From one
FANatic to another

“Sport has the power to change the world”
– Nelson Mandela

A partner for the Fans

This is the 10th tournament where key rugby countries will play for the prestigious William Webb Ellis Cup. Two key industry players have decided to join forces to bring you a rugby championship experience “FOR THE FANS”.  Our FANatic offerings are built on our passion for sport and extensive industry knowledge and experience.

Who is Sportsnation?

Sportsnation was established in 2012 offering a rainbow of sport experiences that is rivalled by few other. Our Team Captain, Malusi Mbambo himself was an accomplished rugby player in his youth and rubbed shoulders with and played alongside several players who went on to represent the Springboks.

Our team consists of several FANatics who have not only worked on Rugby World Cup events but also FIFA World and Confederation Cups, summer and winter Olympic Games, Formula 1, and Wimbledon just to name a few.

Our team is driven by PASSION and more importantly a LOVE of anything sports-related, what the sport represents and how it unites the FANS.

We believe sport is about feeling and our mission is to design memorable, once in a lifetime sports adventure for our fans.

As a BBB EE Level 1 business, we are extremely proud to be a 1st-time Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France and cannot wait to take the spirit of Africa there.

In the words of our Team Captain, Malusi Mbambo: “I am even more determined now, more so than yesterday, that we will succeed in our mission. Let us continue creating, innovating with the utmost respect and humbleness towards our community, customers, and partners. The time is now!”


Who is XL Turners Travel?

XL Turners Travel is a well-established Travel Management Company providing Corporate Travel Management services as well as Leisure Travel solutions to clients throughout South Africa.

We are a full-service travel agent and have been in business since 1956. We are recognised as one of South Africa’s leading travel management companies with established affiliations to local and international travel organisations.

XL Turners Travel is a founding member and shareholder in the XL Travel group; is a full member of the International Travel Partnership (I.T.P.), and is part of the Turner Group of companies.

Our local and international affiliations and prominent position in the travel industry allows us to offer competitive pricing on all travel-related products.

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Are you ready for us to take you there?

Our tailormade “Al Paca”ckages will be available from April 2021. Our packages will include tickets to 2 matches, flights to France, accommodation, return airport and match day transfers.

You will have the option to bolt-on several uniquely French “Adventures” to your already exciting package. Our prices will be available to all in all sizes.


Circle your calendar!

The full Rugby World Cup Match Schedule was released on 26 February 2021, click on the link.

Lay-by Payments

Being able to spread the costs over a 24-month period makes being part of World Cup France 2023 an affordable reality, and when you take your seat at the game you can enjoy all the action knowing that everything is paid for. 

How it works

The cost of your chosen package is divided into manageable interest-free monthly payments.

For more information regarding our Lay-by payment option, please contact us.

Group Funding

Using the lay-by option:

  • Club members can contribute to send key members on a trip of a life-time.
  • Families can provide the ultimate graduation gift.
  • Very affordable for School or Club Team.
  • For the die-hard fans how about a honeymoon in France?

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879 Tennis Road
Weltevreden Park
JHB, 1709