Chipping Norton School, from the United Kingdom, in conjunction with Bundu Bashers Travel and Living With The Lions, traveled to South Africa in July this with their boys rugby and girls hockey and netball teams. Their first port of call was Cape Town where they played and were hosted by Reddam House. They enjoyed visits to Table Mountain, Robben Island & the Two Oceans Aquarium and enjoyed a spectacular trip to the Cape Peninsular. They then flew to KZN and enjoyed the spoils of Durban and the KZN Midlands. An interactive coaching session was arranged with a Durban Development Side as well as matches against Hillcrest High School. They visited uShaka Marine World and the Natal Sharks Board while they were in Durban. They will then headed north for their last match and stayed in St Lucia where they njoyed a St Lucia Boat Cruise. Their final night on tour was spent at Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. A fantastic time, both on and off the field, was had by all!
Devonport High School for Boys from Plymouth travelled to South Africa on a rugby tour. They brought 27 boys and 4 staff. They began their tour in Cape Town where they spent the first night at the Stellenbosch Hotel. They played matches against The Settlers High School as well as local development team. They travelled along the East Coast to George where they played against Glenwood House School. They then flew to Johannesburg where they played their last match against Trinityhouse School from Randburg. Their tour ended in Pilanesburg where they spent the night at Bakgatla Resort.
The hockey, football and netball teams from Forest School, in the UK, embarked on an exciting sports tour to South Africa in July and August 2017. The group departed London’s Gatwick Airport on Emirates Airlines for Cape Town on the 21st July. They stayed in the “Mother City” for 7 nights and visited iconic attractions such as Table Mountain, the Cheetah Sanctuary, Hout Bay and Cape Point. Following their time in Cape Town, the group flew to Durban where they spent 2 nights at a hotel located on Durban’s beachfront. While in Durban, the group visited uShaka Marine World. Thereafter they travelled to the Midlands and stayed in Pietermaritzburg for 2 nights. They played matches against Howick High School and experienced a zip-line through the Karkloof forest on their canopy tour. The group spent some time at a local development school where they interacted with the scholars. Following their time in the Midlands, the group travelled to the North Coast and stayed in at a popular Zulu village, Shakaland, where they experienced Zulu culture and observed their traditions. The girls and boys hockey teams then played Grantleigh High School, before heading to Hluhluwe Game Reserve, where they stayed at the Hilltop Camp for 2 nights. While in Hluhluwe, they enjoyed 2 game drives in the game reserve in search of the elephant, rhino and lion, among other wildlife. Concluding their tour, they enjoyed a morning cruise along the St. Lucia estuary before heading to the airport for their flight departing to London’s Gatwick Airport.
Herschel Girls' School sent a group of their girls on a History and Geography tour to Cambodia and Vietnam in July 2017. They started their tour in Cambodia where they visited the towns of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Visits in Phnom Penh included the Royal Palace, the National Museum as well as the Wat Phnom Temple, among others. The group also experienced riding on the local transportation - a Cyclo. Visits in Siem Reap included Angkor Wat and a visit to the ancient city of Angkor Thom where they visited the Bayon Temple. The group then flew to Vietnam where they spent time in Ho Chi Minh City visiting Reunification Hall and the War Museum to name a few. Their second day was spent exploring the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. The next leg of the tour was Cai Be, deep in the heart of the Mekong Delta where they enjoyed a boat ride on their way to a local village, where they enjoyed cooking and eating the local cuisine as well as spent the night. On return to Cai Be the group flew to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port where they enjoyed a walking tour of the ancient town. The group then departed for Hue - the former imperial capital of Vietnam where they explored the city as well as enjoyed a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River. The tour ended in Hanoi where they took an overnight cruise and explored the well hidden ThienCanh Son cave. On return to shore they visited Hanoi's Old Quarter as well as the Temple of Literature before returning to South Africa. The tour party consisted of 17 girls and 3 staff.
King Edward VI School from the United Kingdom sent their boys on a hockey tour to South Africa in July 2018. They began their tour in East London where they were hosted by Cambridge High School for 2 nights as well as played their first fixture of the tour against the school. The group then transferred to Queenstown for 1 night where they played a match against Queens College before returning to East London to play a match against Hudson Park High School. They then spent a relaxing night at Kariega Game Reserve where they enjoyed an evening and morning game drive. The group continued down the picturesque Garden Route, stopping in Port Elizabeth to play against Grey High School, Thornhill to play against Woodridge College and George to play against York High School. The tour ended off in Cape Town where they spent 3 nights and played their final match against Pinelands High School. Sightseeing in Cape Town included a visit to Robben Island as well as a full day city tour. The group consists of 18 boys and 3 staff.
King Edwards’ School, Bath, from the United Kingdom, in conjunction with Bundu Bashers Travel and Living With The Lions, traveled to South Africa in July this year with their boys rugby and girls netball teams. Their first port of call was Cape Town where they played and were hosted by Bredasdorp High School, Paarl Boys High School, and Langa Township teams. They enjoyed visits to Table Mountain & Robben Island and enjoyed a spectacular trip to the Cape Peninsular. They then flew to KZN and enjoyed the spoils of Durban and the KZN Midlands. A match was arranged against Voortrekker High School while they were in Pietermartizburg. They then headed north and stayed in St Lucia and enjoyed a St Lucia Boat Cruise and Cultural Village Tour before they headed to Ermelo and Ermelo High School where they played their final match. The group ended their tour at the famous Kruger National Park. A fantastic time was had by all both on and off the field!
Loughborough Grammar School, from the United Kingdom, in conjunction with Bundu Bashers Travel and Living With The Lions, traveled to South Africa in July this year with their boys hockey teams. Their first port of call was Durban where they played matches against Thomas More College & Northwood High School. Between matches they visited uShaka Marine World and the Natal Sharks Board. They then headed up to DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village and enjoyed game drives into Hluhluwe Game Reserve. The group then flew to Cape Town where they played matches against Bridge House, Pinelands High School and Bishops College. Visits to Robben Island, Table Mountain & Boulders Beach were included in their itinerary while in Cape Town. A fantastic time was had by all, both on and off the field!
Oratory Prep School travelled to Namibia. They travelled with 25 students and 5 staff. They began their tour with two nights at Arebbush Travel Lodge in Windhoek followed by three nights at Halalai Campsite in Etosha where they were able to enjoy an organised game drive. They then continued to Palmwag where they spent two nights and also enjoyed an organised game drive. They ended their tour with one night at Spitzkoppe Campsite and two nights at Swakopmund in Chalets. Whilst in Namibia they had the opportunity to take part in Quad Biking and Dune Surfing!
18 Students and 4 staff from Queen Elizabeth School, in England, embarked on an 11 night cultural tour of South Africa. Their journey began in Cape Town where they stayed for 4 nights at a hotel at the V&A Waterfront. Table Mountain, Langa Township & the Cape Winelands were some of the sights that they visited while in Cape Town. The group enjoyed a visit to the Cheetah Sanctuary, where they viewed and interacted with these majestic creatures. The next stop on their journey was Hermanus where they spent 1 night. Hermanus is popular for the whale-watching. The group then boarded a flight to Durban, located on the east coast of South Africa, where they stayed in Umhlanga for 2 nights. In Durban, the group rode the Sky Car at Moses Mabhida Stadium and enjoyed unparalleled 360° views of Durban from the 106 meter-high vantage point at the top of the stadium. uShaka Marine World, Durban’s popular water park and aquarium, was also one of the sights that the group visited on their tour. Thereafter their journey continued to Shakaland, a Zulu village, where the group learnt about the Zulu culture and also stayed in a traditional Zulu homestead for 1 night. Hippos and crocodiles were spotted on the boat cruise along the St. Lucia Estuary, which was booked for the group during their visit to St. Lucia. The tour concluded with a 2 night stay at Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe Game Reserve where the group enjoyed game drives through the park. Concluding their tour, the QES Team visited a local development school based in the North Coast, where they donated various items to the school and spent time with the learners. Thereafter the group departed Durban for Manchester, after an exhilarating 11 nights in South Africa.
Sir Thomas Rich’s School, from the United Kingdom, in conjunction with Bundu Bashers Travel and Living With The Lions, traveled to South Africa in July this year with their boys rugby teams. Their first port of call was Cape Town where they stayed at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sports and Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. Matches against Langa Township Teams and Bredasdorp High School were arranged. Sightseeing included a trip to the Cape Peninsular, Table Mountain & Robben Island. The group then headed up to Knysna and Port Elizabeth where they played matches against Daniel Pienaar High School before flying to Johannesburg for their final matches of the tour against Monument High School. A Loftus Versfeld Rugby Stadium Tour & Guided Apartheid Museum Tour were arranged while they were in Johannesburg. Their final two nights in South Africa were spent at Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesburg Game Reserve. A great time was had by all, both on and off the field!
Somerset College sent their U13 Netball and Hockey girls and their U13 Hockey boys on tour to KZN in July. Each team played 2 matches in Durban against Thomas More College and Umhlali Preparatory School. They had some free time in Durban to enjoy at uShaka Marine World. After their time in Durban they drove up to the Midlands where the girls participated in the St Annes Midlands Hockey Festival. The boys participated in the Hilton College Prep School 5's Hockey Festival and 11 a-side-Hockey Festival and the Michaelhouse Prep School Hockey.
St Cyprian's School girls travelled to Japan on an Art and Design Tour. There were 30 girls and 2 staff. They spent six nights in Tokyo and one night in Kyoto. Whilst in Japan they visited many interesting museums and landmarks such as Mt. Fuji, Mori Art Museum, National Museum of Art, Le Corbusier's National Museum of Western Art and Sensoji Temple. They also had the opportunity to visit Tokyo Disney Land!!
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St. Stithians Boys' Prep School from Gauteng are sent their 1st XI cricket team on tour to the United Kingdom in July 2017. The team comprised of 14 boys and 3 staff members. The group kicked off their tour in London. Sightseeing in London included Lords Stadium and the London Duck Tour. The group then headed off to two cricket festivals in Taunton and Truro. The school also arranged other fixtures for themselves.
The King's School, Canterbury, sent their girls' hockey teams on a tour to South Africa in July 2017. The group began their tour in Johannesburg where they played their first 2 matches against Kingsmead College and St Mary's School. Visits in Johannesburg included the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City. The group then departed to KZN where they experienced the Zulu culture with a night at Shakaland followed by 2 exciting nights at Hluhluwe Game Reserve where they had the chance to see the Big 5. Following an exciting few days they then headed to Durban for the final leg of their tour. Their matches in KZN were against Durban Girls' High School, Northlands Girls' High School, Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School and Durban Girls' College. Sightseeing in KZN included a visit to the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Chocolate Dipping at Piggly Wiggly, the Natal Sharks Board as well as a full day at uShaka Marine World. The group consistsed of 26 students and 6 staff.
The Perse Upper School, from the United Kingdom, in conjunction with Bundu Bashers Travel and Living With The Lions, traveled to South Africa in July this year with their boys rugby teams. Their first port of call was Gauteng where they enjoyed the facilities at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria and Konka Adventure Centre in Rustenburg and where they played their first matches of the tour against a local team. The group then spent two nights at Bakubang Resort and enjoyed game drives into the Pilanesburg Game Reserve. They visited to the Apartheid Museum and Loftus Versfeld Rugby Stadium during their stay in Johannesburg. They then headed to Vryheid where they played and were hosted by Pioneer High School. A night was spent at the Battlefields Sports Resort where they enjoyed the fantastic rugby facilities on offer as well as a guided tour of the Battlefields. They then headed to Durban where they played their final two matches of the tour. A great time was had by all, both on and off the field!
Waterkloof High School travelled to the United Kingdom on a cricket tour. They took 13 boys accompanied by 3 staff. They played their first match against King's College Taunton, followed by matches against Paignton Cricket Club, Devon Lions, Warwickshire Academy, Loughborough Town Cricket Club and Leicestershire CCC Academy. They ended their tour in London where they spent two nights at St Giles Hotel. Sightseeing in London included visits to the London Eye and the popular Arsenal Football Stadium.