England Cricket Tour to South Africa 2019-20
The Long Off Wanderer Tour

The Long Off Wanderer Tour

23rd December 2019 – 30th January 2020

Visit the beautiful country of South Africa and witness the entire Test series, taking in the matches in Centurion, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth & Johannesburg. Make the most of the break between the 2nd and 3rd tests by joining us on one of our world-class sightseeing options. The Long Off Wanderer Tour gives you the opportunity to experience lots of Africa’s highlights, including incredible game drives, a natural wonder of the world and one of the most picturesque grounds worldwide! Blue and Red tour options available. Pre-tour Christmas Game Lodge extension can also be added.

Prices from £5,599 per person

The Long Off Wanderer Tour

Tour package includes
  • 36 nights’ accommodation.
  • Guaranteed five-day passes for the Test Matches in Centurion, Cape Town, Port-Elizabeth & Johannesburg (Hospitality upgrades will be available in due course).
  • International economy flights from the UK (Direct options available for surcharge).
  • All domestic economy flights.
  • All sightseeing and park entry fees as stated in your chosen sightseeing itinerary (if applicable).
  • All airport & match transfers in air-conditioned transport.
  • Services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.
  • Tour welcome drink and farewell dinner with special guest.
  • Christmas Day Lunch in Centurion.
  • Access to Howzat Travel’s famed special guest events throughout the tour.
  • Limited edition lightweight tour polo shirt, hat and bag.

 

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Countdown to Match Day

26th December 2019

Test Match Venues

Centurion, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth & Johannesburg

Tour Itinerary

The Long Off Wanderer Tour

Optional Pre-Tour Christmas Game Lodge Add-On

** PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY **

  • Monday 23rd December – Arrive Johannesburg
    On arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to the Tshukudu Bush Lodge where you will enjoy welcome drinks and high tea. Afterwards enjoy either an afternoon at leisure or an optional game drive (no additional cost). In the evening, settle in at the lodge for a five-course dinner.
  • Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th December
    An early wake-up call for a morning coffee/tea and rusks before the morning game drive. Return to the lodge for brunch, a morning at leisure and high tea before departing on an afternoon game drive. Afterwards, return to the lodge for dinner.
  • Thursday 26th December – Tshukudu Lodge / Centurion
    Enjoy early breakfast at the lodge before you check out and transfer to SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion for the First Test Match.

Alternatively, if you would like to take in the warm-up matches prior to your tour… Contact us to enquire >

  • Tuesday 24th December – Arrive Johannesburg/Centurion
    On arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you may wish to do. In the evening, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and the rest of your group for a welcome drink and an introduction to your tour. This will also be an ideal chance for you to meet your fellow Howzat Travellers.
  • Wednesday 25th December
    After a morning at leisure in Centurion, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a Howzat Travel Christmas lunch.
  • Thursday 26th – Monday 30th December – 1st South Africa v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, transfer to SuperSport Park for the 1st Test Match between South Africa and England. After the day’s play, return to your hotel.
  • Tuesday 31st December – Centurion/Cape Town
    Onward travel to Cape Town. Check out of your hotel and transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.
    In the evening, enjoy the famous New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cape Town. Howzat Travel will have a range of Cape Town NYE ‘add-ons’ you can include in your tour package. Updates to follow in due course.
  • Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd January
    Days at leisure in Cape Town. Make the most of your time in this iconic city by pre-booking some of the ‘must-do’ day trips & excursions. Howzat Travel will have a range of Cape Town sightseeing ‘add-ons’ you can include in your tour package. Updates to follow in due course.
  • Friday 3rd – Tuesday 7th January – 2nd South Africa v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, transfer to Newlands for the 2nd Test Match between South Africa and England. After the day’s play, return to your hotel.
  • Wednesday 8th January – Tuesday 14th January – Cape Town/Port Elizabeth
    You can choose to spend the week between the Cape Town and Port Eizabeth Tests however you wish.

We have a fantastic range of Post Cape Town sightseeing options available to add to your tour package. Read more about these options here >

  • Tuesday 14th January
    On arrival at Port Elizabeth International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
  • Wednesday 15th January
    Day at leisure in Port Elizabeth. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you may wish to do.
  • Thursday 16th – Monday 20th January – 3rd South Africa v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, transfer to St George’s Park for the 3rd Test Match between South Africa and England. After the day’s play, return to your hotel.
  • Tuesday 21st January
    Day at leisure in Port Elizabeth.
  • Wednesday 22nd January – Port Elizabeth/Johannesburg 
    Onward travel to Johannesburg. Check out of your hotel and transfer to Port Elizabeth International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Thursday 23rd January
    Day at leisure in Johannesburg. Your Tour Manager and our local partners will be able to assist you with any activities you may wish to do.
  • Friday 24th – Tuesday 28th January – 4th South Africa v England Test Match
    Each day after breakfast, transfer to the Wanderers for the 4th Test Match between South Africa and England. After the day’s play, return to your hotel.
    One evening during this Test Match, you are invited to join your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a Howzat Travel tour farewell dinner.
  • Wednesday 29th January – Depart Johannesburg
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your international flight back to the UK.

Why not extend your tour to include the ODIs & T20s… Coming soon!

International Flights

Note: The options below are EXAMPLE FLIGHTS. Flights are available from all major UK airports, so please let us know your preference at the time of booking.

Example Indirect Flight

International Outbound Flight
Depart UK: Monday 23rd December at 1340
Arrive Stopover Airport: Tuesday 24th December at 0040
Depart Stopover Airport: Tuesday 24th December at 0440
Arrive Johannesburg: Tuesday 24th December at 1350

International Inbound Flight
Depart Johannesburg: Wednesday 29th January at 2220
Arrive Stopover Airport: Thursday 30th January at 0815
Depart Stopover Airport: Thursday 30th January at 0940
Arrive UK: Thursday 30th January at 1350

Example Direct Flight (London Heathrow Only)

** A SURCHARGE OF £400 WILL APPLY **

International Outbound Flight
Depart London: Monday 23rd December at 1805
Arrive Johannesburg: Tuesday 24th December at 0715

International Inbound Flight
Depart Johannesburg: Wednesday 29th January at 2050
Arrive London: Thursday 30th January at 0625

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The Long Off Wanderer Tour

Choose from the tour package options below

Blue ** CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY **

The Long Off Wanderer Blue Tour package includes:

Excellent hotels on a B&B basis. Superior match-tickets, all transfers and full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Accommodation

Blue Hotels

Irene Country Lodge, Centurion
Standard Room
B&B
24th – 31st December (7 nights)
Hotel website

Accommodation as per your chosen itinerary
8th – 14th January (6 nights)

Read more about our
 sightseeing options here >

DaVinci Hotel & Suites, Johannesburg
Standard Room
B&B
22nd – 29th January (7 nights)
Hotel website

The Commodore Hotel, Cape Town
Standard Room
B&B
31st December – 8th January (8 nights)
Hotel website

Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth
Superior Room
B&B
14th – 22nd January (8 nights)
Hotel website

Blue Price

  • £6,999 per person
  • Single supplement available for £2,500

Fly direct for a surcharge of £400

Match Tickets

Superior five-day match tickets are guaranteed and included in the tour price.

*Hospitality upgrades will be available in due course.

Not Included:

  • Any meals except those specified in the itinerary.
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times.
  • Individual’s travel insurance.

Red ** CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY **

The Long Off Wanderer Red Tour package includes:

Quality hotels on a B&B basis. Standard match-tickets, all transfers and full services of Howzat Travel Tour Managers.

Accommodation

Red Hotels

Protea Centurion Hotel
Standard Room
B&B
24th – 31st December (7 nights)
Hotel website

Accommodation as per your chosen itinerary
8th – 14th January (6 nights)

Read more about our
 sightseeing options here >

Garden Court Sandton City, Johannesburg
Standard Room
B&B
22nd – 29th January (7 nights)
Hotel website

Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town
Double Room
B&B
31st December – 8th January (8 nights)
Hotel website

Garden Court Kings Beach, Port Elizabeth
Standard Room
B&B
14th – 22nd January (8 nights)
Hotel website

Red Price

  • £5,599 per person
  • Single supplement available for £1,900
    Fly direct for a surcharge of £400

Match Tickets

Standard five-day match tickets are guaranteed and included in the tour price.

*Hospitality upgrades will be available in due course.

Not Included:

  • Any meals except those specified in the itinerary.
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times.
  • Individual’s travel insurance.

Pre-Tour Option **CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY**

The Pre-Tour option includes:

An excellent private game lodge for a Christmas to remember!

Accommodation

Red Hotels

Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilansberg
Luxury Chalet
Full Board
23rd – 26th December (3 nights)
Hotel website

Christmas Game Lodge Blue Add-On

Add the Optional Pre-Tour Christmas Game Lodge to your Blue tour for…

  • £1,300 per person
  • Single supplement available for £400
    If you’d like to fly direct, please contact us for pricing

Tour Inclusions:

  • 3 Nights accommodation at Tshukudu Bush Lodge on a full board basis (inclusive of all local beverages).
  • 2 Game Drives per day.
  • Transport from O.R. Tambo Airport to Bakubung Bush Lodge / SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in luxury coach/minivan.

Christmas Game Lodge Red Add-On

Add the Optional Pre-Tour Christmas Game Lodge to your Red tour for…

  • £1,400 per person
  • Single supplement available for £450
    If you’d like to fly direct, please contact us for pricing

Not Included:

  • Any meals except those specified in the itinerary.
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry, table drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Use of rooms before/after normal check in/out times.
  • Individual’s travel insurance.

Bespoke

Didn’t find exactly what you were looking for?

If you did not find exactly what you are looking for within our set packages, please let us know as we are very flexible in organising tailor-made packages to suit your exact requirements.

If you have travelled to South Africa previously and wish to explore alternative options before, after or between the Tests, simply contact us to let us know what you’d prefer to do instead. We will then build your perfect bespoke itinerary.

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Tour Sightseeing & Add-Ons

Enhance your tour with sightseeing options and add-ons…

The Long Off Wanderer Blue

£6,999 per person
Single sup. £2,500

The Long Off Wanderer Red

£5,599 per person
Single sup. £1,900

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