Gatting and Gower to lead South Africa tour
England greats Mike Gatting and David Gower will lead the Lord’s Taverners Celebrity Cricket XI tour to South Africa in 2020 – and you can join us as part of the official touring party.
Staying in the heart of beautiful Cape Town, you will enjoy a memorable week including two cricket matches, wine tasting and everything else that the vibrant city has to offer in the company of two of England's greatest tourists - while helping to raise money and awareness for the Lord's Taverners.
The full touring party is:
Paul Prichard (Essex CCC & Tour Captain), David Gower (England & Hampshire CCC); Mike Gatting (England & Middlesex CCC); Andy Caddick (England & Somerset CCC); Rob Andrew (England, Wasps & Newcastle Falcons); Gladstone Small (England & Warwickshire CCC); George Chuter (England & Leicester Tigers); Chloe Hill (Worcestershire Women CCC); Gus Mackay (Zimbabwe & Essex CCC); Iain Nairn (Captain England Disability Cricket Team); Jonnie Irwin (TV Presenter & writer); Gordon Kennedy (TV, Stage and Film Actor); JP Doyle (Professional Rugby Union Referee)
Packages are available for the trip taking place on 2-9 March 2020 from £2,245* per person (based on two people sharing a room. Single supplements from £640).
Tailor your own package while in South Africa and stay on to experience more of what this fabulous country has to offer including visits to wine country, the Garden Route or go on safari. Speak to our official tour partners Black Opal Travel Group for more information and options.
- Return world traveller flights with British Airways
- Five nights deluxe room B&B at the five-star Westin Hotel
- Exclusive welcome drinks reception
- Two Taverners XI cricket matches
- Gala dinner
- Wine tasting and lunch in the Constantia wine region
- Group shared transfers for the duration of the trip
Cost: £2,245* per person (based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplements from £640) - secure your place on the trip with an initial 20% deposit
*Price is based on a Deluxe King City View Room for 2 people sharing a twin / double. Room, flight upgrades and additional night stays are available on request. Flight price may increase subject to availability at time of booking.
For more information and to book, please contact our official tour partner Black Opal Travel Group (ATOL Protected 11543) by calling: 0330 041 4888 or via email at email@example.com
Extend Your Stay in South Africa
Tailor your own package while in South Africa and stay on to experience more of what this fabulous country has to offer with options to visit wine country, enjoy the Garden Route or go on safari. Speak to our official tour partners Black Opal Travel Group for more information about the options - some of which are listed below.
Lanzerac Hotel: Enjoy a stay amidst the 327-year-old Lanzerac Wine Estate, just outside of Stellenboch. Rooms here are spacious, with plush soft furnishings and original features evoking classic style. As well as all the expected delights of a winery, guests can also relax in the indulgent environs of the hotel’s destination spa.
Oude Werf: Situated within the picturesque Winelands town of Stellenbosch, this luxury hotel combines modern stylings with an authentic sense of its historic setting. Comfortable, thoughtfully appointed rooms offer a cosy base from which to explore, while the excellent restaurant offers dining delights all of its own.
Shamwari Game Reserve: Amidst the grandeur of South Africa’s iconic wildlife, Shamwari is a private game reserve where guests reside in unique and luxurious accommodation before awaking to incredible, bespoke safari experiences. Set in the Eastern Cape, Shamwari is close to the Garden Route and benefits from being a malaria-free region.
Madikwe Safari Lodge: Close to South Africa’s border with Botswana, Madikwe Game Reserve is renowned for its big game sightings. During the day, embark on guided drives and walks to see the Big 5 in their natural environment. Each evening you’ll enjoy hospitality and modern comforts at your choice of luxury lodge.
The Old Rectory: As the name would suggest, this boutique, all-suite hotel is housed in a restored rectory building in the beautiful location of Plettenberg Bay. Guests can simply relax by the pool and enjoy delicious, locally-sourced fare at the excellent restaurant here, or the golden sand beach is just a stroll away.
The Plettenberg: With commanding views out to see, The Plettenberg’s dramatic setting on a rocky outcrop is just one reason this property stands out from the crowd. Choose from rooms, suites and villas on a stay here and enjoy an atmosphere of intimate exclusivity. Dinner at the Seafood restaurant here is not to be missed.
One & Only Le Saint Géran: Possessing elegance, beauty and plentiful luxury, One&Only Le Saint Géran sits on its own peninsula, fringed by one and half kilometres of white-sand coastline. Always a favourite with discerning travellers, the spectacular property underwent some eight months of renovations and upgrades in 2017, making it more special than ever.
The Residence: Mauritius Situated on pristine white sands, The Residence Mauritius promises Indian Ocean views from chic rooms and suites. Friendly, attentive staff offer a warm Mauritian welcome, with no request too big or small. Meanwhile, the grandeur of the architecture lends the sense that you are residing in an exclusive beachside mansion.
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