Sports Tours

Meticulous planning and unwavering support

Safari Sun offers bespoke sports tours and add-on holidays for those participating in sporting events. We can design a complete package or simply arrange travel, accommodation and excursions to fit around your race, match or tournament. We help both amateurs and professionals, single competitors and entire teams. In coordinating all aspects of your itinerary, we also ensure that your travel companions get as much out of your trip as you do.

Safari Sun is proud to be the official UK tour operator for the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Comrades is the world’s oldest ultra-marathon, run over a distance of 56 miles between Pietermaritzburg and the coastal city of Durban. Having a dedicated local guide who will take care of your every need leading up to the event and on the day itself makes all the difference. Leaving the logistics of registration and participation to an expert means you can focus on the real challenge.

Our guides take their role very seriously and form an essential part of your support team. In 2013 Tony competed in the marathon but failed to finish. He said, “Franz went more than the extra mile to help. There is no doubt that had he been there at Pinetown during the race, he would have carried me to the finish!” We really couldn’t ask for higher praise than that for our staff.

A 19th hole like no other

Both South Africa and Mauritius offer beautifully manicured courses, excellent coaches and fantastic weather. As a golfing enthusiast, what more could you want? Perhaps a 19th hole that involves being flown by helicopter to the top of mountain, from which you tee off for a par 3 hole onto a greenway below in the shape of Africa!

The packages put together by Dick Seamer, Safari Sun’s golfing expert, include flights, transfers, luxury accommodation, golf lessons, green fees, carts, caddies and a range of non-golfing activities. Why not combine your hobby with spectacular game viewing or a vineyard tour. You can go fly-fishing and white water rafting on the Blyde River or caving in Table Mountain. You can visit the Zulu battlefields of Rorke’s Drift or Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Or you can just relax at your resort, indulging in spa treatments and maybe trying your luck at the casino.

Whether you want a fully inclusive holiday or a mini-break to tag onto a sporting event, Safari Sun can help. Running and golf are our specialities but we have experience of a range of sports. We’ll find a stunning location for you to enjoy your passion and will be involved as much or as little as you like.