Please Read Our Experience Overview Below To Understand All We Do For You!
Welcome to sensational South Africa, a trip that never comes too often. Cricket, beaches, lions, BBQ's, parties, elephants, golf, grape, fantastic sights, and extreme affordability of living makes South Africa a fantastic place, best enjoyed with exceptional people.
We have enjoyed every ‘Australian Test Cricket Tour’ here since 1997, spending much time in every city the great game is played. Our relaxed approach & knowledge of South Africa (and those who come with us) is sure to make your time with us even more memorable.
Disappointingly, we will only play 3 Tests after playing 4 in 2018. This will have a gross effect on our Experiences, notably losing 2 weeks of outstanding cricket travel. It also means we won't return to one if not two of the grounds we played in 2018! Bring back 5 Test Series!
Included In Your South Africa Hotel Cricket Experience:
7-nights Hotel Accommodation Per Test
Extra Nights Available As Required
Full Breakfast Daily
Dinner Party Incl. Drinks The Night Before Each Test
South Africa is a traveller’s delight, so well geared to visitors you’d be excused for thinking they created ‘tourism’. Whether on organised tours or travelling independently, South Africans know what they’re doing and never shy from helping you get to where you want to go, and introducing you to places you never knew existed.
When asked where is the cheapest place to tour many expect it to be India, Bangladesh, or the like and though dollar for dollar the sub-continent is cheaper, consuming the finest foods and beverages in some of the finest restaurants and bars elevates South Africa to the top for just a few dollars more. If you budget correctly, you can save money travelling to South Africa.
I cannot talk-up South Africa enough. It is breathtaking! The beaches and mountains. Shark-diving and hiking. Surfing and safaris. Golf and grapes. Add cricket at venues that allow you on the field during lunch, and you must go far to find a better destination and why we leave you to decide where and when you want to go before or after each Test.
We’re here to bring you together at the great game and until well after play. Choose 1, 2, or 3 Tests, twin share or single, and the cost of your trip is the simple calculation, plus any extra nights you may need before or after each test.
We usually offer 8-night Experiences at each test however in South Africa we only have 7-nights, which include the 2-nights before and 5-nights of each Test. With so much to do in Africa, history says most will disappear the day after the game and go on safari, hire a car and do a road trip, or visit friends in other places and resurface in time for the next test!
With 4 & 5 days between Tests in 2018, some guys and girls went to Madagascar, others to Zimbabwe or Namibia, some to Sun City, and plenty to Kruger National Park. Some hired a car and road-tripped from Durban to PE to Cape Town, whereas some stayed 8 or 9 nights in each city to sit on a beach, before flying to the next. If you're enjoying our hotel Experience, you will be booked to arrive 'two nights before' the Test. If you arrive the night before the Test, just remember our cool dinner party at 6pm!
Ultimately, our final Experiences (including a 'road trip Experience') will be created once we know where and when we are playing. The 2018 schedule was the best it has ever been with all matches geographically lined up. This doesn't mean 2021 will be the same, we may end up going backwards and forwards as always. What we offer now are 'base' Test Match Experiences only.
If travelling alone and you book ‘twin share’, you will be partnered to share a room with another lone cricket aficionado, and someone you may ultimately road trip with after play! If you prefer more privacy, book ‘single’ and you will have your own room. If you are travelling as a 'couple' just book 'twin share' and we will allocate you a 'double room'.
If you have booked your own accommodation or are staying with friends please enjoy our Match Ticket & Dinner Experience. Join us for dinner the night before the test and on the night of Day 5 for two all-inclusive soirees, and we’ll get your match tickets, shirt, hat, and embankment chair (except Joburg where we have reserved seats).
We want to have a wonderful time in an outstanding country, watching awesome cricket with you so please consider our Australia in South Africa Cricket Experience. If you have any questions before booking, let's have a chat!