England Cricket Tour to South Africa 2019-20
The Sunbird Traveller Tour

The Sunbird Traveller Tour

23rd December 2019 – 14th January 2020

Christmas in Centurion, New Year’s Eve in Cape Town and the first two Test Matches of what promises to be an exciting series. If that isn’t enough, then add on one of our SIX post-Cape Town sightseeing options that we have available – including the wonder of Victoria Falls, the dunes of Namibia, the luxury of the Blue Train, the scenery on the Garden Route, the history of the battlefields and the wildlife at Kruger Park. Blue and Red tour options available. Pre-tour Christmas Game Lodge extension can also be added.

Prices from £3,849 per person

The Sunbird Traveller Tour

Tour package includes
  • 20 nights’ accommodation.
  • Guaranteed five-day passes for the Test Matches in Centurion & Cape Town (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

Tour Itinerary

The Sunbird Traveller Tour

Optional Pre-Tour Christmas Game Lodge Add-On

** THIS PRE-TOUR OPTION IS NOW SOLD OUT **

  • 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.
    That evening, enjoy the famous New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cape Town. Howzat Travel have reservations at a range of Cape Town NYE events you can include in your tour package. Read more about NYE options here >
  • 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 have a range of day trips and excursions you can include in your tour package. Read more about these options here >
  • 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 Elizabeth 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 >

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 0400
Arrive Johannesburg: Tuesday 24th December at 1145

International Inbound Flight
Depart Johannesburg: Monday 13th January at 2220
Arrive Stopover Airport: Tuesday 14th January at 0815
Depart Stopover Airport: Tuesday 14th January at 0940
Arrive UK: Tuesday 14th January at 1315

Example Direct Flight (London Heathrow Only)

** SURCHARGE of £525 WILL APPLY **

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

International Inbound Flight
Depart Johannesburg: Monday 13th January at 2050
Arrive London: Tuesday 14th January at 0625

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The Sunbird Traveller Tour

Choose from the tour package options below

Blue ** SOLD OUT **

The Sunbird Traveller 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 – 13th January (5 nights)

Read more about our
 sightseeing options here >

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

Blue Price

  • £4,699 per person
  • Single supplement available for £1,500
    Fly direct for a surcharge of £525

Match Tickets

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

*Hospitality upgrades are available subject to availability. These will be communicated at the time of booking.

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.

Blue V2 ** CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY **

The Sunbird Traveller Blue V2 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 – 13th January (5 nights)

Read more about our
 sightseeing options here >

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

Blue V2 Price

  • £4,699 per person
  • Single supplement available for £1,500
    Fly direct for a surcharge of £525

Match Tickets

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

*Hospitality upgrades are available subject to availability. These will be communicated at the time of booking.

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 Sunbird Traveller 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 – 13th January (5 nights)

Read more about our
 sightseeing options here >

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

Red Price

  • £3,849 per person
  • Single supplement available for £1,100
    Fly direct for a surcharge of £525

Match Tickets

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

*Hospitality upgrades are available subject to availability. These will be communicated at the time of booking.

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 **SOLD OUT**

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 Sunbird Traveller Blue

£4,699 per person
Single sup. £1,500

The Sunbird Traveller Blue V2

£4,699 per person
Single sup. £1,500

The Sunbird Traveller Red

£3,849 per person
Single sup. £1,100

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