For the majority of South Africans, Rugby is more than just a game. A fierce rivalry exists at provincial level and any loss by the Springboks is treated as a national tragedy. The same can be said for rugby at school level with rugby featuring as the dominant boys sport at most schools be they independent or government, boys only or co ed. Some of the bigger boy’s only rugby playing schools feature as many as ten U18 teams and the first side is run like a professional unit with specialist coaching, sponsorships and gym programs being the norm and not the exception. It is therefore not surprising that South Africa is a popular destination for school Rugby tours.
Rugby tours in South Africa can be co-ordinated to your specifications with an abundance of playing opposition and rugby tournaments readily available. All major cities in South Africa can be considered as tour destinations and even some off the beaten track! Cape Town and Durban feature as the most popular options with their beautiful beaches, warm climates and plenty to do. Apart from rugby matches against South African schools of similar strength and size, specialist rugby coaching clinics and academies are also readily on offer. There are a number of top rugby coaches and ex provincial and International players willing to pass on their rugby skills and knowledge.
Added to this the thrill of an all-access guided stadium tour, allowing touring rugby teams entry to all the VIP areas frequently used by the professional players. Apart from the usual must see Excursions depending on match fixture schedules it may be possible to also include entry to a big Currie cup or super 15 rugby fixture.
The South African school rugby season is played during our Winter and generally runs from the end of March to the end of September.
We provide custom tours to schools and clubs looking to tour Soutrh Africa with eithersports or cultural groups and handle all the travel arrangements required directly fromSouth Africa. SA Sports Tours is not only SATSA bonded but can offer you 10+ years’ experience in customized group and sports tour travel.
With years of experience, we are aware of the time, logistics and the pressures that accompany international group travel. As a result our services include customized itineraries to suit your schools (or clubs) specific requirements in terms of group size, accommodation, transport, meals, excursions, training sessions and the strength of the opposition for the tour match fixtures. We also assist with flights, visa applications and insurance needs to make your trip as hassle free as possible.