One of our team, Jon Chowney, spent time in South Africa this summer. Here is his report:
Leaving the UK during one of it's hottest summers to date, I was reminded upon my arrival that South Africa's winter is like no other as I stepped out of the airport into 22 degrees and perfect sunshine.
After picking up my car my first stop was Langa Township to watch Maynard School in their final hockey fixture in Cape Town before embarking on their adventure along the Garden Route.
My arrival was met with the usual happy smiling faces of the local children, beaming students and staff who couldn't wait to tell me how great their tour was going and how amazing Sean, our main man who looks after our Edwin Doran office in Cape Town, had been with him popping into fixtures, seeing them at excursions and being at the end of the phone for anything they may need.
This is one aspect that really differentiates Edwin Doran from the rest: people on the ground, expertise and a genuine care for every tour and every aspect to ensure the best experience for all involved.
As the days followed on, the memorable moments became more and more frequent, whether it was seeing the smiling faces of students observing a lion up close and personal on their first game drive, students catching their first wave during thier surfing lesson in Muizenberg, groups scootering down Table Mountain, the compassion, care and interaction of our tourists working within our many local charity projects or just the sheer elation of teams enjoying that winning feeling after their fixtures.
If you've never been to South Africa on tour before, all I can say is go and you will experience a culture like no other, meet friends for life, compete and test yourselve against top opposition, take part in excursions that will take your breath away and be looked after by the best team in the industry, dedicated and experiences to provide you with the trip of a lifetime.
Interested in learning more about Edwin Doran Sports Tours and how we can help you launch your next sports tour to South Africa? Whether it's your first or your last tour, our dedictated team have the expert knowledge and contacts to help turn your touring dreams into a reality.