Coronavirus - Covid-19 Pandemic

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are and your family are all safe and well and we wish you all the best over these difficult times.

In view of the well documented implications of the unprecedented worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure you that that the safety and well-being of all of our touring groups is very important to us and that we are closely monitoring advice from the Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and ABTA.

We have been dealing with the repatriation of clients stuck in Spain and are supporting our staff who are in self isolation.

Our office is now in full lockdown and we have very limited email access but those who are able to work are working around the clock to ensure that we can assist our customers with the most urgent needs and our goal is to ensure that anyone due to travel in the next seven days has been updated on their tour and given a list of options available to them, we will not however have the resources to enter into conversations over these options at this stage.

We will continue to contact tour organisers whose travel plans have been effected.

Best wishes at what is a difficult time for us all and thanks for your understanding,

The Burleigh Travel Team

  • The Castle School Rugby Tour To South Africa

Tours to South Africa

Travel information and the destination at a glance

Tours to South Africa

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Travel Information


Time Difference

GMT +2 hours 

Tour Destinations



Mkhuze Game Reserve

Cape Town 

Travel Time

11 hour flight from London (Johannesburg, for Durban)

12 ½ hour flight from London (Cape Town) 

Useful Links

Travel Guide to South Africa

South Africa Tourism Website

Passport & Visa Advice


South African Rand Exchange Rate 

Tour Destinations in South Africa

Durban boasts a sub tropical carnival atmosphere with an endless summer, an effervescent ocean lined with miles of golden sand and a multitude of pleasure options. The Golden Mile in Durban offers a variety of restaurants, coffee bars and on a classical note, concert halls, theatres and art galleries. There are also a number of water and theme parks to keep your group occupied.

Umhlanga is the local beach resort, where the ocean is lined with miles of golden sand.  This seaside resort is ideal for junior groups, with restaurants and entertainment to occupy the group as well as bars for the older members and the largest shopping centre in Africa.  Durban, with it's many exciting entertainment options is just 30 minutes down the coast. There are also a number of water and theme parks there to keep your group occupied.

Mkhuze Game Reserve allows you to see wild animals in their natural habitat, which will provide unforgettable experiences of South Africa’s most popular attraction.  Mkhuze is a birding mecca, but also boasts many species of animal including rhino, elephant, giraffe and many different antelope.  The option of a boat trip on Lake Jozini, where elephants regularly bathe, or a day safari in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, home to the 'Big Five', can also be arranged.

Cape Town, with its majestic Table Mountain backdrop maintains its reputation for friendly hospitality and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  A cable car trip up Table Mountain is a must during your stay, whilst a visit to the lively entertainment centre of the restored Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is also popular.  Watching a professional rugby match at Newlands Stadium is a popular trip, and Cape Town is also situated close to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet, and a day trip to the Point via seeing Penguins at Boulder's Bay is an exciting way to spend the day. 

Destination Highlights

  1. Table Mountain; enjoy the views or try abseiling for the more adventurous
  2. Safari trip – either overnight in Mkhuze or a day trip from Cape Town
  3. Fanatical sporting ethos, and play all of the ‘main’ British school sports
  4. Friendly welcome and hospitality
  5. Multi-destination tours available
  6. Vast range of day trips in all destinations
  7. Spectacular scenery
  8. Beach, safari and city all in one tour
  9. Great food and drink, at reasonable prices
  10. Trip of a lifetime! 



No. 1. Destination Highlight: Table Mountain 

A cable car trip up Table Mountain is a must when you visit Cape Town.  The Cableway was one of the first tourist attractions in Cape Town, and was opened in 1929.  From the summit, there are 360˚ views across the city, the surrounding peaks, and across the bay to Robben Island, another excellent day trip opportunity. 

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