School Cricket Tour to South Africa: Ryde School CC

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School Cricket Tour to South Africa: Ryde School CC

School Cricket Tour to South Africa

The pupils from Ryde School enjoyed a cricket tour of a lifetime on their three centre cricket tour to South Africa. They began in Durban where they played two highly competitive cricket fixtures, with one even being a day/night affair. A particular mention must go to their hosts at Ocean View School where they were very well looked after and the hosts had gone to the effort of making caps, kit, banners and trophies to commemorate the occasion and billed it as a highlight of the schools cricketing calendar.

Ryde School South Africa

The tourists also managed to fit in time to watch South Africa v England in a one day cricket International! The group enjoyed a day at the Ushaka Marine Wet ‘n’ Wild Park; a popular excursion for all youth groups visiting the Durban area, where they saw a wide variety of marine life including dolphins, sharks and penguins while also having a go on some of the water rides on offer in the park.

The group then travelled to embark on a game experience, where they were based in the wonderful surroundings of Ghost Mountain Inn. Here they were able to enjoy a river cruise and a game drive on the Mkuse Game Reserve, seeing all sorts of wildlife including cheetahs and elephants!! This amazing trip is a must for all cricket tours to South Africa and offers an experience like no other.

Ryde School Safari

The final base for the pupils and teachers was the vibrant city of Cape Town at the Southerly tip of Africa, where the group once again enjoyed two very competitive fixtures. The pupils also enjoyed a trip up Table Mountain, experiencing the sensational views from this iconic land mark. A full day’s guided Cape Peninsular Tour was also included in their itinerary that includes a tour of the infamous Cape of Good Hope and its nature reserve.

Upon returning to The UK every pupil agreed that South Africa was the ideal place for a cricket tour and that they really had enjoyed the trip of a lifetime!!

South Africa Cricket Ground

Ryde School CC : Cricket Tour to South Africa Highlights!

Everyone who went on the cricket tour to South Africa brought back some wonderful memories but the ones which really stood out were:

  • Fantastic fixtures and hosts – especially Oceanview School CC
  • The One Day International game between South Africa and England
  • Accommodation – ideal for a school group!
  • Amazing game drive at Mkusi Game Reserve – fantastic wildlife!
  • Table Mountain visit – spectacular views!
  • Visiting the Gateway Shopping Complex and its many attractions
  • The relaxing surroundings of Umhlanga
  • The South African Braai: very good eating!
  • Visiting the Natal Sharks board demonstration
  • Traditional Zulu dancing at Ghost Mountain

If this is a tour that appeals to you and your Cricket club, please contact us through our online enquiry form and we will happily provide you with the information you need.

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  • This was the cricket tour of a lifetime for everyone, cricket was brilliant, trips were sensational and accommodation was perfect!! South Africa really is an ideal destination for a cricket tour!!

    Ryde School cricket tour to South Africa

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