Denstone College, from Staffordshire, England, is sending their girls hockey team on a tour of South Africa in August. The team of 19 girls and 3 staff will commence their tour in Gauteng, where they will be staying at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria for 3 nights. The team will also spend time at Konka, where they will participate in various programs to strengthen their skills. Loftus Stadium, Voortrekker Museum, Soweto and the Apartheid Museum are some of the sights the team will visit while in Johannesburg. The team then head to Nelspruit where they have a match against Nelspruit High School and they will enjoy an excursion to the Jane Goodhall Chimp Sanctuary. The girls will then have the opportunity to spot the Big Five at the world renowned Kruger National Park where they will be staying for 2 nights at the Skukuza Camp. While at the game reserve they will enjoy game drives in search of wildlife such as lion, hyena and elephant. The tour continues to Cape Town where the team will be staying for the next 6 nights. In between their matches in the Cape, the team will visit iconic attractions such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, Boulders Beach, Hout Bay and the Cheetah Sanctuary, where they will view and interact with these majestic creatures. Before concluding their tour, the team will travel to Gansbaai, famous for its high population of great white sharks, to participate in shark cage diving! After a magical 17 night tour of South Africa, the team will head back to the UK.
St Alban's College from Pretoria are sending their 1st XI as well as an u16 team on a Cricket tour to Sri Lanka in August 2019. The tour begins in Colombo where they will be accommodated for 4 nights at the Pegasus Reef Hotel. The teams will play their first 3 matches against local clubs/schools as well as enjoy a city tour of Colombo. They then head to Kurunegala to play their next matches before heading to Dambulla where they will be accommodated for 2 nights at the Dambulla Hotel. Following a visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the teams will play another match against the local schools/clubs. Their next stop is Kandy where they spend 2 nights at the Suisse Hotel. En-route they will enjoy a visit to a local spice garden. Apart from playing another match against local schools/clubs, the teams will enjoy a Kandy city tour which includes a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic as well as a local cultural dance. The tour ends off in Hikkaduwa where they spend the final 3 nights of their tour at the Citrus Hikkaduwa Hotel. Here the group will play their final matches of the tour. Sightseeing includes a visit to the Galle Dutch Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as free time to spend on the beach. The tour party consists of 24 boys and 4 staff members.