School Sports tours to South Africa

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Blow your team’s minds with a school sports tour to South Africa, the ‘Rainbow Nation’. South Africa is one of the few countries to have taken part in football, rugby and cricket world cups. With netball also a big sport here, South Africa is ideal for multisport tours.

South Africa has a long and complicated history which can be explored through sport. Many of the most popular sports were brought here during colonial times. During apartheid, sport was as segregated as any other aspect of daily life. Your group will explore this with visits to Robben Island and a local township. And they’ll also get to see the beauty of South Africa, with visits to the iconic Table Mountain and wildlife reserves.

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Robben Island

Robben Island, just off Cape Town’s coast, is a symbol of the triumph of human spirit, democracy and freedom over adversity, oppression and racism. Political prisoners were sent into exile here for over four centuries and it was here that Nelson Mandela spent 18 of the 27 years of his imprisonment for conspiracy to overthrow the apartheid government. Current president, Jacob Zuma also spent time on this inhospitable island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is now home to a museum, where visitors can learn more about the history of the island, as well as what life was like there for prisoners.

Newlands Cricket Ground

Set behind the beautiful Table Mountain, Newlands is arguably the most beautiful ground on the world stage, with a backdrop fitting a fine cricket stadium.

Langa Township Tour

Give your students the unique opportunity to visit Cape Town’s oldest township.

Kariega Game Reserve

When in South Africa, you cannot miss out on a safari adventure. This family-run safari park on the Garden Route is a malaria-free reserve which offers you the opportunity to spot the ‘Big 5’ (the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard and White or Black rhinoceros).

Valley of the Waves

What better way to relax with your team than in this spectacular water park? The park’s big draw is the Roaring Lagoon, a huge wave pool where you’ll battle waves of nearly 2m high every 90 seconds! There’s massive slides to chuck yourselves down and, for those more sedate moments, a lazy river that will carry you around an island while you lay back and soak up some of that South African sunshine.

Table Mountain Cable Car

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 10 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all passengers get a 360 degree aerial view of the city.

Cape Point

Cape Point is situated within the Southern section of Table Mountain National Park, the Cape of Good Hope entrance. The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) encompasses the incredibly scenic Table Mountain Chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south and the seas and coastline of the peninsula. The narrow finger of land with its beautiful valleys, bays and beaches is surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the warmer waters of False Bay and has within its boundaries two world-renowned landmarks - majestic Table Mountain and the legendary Cape of Good Hope.

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre. Children will love the penguins and their antics and Boulders Beach is also worth a stop for safe and enjoyable swimming.

Two Oceans Aquarium

The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fish, seals, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.

Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are a series of dripstone caverns that open into vast halls of towering stalagmite formations with names like ‘the bridal couple’, ‘glass flower fantasy’, ‘weird cango candle’ and ‘the hanging shawl’.

Safari Ostrich Farm

Find out what’s involved in farming these gigantic birds and get up close to them on an ostrich safari! Afterwards, try some of the meat (one of the ‘healthiest’ meats as it’s low in both fat and cholesterol and high in calcium, protein and iron), or pick up a souvenir made of ostrich leather.

Magaliesberg Canopy Tour

Have fun exploring the landscape and canopy with this fun zip lining tour. The Magaliesberg Mountains are the world’s second oldest mou...

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