Birkenhead School, from the UK, will be sending their hockey and netball students on a tour to South Africa. Their flight departs Manchester for Johannesburg, where they will be staying for 5 nights. While in Johannesburg, the teams will play matches and be hosted at Redford House. Visits to the Apartheid Museum, the Elephant Sanctuary, the Cradle of Humankind and Gold Reef City are scheduled to take place while in Johannesburg. Thereafter, the group flies to Durban where their journey continues to Shakaland, a Zulu village, where the group will learn about the Zulu culture and will also stay in a traditional Zulu homestead for 1 night. Then it’s off to the Crocodile Centre in St. Lucia, for an educational tour of crocodiles and other fascinating reptiles. Hippos and crocodiles may be spotted on the boat cruise along the St. Lucia Estuary; thereafter they will overnight at a local hotel. The Birkenhead team will depart for Hluhluwe Game Reserve where they will enjoy game drives through the park and staying at Hilltop Camp for 2 nights. En route to Durban, the team will play a match before heading to Cape Town for their final leg of the tour. During their 5 night stay in the Cape, the teams are expected to play 2 matches against local teams. Visits to Cape Point, Boulders Beach, Langa Township and Robben Island are some of the sights which the team will visit. After a wonderful 15 night tour in South Africa, the group will depart Cape Town for Manchester.
Bridge House School from Cape Town are sending 20 students and 2 staff members on an Arts and Culural Tour to France, Italy and Austria in July 2018. They will begin their tour in Paris. After a city tour and a Seine River Cruise they will make their way to Disneyland where they will spend 5 nights and enjoy visiting the parks each day! Following this they will spend a night in Paris and enjoy visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Lourve Museum before boarding their overnight train for Milan. On arrival in Milan they will visit La Scala and the main sights of the city. It is then on to Venice and a day on the island including entrance to La Fenice theatre. Vienna is their last stop and guided tours of the State Opera and the Musikverein have been included. Their final morning is free for last minute shopping and sightseeing before they return home.
Eltham College from London, will be traveling to South Africa on a rugby tour. They will be traveling with 28 boys and 4 staff. Their tour will begin in Cape Town where they will play two matches. They will stay at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge for three nights. They will then continue on to Durban and will have the opportunity to stay at the Hilltop Camp in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, which is a BIG 5 Reserve, for two nights. They will spend two nights at the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban and will have a fixture against Hillcrest High School. Their tour ends in Johannesburg where they will play their last fixture. Their last night will be at The Cabanas at the popular Sun City Resort.
Epworth School will be sending 2 choirs to participate at the World Choir Games taking place in Tshwane. For the first time, the world’s largest international choir competition will take place on the African continent. All amateur choirs, across the world, are invited for 11 days to meet singers in competitions, Friendship Concerts and major singing projects. Epworth Preparatory School choir will participate in the first week of the event, while the Epworth High School choir will participate in the second week of the event. Both choirs are thrilled to be a part of 10th World Choir Games and are looking forward to representing South Africa in this global event.
Kyalami Preparatory School will be sending their U13 soccer team, U13 netball team and U12 netball team to Kwazulu-Natal in July 2018. The group will depart on the 30 July 2018 and return on the 03 August 2018. There are 32 players and 7 staff. They will play matches against Clifton School, Durban Girls College, Winston Park Primary School, Northdene Primary School, Pinetown Senior Preparatory, Kloof Primary School and Hillcrest Primary School. They will do some local sightseeing which includes the Natal Sharks Board, the Wave House, tour of the Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World.
Royal Grammar School, from Guildford in the UK are sending their 1st and 2nd Team Rugby boys on a tour to South Africa in July 2018. They begin their tour in Cape Town where they play their first 2 matches of the tour against Excelsior School and Fairmont High School. The group will also spend 2 nights at Goedgedacht where they will enjoy a training session as well as spend time with various youth centres in the area. Sightseeing in Cape Town includes Table Mountain and Robben Island. The group then head along the Garden Route where they spend the night in Oudtshoorn and visit a local Ostrich farm as well as the Cango caves. Their next stop is in Knysna where they enjoy a lagoon cruise as well as play their next match against a local school. They then fly to Johannesburg and head to Pilanesburg Game Reserve for 2 nights. Before heading back to Johannesburg they spend a day at The Valley of the Waves in the beautiful Sun City Resort. The group play their final match against a local school in Johannesburg and spend the day at Gold Reef City before heading back to the United Kingdom. The group consists of 42 boys and 6 staff.
St Georges College, Weybridge from the UK, in conjunction with Bundu Bashers Travel and Living With The Lions, will be traveling to South Africa in July 2018 with their boys hockey and girls hockey & netball teams. Their first port of call is Cape Town where they will enjoy matches vs Pinelands High School and Bishops Diocesan College. Exciting sightseeing activities include a visit to the Pebbles Project, Table Mountain, Cape Peninsular Tour, Cheetah Outreach Program and Robben Island. They will spend time at the Goedgedacht Farm Trust interacting with the children and getting involved with the projects. The group then heads up to Knysna where they will enjoy a Knysna River Cruise and play matches vs York High School. They will spend a night at the beautiful Storms River Mouth before heading to Collegiate Girls’ High School and Grey High School for their final matches of the tour. The group will end their time in SA at Kariega Game Reserve before heading home.
St George's Preparatory School from Port Elizabeth will be visiting KwaZulu-Natal with their boys and girls open hockey teams. They will arrive in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. The teams will play a few fixtures before they attend the St Anne's Diocesan College, Hilton College and Michaelhouse junior hockey tournaments. The tournaments will run for 3 days and the boys and girls will attend them concurrently. The teams will have time for sightseeing and beach time in between all the fixtures and the tournaments. On the last night St George's Preparatory will be accommdoated at the Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge and enjoy a team dinner in the Umhlanga area before returning home on Monday, 23 July 2018.
St. Stithians Boys' Preparatory School from Gauteng will be sending their 1st XI cricket team on tour to the United Kingdom in July/August 2018. The team will consist of 14 boys and 3 staff members. The group will start their tour off in London where they will spend 2 nights at the St Giles Hotel. Sightseeing in London includes a tour of the Lord's Cricket Ground and the London Dungeon. The group will depart to Taunton and Truro where they will particiate in two cricket festivals which has been arranged by the school themselves. After an action packed tour the group will deart for home on the 15 August 2018.