Itinerary Highlights

  • Exclusive Hospitality in Cape Town
  • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
  • Celebrity Tour Hosts
  • Luxury Safari experience
  • Franschhoek Wine Tour with lunch

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • Luxury Hospitality in Cape Town
  • 5-star hotels throughout
  • Special group events & sightseeing
  • Premium transfers throughout

Overview

We are delighted to return to South Africa for our very special Platinum cricket tour!

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

Our carefully crafted Platinum tour offers the discerning cricket fan unrivalled service, style and sophistication.

Join us for the second and third Tests of the 2019-20 South Africa v England tournament. Our Cape Town and Port Elizabeth Test Match Platinum Tour will be complemented by our popular State of Play evenings for each Test, a Franschhoek Winery Tour and celebratory Cocktail Evening at Spectate House in Cape Town.

In Cape Town, we once again feature our exclusive hospitality at 153 Campground, located a stone's throw away from Newlands Stadium. Here guests will enjoy the finest off-site hospitality that includes a full open bar, bespoke buffet menu, air conditioning and for those who want to cool off and relax, a swimming pool! Your tickets will be located in the Members Pavillion, fully shaded and behind the bowlers arm... the best seats in the house!

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Accommodation

Cape Grace

Cape Grace

Nestled between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the international yacht marina you’ll discover Cape Grace on its own private quay. The African-inspired spa here is the perfect place to unwind, while the heated swimming pool offers a chilled-out place to relax after a morning spent shopping in the city. Sampling one of the many whiskies and Cape wines from Bascule Bar is a ‘must’ during your stay.

Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle

This stunning 5-star hotel and vineyard is located just an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Two excellent restaurants offer a choice of dining; Miko is the perfect setting for a 5-course menu with matching wines and The Country Kitchen is a more informal setting, and will happily provide a personalised picnic basket for when you explore the 37-hectare vineyard and hotel grounds. Hiking, cycling and tennis are available, also a full spa treatment menu and Hammam. Enjoy a cosy bar, heated outdoor pool and wine cellar in this spectacular setting.

Kapama Karula Suite

Kapama Karula Lodge

Kapama Karula, meaning ‘place of peace’, is a truly elegant retreat with stunning views of the Klaserie River and surrounding parkland. Suites are airy and stylish with an intimate outdoor shower and private heated swimming pool, with sun loungers to take in the views whilst sipping a refreshing cocktail. Wrap-around glass sliding doors open to a private decking area. Karula’s award-winning spa offers the perfect pampering treatments to relax after a day spent on safari. This is the ultimate 5-star luxury safari experience.

The Windemere by Mantis

The Windermere by Mantis

The Windermere by Mantis is a 5-star boutique-style hotel with spacious all-suite accommodation easy access to an outside living and pool area. Complimentary refreshments are served poolside and a bar and games room is available to guests. The hotel is ideally located a short distance from Port Elizabeth’s pristine beaches and local restaurants.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 28 Dec

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

Day 2 - 29 Dec

Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be met and transferred to Cape Grace for 11 nights' accommodation in a Luxury Room on a bed and breakfast basis. This evening you are invited to join your host and fellow guests for Welcome Drinks.

Day 3 - 30 Dec

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 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

A day at your leisure for relaxation or sightseeing in Cape Town.

Day 6 - 02 Jan

Enjoy a further day relaxing in Cape Town, or why not take the opportunity to join in with the included Whisky Tasting at Cape Grace? Enjoy a bespoke tasting of unique, rare and premium whiskies.

Day 7 - 03 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 1, Newlands, Cape Town - Cricket tickets & Hospitality. Our exclusive Platinum Hospitality facility is located opposite Newlands Stadium and offers a bespoke buffet menu, full open bar, air conditioning and a private swimming pool! Your tickets will be located in the Members Pavillion, fully shaded and behind the bowlers arm... the best seats in the house!

Day 8 - 04 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 2, Newlands, Cape Town - Cricket tickets & Hospitality. 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 - Cricket tickets & Hospitality.

Day 10 - 06 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 4, Newlands, Cape Town - Cricket tickets & Hospitality. This evening, head to Spectate House for an informal Cocktail Evening with your tour hosts.

Day 11 - 07 Jan

SECOND TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 5, Newlands, Cape Town - Cricket tickets & Hospitality.

Day 12 - 08 Jan

Enjoy an exclusive Robben Island Tour, with a special Farewell Lunch included.

Day 13 - 09 Jan

This morning you will depart Cape Grace and be transferred by air-conditioned coach to the stunning Mont Rochelle hotel and winery in Franschhoek. You will be accommodated in a Shiraz Room on a bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights.

Day 14 - 10 Jan

Enjoy a guided Premium Winery Tour of Mont Rochelle's multi award-winning vineyard.

Day 15 - 11 Jan

Today is a day free for you to enjoy the beautiful destination of Franschhoek and Mont Rochelle.

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 Karula Lodge for 3 nights' accommodation in a Superior Villa on an all inclusive basis (selected beverages) with Game Drives.

Day 17 - 13 Jan

A full day of safari adventures and relaxation at the luxurious Kapama Karula Lodge.

Day 18 - 14 Jan

A further full day at your leisure in this beautiful safari destination.

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 The Windemere by Mantis for 7 nights' accommodation in a Standard Suite 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

Included in our Platinum Cape Town package is our legendary and exclusive hospitality at 153 Campground, located a stone's throw away from Newlands Stadium. Here guests will enjoy the finest off-site hospitality which includes a full open bar, bespoke buffet menu, air conditioning and for those who want to cool off and relax, a swimming pool! Your tickets will be located in the Members Pavillion, fully shaded and behind the bowlers arm... the best seats in the house!

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 Platinum

Cape Town & Port Elizabeth | 28 Dec - 22 Jan | 25 nights from £15,295 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 cultural 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 £15,295 pp, based on 2 sharing (single supplement £7,680)

Tour also includes:

  • Return scheduled flights to South Africa in economy
  • 11 nights at Cape Grace, Cape Town in a Luxury Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Mont Rochelle, Franshhoek in a Shiraz Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Kapama Karula Lodge in a Superior Villa on an all inclusive basis (selected beverages) with game drives
  • 7 nights at The Windermere by Mantis, Port Elizabeth in a Standard 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
  • Whisky Tasting at Bascule Bar, Cape Grace
  • South Africa v England 2nd Test Match tickets and luxury off-site Hospitality in Cape Town
  • 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?

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Exclusivity
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  • 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

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