The British & Irish Lions
Buffalo Tour

Buffalo Tour

Our Buffalo Tour includes the 2nd Test in Cape Town and the 3rd Test in Johannesburg. You will be staying in stunning Stellenbosch, a private Game Reserve, a five-star resort on the Garden Route and Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. We have also included a wine tasting day, two game drives, a visit to Soweto including the Apartheid Museum plus 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

Dublin airport or your chosen UK airport
Departure Date
28th July 2021
Return Date
10th August 2021
Matches Included
South Africa v The British & Irish Lions - 2nd Test
South Africa v The British & Irish Lions - 3rd Test
Price Includes
3, 4 & 5* accommodation on a B&B basis
Official Category A Test match tickets
International Flights with Qatar ex Ireland or UK
1 Domestic Flight
Official Tour Merchandise
Tour escorted by one of our experienced staff
Rugby Legends making appearances throughout
Option to upgrade international flights
Match day transfers
1 Game Drive
Wine Tasting trip to Stellenbosch & Franschhoek
Soweto Tour incl Vilakazi St & Apartheid Museum
Informative Monthly Ezine from January 2021
ALSO 2 dinners and 2 lunches
Price Excludes
Single Room Supplement: €1,395
Business or First Class Flight Upgrades (contact us for a quote if required)
Visa applications (not applicable to ROI or UK citizens)
Early check-in / Late check-out
Transport to and from your ROI or UK departure point
Transport to and from some dinners
Porterage and gratuities
Meals, snacks and beverages unless specified
Travel Insurance
Optional excursions
Internet access
Excess baggage costs


Depart from Dublin airport or your chosen UK airport.

Land in Cape Town and executive transfer (30 mins) to the 4* Protea Hotel Dorpshius in Stellenbosch for 3 nights B&B. Rest of the day at leisure.

Wine tasting tour of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek with lunch included.

Match Day – Second Test! South Africa v The British & Irish Lions at the Cape Town Stadium. Morning departure to soak up the atmosphere in Cape Town.

Check out and luxury coach transfer (4-5 hrs) to 4* Botlierskop Game Reserve, located on the Garden Route. On arrival check in for 2 nights DBB. An evening game drive is included.

A morning or evening Game Drive is included today. A great experience! Rest of the day at leisure.

Check out and transfer (40 mins) to the 5* Oubaai Hotel and Golf Resort located in an area renowned for its pristine beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves. Check in for 2 nights B&B.

Day at leisure. Travel into the town of George or just enjoy this stunning resort. The Ernie Els designed golf course will be of interest to the golfers.

Check out and take a 10 min transfer to George Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Check into the 3* Peermont Metcourt Hotel at Emperors Palace for 4 nights B&B.

Half day visit to Vilakazi Street & the Apartheid Museum in Soweto (including lunch). Rest of the day at leisure.

Match Day – Third Test! South Africa v The British & Irish Lions at Emirates Airline Park (formerly known as Ellis Park). Transfers included.

Day at leisure.

Final check out and then transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo airport for your flight back to Dublin or the UK. What a tour!

Rugby Legends

In 2017 in New Zealand we had Donal Lenihan, Alan Quinlan, Martyn Williams and Brent Pope tour with Rugby Travel Ireland. Other legends that joined us at various events included Ian Jones, Rob Henderson, Ryan Jones, Mike Mullins and Kurt McQuilken. For the Lions 2021 both Donal and Quinny have already confirmed their participation.

Please note that due to the various tours that we have on offer we cannot guarantee that the rugby legends will be on your exact tour but we do guarantee that you will have the opportunity to meet them at various events or over a casual beer!

Optional Extras

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Table Mountain

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Bungee Jumping

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Cape Town Tour

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COVID-19 Customer Charter

We are operating a COVID-19 REFUND GUARANTEE scheme so if the tour is either postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 then your monies are 100% fully refundable.

We truly appreciate that these are uncertain times when it comes to rugby and travel. No one knows what the future holds for sure but we want to reassure you that all of us at Rugby Travel Ireland are ready and waiting to provide you with a trip of a lifetime. We will always do so with the health and safety of both our clients and staff at the very forefront of everything that we do.

The British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa will be epic and hopefully we all get to see a full twelve months of rugby in the build up to this tour. We are very conscious that you may have questions or reservations about travelling at this point in time so we hope the following information and FAQs are of assistance and gives you peace of mind when booking with Rugby Travel Ireland.

Financial Protection - Book with Confidence

We appreciate that you are spending a lot of money on your package and we want to reassure you that it is financially protected. If your tour package includes flights ex Ireland then we are bonded and licensed with the Commission for Aviation Regulation, Tour Operators Licence No. T.O. 260. Further details are available at but this bond and license ensures that your monies are secure at all times.

For customers with packages including flights ex UK, we wish to reassure you that your money is also financially protected. In compliance with The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, an insurance policy has been arranged with Travel & General Insurance Services Limited (T&G), to protect customers’ prepayments in the unlikely event of our financial failure, and paid in respect of non-ATOL flight inclusive packages sold to customers. These bookings are sold by the Policyholder as principal to the contract for:

  • A refund of such prepayments if customers have not yet travelled, or
  • Making arrangements to enable the holiday to continue if customers have already travelled, or
  • Repatriation of customers as may be applicable, subject to the terms of the insurance policy.

In the unlikely event of financial failure please contact the claims helpline on +44 (0)1702 811397. A copy of the policy is available on request. This policy is provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Limited (T&G), registered number 02527363 and underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited (Hiscox), registered number 00070234. T&G and Hiscox are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (number 113849).

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Rugby Travel Ireland that you and the rest of your Party Members MUST have travel insurance in place. Your travel insurance should cover the cost of cancellation, medical expenses, loss of luggage or money, personal liability claims, participation in activities and costs of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident, injury, illness or death. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake. We strongly recommend that you are covered from the time of booking as this may assist you in recovering monies paid in the unfortunate event of you having to cancel your trip.

We recommend the services of our preferred travel insurance partner, Blue Insurance, and you can get a quotation directly from them as below:








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