Itinerary Highlights

  • Guaranteed premium 1st Test tickets
  • Celebrity Tour Host
  • State of Play Evening
  • Christmas in Johannesburg
  • Guided tour of Soweto with lunch

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Group lunches, special functions
  • Luxury transfers throughout
  • Exclusive commemorative merchandise


We are excited to return to SuperSport Park, Centurion, for the First Test of South Africa v England 2019!

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 tour as well as celebrity Tour Host, Derek Randall.

Our Centurion Test Match Tour will be complemented by our popular State of Play evening, a morning tour of Soweto and a magical Christmas Day in the South African sunshine!

As you can see from our carefully crafted itinerary, we have the first-hand experience to arrange a cricket tour that makes the most of your time here, as well as allowing that all-important downtime for relaxation too!

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African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

This contemporary hotel offers a sleek experience located in the Melrose Arch precinct. There are numerous retail and leisure activities available, and the hotel makes a great base for exploring the city. For scrumptious African-inspired fare head to the hotel’s March restaurant, then after your meal, recline in the Library Bar with a cognac. The hotel is just a 25 minute drive from Supersport Park stadium so is perfect when watching England in South Africa.

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Jonathan Trott England Cricket Legend
I am delighted to join the team at Spectate for this exciting cricket tour of South Africa! Of all the cricket tours, South Africa is one of the best, boasting a truly wonderful destination and world-class cricket.
- Jonathan Trott, England Cricket Legend


Day 1 - 22 Dec

Depart the UK on your flight to Johannesburg in economy.

Day 2 - 23 Dec

Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel for 8 nights' accommodation in a Standard Room on a bed and breakfast basis. This evening you are invited to join your host and fellow guests for Welcome Drinks.

Day 3 - 24 Dec

Enjoy a morning tour of Soweto, including lunch, before returning to your hotel to prepare for your Christmas Eve at leisure.

Day 4 - 25 Dec

You are invited to join your host and fellow guests for a special celebratory Christmas Lunch.

Day 5 - 26 Dec

FIRST TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 1, SuperSport Park Stadium, Centurion

Day 6 - 27 Dec

FIRST TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 2, SuperSport Park Stadium, Centurion. Following today's cricket action, 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 7 - 28 Dec

FIRST TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 3, SuperSport Park Stadium, Centurion

Day 8 - 29 Dec

FIRST TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 4, SuperSport Park Stadium, Centurion

Day 9 - 30 Dec

FIRST TEST, SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND - Day 5, SuperSport Park Stadium, Centurion

Day 10 - 31 Dec

For guests who will not be continuing to Cape Town for the Second Test, a private vehicle will transfer you to Johannesburg Airport for your flight back to the UK.
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1st Test - Centurion

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

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South Africa v England - 1st Test

Centurion | 22 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 | 9 nights from £3,795 pp

Includes Flights

Staying in Johannesburg

Being on a cricket holiday in South Africa also means visiting some of the continent's most interesting destinations. Johannesburg, the New York of Africa, bursts at the seams with a wealth of art, history and culture. From the inner-city walking tours’ street art and graffiti, to the re-invented university suburbs, the rejuvenation exposes a vibrant urban life. Braamfontein’s Constitution Hill, art galleries, designer boutiques and restaurants are an example of this regeneration.

It is here that the continent can express itself and the results are funky, a little offbeat and totally captivating.

Upmarket Sandton, Rosebank and Melrose are meccas for shopping and restaurants. Soweto, once home to South Africa’s most well-loved legend, is an essential part of any visit to Johannesburg. Additional attractions include the De Wildt Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre and the gold and diamond mines on which Johannesburg was founded. Of huge archaeological interest is The Maropeng cradle of humankind world heritage site.

Tour price from £3,795 per person, based on 2 sharing (single supplement: £1,000)

Tour also includes:

  • Return scheduled flights to Johannesburg in economy
  • 8 nights' accommodation at African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg in a Standard Room on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Welcome drinks on arrival
  • Morning tour of Soweto with lunch
  • Christmas Day Lunch
  • Transfers to all Spectate functions as stated
  • Celebrity hosted State of Play evening
  • Cricket match day return transfers
  • Celebrity Tour host to accompany you throughout the tour
  • Exclusive commemorative merchandise, cricket ticket holder and Spectate travel wallet
  • All taxes and surcharges, unless otherwise stated

N.B. The price of the tickets for 1st Test in Centurion will not be included. These will be charged once prices are available.

Why Choose Us?


Customise your experience to create something truly memorable

  • Add excursions to your trip
  • Travel at your own pace
  • Choose hotels, flights etc
  • 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

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