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Eland Green Tour – 3rd Test-only (excluding international flights)

Package includes: 

  • Guaranteed Official Lions Category A match ticket to the 3rd Test Match
  • 7 nights' 4★ accommodation on a B&B basis
  • All domestic flights and all transfers

Highlights 

  • Gullivers Merchandise including an Official Lions shirt
  • Exclusive Gullivers Big Event
  • Gullivers Staff onsite
  • Travel with Gullivers Ambassadors including Ryan Jones, Rob Henderson and others
  • Welcome Drinks and Group Dinner
  • Extensive Optional Excursion programme

From

£2,199

per person
based on 2 sharing a room
Single Supplement +£749
Secure with a £1,000pp deposit.

Call to book:

01684 878683*



Gullivers Sports Travel is an Official Sub-Agent of The British & Irish Lions South Africa 2021 Travel Programme.

Our Ticket Ballot Promise: This provides you with the security that should you be successful in the Lions ticket ballot, you are entitled to the choice of a receive a full refund on your entire travel package or a refund on the face value of your tickets for the fixtures you were successful with in the ballot that are in your package.Terms apply.

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At a glance

 British & Irish Lions South Africa 2021

We're Official

Gullivers Sports Travel are an Official Sub-Agent for The British & Irish Lions South Africa 2021 Travel Programme. This means that our packages include the all-important guaranteed official match tickets to the last Lions' Test match in Johannesburg. This Tour includes Category A Tickets to the 3rd Test Match.

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Book with Confidence

Book with Confidence

Gullivers Sports Travel is fully ABTA and ATOL bonded. This means that you can relax and book your trip safe in the knowledge that your booking is fully protected with a reputable tour operator. Not all travel companies are ABTA members so always look for the logo. Gullivers have extensive health and safety processes to audit all suppliers and ensure high standards.

4 and 5 Star Accommodation

4★ Accommodation

Follow The British & Irish Lions around South Africa with 7 nights' 4★ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. This tour package includes a stay in Sandton (Johannesburg) and Cape Town.

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Flights

All domestic flights within South Africa are included in your package.

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Transfers

Transfers

Coach transfers to and from domestic airports, matches (where required), overland touring and functions (where required) are all included in your package.

Exclusive Gullivers Big Events

Gullivers is known for putting on events and those in New Zealand 2017 were perhaps the best yet. With a great atmosphere and true rugby camaraderie, these included events are sure to be highlights of your trip. Alongside Ryan and Rob, past guests have included Gavin Hastings, Ben Kay, Scott Gibbs, Richard Hill, Scott Quinnell, Martyn Williams and many more.

Gullivers Lions Ambassadors

Gullivers Lions Ambassadors

Ex-Lions Ryan Jones and Rob Henderson will once again be touring with the Gullivers tour groups in South Africa. After the major success of NZ 2017 they are back and ready to share the joy of rugby touring with you! Joining them will be a variety of other familiar faces across the tour

Merchandise

Merchandise

An Official Lions Shirt is included in your travel package. There will also be other items of merchandise included. Please note that we will endeavour to provide your size requested, however as the clothing order has been placed prior to the Lions launch we are unable to guarantee this, also some items within the merchandise pack may be unisex and therefore the nearest fit to your requested size will be allocated.

Optional Sightseeing Excursions

To ensure that you can enjoy South Africa to its fullest and enjoy the sightseeing that you want to do we are offering a variety of optional excursions.

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The Rugby Experts

The Rugby Experts

Rugby is Gullivers' heritage. This is Gullivers' 11th Lions Tour and we have over 30 years' experience of taking Lions supporters around the globe, creating a real rugby experience for real rugby people. You can book with confidence, safe in the knowledge you will be well looked after by our dedicated and experienced team.

South Africa

We know South Africa

Gullivers Sports Travel have been touring to South Africa for many years both for supporters and school trips. The Gullivers team ran successful cricket tours across South Africa in 2019/2020, getting to know the country even better. This will be our third Lions trip to South Africa

See more about South Africa here

The Gullivers Team

The Gullivers Team

To ensure you have the best possible experience on tour, you will have a Gullivers Tour Manager with your group in South Africa. The Tour Manager team are supported by an extensive office and on-site operations team.

Full itinerary

  • Day1

    Arrive South Africa

    Welcome to Johannesburg! Your base for your stay in Johannesburg is the district of Sandton, known as ‘Africa’s richest square mile’. Sandton is known as one of the safer areas of the region and a popular choice of Gullivers over many tours to South Africa. Upon arrival in South Africa, make your own way to your hotel in Johannesburg and check in for your 3 night stay

    Whilst in Johannesburg why not take some time to learn about the history, it’s hard to believe Johannesburg didn't exist 130 years ago. For most, Soweto is synonymous with Johannesburg and with resistance to apartheid, South Africa’s former policy of racial segregation. The township’s complex past is visible in Soweto’s moving museums, historical monuments, and strong traditions, and is well worth a visit on an organised tour. Constitution Hill is another of South Africa's most important historical sites which gives insight into South Africa’s recent history.

    This evening get together with your Tour Manager for Welcome Drinks. Share a drink, reminisce on past Lions tours and share the excitement of the upcoming Game, Series and your stay in South Africa.

    Welcome Drinks

  • Day2

    Sandton (Johannesburg)

    Today sees the third of the Gullivers Big Event days with a rugby day. An invitational Gullivers side will take on some local sides in a day of rugby. You can be assured of great camaraderie, true rugby atmosphere, singing, raffles, mixing with the locals and rugby stories.

    Gullivers Big Events - Eve of Test Rugby Event

    Bring your boots for a game or come along and support the Gullivers Barbarians at our rugby club visit in Johannesburg; a great opportunity to mix with the locals. Always a popular day out with our supporters, food will be provided after the games and we anticipate there will be plenty of opportunity for you to swap stories and out sing the Springboks supporters in their own backyard, in preparation for the final test match tomorrow.

  • Day3

    Match Day

    Today is the day we have been building up to, the third and final test match of the series between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions. A special day that will forever live in the hearts of every Lions fan as the tourists prepare to face the wrath of the World Champions on their own soil for the final time this series.

    With 2 of the 3 Test Matches being played in Johannesburg there are sure to be thousands of Lions fans staying in the various districts all coming together in one big celebration of Rugby.

    After the excitement of the last test match against NZ in 2017, hopes are high going into the series against the World Champions. After swapping stories in the bar with your fellow Lions fans we'll transfer to the stadium in plenty of time ahead of kick off and after the match finishes we will transfer back to the hotel. 

    3rd Test South Africa v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day4

    Cape Town

    This morning check out of your hotel and we will make the short transfer to the airport for the flight across to Cape Town. Upon arrival into Cape Town, a short transfer will have you at the hotel and checking in for a 4 night stay. Cape Town is one of the most magical cities in the world with its fantastic waterfront location and Table Mountain backdrop. If you get the opportunity to explore a little further afield head over to stunning Camps Bay, the perfect spot for sundowners at one of the many bars/restaurants with ocean front views. If you are looking to enjoy live sport look no further than Mojo Market in Sea Point, a short taxi ride from your hotel. Here you will find a variety of local food vendors all under one roof with live music and plenty of big screens showing live sport. 

    Flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town

  • Day5 - 7

    Cape Town

    After the excitement of the test match in Johannesburg unwind with some down time in Cape Town. There are so many areas of Cape Town to explore whether you are looking to enjoy South African cuisine or history, there is a place for you. For the active amongst you a hike up Lions Head is rewarded with stunning views (a guided trip is recommended for safety) and many an hour can be spent in one of the waterfront bars enjoying the climate and the view. Of all the destinations we’ve visited in the world Cape Town has to be up there with the sheer variety and quality of restaurants, with a wide range of cuisines on offer, set against beautiful background views, making those famous South African wines taste even better! 

    Tour Group Dinner

    One evening get together with your group and Tour Manager in Cape Town to enjoy a night of good company, good food and good drink!

    Optional Extra: 9 August - Winelands Full Day Tour

    Please see extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: 10 August - Table Mountain and City Half Day

    Please see extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: 11 August - Cape Point Full Day Tour

    Please see extras tab for more information.

  • Day8

    Departure Day

    Your tour finishes today, say goodbye to your fellow tourists and make your own onward journey with great memories and new friends

Tickets

Springboks v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket - Category A
Venue: 
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Capacity: 
62,567

Accommodation

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Radisson Blu Gautrain is a modern and sophisticated hotel located in the heart of Sandton's business district. Its impressive atrium sets the tone for a memorable experience, the stylish rooms come with top-notch amenities. The hotel boasts a restaurant and bar along with the largest fitness megaplex in Sandton spanning over 5500sqm coupled with an indoor running track. The hotel is a 5 minute walk, or short shuttle ride, from Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, with its mall, shops and extensive eating options.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Fabulous location close to Nelson Mandela Square

Features: 

  • Complimentary shuttle to many city attractions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pool, Spa and Fitness centre

Radisson Blu Le Vendome, Cape Town

Beautifully located in the scenic area between Sea Point & Green Point of Cape Town, the Radisson Blu Le Vendome overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and lies near the western edge of Signal Hill. The hotel is within striking distance of popular city attractions including the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (2.5km) and the Cape Town Stadium (2km). Rooms at the hotel are spacious and classically decorated and feature amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible including satellite TV, tea-and-coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Scenic location just 150 yards from the Sea Point Promenade

Features: 

  • On-site restaurants & bar
  • Refreshing outdoor pool
  • High-speed complimentary Wi-Fi

Extras

WINELANDS FULL DAY TOUR

WINELANDS FULL DAY TOUR 9 AUGUST

£85 per person

The world-renowned Cape Winelands are situated about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Departing the hotel in the morning your first stop on the tour is the town of Paarl, especially well-known for its Pearl Mountain or "Paarl Rock". In Paarl you will visit one of the top Paarl wine estates to sample their fine wines and enjoy a tour of their cellar, gaining insight into the process of viniculture.

The tour moves on to Franschhoek, a charming old Huguenot village, also known as ‘the French corner’ and a wine-lover's dream destination. Here you will stop to enjoy lunch and another wine tasting at an excellent wine estate.

The last stop of the day, but certainly not the least, is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country’s wine region. Embark on a walking tour through Stellenbosch where much of the original Cape-Dutch architecture has been preserved, before rounding off with a final wine tasting at one of the top wine estates in the area. Finally, you will be transferred back to Cape Town.

Duration: ±8.5hrs from the first point of collection and subject to change.

Includes: 3 wine tastings and a cellar tour, lunch and 2 drinks per person.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CITY HALF DAY

TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CITY HALF DAY 10 AUGUST

£65 per person

On this tour you will experience highlights of Cape Town, starting with a visit to the summit of Table Mountain, South Africa’s most famous and prominent landmark, and one of New 7 Wonders of Nature, on an aerial cableway*.  The tour then continues on to visit the oldest colonial building in South Africa, The Castle of Good Hope, bastion fort built in the 17th century, where you will be able to view art and photography exhibitions that depict the historic start of the city.

The tour moves on to Company Gardens, before transferring to Bo-Kaap, a former township known for its colourful and bright painted buildings.

The final stop of this half day tour is a visit to Dimond Works to discover the history of the diamond and gold trade in South Africa and witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing.

(*Please note, during adverse weather the cable car may be closed, and you will have the option to return to the mountain or have a refund for this part of the tour, equally during good weather more time may be spent on the mountain than other parts of the other tour).

Duration: ±4hrs from the first point of collection and subject to change

Includes: Entrance fees to the Castle of Good Hope and Table Mountain cableway ticket

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

CAPE POINT FULL DAY TOUR

CAPE POINT FULL DAY TOUR 11 August

£120 per person

This full day tour is an ideal way to see the highlights of the Cape Peninsula. After being picked up from your hotel you will travel along the Atlantic seaboard coastal road with the pristine white beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and azure blue water.  The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity

You will arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay where you will take a half hour boat trip to Duiker Island to see a Cape Fur Seal colony. If open (weather permitting), the tour will continue via Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most stunning roadways in the world.

Your tour continues to the Cape Point Nature Reserve and the tip of the Cape Peninsula that has captivated travellers for centuries, where you have the opportuniry to go up the funicular at the point.  The return journey to Cape Town takes you along the False Bay coast, visiting the colony of rare African Penguins at Boulders Beach and passing through the naval village of Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Your last visit will be made to the internationally acclaimed Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden before returning to the hotel.

Duration:  ±8hrs

Includes: Entrance fees to Cape Point Nature Reserve and Funicular, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, ½hr Duiker Island boat trip, Boulders Beech penguin colony, Lunch and 2 drinks per person

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people