Sport Events

Few experiences in life compare to the exhilaration of witnessing iconic sports events live. From the adrenaline rush of Formula One and the hushed tension of a major golf tournament to the raucous atmosphere of a Premier League football match, there is no substitute for being there. As South Africa’s leading sports travel agency, we have hand-picked the ultimate 2017 sporting events to add to your travel bucket list. Browse our list of sporting events below and book with Edusport today to experience the moments that move you.

EVENTS BY SPORT TYPE

Mad for motorsport? In love with Grand Slam tennis? Browse our top events by sport type and find your perfect sport travel holiday.

FORMULA 1 EVENTS

Monaco Grand Prix

2018 dates to be confirmed.

Glamorous and thrilling, the Monaco Grand Prix is considered to be one of the most prestigious motorsport events in the world.

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Spanish Grand Prix

2018 dates to be confirmed.

The Spanish Grand Prix is one of the oldest in the world and one of the season’s most exciting events.

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

24 – 26 November

Guaranteed close and competitive racing meets the ultimate in Formula One glamour at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Belgian Grand Prix

25 – 27 August

The longest and arguably most dangerous track on the Formula One calendar, the Spa-Francorchamps sets the scene for thrilling Belgian Grand Prix action.

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Brazilian Grand Prix

10 – 12 November

Imbued with the ever-present festival spirit of Latin America, the Brazilian Grand Prix is unmatched in atmosphere by any other racing destination.

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Italian Grand Prix

1 – 3 September

The Italian Grand Prix is one of the longest running and evocative events on the Formula One calendar.

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Malaysian Grand Prix

29 September – 1 October

Since its inaugural race in 1999, the Malaysian Grand Prix has proven to be a unique addition to the Formula One calendar and a must-experience event for motorsport fans.

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Singapore Grand Prix

15 – 17 September

Formula One racing’s original night race, the Singapore Grand Prix is one of the most memorable events on the calendar.

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German Grand Prix

2018 dates to be confirmed.

The Hockenheimring is the dramatic scene for one of the most anticipated Formula One events on the calendar, the German Grand Prix.

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British Grand Prix

14 – 15 July 2018

Watch the British Grand Prix live at Silverstone, the oldest track on the calendar.

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CYCLING EVENTS

Tour de France

7 – 29 July 2018

The 2018 Tour de France will cover 3 500 km across the scenic and mountainous French countryside.

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FOOTBALL EVENTS

English Premier League

12 August 2017 – 13 May 2018

The highly anticipated 26th Premier League season kicks off on 12 August 2017 and is scheduled to finish on 13 May 2018.

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The FA Cup

2018 dates to be confirmed.

If you have been dreaming of experiencing the exhilaration and excitement of a live football match, our FA Cup packages will make it happen.

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UEFA Champions League

2018 dates to be confirmed.

The UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most important club competition in European football.

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La Liga

11 August 2017 – 13 May 2018

Rivalry, passion and talent combine to create the ultimate spectacle in Spanish soccer: La Liga.

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GOLF EVENTS

British Open

16 – 22 July 2018

In 2018, the British Open is returning to the famous Carnoustie Golf Links course in Angus, Scotland.

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US Open

2018 dates to be confirmed.

In 2018, the U.S. Open will return to the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York, to provide an exciting challenge for the world’s premier golf players.

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HORSE-RACING EVENTS

The Durban July

2018 event date to be confirmed

Be counted among the bold, brash and beautiful who line the track at Greyville to celebrate The Durban July, Africa’s greatest sporting event.

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The Sun Met

2018 date to be confirmed.

Experience the world of celebrity fashion, endless champagne and thoroughbred horses in January with our 2018 Sun Met packages.

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RUGBY EVENTS

Cape Town Sevens

09 – 10 December

The 2017 Cape Town Sevens kicks off in December as one of the first events on the World Rugby Sevens calendar, ahead of the World Cup in 2018.

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Castle Lager Rugby Championship

19 Aug – 7 Oct

The Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2017 is the premier international tournament between the top southern hemisphere rugby-playing nations, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.

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Castle Lager Outgoing Tour

11 – 25 November

The Springboks take on a formidable trio in the 2017 Castle Lager Outdoing Tour, which takes place in Europe during November.

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Hong Kong Sevens

6 – 8 April 2018

Don’t miss out on the thrilling rugby action and weekend festivities of the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens, taking place at the spectacular Hong Kong Stadium in Causeway Bay.

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Oktoberfest Sevens

30 September 2017

The Oktoberfest Sevens is Germany’s biggest rugby show, in which 12 of the best national teams in sevens rugby take part in two days of nonstop action

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Dubai Sevens

01 – 02 December

The 2017 Dubai Sevens kicks off in early December, as South Africa’s Blitzbokke contest to hold their title from last year

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Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

20 – 22 July 2018

The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens kicks off with high anticipation in San Francisco, and promises to deliver thrilling displays of sevens rugby prowess.

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MOTOGP EVENTS

MotoGP Austria

11 – 13 August

The 2017 MotoGP Austria takes place at the Red Bull Ring in Styria, the venue for the highly anticipated World Championship.

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MotoGP Britain

25 – 27 August

The 2017 MotoGP Great Britain takes place at the famous Silverstone circuit, situated in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, about 90km from London.

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MotoGP Catalunya

2018 dates to be confirmed.

Popular and vibrant Barcelona is the summer setting for the thrilling 2018 MotoGP Catalunya, which ticks all the boxes for riders and fans alike.

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MotoGP Czech Republic

2018 dates to be confirmed

The 2018 MotoGP Czech Republic takes place in the city of Brno, a popular circuit with both fans and riders for its banked sides and varied elevation.

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MotoGP France

2018 dates to be confirmed.

With capacity for 100 000 spectators, the 2018 MotoGP France at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit is set to thrill.

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MotoGP Malaysia

27 – 29 October

The 2 300 acre Sepang International Circuit complex is the host to the 2017 Malaysia MotoGP, which takes place in October.

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MotoGP Qatar

2018 dates to be confirmed.

The Grand Prix of Qatar 2018 takes place at night under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit, which is just 30km from the capital city of Doha.

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MotoGP Valencia

10 – 12 November

The Ricardo Tormo circuit offers spectacular views of the entire course, with technical corners and a thrilling finish characterising the legendary Valencia MotoGP.

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TENNIS EVENTS

Wimbledon

2 – 15 July

The ever-popular 2018 Wimbledon Championship takes place at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in the first three weeks of July and promises to deliver cracking tennis performances.

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Australian Open

15 – 28 January 2018

The Grand Slam calendar year kicks off in January with the 2018 Australian Open, the hottest event of the season: temperature and tennis action included!

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Beginners Guide to the Rugby Sevens: where to catch the action live

Strap yourself in for fast and formidable rugby action! Rugby Sevens is a variant of the game we know and love, in which teams are made up of seven players playing seven minute halves, instead of the usual 15 players playing 40 minute halves. The HSBC World Rugby...
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Plan Your Next Cricket Holiday

Whether you are dreaming of watching a Test series or catching a one-day match, cricket holidays are all about soaking up the atmosphere while witnessing remarkable sportsmanship in action. Listen to the crowd roar as another six hits the boundary. Watch pure...
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La Liga: Explore Spain

If you are heading to Spain to watch La Liga, you are in for a travel treat. Much like its top professional football league, Spain is synonymous with passion. It is also a country famous for its food, beaches and fun fiestas. Here’s how to include a sun, sea and...
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Explore Malaysia

Could 2017 be your last chance to experience the Malaysian Grand Prix? Sadly, yes. In a joint decision by Formula 1 and Sepang International Circuit (SIC), this year’s Grand Prix in Malaysia will be the country’s last. The final Malaysian Grand Prix will take place...
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Our Travel Guide to the Premier League

The highly anticipated 26th Premier League season kicks off on 12 August 2017, with Chelsea taking on Burnley in the opening match. Nothing beats the thrill of sitting among thousands of fans in the cathedrals of English soccer (some of which date back to the late...
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