South Africa

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. With vast and varying landscapes and plenty of history and wildlife, South Africa is a stunning destination to take in. South Africans are passionate about sport, so rest assured that you will receive a busy schedule of competitive fixtures against pre-selected opposition. This is the perfect destination for cricket, netball, rugby, hockey and football.

We work closely with amazing ground handlers in South Africa, promising an exciting and unforgettable tour experience at an exceptional price! The country boasts world-class facilities in schools and clubs so expect to play sport on well-maintained and modern grounds. Your itinerary can include a wide range of activities from safaris to historic city tours so your squads can experience the best of what the country has to offer as well as playing well-suited fixtures.

We can tailor your itinerary to suit the needs and requirements of your squads with the option of a one-city tour or choose inter-city travel to include as much of the country as you can within your tour duration. We have run numerous tours to South Africa, where our expertise is second to none. This enables us to provide a fantastic, open, inclusive tour that is safe and fun for all.

  • Local language: There are 11! But English is one of them..
  • Currency: South African Rand
  • Time Difference: +2 hours
  • Flight Time: 11 hours non-stop

What our customers say about us

"I was very impressed with Smile and would recommend to other schools."

"All the representatives from Smile and their team in Cape Town, were excellent. They were very professional, helpful, supportive and all-round good people. They ensured that the tour was fully inclusive and immersive in South Africa culture, including daily information on the areas we visited and the history. Thank you for making it an excellent tour for our students."

Rob Kench, Director of Sport - Scarborough College, Girls' Hockey Tour: Cape Town

"A must do!"

"A must do tour if interested in playing cricket abroad!"

Alex Robinson, Over 50s Cricket Festival

"Touring with Smile Group Travel earlier in the year was a massive part of our preparation"

"We had a fantastic season, winning the under-18 national T20 as well as getting to finals day for the under-15s.

"Touring with Smile Group Travel earlier in the year was a massive part of our preparation. We put a lot of planning into our tours to ensure our pupils not only get a fantastic experience but also get the top sporting preparation and challenge we want for, from our tours. Everything we try to do is to as high quality as possible for our pupils and Smile certainly help us to make that happen."

Phil Lewis, Director of Sport - King's Taunton, Boys' Cricket Tour: Cape Town