Bridge House School from Franschhoek will be travelling to KwaZulu-Natal on a girls and boys hockey tour. They will be travelling with 30 players and 4 coaches. They will fly out of Cape Town International Airport to Durban's King Shaka International Airport. While here they will be playing against some great KZN schools including, Hillcrest High School, Howick High School, Northwood, Maris Stella and Crawford North Coast. In their downtime they will be experiencing all that KZN has to offer like visiting the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, experiencing the thrill of the Karkloof Canopy Tours and enjoying Durban's famous beaches!
Bridge House School will be embarking on yet another exciting tour to The USA. The tour will start in Washington DC where the group will visit the F Udvar Hazy Centre (National Air & Space Museum). Then it’s off to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama for 5 nights, where the students stay at the space camp and have the full space experience. The activities include, space station mission, Mars Mission, the history, experiments, digital movies, astronaut simulators, a rocket construction and launch. On the final day before departing back to Washington DC, the students have a graduation ceremony from space camp. They then stay in DC, visiting the main sights. The 16 students and 3 staff are looking forward to this amazing experience.
Cornwall Hill College from Pretoria will embark on a 4 day tour to Sugar Bay in KwaZulu Natal. They will fly out of Lanseria International Airport to Durban's King Shaka International Airport with 125 students and 7 accompanying staff members for this exciting time at Sugar Bay! There will be 2 x 60 seater coaches and 1 x 28 seater coach awaiting their arrival at the airport in order to transfer them to their destination. When their wonderful experince at Sugar Bay is over, they will be collected once again by coach and transferred to King Shaka International Airport for their flight home.
Jeppe Boys' High School from Johannesburg are sending their u18 and u16 Hockey teams on a tour to Singapore and Malaysia in March 2019. The tour begins in Singapore where spend their first 2 nights and play their first matches of the tour. Sightseeing in Singapore includes a city tour where they visit Chinatown, Gardens by the Bay and Mount Faber. They will also have a chance to visit Universal Studios on Sentosa Island. The group then head to Malaysia where they spend 1 night in both Johor and Melacca and play matches against local schools. Their next destination is Kuala Lumpur where they spend the next 4 nights. As well as playing their next 3 matches against local schools, they will enjoy a city tour of Kuala Lumpur including visits to the Petronas Twin Towers and King's Palace as well as a Batu Caves and Countryside Tour and an evening Fireflies Tour, which is a boat ride through the mangrove swamp of Kampung Bukit Belimbing. The next stop is Ipoh where the group spend 1 night and enjoy a Lime Stone Caves tour and play another match. Their tour ends off in Penang where they spend their final 2 nights and play their last matches of the tour before returning to South Africa. The tour party consists of 36 students and 5 staff.
The Milton Academy will embark on their biannual Jazz tour on the 5th of March 2019. On arrival in Johannesburg, they will depart for the Pilanesberg National Park where they will be accommodated at Manyane Camp for the night. After some enjoyable game viewing, they will make their way to Johannesburg where they will visit various schools and academies to interact with their students and perform. They will visit the African Leadership Academy as well as the Kgothatso Laka Music Academy. While in Johannesburg, they will enjoy a Soweto Township tour and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. They then travel by coach to Durban and Pietermaritzburg. They will perform at the University of KwaZulu-Natal as well as Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School. The group will then fly to Cape Town where they will visit and perform at the Kaleidoscope Jazz Club, the V&A Waterfront Pavilion and the Cape Music Institute to name a few. Sightseeing in Cape Town includes visits to Table Mountain, Robben Island and Cape Point.
Papplewick School from the UK are once again sending their 1st XI Cricket Team on a tour to South Africa in March 2019. They begin their tour in KZN where they play their first 3 matches of the tour against Thomas More College, Cowan House and Felixton College. Sightseeing in the area includes a visit to uShaka Marine World, Phezulu Crocodile & Snake Park as well as a cruise on the St Lucia Estuary. They end off their KZN leg with a trip to Hluhluwe Game Reserve where they spend 2 nights and have a chance to spot the Big 5 on one of their game drives. The group then fly to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape for 3 nights. Here they play matches against Kingswood College as well as St Andrew's College. The tour ends off in the Western Cape where the group will stay in the beautiful city of Cape Town for their last 3 nights of the tour. Sightseeing includes Table Mountain, Robben Island, a cruise in Hout Bay to see the seals, a visit to Boulders Beach to see the penguins and a visit to the Cheetah Sanctuary. The tour party consists of 13 boys and 3 staff.
Parktown Boys' High School from Johannesburg will embark on an 11 day Hockey Tour to Germany and The Netherlands in March 2019. The team will consist of 16 boys and 2 accompanying staff. They will have a nice mixture of different cities and will stay in Dusseldorf for 3 nights, Utrecht for 2 nights and Amsterdam for 3 nights. With this mixture of cultures the boys will learn and experience a great amount! They will have scheduled training sessions with their own coaches and with professional Dutch coaches. The team will play a total of 6 Matches against club hockey teams and they will have allocated time for sightseeing and shopping! They will do a canal cruise, a bike ride, city tours, visit Euromast in Rotterdam (including a round trip on a water taxi) as well as shop at Hockey Republic! The team will return to South Africa on their Emirates flight on Sunday, 24th March 2019.
Thomas More College will be traveling again to Cape Town on their annual Cultural Tour. They will be traveling with 25 children and 4 staff. Whilst in Cape Town they will spend five nights at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge which is within easy walking distance to the popular V&A Waterfront. They will visit many of Cape Town's popular tourist attractions such as Robben Island, Table Mountain, Groot Constantia, Cape Point, Kirstenbosch Gardens and many more.
Trinityhouse School from Johannesburg will be traveling to the UK and Scotland on a boys rugby and hockey tour. They will be traveling with 41 boys and 5 staff. Their tour begins in Aberdeen where they will be hosted by Robert Gordon's College for two nights and they will play their first rugby and hockey matches. They then travel to Perth where the hockey boys will play against Glenalmond College. The tour then continues to Edinburgh where they will stay at a local hotel for three nights and will play a rugby match against Merchiston Castle School and a hockey match against George Watson's College. Sightseeing in Scotland includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle. They will then continue through to the Liverpool area where they will be hosted for two nights by Birkenhead School and will play rugby and hockey matches. The hockey boys will have an additional match against Merchant Taylor's School in Crosby. Whilst in Liverpool they will have the opportunity to visit the Beatles Story Museum and Anfield Stadium. Their tour continues through to Shropshire where the hockey boys will play against Ellesmere College. The last rugby and hockey fixtures will be against Christ College Brecon. The tour ends in London where they will spend two nights at Ibis Earls Courty Hotel and they will visit London Eye.