben Island and one of the wonders of the world, Table Mountain. They then travelled to KZN where they enjoyed a cultural experience at Shakaland followed by a stay at Hluhluwe Game Reserve. The group then headed to Durban for their next matches against Felixton Prep School and Ashton International College Prep. The final match of the tour was played against Unika Primary School in Johannesburg before the group headed to Sun City for 2 nights before returning to the UK. The touring party consisted of 35 students and 3 staff members.
Pridwin Preparatory School sent 11 students and 2 staff on a cricket tour to the United Kingdom. The team departed for London Heathrow on the 23rd April and played 7 matches against local schools while on tour. Some of the schools they visited included Oratory School, Dauntsey’s School and Hazelgrove Preparatory School. Following their fixtures, the group spent 2 nights in London where they had free time to visit iconic British sights. The group enjoyed a tour of the famous Lords Cricket Stadium. After spending 8 amazing nights in the UK, the group departed for Johannesburg on the 02 May.
St John's College from Johannesburg sent their Hockey, Squash and Tennis boys on a 12 day tour to Holland and Barcelona in April 2016. The group began their tour with 5 nights in Holland where each sport had 3 training sessions with Dutch coaches as well as 3 matches against local Dutch teams. Sightseeing in Holland included a canal cruise, a bike tour and a day free to watch Hoofdklaase Hockey. The group then flew to Barcelona where they spent the next 6 nights. In Barcelona each sport had 2 more training sessions with local coaches as well as 3 more matches each. Sightseeing in Barcelona included a bike tour of the area, an Olympic Stadium and Nou Camp Stadium tour and a real highlight - a Barcelona FC football match. There were 36 students and 4 staff.
St Stithians Girls' College once again sent their 1st and 2nd team Netball girls on a tour to Cape Town. They began their tour in Hermanus where they spent 6 nights. The group took part in a training camp as well as played 3 matches against local schools. They then returned to Cape Town for 4 nights where they played another 3 matches, including a local Development Team in Langa. Local sightseeing included a trip up one of the "Wonders of Nature", Table Mountain, amongst others. There were 20 girls and 2 staff.
St. Mary’s Waverley School, from Johannesburg, sent 33 girls and 4 staff on an exciting hockey tour to Europe. The group departed on the 11 April and will spent 11 nights touring through Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. While on tour, they played 7 matches against local European teams and attended 2 training clinics, which were hosted by European coaches. Some of their visits on tour included Heidelberg Castle, Frankfurt’s Main Tower, Efteling Theme Park, The Hauge and a canal cruise through Amsterdam. After an amazing tour, they returned back to Johannesburg on the 23 April.
The Diocesan School for Girls from Grahamstown sent their girls hockey team on a tour to KwaZulu-Natal in April 2016. Bundu Bashers Travel was commissioned to arrange their ground transport, accommodation and sightseeing. The group spent a few nights at Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve in the Midlands and some time at the Holiday Inn Express in Umhlanga. Sightseeing included the Howick Falls, Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Karkloof Canopy Tours, Tala Game Reserve, uShaka Marine World and Moses Mabhida Stadium.