Chelsea Preparatory School, from Durban North, sent 2 hockey teams on a tour to Cape Town in June. The teams were accommodated at a hotel for the duration of their tour and had matches lined up against Rondebosch Boys', Herschel, Sweet Valley Primary and Kenridge Primary School, to mention a few. During their tour the group rode the cableway up to Table Mountain, visited the Castle of Good Hope, went bobsledding at the toboggan park and board a ferry to Robben Island, where they had a guided tour.
Cornwall Hill College sent their U13 cricket boys to the UK in June 2019. They departed on Friday, 21 June 2019 and returned on 06 July 2019. They played 9 matches in total incuding matches against Bedford School, Twyford School, Monkton Combe School, Kings Hall School, Whitgift School, Westbourne House School and Lambrook School. To end off their tour they spent 2 nights in London where they enjoyed the beautiful sights the city has to offer including London Eye, London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds and a Theatre Show.
Grey High School, from Port Elizabeth, sent their 1st XI cricket team and 2 staff to the UK in June. The group departed Port Elizabeth for Manchester on the 17 June and spent 16 nights touring the UK. While on tour, they played matches against local schools such as Sedbergh School, Wellington College, Malvern College and Millfield School, to mention a few. They also participated in the Silk Trophy Cricket Festival at Eton School where they played matches against other UK schools. The group spent 2 nights in London, where they visited the London Eye and the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground. After a memorable tour, the group departed London’s Heathrow Airport on the 4th July for Port Elizabeth.
Economics and Life Orientation students from Hilton College departed to the USA on the 18th June. Accompanied by 5 staff members, the boys departed Durban for Dubai, where they began their tour. During their stopover in Dubai, the group transfered to their hotel where they had a few hours to rest. Thereafter, they met their guide and enjoyed a city tour through Dubai. After their exciting adventure in Dubai, the group headed to the airport for their flight to Washington, DC. During their 4 night stay in Washington DC, the boys visited the National Mall, US Capitol Building, the White House grounds, a variety of the Smithsonian Museums, the International Monetary Fund as well as Arlington Cemetary. The tour continued to the Big Apple, New York, where the group stayed for 7 nights. During their stay in New York, the group used their metrocards to commute through the city, immersing themselves in typical New York culture. Visits to the Empire State Building, 911 Memorial, Liberty Island, Wall Street, the United Nation Headquarters, Rockerfeller Centre were places that the group visited. During the tour, boys visited universities such as Columbia, Princeton, Georgetown and NYU where they will had a chance to explore the campuses and enquire about possible enrolment in the future. While in New York, the group visited Yankee Stadium and watched a nail-bitting match between the New York Yankees and the Canadian Blue Jays. The group also had the opportunity to visit 2 American manufacturing factories; Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Steinway Piano Factory. No visit to New York would be complete without seeing a broadway show; fortunately for the group, they got to watch King Kong. After a spectacular 11 night tour, the group departed New York for Durban.
Millfield School from the UK travelled to South Africa on a very exciting Conservation Tour! They departed London's Heathrow International Airport for Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. When they arrived they headed to Care For Wild. This is the world’s largest Rhino Orphanage and Sanctuary. Here they will learnt invaluable information about Rhino conservation and got to assist with the settling in of a new Rhino orphan!. They then travelled down to KwaZulu-Natal and spent time at Somkhanda Game Reserve. Here they worked with the community outreach programme and immersed themselves into the local community and conservation efforts. This tour was a once in a lifetime experience!
St Charles College from Pietermaritzburg travelled with an invitational cricket team to the UK in June/July 2019. They had 12 senior players and 2 accompanying staff. The team departed South Africa on the 24 June 2019 on Virgin Airlines. On arrival at Heathrow Airport they transferred to Oakham School for the first fixture of the tour! The team played other local schools such as: Stamford School, Framlingham College, King's College School Wimbledon, Sutton Valence School, King's College Taunton, and Exeter School. The team also enjoyed sightseeing in and around the beautiful country as well as a guided tour of Lords, The London Eye with a river cruise and a visit to the London Dungeon. With a nice mix of sightseeing and fixtures, the boys definitely had a very memorable tour! The team returned to South Africa on the 06 July 2019.
Thomas More College sent their U13 and 1st Cricket Teams to the United Kingdom in June / July 2019. They enjoyed a 13 night tour and played fixtures against various schools while being hosted at some of these schools. To name a few, they played against King's College School, Wimbledon, Papplewick School, Newland House School, Eton College and Westbourne House School. They ended off their tour in London and enjoyed visits to the Lord's Cricket Ground, The London Eye and Madame Taussauds as well as an evening boat cruise on the River Thames.
Trinityhouse Preparatory School from Johannesburg, sent 12 boys and 3 staff on a cricket tour to the United Kingdom. The touring team departed Johannesburg on a Virgin Atlantic flight and they spent 13 nights touring the UK. While on tour, they played 9 matches against local UK schools including Highfield School, Feltonfleet and Moulsford School. During their stay, they visited Bath where they enjoyed exploring this magnificent, ancient town. After their matches, the team headed to London where they spent 2 nights in a centrally located hotel. The team enjoyed a guided tour of the Lord’s Cricket Stadium, where they had an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of many cricket legends through the Long Room, see the original Ashes Urn and visit the team change rooms. On the tour, the boys enjoyed visits to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds. After a very memorable tour, the group returned to South Africa.