British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa 2021

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The British Lions are heading to South Africa in 2021 and you can experience it with Events Travel!

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British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa 2021

Watch Rugby’s ultimate adventure in 2021.

The British & Irish Lions Tour began in 1888 as a commercial venture touring to Australia and New Zealand with a 21-man squad. The squad, known then as the English National Team or ‘British Isles’, included players from England, Scotland and Wales, though the team was predominantly English. In 1891 the Western Province Union invited rugby bodies in Britain to tour South Africa, establishing the first test-match tour and the tour as we know it today. Throughout the early 1900’s, the popularity of the tour grew with matches drawing hundreds of thousands of fans. Now, the British Lions Tour is one of the biggest topics of discussion on the rugby calendar. The squad selection takes months and is hotly debated by news outlets and rugby fans around the world. Once the squad is selected, months of hard-work, training and strategy planning takes place before finally heading on tour. 

The highly anticipated British & Irish Lions Tour takes place every four years, with the 2021 Lions Tour heading to South Africa. The British Lions will take on the best of South Africa’s local clubs and representative sides for five matches before ending with three Tests against the reigning World Champions — South Africa.

New Zealand’s Warren Gatland is set to coach the 2021 British Lions team for the third time, having lead the Lions to a dramatic series draw against New Zealand in 2017 and a 2-1 series win over Australia in 2013. It’s sure to be an epic display of rugby with the British Lions hungry to repeat their 1997 victory against the Springboks. 

Rugby aside, South Africa is a unique and exciting country, rich in history, culture, food, wildlife and sun-soaked coasts. It’s a special destination with breathtaking scenery and plenty to experience. Must-sees include Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, and for the wine connoisseurs; Stellenbosch, La Motte, Boschendal and Meerendal are sure to keep you occupied!  This is your opportunity to visit some of the most iconic rugby grounds in the world and experience some of South Africa’s historic sights.

Having helped fans experience British Lions Tours of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa since 1994, we are looking forward to helping you experience South Africa in 2021. Our Official Travel Packages and Tours are not yet available. While you wait, we recommend signing up for Priority Access to British Lions Packages & Tours for 2021. Priority Access means you’ll be notified when products go on sale, get priority access and early-bird offers. Sign up for Priority Access now.

We look forward to welcoming you to South Africa in 2021!


British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa 2021
July – August 2021
Host Country:
South Africa
Test Cities:
Johannesburg and Cape Town
Official URL: 
Rugby Union
Product Type:
Official Tours
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British Lions Tour 2021

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Fast Facts

Host Country South Africa
Dates: 3 July – 7 August 2021
Tours of South Africa: 13
Wins against South Africa: 4
2013 Winner: British Lions
2017 Winner:
 Draw against New Zealand
Nation with most Tour Wins: Australia (7 wins of 9 hosted tours)

Fixture Map


Sat 3rd July 2021 DHL Stormers v British & Irish Lions Cape Town Cape Town Stadium
Wed 7th July 2021 South Africa ‘Invitational’ v British & Irish Lions Port Elizabeth Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Sat 10th July 2021 Cell C Sharks v British & Irish Lions Durban Jonsson Kings Park
Wed 14th July 2021 South Africa ‘A’ v British & Irish Lions Mbombela Mbombela Stadium
Sat 17th July 2021 Vodacom Bulls v British & Irish Lions Pretoria Loftus Versfeld
Sat 24th July 2021 Springboks v British & Irish Lions Johannesburg FNB Stadium
Sat 31st July 2021 Springboks v British & Irish Lions Cape Town Cape Town Stadium
Sat 7th August 2021 Springboks v British & Irish Lions Johannesburg Emirates Airline Park
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