England Cricket Tour to South Africa 2019/20
Centurion Tour – 1st Test
Enjoy three days/two nights on safari in Pilanesberg National Park, including a Christmas morning game drive followed by our festive Christmas lunch at Ivory Tree Lodge. Then return to the gorgeous Irene Country Lodge, Centurion in preparation for the excitement of the 1st Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park.
|TOUR PRICES (per person, excluding international flights and match tickets)||Double/Twin||Single|
|Centurion Tour||£ 2,350||£ 2,990|
Saturday 21 December
FLY UK – JOHANNESBURGPlease contact us for a tailored quote for your flights, including UK departure airport, stopover options, airline and class of travel
Sunday 22 December c
JOHANNESBURG – CENTURIONOn arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to the Irene Country Lodge for a one night stay.
This evening we will host our ‘Welcome’ Cocktail Party. Includes canapés and drinks
Monday 23 December bld
CENTURION – PILANESBERGThis morning we will transfer by coach to the stunning Ivory Tree Safari Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park (3 hours). Pilanesberg is home to over 7,000 animals (including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant & buffalo), 360 bird species and is malaria free.
After lunch and settling in to your accommodation, we will take a late afternoon game drive included followed by an open-air dinner in the warm African evening at the ‘Boma’
Tuesday 24 December bld
PILANESBERGWe start our day with an early morning game drive. Enjoy the tranquillity as the sun rises and Africa comes to life. Return mid-morning for breakfast and then enjoy the day relaxing by the pool, having lunch and chilling out. Alternatively, you might like to visit the nearby Sun City entertainment complex for the incredible golf courses, swimming pool areas and/or casino. Late afternoon, we will head out on the four wheel drive vehicles again to spot more wildlife as they emerge from the shade into the cooler evening air
CHRISTMAS DAY bl
PILANESBERG – CENTURIONWhat better way to start Christmas Day in Africa than with an early morning game drive? Upon returning to Ivory Tree Lodge, we will enjoy breakfast then a chance for a rest and freshen up before enjoying a festive Christmas lunch. Late afternoon, we will board our coach for the 3-hour transfer to Irene Country Lodge, near Centurion, in preparation for the start of the 1st Test on Boxing Day
Thursday 26 – Monday 30 December bc
1st TEST, SUPERSPORT PARK, CENTURIONGet set for the exciting first day of the Test series! Uniquely situated in a rural setting, Centurion is about as close as it gets to seeing a Test match at a small county ground. Enjoy the views across to the quaint hospitality huts and over the Highveld beyond. We will have seat only and hospitality options available. Prices TBA once released and charged separately at cost. Daily coach transfers are included (approx. 10 mins each way).
During the Test match, we will host a private Cricket Cocktail Party where you will have the opportunity to meet and chat personally with our high profile cricket personality
Monday 30 December bd
CENTURIONJoin us this evening for our celebratory farewell function. After a pre-dinner drink, we will sit down to enjoy a three-course dinner, including beer, wine and soft drinks throughout
Tuesday 31 December b
CENTURION – UK (or 2nd Test, Cape Town)Today, transfer to O.R. Tambo airport, Johannesburg for your return flight to the UK (arrive next day)
Or better still fly to Cape Town to continue onto one of our 2nd Test Tours:-
Table Bay Cape Town Tour
Westin Cape Town Tour
Cullinan Cape Town Tour
Irene Country Lodge, Centurion – 5 starJust 10 minutes from Centurion, sitting serenely beside a lake in the countryside, the Irene Country Lodge is a haven of peace and tranquillity. The hotel boasts spacious luxury rooms, a fine dining restaurant, gym and the luxurious Camdeboo Day Spa. Deluxe lake facing room facilities include an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, tea and coffee making facilities, room safe, TV, mini bar and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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