South Africa Sports Tours

Competitive sport, fascinating culture and breathtaking scenery: South Africa has it all. With the warmth of its people, diverse cultures and spectacular scenery, a sports tour to South Africa is guaranteed to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

A truly outstanding experience getting to see the sights and culture of South Africa. Expertly facilitated by the team at Edwin Doran providing us with a full agenda of activities and rugby, making a wonderful experience for players, coaches and parents.

Chester RUFC


Our unparalleled knowledge and expertise mean we can provide you with perfectly-matched fixtures and an experience to remember.

As the original rugby tour company, we open up a world of sporting experiences like no other operator.

We have in-depth knowledge and reliable contacts in a diverse choice of destinations, from the most popular to those off the beaten track.

All our sports specialists have been on tour at some stage and we understand what it takes to make every sports tour a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


We sent the first sports tours into South Africa following the apartheid era and continue to push the boundaries of sports travel today.

Play at exceptional sporting facilities and let us tailor your tour with unforgettable excursions into South Africa’s fabulous Game reserves, unspoiled coastline and unique culture.

What our customers say about us

We know we craft incredible sports tours, but it’s better to hear it from the people who have travelled with us…


Hockey & Netball tour to South Africa

“This was a 5* experience for us from the quality of hockey and netball played to the hospitality and range of cultural experiences. By far the best tour I have been on in my tour experience.”

Christ College, Brecon

Hockey & Netball tour to South Africa

“Having toured twice to SA before with ED, I knew that they would provide an excellent tour package, which is exactly what happened. The pupils had fun, were challenged and enriched and have left SA with memories that they will hopefully keep forever.”


Rugby tour to South Africa

“We are delighted with the service that Edwin Doran provided us for this tour. Beth Aston and Jamie Anthony were absolutely brilliant throughout the whole tour process and they made our jobs as coaches/organisers of the tour very easy.”

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UK School playing rugby in South Africa

School Rugby Tour to South Africa

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View across Cape Town

Military Hockey Tour to South Africa

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Club Rugby Tour to South Africa

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Rugby is like a religion in this warm, friendly nation of rugged natural beauty, so get your squad together and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime club rugby tour to South Africa.

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Do we need travel insurance?

Yes. We work in partnership with Endsleigh Insurance who offers a policy specifically designed for your tour itinerary.

Do you help with visas?

Your specific passport and visa requirements, as well as other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with passport, visa or immigration requirements.

What vaccinations will we need for travel?

We can advise on mandatory health requirements; however, we are not medical experts. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain proper and detailed medical advice at least 2 months prior to travel for the latest health requirements, recommendations for your destination and any costs.

What support will I have from Edwin Doran whilst on tour?

A member of our team will be contactable 24/7 via an emergency number which can be found in your final tour pack.