The boxing day test match has traditionally been played in Durban. In 2018 it was moved to Supersport Park in Centurion/Pretoria, with cricket South Africa citing falling crowds in Durban. This is the 1st Test Match of the series, which is always vital for either team's hope of success for the series - 1 up with 4 to play is a good position to be in! We have included 4 star hotels in the city, but we can of course book a 5 star hotel if that is what you would prefer.
This package includes seated match tickets for all 5 days, and transfers each day. We can tailor-make whatever you want, around this package. Please ask us to quote for flights, or you can just take the ground package. There is also an option for a shared hospitality package - please ask us for details.
ARRIVAL IN HIGHVELD PRETORIA
On arrival into Johannesburg International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your 6-night stay. Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, just north of Johannesburg, and blessed by one of the best climates in the country. The city has a good nightlife and restaurants, that are relaxed and easy going.
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1st CRICKET TEST MATCH AT CENTURION - DAY 1
This morning you will be collected from your hotel, arriving at the ground in plenty of time for the start of this iconic test match. You will be in shaded Grandstand seats. There is also the option of being in the shared hospitality section of the main Grandstand, and the package includes lunch & drinks for days 1-4 (Day 5 on a cash basis) - supplement £650 per person.
Alex Hales made his debut in the 2015 match in Durban. A relatively low-scoring affair, Stuart Broad and Steve each took 4 wickets in an innings to turn the game England's way, England winning by a comfortable 241 runs eventually, to set up the 2-1 series win.
1st CRICKET TEST MATCH AT CENTURION - DAYS 2-5
Enjoy the Test Match!
If the Test Match only goes for 4 days, we have arranged an optional city tour on Day 5.
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Johannesburg Airport for your onward/return flight(s) & arrangements.
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|Pretoria > Supersport Park Centurion||± 30min|
|Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on traffic.|
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