UK School playing rugby in South Africa

School Football Tours to South Africa

South Africa

Season: March to August

From dusty township streets to manicured lawns, football is everywhere in South Africa. Play your favourite sport in this stunning and exciting destination on school football tours to South Africa.

Tour Highlights

One coach company for duration of tour

Charity outreach experiences with the local community

Play against a variety of opponents

Shark cage diving

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

Safari game drive to explore South Africa’s magnificent wildlife


The possibilities are truly endless on school football tours to South Africa. Share in this nation’s passion for the game, as seen in the 2010 World Cup. Play at exceptional sporting facilities coupled 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


Encounter South Africa’s stunning wildlife


Meet the locals and share their enthusiasm for the beautiful game


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

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

Typically, school football 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 football tours to South Africa but it’s better to hear it from the people that have travelled with us…


Football & Hockey Tour to South Africa

A superb tour brilliantly put together by Edwin Doran. From the first conversations about the trip, through the launch meeting, planning and time on the ground, all staff communication was first rate. Everything ran smoothly thanks to ED’s organisation allowing the group and myself to enjoy the wonderful experience of touring South Africa fully!


Football & Netball Tour to South Africa

Edwin Doran as a company were exceptional from the pre-tour preparation to whilst we were in South Africa. Throughout the tour, we felt supported by reps in and out of South Africa. They created a tour that every person on the trip will remember for a lifetime. Every activity we did was an experience.


Rugby, Hockey, Football & Netball Tour to South Africa

Action-packed tour during which we didn’t stop experiencing amazing things. All students and staff had a great time and got to see the diversity that South Africa has to offer.

This fascinating destination combines a real love for the sport 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 school cricket tours to the UK, 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:






Football & Netball 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.

Unforgettable excursions

On our school football tours to South Africa, we can show you the highlights of colourful cities from Pretoria to Cape Town. But we know that finding the real spirit of Africa means getting out into its epic landscapes, from arid deserts to jagged coastlines and forests and grasslands teeming with wildlife. Adrenaline junkies can walk through the canopy layers of National Parks, surf or swim with great white sharks and 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. From university sports accommodations to luxury hotels and safari lodges, 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 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 school.

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