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 India in August 2019. The tour begins in Delhi where they will be accommodated for 5 nights at the Holiday Inn Hotel. The teams will play their first 3 matches against local clubs/schools as well as enjoy a city tour of Delhi which consits of a Rickshaw street tour, a visit to one of India's lasrest Mosques - Jama Masjid as well as a spice market tour amongst others. They then head to Agra where they spend the night. In Agra they will spend some time at Mother Teresa's Missionary as well as visit the Taj Mahal. The tour ends off in Jaipur where the group will be accommodated for the final 5 nights of their tour at the Zone by the Park Hotel. They will play their final 4 matches against local schools/clubs and enjoy local sightseeing which includes an elephant ride at Amer Fort and a city tour of Jaipur where they visit 2 of the most beautiful palaces in India. The tour party consists of 26 boys and 4 staff members.