Connacht PRO14 Tour to South Africa

South Africa

12 Days from €2,295 pps

See the men of the West take on the men of the South in an old fashioned rugby tour! Connacht travel to South Africa to face the Southern Kings and the Toyota Cheetahs in the 2018/2019 Guinness PRO14. This trip is a great chance to enjoy some top class rugby and take in some of the amazing sights that South Africa has to offer. Ever fancied seeing wildlife in their natural habitat? Well look no further – included in your tour you will have the chance to see magnificent wildlife whilst on a game drive outside Port Elizabeth – How many of the BIG FIVE will you see?? Our pre-match or post-match authentic Braii are a great way to enjoy time with the group and enjoy the build up and hopefully the post match celebrations! Enjoy your days at leisure in Cape Town sitting by the pool or if you prefer to do some sightseeing tours, we will have plenty of options available such as Robben Island, Table Mountain or for those of you wanting to sample some of the fabulous South African wines you can join us on our wine tasting day trip.

11 Nights/ 12 Days from €2,295 pps

Tour Dates: 22nd November – 3rd December 2018

What’s on offer:

  • 3 nights – 4* Radisson Blu, Port Elizabeth (or similar)
  • 4 nights – 4* Sun Square City Bowl, Cape Town (or similar)
  • 2 nights – 4* Southern Sun, Bloemfontein (or similar)
  • Cat 1 Match Ticket to Southern Kings v Connacht
  • Cat 1 Match Ticket to Toyota Cheetahs v Connacht

Price includes:

  • Return International Flights to Cape Town ex Dublin with KLM
  • Return Airport-Hotel Executive Coach Transfers
  • Three Domestic flights: Johannesburg – Port Elizabeth / Port Elizabeth – Cape Town / Cape Town – Bloemfontein
  • Two Match Day Authentic Braai (BBQ) Included
  • Game drive and lunch (drinks at own cost)
  • Breakfast Included
  • Included Extras: Trip to the Amakhala Game Lodge for a game drive and lunch experience.

Optional Extras:

An Optional Activity list will be distributed upon booking and will include a visit to Robben Island, a trip to Table
Mountain by cable car, wine tasting in Stellenbosch, golf, group dinner etc.

Excluded:

  • Single supplement @ €725
  • Travel insurance. It is vital that you have travel insurance and we strongly recommend that you are covered from the time of booking as this may assist you in recovering monies paid in the unfortunate event of you having to cancel your trip. We offer travel insurance starting from €29pp. Please note that this is only available to residents of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Upgrade to Business Class or First Class flights: We can quote on request and supplements will apply. Subject to availability.
  • Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a personal nature.
Day 1: Departure

Thursday 22 nd Nov

Depart Dublin this evening on your international flight to Johannesburg.

Day 2: Arrive in South Africa
Friday 23 rd Nov
On arrival to Johannesburg Airport our friendly staff will accompany you to connect with your domestic flight to Port Elizabeth.
Land in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the 4* Radisson Blu. Check in for three nights.
Day 3: Safari
Saturday 24 th Nov
We depart this morning for a trip to the stunning Amakhala Game Reserve. Enjoy a fantastic safari game drive and lunch experience. How many of the Big 5 will you see? Return later in the day to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 4: Match Day - Connacht v Southern Kings
Sunday 25th Nov
Enjoy morning of leisure before the group departs the hotel for Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for Southern Kings v Connacht. Kick off 13:00. Post-match your coach transfers you back to your hotel, where you will be treated to a post match Braai (BBQ) and complimentary bar (beers, cider, wines and soft drinks).
Day 5: Cape Town
Monday 26 th Nov
Today we depart Port Elizabeth on a domestic flight to the beautiful Cape Town. Land in Cape Town and transfer by coach to the 4* Sun Square City Bowl Hotel. Check in for four nights. This is a brand new hotel and in a great location, close to the famous V&A Waterfront.
Day 6: Cape Town
Tuesday 27th Nov
Day at leisure. We recommend taking a trip around the V&A Waterfront to check out the numerous great restaurants, bars and shops.
Day 7: Cape Town
Wednesday 28th Nov
Day at leisure.
We will have plenty of optional extras available including:
  • Robben Island
  • Table Mountain & Cable Car
  • Wine Tour
  • 18 Hole Round of Golf
Day 8: Cape Town
Thursday 29th Nov

Day at leisure.

Day 9: Bloemfontein
Friday 30 th Nov
After breakfast, check out of the hotel & transfer to Cape Town airport for your domestic flight to Bloemfontein. After landing, coach transfer to the 4* Southern Sun Bloemfontein Hotel and check in for two nights accommodation on a B&B basis. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 10: Match Day - Connacht v Toyota Cheetahs
Saturday 1st Dec
Enjoy our pre-match function which includes a Braai (BBQ) and complimentary bar (beers, cider, wines and soft drinks). We then continue on to the Toyota Stadium for the Toyota Cheetahs v Connacht. Kick Off 15:00. Post-match your coach transfers you back to your hotel.
Day 11: Departure
Sunday 2nd Dec
Enjoy breakfast and the morning at your leisure before checking out of your hotel mid afternoon for your coach transfer to Johannesburg Airport (approximately four hour transfer). After arriving in Johannesburg Airport, check in for your international flight home to Dublin.
Day 12: Arrive in Dublin
Monday 3rd Dec
Arrive in Dublin Airport at lunchtime.

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