Sports tours to South Africa provide the perfect blend of stunning scenery, gorgeous beaches, intriguing culture, and a high quality sports environment. South Africa has an abundance of excellent sports facilities, and high quality local school opposition keen to provide a warm and welcoming reception for touring teams. Our in depth knowledge of this country and contacts with local schools ensures that we offer our groups an enriching experience.
South Africa is a nation synonymous with rugby and their love of the national team. The Springboks has a long and rich rugby history, winning two World Cups. When South Africa defeated the All Blacks 15-12 in the 1995 final, it is often remembered as one of the greatest moments in South Africa’s sporting history and a landmark moment post-Apartheid. The team ranks consistently highly in the IRB World rankings.
The Rainbow Nation’s ‘Mother City’, Cape Town, rests between the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain and the country’s most visited tourist attraction, The V&A Waterfront. The majority of our tours are centred in Cape Town and the Eastern Cape, which benefits from a fantastic year-round climate, combined with so many things to do and see including the historically important Robben Island, iconic Table Mountain, beautiful Camps Bay, and the penguins at Boulders Beach. Similarly, we can offer fantastic tour itineraries from Johannesburg, taking in Pretoria, the beautiful Mpumulanga region, the famous Kruger Park, and even a short stay in Swaziland for a unique cultural experience.
For those after some warmer weather and some impressive game drive opportunities, a visit to Kwazulu Natal is a great addition to any sports tour. The largest city in the region is Durban, one of the main tourist cities in South Africa, and blessed with a subtropical climate year round and some fantastic beaches. It is also a gateway to some of the country’s national parks, including the Oribi Gorge, The valley of a thousand hills, and South Africa’s oldest game park – Umfolozi. Groups will always have the chance to experience a Game Drive, and stay at one of the spectacular game reserves that South Africa is famous for.
If you’re lucky, you may get the chance to see a live rugby fixture, whether it’s one of the regional Super 15 sides, a Currie Cup fixture, or even the Springboks in action in the Rugby Championship.
South Africa Rugby Travel Partnership
Inspiresport’s exclusive partnership with SA Rugby travel means we can not only provide professional coaching at high quality training venues, but also give players and staff a chance to interact with either a past or present Springbok player. South Africa Rugby Travel is the exclusive partner of the South African Rugby Union appointed to manage the South African supporters travel. As with all inspiresport tours, participants will be provided with tour kit supplied by Under Armour.
Bryan Coetzee, Director of Sports Travel, believes the agreement was a natural choice, “As the market leader in development tours, they have a wide range of customers who want to not only train with the best but also get under the skin of a sporting destination. We look forward to welcoming their customers to South Africa.”