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South Africa Rugby Tour 2013
Depart Stonyhurst. Overnight flight to Johannesburg
Thursday 04 July
Arrive Johannesburg. Tour of the Sterfontein Caves. Arrive Konka Camp, near Rustenburg.
Friday 05 July
Visit Sun City – this includes the ‘Valley of the Waves’ waterpark, with its large lagoon, wave machine and flume rides. Training at Konka Camp.
Saturday 06 July
First match: Stonyhurst College v Matlosana Community XV
Watch Currie Cup game: Leopards v Valke
Sunday 07 July
Magaliesburg Canopy Tour. 11 platforms have been constructed high against the rock faces of the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof, joined by 10 cabled slides up to 140 metres long and up to 30 metres above the canopy floor.
Arrive Mabula Game Lodge – accommodation in ensuite air-conditioned thatched chalets in a scenic natural setting. This 12,000-hectare reserve is home to an abundance of animal bird life; the 75 mammal species include big game such as elephant, lion, white and black rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo.
Evening escorted game drive to see the ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
Monday 08 July
Early morning game drive. Rest of the day free to enjoy further activities, such as horseback safaris and guided bush walks.
Tuesday 09 July
Early morning game drive.
Depart for Greater Pretoria area.
Second match: Stonyhurst College v Harlequins RFC
Wednesday 10 July
Transfer to Johannesburg Airport for flight to Cape Town.
Transfer to the Goedgedacht Trust near Malmesbury, a rural development centre set up to help the children of local farm workers.
Thursday 11 July
Help with the Goedgedacht After School Support Programme.
Third match: Stonyhurst College v Strand High School
Friday 12 July
Coaching session with Jacques Hanekom of the Western Province Rugby Institute.
Transfer to Stellenbosch.
Saturday 13 July
Fourth match: Stonyhurst College v Swartland High School
Transfer to Hermanus, a popular seaside resort where whales can be viewed,swimming close to shore.
Sunday 14 July
Whale watching from cliff paths.
Shark diving at Dyer Island, off the coast from Gansbaai.
Return to Cape Town.
Monday 15 July
Tour of the Cape Peninsula. Boat trip to Duiker Island Seal Colony. Visit Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, and Boulders Beach, which is home to a colony of the endangered African Penguin.
Tuesday 16 July
Travel by cable car to the top of Table Mountain.
Sightseeing in the oldest part of Cape Town’s harbour.
Fifth match: Stonyhurst College v Wynberg BHS
Wednesday 17 July
Robben Island Tour.
Surf lesson at Muizenberg Beach.
Thursday 18th July
Return flight to Heathrow.
Friday 19th July
0640 hrs Arrive London Heathrow Airport.
Approximate arrival time at Stonyhurst 1300 hrs.