Season: March to August
Complete with competitive fixtures and first-class AstroTurf, enjoy a unique blend of culture, wildlife and sporting ethos on a military hockey tour to South Africa.
One coach company for duration of tour
Charity outreach experiences with the local community
Male and female hockey to the highest standard
Excellent value for money
The only operator with offices and staff on the ground in South Africa
Safari game drive to explore South Africa’s magnificent wildlife
Play at exceptional sporting facilities and let us tailor your military hockey tour with unforgettable excursions into South Africa’s fabulous Game reserves, unspoiled coastline and unique culture.
of customers highly rated
our staff’s ‘personal approach’
Compete against eager local teams in South Africa
Encounter South Africa’s stunning wildlife
Take on experiences with your teammates you won’t find anywhere else
Work with our partnered foundations to make a difference to local communities
All of our tours are tailored to meet the specific requirements of your group. Speak to us to build your perfect itinerary
Typically, a military hockey tour to South Africa would cost:
£2,100 – £2,700 /
* All of our tours are tailored. Prices will differ depending on duration of tour, number of touring party size, number of sports tailored, number of free places and selection of excursions.
What our customers say about us
We know we craft incredible sports tours but it’s better to hear it from the people that have travelled with us…
Army Medical Corps
Hockey Tour to South Africa
What can I say? Hugest thank to all involved. South Africa, and specifically Cape Town, stole our hearts. The tour truly exceeded all of our expectations. Every activity and every interaction with Kevin as our amazing fixer on the ground, and Faisal, our fabulous, dedicated coach driver throughout, were excellent. They both went above and beyond to be flexible and accommodate us.
Adjutant General's Corps
Volleyball Tour to South Africa
An absolute pleasure working with your very dedicated team from planning to implementation. I can’t praise Craig Bones Head of Military Sales and Sports Tours team enough for such an amazing tour to South Africa. With Craig being ex armed forces, he clearly understood our needs and requirements and introduced us to some amazing people in country. We would really recommend Craig and the team for any tours overseas.
Army Rugby League Women
Rugby Tour to France
A fantastic trip organised at short notice for a competitive price. All participants enjoyed and received great feedback.
With our insider knowledge, we take hockey teams on unforgettable tours to the heart of South Africa, combining a real passion for hockey with rich wildlife and epic scenery.
Edwin Doran Sports Tours was the first company to arrange sports tours to South Africa after the fall of apartheid. Since 1992 we’ve cultivated vast on-the-ground knowledge and extensive contacts that we use to help players to really get under the skin of this vibrant country. From visiting the local charities that we support to exploring the natural wonders of the Highveld and finding perfectly matched competition, our unrivalled networks mean nobody does South African sports tours better.
Support and safety
From the minute you choose to book one of our military sports tours, we provide all the support you need, helping you promote your tour and offering round-the-clock assistance while you’re away. We require that all accommodation, transport and excursion suppliers meet our high safety standards and all of our tours are fully bonded by IATA, ABTA and ATOL, protecting your group against unforeseen events.
Looking for a multi-sport tour?
If you are looking to create a sports tour for more than one sport, our team can help you tailor the ultimate experience in South Africa.
South Africa is also great for:
Hockey, Netball, Rowing & Rugby Tour to South Africa
With four sports to cater for it was always going to be a challenge, but our trip flowed and our pupils loved every minute of it.
On our military hockey tours to South Africa, we can show you the highlights of colourful cities from Pretoria to Cape Town. Find the perfect balance of hockey fixtures and cultural experiences that will see your military group explore many of South Africa’s incredible landscapes. Head to the National Parks, spot the ‘Big Five’ on an exciting safari, or even head for the ocean for surf lessons.
Table Mountain Tour
Take the revolving cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a 360-degree view of the city and bay.
South Africa Game Reserve
Go on an escorted safari to spot the ‘big five’: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
Cape Peninsula Tour
Journey to dramatic Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, visiting Boulders Beach and Duiker Island.
There are lots of accommodation options to choose from in South Africa. From university sports accommodations to luxury hotels and safari lodges, we can discuss what best suits your needs.
Fantastic catering offerings
Variety of locations to suit your needs
Great value for money
Game Lodge – Take the unique opportunity to experience accommodation set within some of South Africa’s finest game reserves.
Boutique hotels – Looking for higher-end comfort during your tour? Look to our choice of boutique hotels which provide your rugby team with a little extra after battling on the pitch.
Stay at the 4-star Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town, offering spectacular views over Table Mountain and Robben Island, and direct beach access.
Speak to our team of sports tour specialists to discuss accommodation options for your group.