Kingswood College from Grahamstown are sending their 1st XI on a Cricket tour to Sri Lanka in August 2018. The tour begins in Colombo where they spend 4 nights at The Pegasus Reef Hotel. The team will play their first 3 matches against local clubs/schools as well as enjoy some local sightseeing. They then head to Kandy where they will be accommodated for 4 nights at Suisse Hotel. En-route they will enjoy a visit to The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. As well as playing their next 3 matches against local clubs/schools they will enjoy a Kandy city tour including Upper Lake District, Market Square, a Gem Lapidary and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The tour ends off in Galle where they are accommodated at the Coral Sands Hotel for their final 2 nights. Here they will play their final 2 matches against local clubs/schools. Sightseeing in Galle includes a visit to the Galle Dutch Fort, which is a UNESCO World heritage Site as well as a visit to a local turtle hatchery. The group end off their tour with dinner at the infamous Cricket Club Cafe in Colombo before departing back to South Africa. The tour party consists of 14 boys and 2 staff members.
Merchiston Castle School from Scotland, in conjunction with Bundu Bashers Travel and Living With The Lions, will be traveling to South Africa in August 2018 with their 1st XV and U16A XV rugby teams. Their first port of call is Gauteng where they will spend 3 nights at the Konka Adventure Camp. Their stay at Konka includes training sessions, teambuilding activities and the first match of their tour vs a local school side. Before flying to Cape Town, they will visit Sun City and the Apartheid Museum. Their time in Cape Town includes matches vs Stellenbosch High School, Groenberg High School and Bishops Diocesan College. They will spend time at the Goedgedacht Farm Trust interacting with the children and getting involved with the projects. Exciting sightseeing activities include the Cheetah Outreach Centre in Stellenbosch, Table Mountain, Robben Island and a visit to the Springbok Museum. The group will end their time in SA at Aquila Private Game Reserve before heading home.