Pickleball Adventure Tours
South Africa

We love pickleball. And we LOVE South Africa! With packages starting at $4675, this trip is ideal for anyone looking for 12 days of pickleball and adventure, including sightseeing tours of Cape Town, wonderful food, and plenty of time to relax. Scroll down to learn more, or click the button to book your tour now!

Tour Highlights

  • Visit one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain is probably South Africa’s most iconic landmark.
  • Enjoy visiting wine farms, safari drive, local attractions and see the penguins in natural habitat.
  • Friendly tournaments with local Pickelball players.
  • 1st Class accommodation with own Tennis/Pickelball courts.
  • 4/5 hours daily of play time.
  • Local guides that grew up in South Africa and love Pickelball.
  • Small tour groups, max group size 12.
  • Additional add-ons for extended tour of Cape Town or the Garden Route with Two Oceans Safari’s

Here's The Specific Itinerary:

Please note, this is a rough guide to our 12 days together. As best we can, we will adapt the week carefully for each individual and the prevailing weather. All activities are planned with safety as the paramount concern. We will try our best to stick to the itinerary, however, should weather conditions dictate, we may need to cancel some excursions and provide alternative venues and excursions.

For excursions, the Safari, Strandloper, Table Mountain, Wine Farm, and the visit to Boulder Beach to see the penguins are our highest priority on the tour, and we will do our best to make sure you do not miss these.

Day 1

Your Two Oceans Guide will meet you at pre-arrange locations and transport you to the Guesthouse. If possible, we advise guests to try and arrive between 3pm and 5pm. You can settle into your room, and meet your fellow guests and guides. At 6pm we will have our welcoming cocktails and briefing followed by an evening meal.

Day 2

On Tuesday morning after breakfast we will meet for our first round of organized Pickelball play at the guesthouse.

Afterwards we will make our way to the V&A Waterfront where you can spend a leisurely afternoon shopping, eating and exploring the Waterfront (https://www.waterfront.co.za).

On our return to the guesthouse you will have time to play more pickleball, have a swim or just relax with a drink.

The evening dinner we will explore the local restaurants.

Day 3

After breakfast we will make our way to Stellenbosch and play with the local pickeleballers and have a friendly match.

We will make our way to Ernie Else’s Wine farm for a wine tour, wine tasting and lunch (https://ernieelswines.com).

Upon our return to the guesthouse you will have time to play pickleball, have a swim or just relax by the pool before we head out for our evening dinner.

Day 4

Today is a big day! After an early breakfast we will play at our home ground at the guest-house.

We will leave at 10:15 am for our all day excursion up the West Coast to Strandloper (https://strandloper.com). It is on the beach in Langebaan, where you will feast on Seafood dishes, prepared true West Coast style, by real West Coast people. Don’t forget your bathing suite, towel and paddle!

Day 5

After breakfast we will head out to a facility in Green Point to play games with the locals. For lunch we will head to Camps Bay where you will have the opportunity to choose from any of the lovely restaurants on the beach front. After lunch you will have time to relax on the beautiful Camps Bay beach before we head back to the guesthouse to relax, or for those who are still keen, play some more Pickleball.

For the evening we will head out at 4:30pm to Lourensford Market (www.Ifhm.co.za) to enjoy the ultimate night-market experience, tasting award-winning wines, snacking on decadent delights, or spending hours combing through our vendors.

Day 6

After another lovely breakfast at the guest house we will meet with some of the local players and team up with them for our morning round-robin games.

We will head out to Hout Bay, for another day at a local market. The Bay Harbour Market... the place where the creative energy and the vibrancy of Cape Town come alive in an authentic fish factory in a working harbour… where people of all ages and cultures gather alongside one another to celebrate our unique South African spirit… where the hustle and bustle of a boisterous market fills the air www.bayharbour.co.za .

We will take a drive up the beautiful Chapmans Peak and make our way back to our accommodation. Once again the afternoon is yours to play or relax.

We will head out to one of the local restaurants for dinner.

Day 7

After breakfast we will once again meet up with the local pickleball players to play a friendly match.

For lunch we will head to Stellenbosch Dorp Street, where you can explore the local crafts and food in a relaxing manner.

We will head back to our guesthouse and have plenty of play time before heading out for dinner.

Day 8

This is another full day! After an early breakfast we will play organized games at our accommodation. We will leave at 10:00am for our journey to a Aquila private game Reserve.

The safari trip has been rated by Sawubona magazine as one of the Top 10 best day-trip destinations. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share inside-stories and facts about your surroundings – easily arousing your inner wild side. 2/3 hour game drive.

For this day you will need a bathing costume, sunblock, towel and warm clothing.

Day 9

After breakfast we will head out again to Green Point for another round of play with the locals.

We will have quick lunch and make our way up to the famous Table Mountain. Table Mountain is know as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. We will take a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain where you will have time to explore and enjoy the marvelous views from the top.

Day 10

This will be our last day playing with the local players. After play we will make our way to Boulders Beach to see the penguins in their natural habitat.

We will stop at Cape Point Vineyards, a seaside wine farm for a late lunch.

Day 11

This will be our last full day. We'll start with organized pickleball games, followed by a Champagne brunch.

The rest of the day is yours to play pickleball, swim, or relax by the pool.

The evening will begin at 5:30pm with cocktails, we will have a farewell dinner and a “price giving” .

Day 12

Enjoy your last breakfast and check-out at 11pm. Transfers to airport and hotels will start from 6am and finish at 1pm.

FAQ

Who is this trip for?

This trip is for individual or groups of pickleball players of all ages and skill levels, and also the partners of pickleball participants.

How much pickleball will we play?

You will play pickleball every day. Every morning after breakfast for 2/3hours, either at our accommodations or at other venues/clubs.

Morning play will consist of organized games, round robins, friendly matches with the locals and some fun games.

Afternoon play, after we return from our excursions will be free play where you can play as much as you like with your fellow guests.

DUPR rating is available on all games for interested guests.

What's included in the tour package / price?

With this tour you will get:

  • A fully-guided tour
  • All Pickelball games
  • Daily Breakfast, 4 Lunches and 3 dinners
  • 11 nights accommodations
  • 10 Excursions (see list above of excursions)
  • Pick up and drop off to and from the Cape Town Airport and hotel in the Cape Town area
  • All transport to and from Pickleball courts, accommodation and excursions
  • Daily non-alcoholic beverages and snacks at Pickleball courts and excursions

What's NOT included?

The following things are not included in the price of the package:

  • Travel to and from your home to Cape Town
  • Additional tours (can be arranged during booking process)
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Some lunches and dinners

Food and drink

All 11 breakfasts are included on the trip, taken at our local accommodation. On day 11 we will have a lovely champagne brunch.

Four lunches will be provided. All other lunches and drinks are at your own expense.

Three dinners will be provided. All other dinners including non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks are at your own expense and will give you the opportunity to explore Cape Town's world class local cuisine.

Daily non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided at the courts and on excursions.

For the 4 lunches and 3 dinners included in the tour, local alcoholic drinks will be provided.

What if I need or want to stay extra nights beyond the tour?

If you require any additional nights accommodation near Cape Town Airport, the Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport is an excellent choice with free airport shuttle to and from Cape Town Airport and less than 5 minutes drive from airport.

How do we get to Cape Town

Flights to Cape Town International Airport, CPT are widely available from most international destinations.

As players come from all over the world, and join our tours, we don’t currently offer flights as part of our tour package. We do however want to do as much as we can to ensure that our guests get the best deals when travelling so check out the following websites:

  • Skyscanner
  • Google Flights
  • Kayak
  • Expedia
  • Directly with local airlines, or;
  • Contact us and we can guide you

Money, Extra Expenses and Tipping

The local currency in South Africa is the Rand, ZAR. ATMs are widely available in Cape Town, please note that the ATMs only dispense cash in the local currency, Rand, and the Rand is the only currency excepted.

All major bank/credit cards are accepted at the local ATMs and at all restaurants and shops. It is advised to have small denominations, R10, R20, R50 for tipping.

You can purchase ZAR currency from your local bank before your trip. You should bring extra money with you to cover such items as extra meals, drinks, souvenirs, etc.

The guides can advise on local norms for service providers and waiters.

Passports and Visas

Non-residents of South Africa require a full passport to enter the country, which should be valid for at least six months beyond the expected length of stay. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration to enter or leave South Africa.

If visiting South Africa for tourism purposes for a period of less than 90 days, you don’t need a visa.  We strongly recommend, however, that you check visa requirements prior to travel as requirements are subject to change. For more information on visas contact the South African High Commission or the South African Department of Home Affairs.

Vaccinations

You should check prior to travel whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

Travel Insurance and Medical Insurance

We consider comprehensive travel insurance to be essential, and we strongly recommend that you purchase insurance which includes, but is not limited to, cover for illness, accident, emergency repatriation, ambulance, air ambulance, helicopter rescue services, cancellation, lost luggage and delays. Please read your policy details carefully and remember to take them with you on your trip for your own reference.

As a valued TWO OCEANS guest, you are required to have in place travel/medical insurance that covers you for all activities you will be taking part in during your trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully covered for these activities.

Whatever travel policy you decide on, you will need to bring a copy of your current Certificate of Insurance to the welcome briefing at the start of your holiday. Your guides will need to take a note of your insurer, policy number and the number to call in case of an emergency claim.

Travel & timings

This trip officially begins on Monday at 3pm, when you can check into the guesthouse and settle into your room.

The trip finishes twelve days later on Friday morning after a leisurely breakfast. Check out is at 11am.

Travel Plugs & Electricity

When you are going on a trip to South Africa, it is important to pack the appropriate travel adapter that fits the local sockets. The type N socket and plug are the official standard in South Africa. Type C plugs are also official, but not type C sockets. 

Group Size

This trip has a maximum group size of 12 people (including players and non-players) and will be accompanied by 2 guides at all times.

Essential Packing List

  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Hat and Sunglasses
  • Small Daypack
  • Swim Towel
  • Bathing Suite
  • Warm Layers, light/waterproof jacket
  • Insect Repellent
  • Walking Shoes/Sandals
  • Athletic shoes for pickleball
  • Pickleball paddle

How to Book Your trip

1.

Submit Booking Form Below

Use the booking form just below to let us know which tour and dates you'd like to go on.

2.

Work with our team to finalize details

We will work with you to answer any further questions you might have, and make sure pleased with EVERY aspect of the trip before you commit.

3.

Submit deposit to secure your spot

Submit your initial deposit to hold your place on maybe the most enjoyable tour you may ever go on!

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