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The most amazing sports experience you could have on a gap year!

PTL offers a unique opportunity for sporting students to take their talents to the next level in an international context.  Why not explore stunning South Africa whilst being part of a dynamic, professional sports club as you Play, Live and Travel for sport?  This gap year incorporates sport and travel for an action-packed sports season!

Our key destination is Cape Town, where you can indulge in the wilderness that the country has to offer whilst making the most of the opportunity to take part in a professional sports season.  (We also offer bespoke packages in Australia on an individual basis.)  To find out more about the packages we offer click here.


South Africa is renowned for producing some of the world’s best sports players.  We will place you with a top quality club in Cape Town, working and playing with top quality coaches and players.  Cricket, rugby or hockey is on offer with a special treat for cricketers who will have access to the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy.


The Stellenbosch suburb of Cape Town is a Stylish living base for your activities and comes complete, with full amenities and facilities close to our sporting clubs.

Local Support

You will have the help and guidance of one of our local partners with collection from the airport, taking you to your accommodation and generally helping you to settle in.  You will be taken to your designated sports club and personally introduced to the Manger and team and they will remain in touch with you throughout your time in the country.


Through our club links, we are also able to provide coaching opportunities for those who are already qualified to actually be paid whilst still gaining further experience!  A real bonus in helping to fund your trip!

The Seasons

Hockey:   8-10 Men’s or Women’s teams.  Training 2-3 times per week with competitive league games at weekends.  All our clubs have floodlights and some have water-based astroturf.  The season runs from February to August.

Rugby:  4-6 Senior Men’s teams plus 3-4 Colts teams.  Competitive league games at weekends.  The season runs from February to August.  (AUSTRALIA ONLY – provides an Academy option with additional weights and fitness sessions.  Customised packages to specific cities to play rugby can also be arranged.)

Cricket:  4-6 Men’s teams.  The season runs from September to February.   Clubs are limited to 2 overseas players at 1st X1 standard.


Prices for Cape Town are inclusive of accommodation, Club Fees, PTL Kit and local support as required:

  • £3,382 for a half season
  • £5,261 for a full season

(Prices for Australia on request) 

Not included are:  Flights and travel insurance which must be booked directly.  See website for full details and information about Visa requirements. 

The professional sporting team at PTL will be very pleased to help with any questions.  Find out all about them - just click here.


For further details on to book a place click here.


For booking details...

T. +44 (0)845 835 0601 

e-mail:  alex@ptlsports.com