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As a South African sports fan, there are plenty of exciting events to enjoy live in 2023. From world-class football matches to thrilling Formula One Grand Prix races, there is a bucket list sporting event waiting to be experienced. Let’s take a look at the top sporting events for South African fans that are worth travelling to in 2023 and potentially be part of some history-making action! So, grab your friends, pack your bags, and get ready to experience some of the best international sporting events 2023 has to offer! 

Rugby World Cup France 2023

The prestigious Rugby World Cup competition returns after its four-year cycle in September 2023. This will be the tenth installment of this international rugby union event, and it promises to be an unforgettable experience for South African fans who are wanting to see the Springboks retain their World Champions status. Teams from around the world will compete against each other in various locations throughout France, culminating with a thrilling final match at Stade de France in Paris. 

Top Sporting Events in 2023 - Rugby World Cup

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Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is one of the most popular motorsport events on the planet due to it being the final race of the season, and is a highly anticipated night race! It is held annually at Yas Marina Circuit located near Abu Dhabi International Airport. This year marks its 10th anniversary, so don’t miss out on this remarkable occasion! From 24 – 26 November, it guarantees a thrilling time for all watching as the driver’s World Championship gets awarded and Teams Constructor’s title is named.  

Top Sporting Events in 2023 - Grand Prix

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For adrenaline junkies and racing fanatics, there’s no better way to get your fix than by catching a MotoGP event live. If you’re looking for an action-filled, thrilling sporting event to experience this year, MotoGP Thailand and MotoGP Malaysia should be top of your list! 

Boasting the newest track in MotoGP world championship, the Buriram International Circuit has all the modern safety features and a design that ensures some great racing action. There’s also a multi-million dollar hospitality zone where fans could cheer on the competitors in comfort while nibbling on delicious local eats and treats.  

Top Sporting Events in 2023 - MotoGP

What are you waiting for? Immerse yourself in the vibrant MotoGP atmosphere, filled with culture and excitement. Tickets are sure to fly, so grab yours before it’s too late!  

Check out our top MotoGP travel packages now. 


Watching Wimbledon live is a truly unique and exhilarating experience. As the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, it attracts the world’s top players and passionate tennis fans from around the globe. The atmosphere at Wimbledon is electric, with a sense of tradition and history that permeates the grounds.  

From the immaculate grass courts to the iconic white outfits worn by the players, every detail is carefully crafted to create an unforgettable spectacle. Seeing the game’s greatest players battle it out on Centre Court or Court 1, with the cheers of the crowd ringing in your ears, is an experience unlike any other. Whether you’re a die-hard tennis fan or just looking for an unforgettable day out, watching Wimbledon live is a must-do experience. 

Top Sporting Events in 2023 - Wimbledon

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The UEFA Champions League Final

The UEFA Champions League is widely considered to be the most prestigious club soccer tournament in the world. Featuring teams from all over Europe, the Champions League is always filled with drama and excitement. The final match is always one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year and attracts fans from all over the world. If you’re a fan of European club soccer, then attending the Champions League final is a must. 

Top Sporting Events in 2023 - UEFA Champions League Final

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What else is coming up this year?

  • The Cricket World Cup, taking place in India in October and November 2023 
  • The Netball World Cup, taking place in Cape Town in July and August 2023 
  • Tour de France, taking place during July 2023 all over France. Browse our Tour de France packages to get in on the action! 

Top Sporting Events in 2023 - Netball World Cup

2023 is shaping up to be an incredible year for South African sports fans with some amazing events taking place around the world. From watching top national teams battle it out at the Rugby World Cup in France to rounding up all of the action of Formula One in Abu Dhabi – these events should not be missed! So start planning now – get your travel packages booked soon so that you don’t miss out on any of these fantastic sporting experiences! 

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