Tailor-made hockey tours in South Africa

When it comes to hockey touring destinations, South Africa is hard to beat.

It's far enough away to offer an interesting cultural contrast. Its people are passionate about their sports. Its climate can beat ours hands down. And to cap it all off, there's no time difference, so there's no jet lag!

Playing with stunning views of Table Mountain at your back, the hardest thing about a Gullivers tailor-made hockey tour in South Africa is maintaining focus in the face of so many mind-blowing distractions.

Travel between March and September for the best of the South African season, and the chance to put your school holidays to good use.

The sport is played as standard in schools, and there's a thriving club scene, too. So no matter what your group's ability or age range, our bespoke hockey tours in South Africa can cater to your individual requirements.


  • The Capital: Shared between Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein

    Direct Flying Time: Approx 12 hrs from UK

    Passports: Must be valid for 30 days beyond departure from SA although we recommend 6 months validity. Require two adjacent empty pages for visa issue on arrival or risk deportment.

    Time Difference: GMT + 1 hour.

    Currency: South African Rand (ZAR). 

    Main Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu

    Water: Tap water is safe to drink in the major cities.

    Electricity: South Africa's electricity supply: 220/230 volts AC 50 Hz. Adapter needed.

    International Dialing: + 27

    Driving: Left hand side of road. Full license needed.

    Clothing:. Ensure on entry to the country that all sports shoes are clean and clear of all mud or items will be confiscated and fines imposed.

    Visas: Not required for holders of British Passports who are travelling for less than 90 days. All other nationalities to contact the South African Embassy directly

    Vaccinations: Please consult your G.P.  Polio, Hep A & Typhoid recommended. Malaria tablets – dependant on touring destination.

    Tipping: Most restaurants do not add a service charge to bills - thus it is customary to leave a 10-15% tip.

Bradford Grammar School - Rugby

Colstons School - Rugby & Hockey

Cranleigh School - Cricket

Dame Alice Owens School - Rugby & Netball

Perins School - Rugby, Hockey & Netball

Priory Academy LSST - Rugby & Netball

Reeds School - Tennis

Thomas's Clapham - Hockey

Winterfold House School - Rugby & Netball

  • This was our 3rd tour to South Africa and by far the best. It seems to get better and better.  We have a great relationship with Gullivers and this makes the organisation of the trip easy. We will be touring again with Gullivers.

    Julie Velasco - Thomas's Clapham School Hockey tour