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

The Sunbird Tour

23rd December 2019 – 9th January 2020

The perfect way to enjoy some winter sun over the festive period. Join us for Christmas and New Year in South Africa, taking in the test matches at SuperSport Park in Centurion and the picturesque Newlands, Cape Town. As well as enjoying the festivities of New Year’s Eve in Cape Town, the Sunbird Tour also includes an opportunity to upgrade to Christmas at a Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park. Blue and Red tour options available.

Prices from £3,699 per person

The Sunbird Tour

Tour package includes
  • 15 nights’ accommodation.
  • Guaranteed five-day passes for the Test Matches in Centurion & Cape Town (Hospitality upgrades will be available in due course).
  • Direct International economy flights from the UK.
  • All domestic economy flights.
  • 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 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.
    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
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your international flight back to the UK.

International Flights

Note: Regional departures are available, so please let us know your preference at the time of booking.

British Airways

Direct flight included in tour package price

International Outbound Flight
BA57

Depart London: Monday 23rd December at 2110
Arrive Johannesburg: Tuesday 24th December at 1015

International Inbound Flight
BA42

Depart Cape Town: Wednesday 8th January at 2120
Arrive London: Thursday 9th January at 0720

The Sunbird Tour

Choose from the tour package options below

Blue

The Sunbird 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

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

Blue Price

  • £4,399 per person
  • Single supplement available for £1,150

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

The Sunbird 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

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

Red Price

  • £3,699 per person
  • Single supplement available for £750

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 **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 Blue

£4,399 per person
Single sup. £1,150

The Sunbird Red

£3,699 per person
Single sup. £750

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