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Article posted on: February 06, 2018

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If you’re looking for a school sports tour that combines incredible sporting opportunities with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, there really is no better choice than South Africa. 

Of course, South Africa is famously sporty, with rugby, cricket and football the most popular. And hockey and netball are also played here. This means that there’s plenty of good quality local opposition for teams playing any of these sports. 

It also means that South Africa is a great option for multisport groups. 

And there’s plenty of sporting heritage to enjoy here too. For example, you can visit the famous Newlands Cricket Ground, set in the shadow of Table Mountain. 

But, strangely, it’s not just the sport that makes South Africa a great destination for a school sports tour. It’s all the other unforgettable experiences your students can enjoy here. 

You can choose to visit a township during your stay in South Africa. Your tour of the township will be guided by a local, who has grown up there, to give your students an understanding of what life in a township is really like. This opportunity to engage with the local community will be one your students will never forget.

You can also choose to visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years of his 27 year imprisonment. Here your students will learn about apartheid and the struggle for equality that Mandela led. 

And you can’t come all the way to South Africa and not see some of the wildlife! With a variety of nature reserves and even the possibility of going on a game drive, it’s very possible that you’ll see some of the Big 5 (African elephant, African lion, Cape buffalo, African leopard and white/black rhinoceros). 

The experience of seeing these majestic animals in their natural habitat may well inspire your students to take a greater interest in the environment and in the battle to ensure that we don’t lose these incredible beasts for future generations. 

So, as you see, South Africa could be the ultimate school sports tour - the one they’ll never forget, and the one that is spoken about at school for years to come. 

And it will be because the sport was incredible. But it will also be because it was about so much more than sport. 

So, if you’re looking for a school sports tour that will really teach your students about the world around them, then this is it.

If you're interested in a school sports tour to South Africa, please don't hesitate to contact us for further information, or to request your tailor-made quote.  

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