Rugby Tours to South Africa

Internationally agreed as the toughest place to gain a victory, our rugby tours to South Africa guarantees redolent memories for life in a land that is second only to New Zealand for 100% rugby dedication. Twice winners of the rugby World Cup in 1995 and 2007, local South African competition is a perfect challenge for your team to play against.

Seemingly built of granite, players here provide an unrivalled physical test on near consistent hard terrain when playing in the northern Gauteng region. The Western Cape offers a little respite in terms of surface but nothing is given away in the contact zone. Add to that a reputation for fast and flowing rugby and you’ve a schedule that is demanding to the word and guaranteed to test every sinew as you snake through this majestic country.

Is there a better land for R&R activities? From an overnight safari to diving with sharks, the adrenalin continues to pump as you explore the provinces, each competing with each other for innovation and sheer value for money. Everyone loves it here and you’ll seldom want to return home from a sports tour to South Africa.

Where to stay in South Africa?

We offer rugby tours in various locations: Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Garden Route and Johannesburg. Here is flavour of our hand-picked accommodation that is audited to UK regulatory standards at destination, Pretoria.

For more information about where to stay in Cape Town, Durban, Garden Route and Johannesburg, hit the enquire button down below.

High Performance Centre (HPC), Pretoria

Recognised nationally and internationally as the leading sports science and training facility in South Africa, the HPC is used by many teams on their sports tour as a starting point to ease into the country’s competitive sporting environment.

Located at altitude, teams benefit from all the facilities desired to prepare professionally for touring encounters with meal programmes, training schedules and entertainment fitted around personal needs.

Choose between 3* and 4* twenty four-hour security accommodation, flexible to your budget. Facilities include free WIFI, en-suite bathrooms, air-con, electronic safe, flat screen TVs and single, twin and four bedded rooms overlooking spectacular views of the sporting grounds – perfect for large groups.

In addition, your rugby team with have access to gym, beach volleyball court, outdoor swimming pool, a golf driving range, cross country running track, hot and cold ice baths, indoor and outdoor cricket facilities and more! HPC offers dining options in their all-day cafe/restaurant from 06:30-22:00 7-days a week, catering to individual requirements and idea options for an athlete’s diet.

What to do in South Africa?

Fill your free time between matches exploring the destination of your choice. Some excursions in different locations that we recommend are:

  • Addo Elephant Park
  • Robben Island
  • Ostrich Farm
  • Safari
  • Table Mountain


When to visit South Africa?

Travel between March and September on your next school rugby tour to South Africa.

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Combine your next school rugby tour with the 2021 Lions

Find out where previous groups travelled to on their rugby sports tours:

Rydal Penrhos: Rugby Tour to Tokyo, Japan

Old Illtydians RFC: Rugby tour to Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison

Coleg Gwent: Rugby Tour to Australia

View other past rugby tours here

Get in touch with us to chat about how South Africa would make the perfect destination for your next school rugby trip or rugby team tour.

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