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Who are we: We are a large group of 'Fanatical Rugby Friends' based at The Crown Inn, Staple Hill, Bristol. Our aim is to travel to some of the best rugby events around the world, with fun and enjoyment at the top of the list. All our tours are organised and more importantly ATOL bonded by one of the UK's leading and designated 'Sports Tour Operator', Atlas Group Travel.  Our first big tour with Atlas was the 2017 Lions Tour to New Zealand where each and everyone of us had a tour that will live in our memories forever. We have since booked other events through Atlas, including the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens and currently arranging a package to the 2018 Bermuda Rugby Classic. 

We have already started planning The Crown Lions next 'Lions Tour to South Africa in 2021' and fully expect our tour party to consist of 50 + people. If you wish to join this very friendly group of tourists on the next Lions Tour or any other tour that we are planning, then in the first instance please call Atlas on Freephone 0800 999 65 66 and ask for Roy or Clive who will then pass your details on to us.


Memorabilia from the 2017 Lions Tour to New Zealand
now on show at The Crown Inn 

The Crown Lions Proposed
British & Irish Lions Tour, South Africa 2021

POSSIBLE ITINERARY. Please note that all dates and venues are NOT DEFINITE. The information is based on previous tours and may well be different. However, it is likely the three test venues are as listed but may not be in the order below. We will be able to alter the itinerary when more detail is available.

Wednesday 18 June. Depart UK on overnight flight to Johannesburg

Arrive Thursday 19 June for 3 nights staying at either Gold Reef City, Sandton or Monte Casino.

> Saturday 21 June 1st Test Match.

Sunday 22 June Depart Jo’burg by coach to Sun City via half day tour of Soweto.

Monday 23 June. Free day with option of a daytime Safari drive.

Tuesday 24 June. Free day.

Wednesday 25 June. Depart Sun City by coach to Rorke’s Drift/Battlefield area. Overnight in Hammersmith.

Thursday 26 June. Tour of Battlefields and Rorke’s Drift then on to Durban. Stay at Umhlanga, evening at leisure in local bars/restaurants.

Friday 27 June. Free day. Options to head into Durban.

> Saturday 28 June.  2nd Test Match.

Sunday 29 June. Fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth.

Monday 30 June, Tuesday 1 July. Road trip along the Garden Route stopping at two different venues overnight.

Wednesday 2 July. Continue along the Garden Route to Cape Town. Rest of day free.

Thursday 3 July. Optional trips to Boulders Bay and Cape Point.

Friday 4 July. Optional visits to Table Mountain and Robben Island.

> Saturday 5 July. 3rd Test Match.

Sunday 6 July. Free day.

Monday 7 July. Return to UK.

This is the basic itinerary which doesn’t take into account midweek fixtures, which may extend the tour. However we believe the above itinerary does provide you with enough information to determine whether you wish to join us.

To join The Crown Lions South African adventure, in the first instance call Atlas Group Travel on
Freephone 0800 999 65 66
Ask for Roy and he will pass your contact information on to The Crown Lions Tour Leader   

Sun City


Private Game Reserve


Rorke's Drift


Umhlanga Rocks, Durban


Garden Route


Cape of Good Hope


V & A Water Front

Other Sporting Events The Crown Lions Are Looking At

The Hong Kong Sevens


The Cape Town Sevens


Bermuda Rugby Classic


Word Cup, Japan