The Lions are coming to SA in 2021!

Iconic Africa is very excited at the recent announcement made by the British and Irish Lions who are planning a 2021 South African tour. This is very thrilling news for sports fanatics out there as the British and Irish Lions are set to play in front of the largest-ever crowd for a Lions Test in the professional era on their eight-match tour of South Africa in July/August 2021. It’s rugby’s ultimate adventure, the greatest tour of all. Every four years the very best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales unite as one to undertake a truly remarkable journey. 

If you plan on being one of the 88,000 fans at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg or plan on making it to the second Test at the Cape Town Stadium where the first Lions Test will happen since 1997 – why not throw in a once-in-a-lifetime safari into the mix and make your South African trip even more memorable! 

We have put together three very special tours for you to choose from that include the spectacular Cape Town, romantic town of Franschhoek and Phinda Private Game Reserve. Join Iconic Africa on this phenomenal tour where we can customize the perfect itinerary for you to see this beautiful country and watch two of the greatest rugby teams compete! Iconic Africa creates exclusive safari and holiday experiences. Our gorgeous destinations are hand-picked and we offer personalized and boutique experiences.

BRITISH LIONS TOUR – GOLD

16 Nights – Johannesburg, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Battlefields, Cape Town and Franschhoek (23 July – 6 August 2021). 

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria.

Accommodation:  The Michelangelo Hotel

Described as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder’, &Beyond Phinda encompasses an impressive 28 555 hectares (70 560 acres) of prime Big Five wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal. This Reserve comprises seven distinct habitats – from dry sand forest to wetland systems and mountain ranges.

Accommodation: andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge or andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

KwaZulu Natal, also known as KZN, is steeped in history and littered with battlefields from the struggles of the Zulu Civil Wars, to their clashes with the Boers and the British. This picturesque area features sweeping views of rolling hills scattered with rugged rock formations.

Accommodation: Fugitives’ Drift Lodge, KwaZulu Natal Battlefields

Without question one of the world’s most spectacular cities, Cape Town sits on the southwestern edge of Africa and nestles beautifully between the two national heritage sites of the infamous Robben Island and the iconic “New 7 natural wonders of the world” member, Table Mountain. Cape Town, which is three times the size of New York, set about remodelling and restyling itself post the end of apartheid in 1994. It is thus not surprising that it has begun to receive international acclaim and was voted 2014, World Design Capital.

Accommodation: Clarendon Bantry Bay, Cape Town

A mere 40-minute drive from Cape Town, the Cape Winelands are without doubt one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Leave the coastline of Cape Town and wander towards the culinary capital of South Africa – Franschhoek. 

Accommodation: Leeu Estates, Franschhoek 

Return to The Michelangelo Hotel for 2 nights. 

 

BRITISH LIONS TOUR – BRONZE

16 Nights – Johannesburg, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Battlefields, Cape Town and Franschhoek (23 July – 6 August 2021). 

 

DAVINCI Hotel & Suites Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg

andBeyond Phinda Mountain or Forest Lodge, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve 

Fugitives’ Drift Guest House, KwaZulu Natal Battlefields

Clarendon Fresnaye, Cape Town

Leeu House, Franschhoek

DAVINCI Hotel & Suites Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg

BRITISH LIONS TOUR – BUSH & BEACH 

16 Nights – Johannesburg, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Umhlanga, Cape Town and Franschhoek (23 July – 6 August 2021). 

 

DAVINCI Hotel & Suites Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg

andBeyond Phinda Mountain or Forest Lodge, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve 

The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

Clarendon Fresnaye, Cape Town

Leeu House, Franschhoek

DAVINCI Hotel & Suites Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg

Includes:

  •  Transfer from OR Tambo Airport to your hotel
  •  2 nights accommodation in Johannesburg 
  •  Transfer to OR Tambo Airport
  •  Scheduled flight to Phinda via Nelspruit
  •  3 nights accommodation at Phinda Private Game Reserve 
  •  Transfer to Fugitives Drift Lodge/The Oyster Box
  •  2 nights at Fugitives Lodge/The Oyster Box
  •  Tours to Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. (Not included in the Bush & Beach Tour)
  •  Transfer to King Shaka International Airport/ Durban
  •  Scheduled flight Durban – Cape Town
  •  Transfer to Bantry Bay Hotel/Clarendon Fresnaye Hotel 
  •  5 nights accommodation Bantry Bay Hotel/Clarendon Fresnaye Hotel 
  •  Transfer to Leeu Estate
  •  2 nights accommodation at Leeu Estate (B&B)
  •  Transfer to Cape Town International Airport
  •  Scheduled flight to OR Tambo Airport
  •  Transfer to hotel
  •  2 nights accommodation in Johannesburg
  •  Transfer to OR Tambo International Airport

Excludes:

  • Meals, drinks and laundry not specified in the itinerary or as outlined in the Includes
  • Premium brand drinks, champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
  • Gratuities and any items of a personal nature
  • Sightseeing and excursions not specified in the itinerary
  • Flights and transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • National parks and concession fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees (please be sure to check if visas are required)
  • International flights
  • Rugby tickets for all matches

 

Take this time to relax and take in the scenery, cuisine and wildlife before the real performance starts as the Lions return to Johannesburg to face the newly-crowned Rugby World Cup champions in the final Test.