This year we will be heading to South Africa for what promises to be the holiday of a lifetime. The land of sun, beaches and quality cricket has so much to offer to a touring party and is definitely one not to miss! Included in the tour will be:
• Seven nights in the vibrant city of Cape town, three nights in the beautiful wine region of Stellenbosch and one night spent at the Invedoorn game reserve.
• Three full day fixtures as well as participation in the Varsity cup which includes four T20 matches and will possibly be played at Newlands cricket stadium!
• Two game drives at the Invedoorn game reserve.
• One full day Peninsula tour including a visit to the Boulders Beach penguin colony.
• Cable car visit to the summit of Table Mountain.
• Tour of Robben Island, former prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in incarceration.
Here are some memories of South Africa 2014 from former (and current) clubmen:
After the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa was a country of mourning. Alas, when the UWMCC arrived in 2014 the mood of a nation was lifted, as they proceeded to smash us to every corner of the continent. Despite the defeats suffered, South Africa proved itself to be a fantastic country, offering high class cricket, scenery, room for activities, and sesh. Perhaps the best location of the 3 we visit, I could not recommend the South Africa tour enough.” – Robert Kraus, (in his own words) former President and Social Secretary, inventor of premier league darts and duck duck moose
‘Touring South Africa was undoubtedly my best university experience. You play in some of the most incredible grounds you’ll ever play at (Newland’s wasn’t bad!), on top of travelling around one of the most beautiful countries in the world, visiting historic landmarks and enjoying a vibrant nightlife. Would love to do it again’. – Liam David, former tour sec.
‘Touring a wonderful country with good food, cheap beer, top blokes and even a splash of cricket was about as good as it gets. Would definitely recommend touring as a fresher before it all gets serious.’ – Jonny Hall, perennial Warwick student.
‘Touring with UWMCC is some of the most fun I’ve ever had and South Africa is a great place to go. I got to play cricket at some of the most picturesque places in the world, eat amazing local food at a very cheap price, drink great wine and beer, swim with penguins and nearly get chased by a rhino. Not many people get the opportunity to go on a tour like this, so it really is a chance not to be missed. P.S. practise playing (my advice is ducking) the short ball now’ – Jack Jewson, former social and tour sec, not quite an old boy.
“There’s no better time than uni to make the most of an opportunity such as an international tour. I look back at it 2 years down the line, and some of my best memories of uni so far are from my time in SA. Going to a country as amazing as SA and playing cricket on some of the most incredible grounds you’ll ever get to play on is not something to miss out on. The best part, you share it all with guys who, if aren’t already good mates, will undoubtedly be at the end of the trip. It is completely worth the money, and I couldn’t recommend it more” – Will Wells, eternal fresh
‘South Africa was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The feeling of walking out onto the field at Newlands was something I’m never going to ever experience again. The views are incredible and the cricket is a great laugh. Don’t miss such a great chance to do something you’ll never forget’ – Jacob Sergeant, current Club Captain