UK School playing rugby in South Africa

School Cricket Tours to South Africa

South Africa

Season: September to February

Compete with passionate teams on school cricket tours to South Africa, a warm, friendly nation of rugged natural beauty.

Tour Highlights

One coach company for duration of tour

Outreach experiences with local foundations

Adventurous activities, including shark cage diving and surfing

Part of our multi-sport offering

The only operator to have offices and staff on the ground in South Africa

Safari game drive to explore South Africa’s magnificent wildlife


Your school cricket team will take part in well-matched fixtures and benefit from a range of opposition. School cricket tours to South Africa are a fantastic experience to hone your team’s skills while immersed in a new culture. Combined with a comprehensive excursion package, this is the ultimate cricket travel experience.


of customers said their tour was ‘outstanding or good’


Play cricket with a view at Newlands Cricket Ground, overlooked by Cape Town’s Table Mountain


Encounter South Africa’s stunning wildlife


Meet local teams and share their enthusiasm for cricket


Work with our partnered foundations to make a difference to local communities

All of our South Africa sports tours are tailored to meet the specific requirements of your group. Speak to us to build your perfect itinerary

Typically, school cricket tours to South
Africa cost:

£2,400.00 – £3,500.00 /


* 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 school cricket tours, but it’s better to hear it from the people that have travelled with us…


Cricket Tour to South Africa

A life changing experience for the pupils. Well organised from the company and a tour we will certainly be doing again!


Cricket Tour to South Africa

Overall the service and contact from Edwin Doran was very good particularly when setting up the tour.


Cricket Tour to South Africa

The itinerary put together by Edwin Doran was tailored to our needs in wanting to play as much high-level cricket as possible, while fitting in as many different activities in the Western Cape area as possible. I can’t speak highly enough of how this tour was put together and the support that we received throughout.


The Rainbow Nation has long been a wonderful place to play cricket with the first match recorded to have taken place in 1808!

Edwin Doran Sports Tours was the first company to arrange school sports tours to South Africa after the fall of apartheid. Following South Africa’s readmittance to world cricket in 1991, the Proteas (previously known as the Springboks) adapted quickly to the high level of competition found on the international stage.

Since 1992, we have cultivated vast on-the-ground knowledge and extensive contacts to help your cricket players really make the most of their time in South Africa. 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 school cricket tours to South Africa, we provide all the support you need, helping you promote your tour, obtain travel insurance and conduct risk assessments. This is in addition to 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 at your school, our team can help you tailor the ultimate experience in South Africa.

South Africa is also great for:






Cricket, Football & Netball Tour to South Africa

Ten action-packed days of sport, safari, sightseeing and a lifetime of memories.

Unforgettable excursions

Our school cricket tours to South Africa show your students the highlights of vibrant cities, including Pretoria and Cape Town. Experiencing the best of Africa means getting out into its epic landscapes which is why we can include everything from visits to arid deserts and jagged coastlines to forests and grasslands teeming with wildlife. Your school cricket group will get to enjoy the perfect mix of testing cricket matches fixtures but explore National Parks, surf the Cape or spot the ‘Big Five’ on an exciting safari.

Cable car to Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain Tour

Take the revolving cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a 360-degree view of the city and bay.

Elephant on game drive

South Africa Game Reserve

Go on an escorted safari to spot the ‘big five’: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino.

Penguins at Boulder Beach

Cape Peninsula Tour

Journey to dramatic Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, visiting Boulders Beach and Duiker Island.

Camps Bay, Cape Town

​Camps Bay, Cape Town

Relax on the fine white sandy beach of Camps Bay while enjoying scenic views of the Twelve Apostles mountains.


There are lots of accommodation options to choose from in South Africa. Whether you are seeking something a little special or want to keep to a more conservative budget, we can discuss what best suits your needs.

Fantastic catering offerings

Good-sized rooms

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 school cricket team with a little extra after a day at the wicket.


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 school.

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