St George’s Park Cricket Ground is the home of the Port Elizabeth Cricket Club, and is one of the oldest cricket clubs in South Africa, hosting its first Test Match (vs England) in 1889. The ground is notable for its brass band that plays during major matches, adding a unique flavor to its atmosphere. This is the 3rd Test Match of the series, and is another popular venue, so book early! We have included 4 star hotel option, but we can of course book another hotel in Port Elizabeth 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. You can add it onto the 2nd Test Match in Cape Town, with our Option A (Winelands, Garden Route & Safari) extension, to create an amazing 3 week package. Or 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 PORT ELIZABETH
On arrival into Port Elizabeth Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your 6-night stay. Known as 'The Friendly City', Port Elizabeth is the fifth largest South African city and the capital of the Eastern Cape. Port Elizabeth is a city which feels more like a town - big enough to have everything you need but small enough to feel right at home and welcomed. With the largest stretch of coast between Cape Town and Durban, it is a popular holiday destination for those seeking summer sun and sandy beaches.
YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS...
THE COURTYARD HOTEL
Located in a prime position along Marine Drive in the upmarket suburb of SummerstrandSummerstrand suburb in Port Elizabeth, is the Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, a short stroll from the beach.
3rd CRICKET TEST MATCH AT ST GEORGE'S PARK - 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.
Coming into the 3rd test in 2016 England were 1-0 up. 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 it be the same this time around?
3st CRICKET TEST MATCH AT ST GEORGE'S PARK - 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.
DEPART PORT ELIZABETH
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport for your onward/return flight(s) & arrangements.
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|Courtyard Hotel > St George's Park||± 15min|
|Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on traffic.|
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