New Zealand Rugby Supporters Tour to South Africa, 5 to 15 August 2022

Springboks vs All Blacks
11 Night Rugby tour of South Africa
Taking in the following 2 test matches:
Sat. 6 Aug, SA v NZ, Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Sat. 7 Aug, SA v NZ, Mbombela Stadium, Mbombela (Nelspruit)

It has been ages since the All Blacks have toured South Africa to play more than 1 test against the Springboks, so at last All Black / New Zealand rugby fans have an excuse to take the long journey out to South Africa and enjoy a traditional supporters tour not only taking in the test matches in Johannesburg (6 Aug) and Mbombela/Nelspruit (13 Aug) but also to experience the hospitality, diverse culture, and wildlife and amazing scenery that South Africa is famous for.

SO join Sportstravel.co.za on a tour package taking in the following itinerary which is sure to create lasting memories:

Friday 5 Aug’22
Morning arrival OR Tambo Airport Johannesburg and transfer to your Sandton based hotel. Your hotel will be perfectly positioned close to fantastic restaurants, pubs and shopping.
Depending on your flights we will also be arranging airport transfers and add on accommodation if you are arriving on the Thursday.
Today a return transfer has been arranged to Pirates Rugby Club (the oldest and friendliest rugby club in Joburg!) to enjoy the traditional pre test match sportsman’s lunch where you will enjoy a hearty meal, drinks and be entertained with stories from famous former international rugby players whilst mingling with fellow rugby supporters from South Africa and New Zealand.
Overnight, Sandton Hotel tba (BB), JHB

Saturday 6 Aug’22
It’s Match Day and pre match hospitality has been arranged at the Living Room Restaurant and Bar located on a rooftop with spectacular views over Joburg where you will enjoy a delicious lunch, drinks and live entertainment. The venue, located in the trendy district of Maboneng, is an easy walk through to Ellis Park which plays host to test match between the Springboks vs All Blacks Test Match. Some post match snacks and drinks will be served at the Living Room again before returning to continue the festivities at various options at or near your hotel.
Overnight, Sandton Hotel tba (BB), JHB

Sunday 7 Aug’22
No trip to Joburg and South Africa is complete without a trip to Soweto, today a full day guided tour of this vibrant township has been arranged where you will experiencing the history and diverse culture of this most famous of townships, whilst also having fun at a local restaurant for lunch and enjoying some hospitality at a couple of shebeens and taverns.
Overnight, Sandton Hotel tba (BB), JHB

Monday 8 Aug’22
After breakfast board your coach as we head North East to the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Big Game Country!
You will spend the next few days at Mdluli Safari Lodge, a luxury game lodge located within the world renowned Kruger National Park. Upon arrival check into your luxury, spacious safari tent accommodation and relax in your bushveld surrounds. Spend some time sipping on a G&T on the viewing deck overlooking the reserve.
Overnight, Mdluli Safari Lodge (DBB), Kruger National Park

Tuesday 9 Aug’22
Today a morning and afternoon game drive has been organised where you will explore the Southern part of Kruger in open safari vehicles with expert guides and hopefully spot some of the Big Five and the many other wildlife species that make Kruger the ultimate safari destination.
Overnight, Mdluli Safari Lodge (DBB), Kruger National Park

Wednesday 10 Aug’22
Put on your walking shoes as this morning you will get deep into the bush on a walking safari which of course is the best way to experience the wilderness. Another thrilling afternoon game drive will also be enjoyed.
Overnight, Mdluli Safari Lodge (DBB), Kruger National Park

Thursday 11 Aug’22
After breakfast it’s back on to the coach for some more exploring. Today you will take in the spectacular scenery of the Panorama Route, which combines mountain scenery, amazing views from God’s Window and the look out points at the various waterfalls as well as rivers and the fascinating Bourke’s Luck Potholes. You will even visit the old mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest where a pub lunch will be enjoyed at the historical Royal Hotel. The day ends at your overnight destination which is located overlooking the awe inspiring Blyde River Canyon.
Overnight, Forever Resorts (DBB), Blyde River Canyon

Friday 12 Aug’22
It is highly recommended that you wake up early this morning and take the stroll to the nearby look out point to watch the sun rise of the canyon and the 3 rondavel mountains overlooking this, the largest “green” canyon in the world. There are several hiking trails down into the canyon so this morning will be at your leisure exploring.
Lunch time and head the scenic drive down to the town of White River where lunch has been arranged at Phatboys Pub which no doubt will have a great atmosphere being the Friday of international weekend.
Transfer on to nearby Pine Lake Inn Hotel your accommodation located in a forest area overlooking a beautiful lake.
Overnight in Deluxe Rooms, Pine Lake Inn (BB), White River

Saturday 13 Aug’22
It’s Match Day and today a pre match delicious braai has been arranged lakeside at the hotel before you board the coach for the approximately 40 minute drive to the Mbombela Stadium and the next next between the great Southern Hemisphere rivals. After another no doubt thrilling game of rugby and some time to enjoy the festivities around the stadium, you will return to you hotel, have fun in the hotel bar or next door the White River Country Club is always a good post match spot to mingle with the locals.
Overnight in Deluxe Rooms, Pine Lake Inn (LBB), White River

Sunday 14 Aug’22
After a lie in and breakfast it’s back on the coach and a leisurely transfer back to Johannesburg where you will stay at the City Lodge OR Tambo located within the OR Tambo Airport precinct. If you want to do some last minute shopping the Gautrain can zip you across to Sandton City or on to Rosebank. Otherwise the nearby Emperors Palace Entertainment Complex has many pub and restaurant options as well as a casino where you can enjoy your final evening on tour.
Overnight City Lodge OR Tambo (BB), Johannesburg

Monday 15 Aug’22
Your hotel is an easy wander through to the airport terminals for your flight check in today back home, or perhaps you would like us to arrange an add-on extended tour to include some other destinations throughout Southern Africa.

Pricing details for the above exciting tour package are being finalised and should be released on this website before the end of December’21.
In the meantime if this trip is of interest to you or if you would prefer another tailor made trip please send your details and requirements through the enquiry form and we will bein touch. Add-on extended packages can also be arranged through us.

 

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Springboks vs All Blacks
11 Night Rugby tour of South Africa
Taking in the following 2 test matches:
Sat. 6 Aug, SA v NZ, Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Sat. 7 Aug, SA v NZ, Mbombela Stadium, Mbombela (Nelspruit)

Join Sportstravel.co.za on a tour package taking in the following itinerary / highlights:

Friday 5Aug’22
Pirates Rugby Club Sportsman’s Lunch
Overnight, Sandton Hotel tba (BB), JHB

Saturday 6Aug’22
Pre match hospitality at the Living Room Restaurant and Bar in Maboneng
Springboks vs All Blacks Test Match
Overnight, Sandton Hotel tba (BB), JHB

Sunday 7 Aug’22
Soweto full day tour
Overnight, Sandton Hotel tba (BB), JHB

Monday 8 Aug’22
Transfer to Mdluli Safari Lodge
Overnight, Mdluli Safari Lodge (DBB), Kruger National Park

Tuesday 9 Aug’22
Morning and afternoon Kruger game drives
Overnight, Mdluli Safari Lodge (DBB), Kruger National Park

Wednesday 10 Aug’22
Kruger walking safari and afternoon game drive
Overnight, Mdluli Safari Lodge (DBB), Kruger National Park

Thursday 11 Aug’22
Panorama Route tour
Overnight, Forever Resorts (DBB), Blyde River Canyon

Friday 12 Aug’22
Blyde River Canyon and Phatboys Lunch in White River
Overnight, Pine Lake Inn (BB), White River

Saturday 13 Aug’22
Pre match braai
Springboks vs All Blacks Test Match
Overnight in Deluxe Rooms, Pine Lake Inn (LBB), White River

Sunday 14 Aug’22
Transfer back to Johannesburg
Overnight City Lodge OR Tambo (BB), Johannesburg

Monday 15 Aug’22
Tour ends and departure home or on to add-on destinations in SA

Pricing details for the above exciting tour package are being finalised and should be released on this website before the end of December’21.
In the meantime if this trip is of interest to you or if you would prefer another tailor made trip please send your details and requirements through the enquiry form and we will bein touch. Add-on extended packages can also be arranged through us.

 

 

 

 

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