Kearsney Rugby Festival

Kearsney Rugby Festival South Africa 2020

Give your team the rugby experience of a lifetime competing in the prestigious world-class Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival. This is one of South Africa’s most highly anticipated schoolboy rugby events and Haka Educational Tours has an exclusive partnership to get two New Zealand and Australian teams there in 2020. Customised training sessions can also be arranged with the Sharks Academy.

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Sample Itinerary

Monday 6 April - Arrive in Durban Meet your tour manager and get settled in accommodation in Umhlanga

Tuesday 7 April - Activity Day 1 Visit uShaka Marine world and take time to explore the city of Durban, relaxing ahead of the festival.

Wednesday 8 April - Transfer to Kearsney College Meet and greet with players, coaches and managers. Settle in and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Thursday 9 April - Match 1 Matches played between 8:30am and 5pm with a players’ lunch in between.

Friday 10 April - Activity Day 2 Visit Phezulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park. See a Sharks match at Kings Park.

Saturday 11 April - Match 2 The Festival continues with match play, a players’ lunch and an evening dinner.

Sunday 12 April - Activity Day 3 Optional Easter Sunday chapel service followed by a day at leisure. We would be happy to arrange set activities for you on request.

Monday 13 April - Match 3 The final match day of the festival, concluded with an evening dinner for all attendees.

Tuesday 14 April - Transfer to Cape Town Head to Cape Town for the remainder of your trip.

Wednesday 15 April - Table Mountain Visit Table Mountain and ride the cable car.

Thursday 16 April - Cape Town Explore the city, including Chapman’s Peak, Cape Point and Simon’s Town.

Friday 17 April - Cape Town Visit Robben Island and learn about South Africa’s history, followed by lunch at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Saturday 18 April - Cape Town & Departure Spend the morning at the Old Biscuit Mill Food Market ahead of an afternoon departure.

Sample Inclusions

  • All flights and transfers
  • Pre and post festival 3 star hotel accommodation with breakfast included
  • 6 nights’ full board accommodation at Kearsney College
  • Expert Haka Tour Guide throughout
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Optional Sharks Academy training session
  • Student tour packs with a few exclusive Haka treats!


  • Develop rugby skills
  • Strengthen team spirit
  • Experience the unique wildlife, rich culture and history of South Africa
  • Personal development for players, coaches and managers
  • International networking, including with Sharks Academy scouts.