18 – 23 July 2023


The Cape Town International Schools Hockey Tournament is owned and managed by our sister company, Pure-Travel, (the leading schools tour operator in South Africa) in the stunning Mother City of Cape Town.  The tournament occurs annually in the 3rd week of July and due to its popularity, we have limited the field to 24 boys and 24 girls teams.

The festival has grown immensely from 12 teams in 2003, to now 48 teams in 2022, with the standard and the quality of the event increasing gradually over the years.  The event is oversubscribed annually and due to the high demand of team entries, participating teams are now limited to 48 teams, split between  24 boys & 24 girls teams at the U17-U19 age group.

The 2022 event was the 17th edition of this prestigious hockey tournament, which featured 24 boys and 24 girls teams, which was made up of both local and international talent, departing from Zimbabwe, Namibia and from all parts of South Africa. The 18th edition of this event will take place in Cape Town from the 18th to the 23rd of July and we’ll be looking forward to the return of our international schools, from across the waters, with representation from Europe, the United Kingdom and potentially the USA.

The Cape Town Schools’ Tournament is a Western Province Hockey Union, (WPHU) sanctioned event and the technical component of the tournament is managed by WPHU in conjunction with our sister company in Cape Town. The tournament is played in accordance with FIH, (Federation of International Hockey) standards, placing this event as the leading schools and club hockey tournament globally.


  • Entry to the over-subscribed and highly anticipated Cape Town International Schools Hockey Tournament
  • A minimum of 6 tournament fixtures per team, with the opportunity to enter either the GREEN, (tier 1) or GOLD, (tier 2) section
  • Staying in 3 & 4 star properties throughout your trip
  • Private tour coach, (bus) and driver to escort your tour party from start to finish
  • Return DIRECT flights, (subject to availability) with British Airways from London to Cape Town
  • Cape Town’s best attractions, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point Tour, Boulder’s ‘Penguins’ Beach and Camps Bay beach front
  • Big 5 Private Game Lodge ‘Safari’ experience
  • Dedicated Team Travel Management tour leader



The venue is set along the foothills of the iconic Table Mountain and only a short drive from the world-famous V&A waterfront and many of Cape Town’s most iconic sightseeing spots!  Your Hockey Tour to Cape Town, including a trip up the lush Garden Route is not restricted to training and playing on some of the best water-based turfs the country has to offer, or staying in luxury, hand-picked 3 & 4* Hotels and game lodges, nor is it taking part in the leading 1st XI schools hockey tournament for boys & girls globally, it has so much more to offer than just that!

Visiting tour groups will have the opportunity to include action-packed pre and post tours, with visits to Stellenbosch for an excellent 3 day ‘hockey camp’ staying at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, with fixtures and pro-led training sessions, along with day trips for a balanced build-up to the hockey tournament!

During the tournament week, teams will be exposed to all that Cape Town has to offer, from coastal visits of Camps Bay and Clifton, to hiking up Table Mountain, dining at some of Cape Town’s most popular steak houses and seafood eateries and enjoying all that the Cape Peninsula has to offer, such Seal Island, Boulder’s ‘Penguins’ Beach, and not to mention, our fish n chips lunch stop at Brass Bell restaurant, in the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay.


‘’I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the incredible Hockey tour to South Africa that Merchant Taylors’ School were so lucky to go on last Summer. The tour was a life changing experience and the most rewarding tour I have ever been on both as a player and a teacher.

Team Sports were outstanding in the preparations of the trip, the smooth transitions between countries and the overwhelming care they put into us on the ground in South Africa. As leader of the tour, I could not have been happier with the support and care we received while we were there.

On behalf of Merchant Taylors’ School, I would like to thank you for an exceptionally well-run tour.”

Director of Hockey & Co-Curricular - Merchant Taylors’ School

‘’I thought it was an absolutely wonderful trip and I know the girls feel the same way. The itinerary was fantastic, and we visited some superb places. I had never been to SA before, but I found everyone so welcoming wherever we went. I thought the trip went very smoothly and the support that we had while we were out in SA was first class.  Indeed, the whole experience is pretty difficult to find fault.’’

Director of Hockey - Blundell’s