South Africa v England –1st & 2nd Test Match's, Pretoria & Cape Town

The Tale of Two Cities Tour

Including Flights, Hotels, Transfers,
1st & 2nd x Test Match 5 day's Tickets & Transfers
& Christmas Day Game Drive & Brush Braai

from £3,525pp

Period of Travel 22 Dec - 9 Jan 2020

Based on 2 people sharing

The Tale of Two Cities Tour

Our two-test match tour will take in both Capitals of South Africa, with Pretoria (The Jacaranda City) the administrative capital of the whole of South Africa and Cape Town (The Mother City) the legislative capital and will give you two very different insights to this wonderful Nation.

Pretoria has over the years had very diverse cultural influences and this is reflected in the architectural styles that can be found in the city. It ranges from 19th century Dutch, German and British Colonial Architecture to modern, postmodern, neomodern, and art deco architecture styles with a good mix of a uniquely South African style.

Cape Town (Kaapstad) is the oldest urban area in South Africa, colloquially named the "Mother City" with the coming-together of cultures, cuisines and landscapes, there's nowhere quite like Cape Town, a singularly beautiful city crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park, the coming together of the two oceans at Cape Point, the magnificent penguins colony of Boulders Beach and the World-famous UNESCO declared Robben Island laying just offshore, makes

4* Centurion Lake Hotel, Pretoria

Twin/Double Share From £ 3,525 Per person – Single from £ 4,625

The Centurion Lake Hotel is between the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The setting of the hotel offers the ideal location for both business and leisure guests to enjoy fabulous dining in Bruno's Restaurant or to relax on the terrace beside the swimming pool.

The Centurion hotel offers a prefer to relax in the 24 hours; in-room dining menu is available. The hotel also provides some convenient services such as babysitting, laundry, dry cleaning, secretarial services and secure parking. The hotel’s 160 guestrooms are bright and spacious and offer fantastic views of the tranquil Centurion Lake. There is also a wheelchair friendly room available should it be required.

Radisson Hotel and Residence, Cape Town

The stylish Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town occupies an architecturally stunning building in the city’s central business district. Nearby transport options provide easy access to the city’s many attractions, and you can experience premium shopping at the nearby Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Enjoy a delicious meal in The Stratus Steak House restaurant or relax at one of our 2 bars. Experience a relaxing stay with our excellent range of services, including a fully-equipped gym, and a swimming pool.

What’s Included:

  • International In-direct Flights
  • All airport taxes
  • Internal flights Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • 16 nights hotel accommodation
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Return Match Day's Transfers
  • 5 Days Centurion & Cape Town Test Match Tickets
  • Half day Pretoria sightseeing tour
  • 2 Hour Bush Safari & Bush Braai
  • Full day Cape Point and Peninsular Tour
  • Full Day Cape Point City Tour

What’s Not Included:

  • Expenses of a personal nature.

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The Itinerary

Sun 22 Dec

Depart the UK for your In- direct night flight to Johannesburg

Mon 23 Dec

Early Afternoon we arrival into Johannesburg and once we clear immigration & customs, you will be transferred to your hotel and check in for your 8 night’s stay with daily Breakfast. Time to relax and enjoy the hotel

Tue 24 Dec

Today we depart on a half day sightseeing tour of Pretoria and the surrendering area. The cosmopolitan city of Pretoria, also known as 'Tshwane', is situated in the province of Gauteng and functions as one of three capitals of South Africa. Pretoria has been dubbed 'The Jacaranda City', which is owed to the annual bloom of magnificent purple blossoms that adorn the Jacaranda trees which line the wide avenues of the city. This cosmopolitan city boasts several historic monuments, fine government buildings, and fascinating museums. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of interesting sites including: The Transvaal Museum, a natural history museum showcasing an ancient dinosaur fossil found at the nearby Cradle of Humankind; the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, offering visitors a glimpse of different biomes; and the Voortrekker Monument, a National Heritage Site. Don’t miss the nearby Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary as well as the beautiful Wonderboom and Groenkloof Nature Reserves.

Wed 25 Dec

After breakfasts we will depart for a 2-hour Bush Safari at Mongena Private Game reserve including a Bush Braai (BBQ). The 4 star rated Mongena Private Game Lodge is conveniently situated 35 km from Pretoria on the N1, in the malaria free north–western section of the Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve, a mere 40 Minutes from Pretoria, Lions, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard roam freely in the 18,500 ha game reserve making it a truly big five game reserve within the borders of the Gauteng province.

Thu 26 Dec – Mon 30 Dec

Each day we will transfer you/from to the Supersport Park, Centurion, for the 2nd Test Match between South Africa v England.

The Supersport Park, Centurion is one of the newer stadiums and Test venues in South Africa it has been described by various international captains as "One of the grounds with the best players' facilities in the world". The stadium's appeal is the grass embankments which make up a large part of the seating area, ideal for good family cricket watching. Beach Cabana type hospitality chalets have been erected high on the grass banks for added corporate viewing pleasure. A pavilion at the north end of the ground completes the 22,000-spectator capacity. Known for being one of the quicker pitches in South Africa, it also gives plenty of opportunity to batsmen, with the ball generally coming onto the bat. It has never been seen as a spinners paradise. The outfield is level, lush and fast with a drainage system on par with any in the world.

Tue 31 Dec

We depart Johannesburg for our internal flight to Cape Town, on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and check in for your 8 night’s stay with daily Breakfast. Time to celebrate New Year Eve at one of the many venues in Cape Town, maybe head to the Victoria & Albert Waterfront (V&A) with its myriad of historical buildings, speciality shops, restaurants and bars

Wed 1 Jan

Today join our Full Day Cape Point Peninsula Tour

This morning we depart the hotel for a tour of the Cape Point Peninsula, first stopping at the iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting- cable car at own expense) before departing on a scenic drive to Hout Bay and enjoy a boat trip Seal Island. We continue via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point Nature Reserve for lunch at the Two Oceans restaurant, before returning via Boulders Beach to view the famous penguin colony.

Thur 2 Jan

Full Day Cape City Tour incl Table Mountain Cableway and Robben Island. Drive by Houses of Parliament, District Six, Green Market Square, Clifton & Sea Point Includes Table Mountain Cable Way, weather permitting.

Fri 3 Jan – Tue 7 Jan

Each day we will transfer you/from to the Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town for the 2nd Test Match between South Africa v England.

Often remarked upon as occupying one of the most fantastic locations in the world with Table Mountain provides a formidable backdrop to the Newlands Cricket stadium. In January 2016 we witnessed one the greatest days of supporting English cricket around the world as Ben Stokes hit a massive 258 runs, supported by Johnny Bairstow hitting 150 runs, England declared on 629/6, then South Africa came out fighting with Amla (201) & Bavume (102) before declaring on 627/7 to put England back into bat for a second time and after 1,415 runs scored the match was finally a drawn. A real Test Match battle with so many high’s looking forward to the repeat fixture in 2020!

Wed 8 Jan

Day free for some last-minute shopping or just chill out around the pool, before we transfer to the International Airport for your overnight In-direct flight to the UK.

Thu 9 Jan

Arrive UK

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