1st & 2nd Test Tour

CENTURION / CAPE TOWN

SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND
23RD DECEMBER 2019 – 10TH JANUARY 2020
 

from – £3265 pp sharing (Single Supplement: £715)
 
16 NIGHT TOUR BASED ON
– 7 nights Johannesburg (Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika) 24/12 – 31/12
– 9 nights Cape Town (City Lodge V&A Waterfront) 31/12 – 09/01

 

HOTEL UPGRADE: Cape Town

The Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront
– Twin/Double @ £3845pp sharing / £1195pp single supplement

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Guaranteed Test Match Tickets (Included)
  • Return indirect international flights from London Heathrow Airport (other airports available on request & subject to price change)
  • Coach transfers as per itinerary
  • Internal flights as per itinerary (please note that the dates may change)
  • 16 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary on B&B basis
  • LWTL Q&A Event
  • LWTL Merchandise
  • Welcome Drinks and End of Tour Dinner
  • LWTL staff

 

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ENGLAND CRICKET TO SOUTH AFRICA – 1st & 2ND TEST TOUR

7 nights Johannesburg 9 nights Cape Town
 

TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1: MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER – DEPART UK/IN FLIGHT

1st & 2nd Test Tour plane4Arrive at your chosen airport three hours prior to departure where you will check in for your international flight.
 

DAY 2: TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER – IN FLIGHT / JOHANNESBURG

Upon arrival into Johannesburg you will be met by a LWTL tour manager and transferred to your hotel for the 1st Test for a 7 night stay on a B&B basis. This evening enjoy welcome drinks with your tour host and fellow tourists.
 

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY 25TH DECEMBER – JOHANNESBURG – CHRISTMAS DAY

Today you have the option to join us for our Christmas Day Celebration. (Details to follow).
 

DAY 4 – 8: THURSDAY 26TH – MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER – 1ST TEST MATCH, CENTURION

1ST TEST MATCH – SOUTH AFRICA V ENGLAND
1st & 2nd Test Tour cricket2You will be transferred to the SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion for the 1st Test Match. At close of play you will be transferred back to your hotel.
 

DAY 9: TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER – JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN – NEW YEARS EVE

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your internal flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel for a 9 night stay on B&B basis. This evening option to join us for our New Years Eve Celebration on the Cape Town Waterfront. (Details to follow).
 

DAY 10: WEDNESDAY 01ST JANUARY 2020 – CAPE TOWN – NEW YEARS DAY

Day at leisure in Cape Town.
 

DAY 11: THURSDAY 02ND JANUARY 2020 – CAPE TOWN

Day at leisure in Cape Town
 

DAY 12 – 16: FRIDAY 03RD – TUESDAY 07TH JANUARY – 2ND TEST MATCH CAPE TOWN

2ND TEST MATCH – SOUTH AFRICA V ENGLAND
1st & 2nd Test Tour cricket2You will be transferred to Newlands Cricket Ground for the 2nd Test Match. At close of play you will be transferred back to your chosen hotel. One evening we will be joined by a celebrity guest who will chair a question and answer evening about the test and the tour in progress.
 

DAY 17: WEDNESDAY 08TH JANUARY – CAPE TOWN

Day at leisure in Cape Town. Tonight, join LWTL for the tour farewell dinner.
 

DAY 18: THURSDAY 09TH JANUARY – CAPE TOWN / IN FLIGHT

1st & 2nd Test Tour plane4After checking out of your hotel you will be transferred to the Airport for your return flight to the UK.
 

DAY 19: MONDAY 10TH JANUARY – IN FLIGHT / UK

Arrive back in the UK. Complete passport control, collect your luggage and continue with your onward travel.
END OF TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
 

Should you wish to extend your stay please do not hesitate to discuss your options at the time of booking.
 

Tour Includes

  • Guaranteed Test Match Tickets (Included)
  • Return indirect international flights from London Heathrow Airport (other airports available on request & subject to price change)
  • Coach transfers as per itinerary
  • Internal flights as per itinerary (please note that the dates may change)
  • 16 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary on B&B basis
  • LWTL Q&A Event
  • LWTL Merchandise
  • Welcome Drinks and End of Tour Dinner
  • LWTL staff

 

Tour Excludes

  • Meals other than where specified
  • Xmas Event and NYE Event
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions

 

from – £3265 pp sharing (Single Supplement: £715)
 
16 NIGHT TOUR BASED ON
– 7 nights Johannesburg (Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika) 24/12 – 31/12
– 9 nights Cape Town (City Lodge V&A Waterfront) 31/12 – 09/01

 

HOTEL UPGRADES

The Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront
– Twin/Double @ £3845pp sharing / £1195pp single supplement

 

TOUR EXTENSIONS – 2 OPTIONS

1st & 2nd Test Tour safari1

OPTION 1: PILANESBERG, SAFARI OPTION

2 nights Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
9th – 12th JANUARY 2020
 

DAY 18: THURSDAY 09TH JANUARY – CAPE TOWN / PILANESBERG

After enjoying your last night in Cape Town, this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the KWA Maritane Bush Lodge for two nights on a full board basis. Once you have settled in, there will be a late afternoon game drive before dinner.
 

DAY 19: FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY – PILANESBERG

It’s an early start today as you will be taken on a game drive to see the wildlife awaken before you return for breakfast. During the day you can relax enjoy lunch at the lodge’s wonderful facilities. Then later, there will be another evening game drive before dinner.
 

DAY 20: SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY – PILANESBERG / JOHANNESBURG / IN FLIGHT

One final early start today as you will be taken on a game drive to see the wildlife awaken before you return for breakfast. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Johannesburg for your return flight to the UK.
 

DAY 21: SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY – IN FLIGHT/UK

Arrive back in the UK. Complete passport control, collect your luggage and continue with your onward travel.

Game Reserve Add on Cost – £725 – pp sharing (Single Supplement: £125)

 

**SOLD OUT** OPTION 2: 4 NIGHT KNYSNA & SAFARI EXTENSION **SOLD OUT**

2 nights aha Rex Hotel Knysna 2 nights Garden Route Game Lodge
9th – 14th JANUARY 2020
 

DAY 18: THURSDAY 09TH JANUARY – CAPE TOWN / KNYSNA

After enjoying your last night in Cape Town, this morning you will set off along the Garden Route where you will be staying in the aha Rex Hotel, Knysna for two nights on a B&B basis.
 

DAY 19: FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY – KNYSNA

Today you have the chance to explore the area, to play golf or just relax in the shops and restaurants of Knysna.
 

DAY 20: SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY – KNYSNA / GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE

After breakfast, you will continue the journey along the Garden Route to the Garden Route Game Lodge for a two-night stay on a full board basis. Once you have settled in, there will be a late afternoon game drive before dinner.
 

DAY 21: SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY – GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE

It’s an early start today as you will be taken on a game drive to see the wildlife awaken before you return for breakfast. During the day you can relax enjoy lunch at the lodge’s wonderful facilities. Then later, there will be another evening game drive before dinner.
 

DAY 22: MONDAY 13TH JANUARY – GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE / IN FLIGHT

One final early start today as you will be taken on a game drive to see the wildlife awaken before you return for breakfast. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Cape Town for your return flight to the UK.
 

DAY 23: TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY – IN FLIGHT/UK

Arrive back in the UK. Complete passport control, collect your luggage and continue with your onward travel.

Tour Extension Cost – £845 – pp sharing (Single Supplement: £245)
 
– Luxury Suite @ additional £129pp sharing or £189pp sole occupancy
– Luxury Suite with Plunge Pool @ additional £199pp sharing or £289pp sole occupancy

 

JOHANNESBURG

PROTEA HOTEL BY MARRIOTT BALALAIKA SANDTON (7 nights from 24th December 2019)

This peaceful hotel offers stylish accommodation in Johannesburg’s suburb of Sandton. It features 2 swimming pools set within gardens, as well as 2 gourmet restaurants and a modern fitness centre. Protea Hotel Balalaika offers a free luxury shuttle service to and from Sandton Gautrain Station, which has a direct link to O.R Tambo International Airport, 20 km away. All guest rooms at Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton are decorated in English country style, featuring bright colours and large windows. The private bathrooms come with complimentary deluxe bath products. Breakfast is served in The Colony Restaurant which has a garden terrace, and The Bull Run specialises in prime cuts of South African beef. There are several bars and lounges, including Lords Cigar Bar and The Oval Coffee Shop. The Sandton City shopping centre is 600 m from the hotel, and Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton Convention Centre are both 800 m away. On-site car parking is available.


 

CAPE TOWN

CITY LODGE V&A WATERFRONT (9 nights from the 31st December 2019)

City Lodge Hotel Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is located right at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront – allowing guests to not only easily enjoy this great Cape Town attraction, but also take advantage of V&A Waterfront’s ideal location near local highlights. A nautical theme runs through the hotel and a spa-pool and sundowner bar are available for guests to relax in the warm Cape weather.


 

THE COMMODORE HOTEL V&A WATERFRONT (UPGRADE HOTEL – 9 nights from the 31st December 2019))

With panoramic views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, The Commodore is decorated in a nautical theme. It features an outdoor swimming pool and sauna, fitness and massage facilities. The Commodore’s air-conditioned rooms include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a private bathroom with bathtub. There is 24-hour room service and a 24-hour reception. Some rooms have a balcony providing views of the Atlantic or Table Mountain. The business centre offers complimentary internet access. Guests can enjoy a work-out in the gym or book a relaxing massage in the spa. When weather is nice, the partly shaded terrace offers a relaxing setting for a drink or snack. Apart from a breakfast buffet, Clipper Restaurant serves an à la carte menu featuring seafood dishes and regional wines. The Admiralty Bar and Lounge provides a 24-hour cocktail menu. The Commodore Hotel is situated adjacent to the V&A Waterfront.


 

TOUR EXTENSION – OPTION 1 (Garden Route & Safari)

aha THE REX HOTEL (2 nights from 9th January 2020)

Within 300 m of Knysna Waterfront shopping area, Rex Hotel offers the ultimate in self-catering comfort. Luxurious rooms and apartments feature modern design, LCD TVs and extra-large windows. Tea and coffee facilities and air conditioning are included in the luxury rooms. Apartments also include modern design kitchenettes. Free private parking is available at Rex Hotel. The front desk is open 24 hours. The Rex Hotel is ideally placed to a wide choice of leisure, water, and sport activities. Attractions such as the Knysna Elephant Park is nearby and the Featherbed Boat Cruises is 400 m away.


 

GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE (2 nights from 11th January 2020)

Garden Route Game Lodge is located near Albertinia, overlooking the Langeberg Mountain Range. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and various animals can often be seen. It features a pool and a restaurant. Each room and chalet at Garden Route Game Lodge offers either views of the mountains or the valley. They are elegantly decorated with thatched roofs and wooden furniture. All of them have TVs with digital channels and a safe. Guests have free half board treatment at the Lodge. The restaurant serves typical African dishes and offers panoramic views of the area. The bar is a perfect spot to enjoy some drinks. Guests can experience game viewing tours organized by the Lodge. The sun loungers by the pool allow guests to have a relaxing sun bath. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas.


 

TOUR EXTENSION – OPTION 2 (Pilaneberg, 2 nights)

KWA MARITANE BUSH LODGE 4*(2 nights from 9th January 2020)

Located on the slopes of a volcano in the heart of Pilanesberg National Park, Kwa Maritane Lodge offers free WiFi and the reserve boasts two tennis courts and two swimming pools of which one features a water slide. The bright, spacious guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows which lead onto balconies. Each room has white linens and a living area. The property features two traditional bomas, wooden enclosures, where drinks can be enjoyed by the fire. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in The Kwa Maritane Restaurant, overlooking the waterhole and the park’s natural granite rock formations. Sun loungers can be found among the palm trees in the garden, by the pool. Kwa Maritane also offers a children’s playground.


 

OPTION 1: PILANESBERG, SAFARI OPTION

2 nights Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
9th – 12th JANUARY 2020
 

DAY 18: THURSDAY 09TH JANUARY – CAPE TOWN / PILANESBERG

After enjoying your last night in Cape Town, this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the KWA Maritane Bush Lodge for two nights on a full board basis. Once you have settled in, there will be a late afternoon game drive before dinner.
 

DAY 19: FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY – PILANESBERG

It’s an early start today as you will be taken on a game drive to see the wildlife awaken before you return for breakfast. During the day you can relax enjoy lunch at the lodge’s wonderful facilities. Then later, there will be another evening game drive before dinner.
 

DAY 20: SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY – PILANESBERG / JOHANNESBURG / IN FLIGHT

One final early start today as you will be taken on a game drive to see the wildlife awaken before you return for breakfast. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Johannesburg for your return flight to the UK.
 

DAY 21: SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY – IN FLIGHT/UK

Arrive back in the UK. Complete passport control, collect your luggage and continue with your onward travel.

Game Reserve Add on Cost – £725 – pp sharing (Single Supplement: £125)

 

**SOLD OUT** OPTION 2: 4 NIGHT KNYSNA & SAFARI EXTENSION **SOLD OUT**

2 nights aha Rex Hotel Knysna 2 nights Garden Route Game Lodge
9th – 14th JANUARY 2020
 

DAY 18: THURSDAY 09TH JANUARY – CAPE TOWN / KNYSNA

After enjoying your last night in Cape Town, this morning you will set off along the Garden Route where you will be staying in the aha Rex Hotel, Knysna for two nights on a B&B basis.
 

DAY 19: FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY – KNYSNA

Today you have the chance to explore the area, to play golf or just relax in the shops and restaurants of Knysna.
 

DAY 20: SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY – KNYSNA / GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE

After breakfast, you will continue the journey along the Garden Route to the Garden Route Game Lodge for a two-night stay on a full board basis. Once you have settled in, there will be a late afternoon game drive before dinner.
 

DAY 21: SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY – GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE

It’s an early start today as you will be taken on a game drive to see the wildlife awaken before you return for breakfast. During the day you can relax enjoy lunch at the lodge’s wonderful facilities. Then later, there will be another evening game drive before dinner.
 

DAY 22: MONDAY 13TH JANUARY – GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE / IN FLIGHT

One final early start today as you will be taken on a game drive to see the wildlife awaken before you return for breakfast. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Cape Town for your return flight to the UK.
 

DAY 23: TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY – IN FLIGHT/UK

Arrive back in the UK. Complete passport control, collect your luggage and continue with your onward travel.

Tour Extension Cost – £845 – pp sharing (Single Supplement: £245)
 
– Luxury Suite @ additional £129pp sharing or £189pp sole occupancy
– Luxury Suite with Plunge Pool @ additional £199pp sharing or £289pp sole occupancy

 

 

 

 

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