The Bullring, namely The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, is the largest cricket ground in South Africa (a capacity of 34 000) and definitely one of the more intimidating arenas in world cricket. It is also of course on the highveld, 6000 ft above sea level, so it’s also the home of real pace bowling - Joffra Archer would be interesting! This is the 4th and final Test Match of the series, and is another popular venue, so please book early. We have included a convenient 4-star hotel option, but we can of course book another hotel in Johannesburg if that is what you would prefer - after all we are specialists in South Africa!
This package includes match tickets for all 5 days, and transfers each day. The One Day International series starts a week after this match finishes, so we can tailor-make whatever you want, around this package. Or add it to the other test match packages to create a real grand tour! We are happy 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 JOHANNESBURG
On arrival into OR Tambo (Johannesburg) Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your 6-night stay. If the other venues are laid back, then Johannesburg is pulsating, vibrant and energetic - it’s that kind of city. Today the inner city has a distinctly African feel with many hawkers selling their wares on the sidewalks. In the northern suburbs of Sandton, Rosebank and Houghton suburban bliss abounds with tree-lined avenues and gated suburbs. It’s the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa, packed with restaurants, shopping centres, theatres and late-night entertainment spots.
YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS...
PROTEA HOTEL FIRE & ICE! JOHANNESBURG
Located in the upmarket Melrose Arch area of Johannesburg, the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriott Melrose Arch is a dramatically designed energetic property, in a gourmet and retail hub.
4th CRICKET TEST MATCH AT WANDERERS STADIUM - DAY 1
This morning you will be collected from your hotel, arriving at the ground in plenty of time for the start of this fascinating 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.
This was the 3rd of the 4 Test series last time England toured South Africa in 2015/16, and England were 1-0 up already. Honours were even after the first innings, despite a cracking 110 for Joe Root. Cue Stuart Broad! 6 wickets in just 12 overs secured the win for England, and with victory in this match England won the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy. South Africa's 2nd innings total of 83 all out is their lowest home total since being readmitted to Test cricket. Will we still need a win at The Bullring?
4th CRICKET TEST MATCH AT WANDERERS STADIUM - 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 OR Tambo (Johannesburg) Airport for your onward/return flight(s) & arrangements.
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