South Africa Lions Tour 2021 Dates Released

The British & Irish Lions released the dates for their 2021 foray into South Africa.

These are:

Sat 3rd July - DHL Stormers V British & Irish Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

Wed 7th July - South Africa Invitational V British & Irish Lions (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth)

Sat 10th July - Cell C Sharks V British & Irish Lions (Jonsson Kings Park, Durban)

Wed 15th July - South Africa A V British & Irish Lions (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)

Sat 17th July - Vodacom Bulls V British & Irish Lions (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)

Sat 24th July - South Africa V British & Irish Lions (FNB Stadium, Johannesburg)

Sat 31st July - South Africa V British & Irish Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

Sat 7th August - South Africa V British & Irish Lions (Emirate Airline Park, Johannesburg) 

In all of sport, there can be few more revered and respected institutions than The British & Irish Lions.

An elite squad drawn from the very best of the Home Nations players, the Lions travel to the Southern Hemisphere to take on the world’s most formidable opponents:

  • New Zealand’s All Blacks,
  • The Australian Wallabies and
  • The South African Springboks.

This time, the Lions are travelling to South Africa in 2021 so secure your place on our hosted tour with a fully refundable deposit of £200 per person to ensure you don't miss out on this luxury Rugby holiday.

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British & Irish Lions Tour Packages

Our tour options for the 2021 South Africa series include:

  • Premium tickets for the matches
  • Gourmet hospitality
  • Exceptional hotels and safari lodges
  • A host of specially-selected excursions
  • Dedicated tour host for your entire holiday
  • Expert Travel Specialist insight

From visiting the Cape Winelands to sample world-renowned vintages to climbing Table Mountain; spotting the Big Five on safari, to exploring the Rainbow Nation’s history in Soweto and Robben Island... your South African experience will go far beyond the pitch.

Lions Tour 2021 package prices will be confirmed closer to the date.

Rugby Experiences

But of course, there’ll be plenty of rugby culture and experiences on offer, too. Take your top-class seats at each match, relish the hospitality throughout the series, and enjoy the company of a host of former players and celebrities. Our famous State of Play function – in which some of rugby’s top names join Spectate guests for a lively debate on all things Lions – is always a highlight.

Between our team, we’ve got decades of experience in arranging luxury holidays to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand – plus the surrounding islands and nations that make for perfect post-tour extensions.

After your South Africa Test trip, let us arrange for the ultimate luxury safari experience complete with boutique lodges, private game drives and sleeping under the stars. Or, why not jet off to Mauritius for a sun-soaked beach break?

Join Spectate in South Africa, so you can say you were there to witness sporting history.

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

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

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