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South Africa vs England - 3 ODI Series, Bloemfontein & Kimberley only


Join us in beautiful South Africa as our dedicated hosted tour travels to the towns of Bloemfontein and Kimberley for all 3 ODI's. 

Soak up the warm atmosphere and culture of this fascinating host nation, with lots of opportunity for sporting insight and debate with our experts.

The Black Opal team have hand-picked our accommodation, venues and stadium areas and we can’t wait for you to join us on this hosted trip.

Our 3x ODI Tour :

It is an exciting time when the cricket fixtures fall in South Africa and we will ensure you have a fantastic time following the England team.

During your time in these towns you will be invited to enjoy hosted welcome drinks and our popular ‘Stumps’ evening dinner with Q&A session.

Black Opal can tailor your trip, so if you want to explore different parts of Southern Africa before or after the cricket, the Black Opal team will be delighted to offer suggestions.

Inclusions :

  • Flights in Economy Class - upgrades available at a supplement
  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • Shared road transfer between hotels
  • 4 nights accommodation at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, Bed & Breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation at Kalahari Lodge, Bed & Breakfast
  • Welcome drinks in Bloemfontein & Kimberley
  • ‘Stumps’ hosted dinner in Kimberley
  • Lunches in Swellendam & Willamore
  • Guided to our Kimberley to include a visit to the Big Hole and the town of Kimberley

Prices are based on two people sharing a standard room. Flight supplements may apply. Alternative airlines / routes / classes can be offered. Single supplements available on request.

Our travel experts have tailored this itinerary to show you the best of the region during your trip, but of course we can tailor your requests to offer alternative flights and durations, as well as curating extended stays – just talk to a member of our team, to create your bucket-list holiday.

Join at your chosen airport for your overnight flight to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg. If you wish to travel on a different date , just ask our team about the options available.


On arrival in Bloemfontein you will be transferred to The Southern Sun Bloemfontein.

A welcoming property with an olde-worlde charm. Located on a charming tree-lined street, connected to the Mimosa Mall, you can enjoy the warm hospitality here during our four night stay.

Our 1st ODI takes place today at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein and return stadium transfers are included for this Day/Night match. We look forward to seeing England take on South Africa!

Please note:

Black Opal have secured superb suite hospitality at the Mangaung Oval Stadium, in the Long Off, located almost behind the bowler’s arm. Our facility will include air-conditioning, private toilets and TV screen, as well as an exclusive area of additional seating in front of the suite. Ticket costs are not included in the package and will be added on at cost price when final details are confirmed.

Relax and enjoy time at your leisure today, whether you wish to simply soak up the sunshine, head for some shopping at the local mall or venture further afield. Facilities at our hotel also include the Garden Grill Restaurant, Memories Bar, as well as a fitness centre and outdoor pool.

The 2nd ODI takes place today at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein and return stadium transfers are included for this Day match. This evening is at your leisure.


Our journey continues now to Kimberley, where we stay for three nights at Kalahari Lodge. We’ll have chance to relax and discover the town, as well as being conveniently located for attending the 3rd ODI.

Today we learn all about our host town on an informative city tour. Known as one of the world’s ‘diamond capitals’, Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape province, with a significant diamond mining past. With mining operations closed down in 1914, the open pit or ‘Big Hole’ became an attraction for visitors, collating old buildings and memorabilia, which was later transformed into a museum.

This evening, we gather together at the hotel for our ‘Stumps’ dinner, to enjoy dinner and drinks with our cricket tour hosts, contemplating the state of play so far, in anticipation of the final match tomorrow.

The 3rd ODI takes place today at Kimberley’s De Beers Diamond Oval with return stadium transfers included for this Day/Night match.

Please note:

Black Opal have secured superb suite hospitality at the Kimberley Oval Stadium, in the unique train carriages of ‘The Boundary Express’. Our facility will include air-conditioning and private toilets, as well as an exclusive lawned area in front of the carriages. Ticket costs are not included in the package  and will be added on at cost price when final details are confirmed.


Today we transfer to Kimberley airport for our flight to Johannesburg, where we make our connecting flight home to the UK. We look forward to welcoming you again on another Black Opal holiday soon.