Itinerary Highlights

  • Spectate Hospitality Suite in Cape Town
  • Celebrity Tour Hosts
  • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
  • Safari Game Drives
  • Exclusive Spectate Cocktail Evening

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • Hospitality Suite in Cape Town
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Special group events & sightseeing
  • Exclusive commemorative merchandise

Overview

Join us for a very special hosted tour to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth for the first and second Tests against the formidable Rainbow Nation!

Our Cape Town and Port Elizabeth Test Match Tour will be complimented by our popular State of Play evenings for each Test, a Franschhoek Wine Tour and celebratory Cocktail Evening at Spectate House!

Unique tours such as these promise to leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

Mr Richard Nurse, our longstanding Sports Tours Director (and native South African!) whom many of you will already know, will be assisting you on tour as well as our celebrity Tour Host, John Lever MBE. Furthermore, in Cape Town you will also be joined by celebrity Tour Host, Jonathan Trott.

Cricket tours are one of our standout attractions and we are confident this will continue with our upcoming event. It's easy to see why our luxury South Africa tours are so popular; relax in comfort in the 'Mother City' before venturing further into realms of adventure; from some of the finest wineries in the world, to experiencing the 'Big Five' up close, not to mention the exhilarating cricket and vibrant cultures.

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Accommodation

Radisson Blu Waterfront

Radisson Blu Waterfront

Set overlooking a private marina, this waterside hotel is a great spot from which to revel in the highlights of the Mother City; such as Robben Island, Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront. At Tobago Restaurant you’ll enjoy award-winning cuisine and local wines, while the Amani Spa is a tranquil spot for a treatment or two. The heated outdoor swimming pool completes the picture.

The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Located within a 155 hectare private wine estate, the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is something of an institution in South Africa; established over 300 years ago and set within Stellenbosch, less than an hour from Cape Town. As well as being an excellent spot in which to enjoy the area's stunning scenery, it’s also very well placed for sampling the local vineyards and wineries.

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Kapama Buffalo Camp

The lodge's luxurious tented accommodation truly immerse in the wonderful natural surroundings of Buffalo Camp. The ‘tents’ are built on stilted wooden decks on an elevated riverbank, amongst shady trees and with connecting walkways. They each have an en-suite, air conditioning, a mini-bar and Nespresso coffee machine. Enjoy the stunning views and soak up some sunshine at the elegant swimming pool.

Isango Gate Boutique Hotel

Isango Gate Boutique Hotel & Spa

This modern, 5-star hotel is ideally located just a 2-minute walk from the beach and a short transfer away from St George’s cricket stadium. The hotel restaurant serves gourmet South African and international cuisine and Ndlovu Sinazo Bar provides a relaxing space for you to enjoy light meals, cocktails and fine wines. A hot tub, steam room and treatment menu can be enjoyed at Isango Gate Spa.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 28 Dec

Depart the UK on your flight to Cape Town, South Africa in economy.

Day 2 - 29 Dec

Arrive in Cape Town. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront for 11 nights' accommodation in a Standard Room on a bed and breakfast basis. To begin your tour in style, you’ll be invited to join your host and fellow guests for Welcome Drinks.

Day 3 - 30 Dec

Today is free for you to enjoy the attractions of Cape Town. We suggest a walk along the waterfront or a visit to one of the city’s beaches.

Day 4 - 31 Dec

We have arranged a special New Year's Eve Dinner for you to welcome in 2020! Our New Years Eve dinner will be hosted at the stunning Belmond Mount Nelson hotel where we have exclusively taken over the Planet Room. The night will consist of a sumptuous 5 course dinner, open bar, live entertainment and special guest speakers.

Day 5 - 01 Jan

Enjoy a day at leisure in Cape Town. We will be happy to help with sightseeing excursions, activities and dinner reservations.

Day 6 - 02 Jan

Today we will head to Franschhoek for an exclusive Winelands Tram Tour, one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history. After visiting a number of vineyards, we will head for lunch before returning to Cape Town.

Day 7 - 03 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 1, Newlands, Cape Town. The tourist’s second Test game at Newlands is certain to provide a fine backdrop for the cricket.

Day 8 - 04 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 2, Newlands, Cape Town. Enjoy our popular State of Play Evening, which will see our host and former international players locked in engrossing discussions on England’s second Test performance against South Africa.

Day 9 - 05 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 3, Newlands, Cape Town. This evening, head to Spectate House for an informal Cocktail Evening with your tour hosts.

Day 10 - 06 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 4, Newlands, Cape Town.

Day 11 - 07 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 5, Newlands, Cape Town.

Day 12 - 08 Jan

We have arranged a fabulous Farewell Dinner for you to join your host and fellow guests in bidding farewell to Cape Town.

Day 13 - 09 Jan

This morning you will depart Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel and be transferred by air-conditioned coach to Lanzerac Wine Estate. You will be accommodated in a Classic Room on a bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights.

Day 14 - 10 Jan

Today is a day free for you to enjoy the picturesque destination of Stellenbosch and Lanzerac Wine Estate.

Day 15 - 11 Jan

Enjoy a further day at leisure in Stellenbosch.

Day 16 - 12 Jan

This morning you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival in Hoedspruit you will be met and transferred to Kapama Buffalo Camp for 3 nights' accommodation in a Luxury Tent on an All Inclusive basis (selected beverages) with Game Drives.

Day 17 - 13 Jan

A full day of safari adventures and relaxation at Kapama Buffalo Camp.

Day 18 - 14 Jan

A further full day at your leisure.

Day 19 - 15 Jan

Today, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth (via Johannesburg). Upon arrival in Port Elizabeth you will be met and transferred to Isango Gate Boutique Hotel for 7 nights' accommodation in a Standard Room on a bed and breakfast basis. Your evening is at leisure.

Day 20 - 16 Jan

THIRD TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 1, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Day 21 - 17 Jan

THIRD TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 2, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth. Enjoy a second State of Play Evening, which will again see our host and former international players locked in engrossing discussions on England’s third Test performance against South Africa.

Day 22 - 18 Jan

THIRD TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 3, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Day 23 - 19 Jan

THIRD TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 4, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Day 24 - 20 Jan

THIRD TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 5, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Day 25 - 21 Jan

Today you are invited to join your host and fellow guests for a special Farewell Dinner, to toast a successful tour to South Africa, and hopefully an England win!

Day 26 - 22 Jan

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to Port Elizabeth International Airport for your flight back to the UK in economy.
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Tickets

2nd Test - Cape Town

Cricket tickets include access to our exclusive Spectate Hospitality Suite with a buffet lunch and open bar serving beers, wines and soft drinks.

3rd Test - Port Elizabeth

Premium tickets are guaranteed. The price for tickets is not included and will be passed on to you at cost once prices are known.

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SA v England - 2nd & 3rd Tests Cricketer

Cape Town & Port Elizabeth | 28 Dec - 22 Jan | 25 nights from £9,895 pp

Includes Flights

Staying in Cape Town

Scenically beautiful, the 'Mother City' is a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance. Glamorous hotels, world-class dining and stunning vistas merge seamlessly with vibrant nightlife, with the imposing Table Mountain as a backdrop.

Contemporary art is proudly displayed in a variety of galleries, and wine bars and brandy tasting lounges will appeal to the fashionable set.

Pay tribute to the life of South Africa’s most beloved legend, Nelson Mandela, and others at Robben Island, a short boat cruise from Cape Town harbour. Perhaps stroll around the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a working harbour and hub of entertainment and shopping opportunities.

Staying in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is known as the Friendly City or Nelson Mandela Bay, and is a laid-back seaside city where sun, sea and surf are a part of daily life. This is an ideal destination to relax and catch up on your sunbathing and take advantage of the protected swimming beaches. A regular sleepy hollow, Port Elizabeth is a major sea port richly steeped in culture and history.

Starting at the city centre, Route 67 encompasses local attractions including art galleries and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum.

With over twenty years' experience offering superb properties to our discerning clients, it’s fair to say that at Spectate we have a sound knowledge of this stunning region. We have hand-selected luxury properties that we know will ‘wow’ you; each offering something unique in its own exceptional setting. These resorts are all favourites for their own distinct reasons and we know you’ll receive first-class service and a very warm welcome.

Tour price from £9,895 pp, based on 2 sharing (single supplement: £4,400)

Tour also includes:

  • Return scheduled flights to South Africa in economy
  • 11 nights at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town in a Standard Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Lanzerac Wine Estate, Stellenbosch in a Classic Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Kapama Buffalo Camp in a Luxury Text on an all inclusive basis with game drives
  • 7 nights at Isango Gate Boutique Hotel, Port Elizabeth in a Suite on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Welcome drinks on arrival in Cape Town
  • Special New Year's Eve Dinner in the Planet room at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel including a sumptuous 5 course dinner, open bar, live entertainment and special guests.
  • Franschhoek Wine Tour & Tram Ride with lunch
  • Cricket Tickets and Spectate Hospitality Suite for South Africa v England 2nd Test Match in Cape Town, including an open bar serving beers, wines, soft drinks and buffet lunch
  • Celebrity hosted State of Play evening in Cape Town & Port Elizabeth
  • Exclusive cocktail evening at Spectate House
  • Transfers to all Spectate functions as stated
  • Cricket match day return transfers
  • Farewell dinner in Cape Town & Port Elizabeth
  • Exclusive commemorative merchandise, cricket ticket holder and Spectate travel wallet
  • Tour host to accompany you throughout the tour
  • All taxes and surcharges, unless otherwise stated

N.B. The price of the tickets for the 3rd Test in Port Elizabeth will not be included. These will be charged once prices are available.

Why Choose Us?

Tailor-Made

Customise your experience to create something truly memorable

  • Add excursions to your trip
  • Travel at your own pace
  • Choose hotels, flights etc
Exclusivity
  • Get the best seats, closest to the action
  • Hosted tours with special celebrity guests
  • Stay in the most luxurious accommodation
  • Fully inclusive service
  • Expert hosts take care of you every step of the way
  • All transfers and fees are included

For 30 years, we have crafted and delivered the highest quality, unforgettable experiences

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