Fans of T20 cricket are set to be treated to three enthralling matches between the Proteas and Australia in Durban, with the first contest taking place on the 30th of August at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium. It’s only the third time that the historic ground will host these two powerhouse nations, the last time being back in 2016.   

More about the game  

Cricket in South Africa has seen a renaissance of sorts this year, with the first edition of the SA20 competition in January igniting a fire in the hearts of fans all over the country. Cricket grounds were sold out across the provinces as fans got to witness some of the best players in the world in action. There’s little doubt that fans in Durban have experienced a rebirth of passion, and with the Aussies coming to town we’re sure to witness that passion in full force.   

With the ICC Cricket World Cup taking place in October, this is the perfect opportunity for the Proteas to test their mettle against the world-class Australians, who’ll most definitely feel the same about this series leading up to the World Cup.   

Here’s the essential information about the game:  

Where: Kingsmead Cricket Stadium  

When: 30 August 2023, 6 pm  

Cost: R100-R300 per ticket (children under 7 FREE)  

Players to Watch: Heinrich Klaasen, Cameron Green  

Top-notch cricket is coming to the east coast, so expect a packed Kingsmead and a fired-up Proteas side!   

Accommodation options for the game  

City Lodge Hotel Durban  

Situated just down the road from Kingsmead Stadium, City Lodge Hotel Durban offers a true coastal experience with our lush gardens, tropical palm trees, and sparkling swimming pool. Not only that, but our en-suite rooms feature air-conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities and comfy beds. You won’t find a better place to stay after the intensity of a Proteas T20 cricket game!  

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Road Lodge Durban  

It’s hard to watch a cricket game if you’re stressed. That’s why booking your accommodation for after the game is vital, and where better to stay than the super close and convenient Road Lodge Durban? Our rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean. Whether the Proteas win or lose, make sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep with us!  

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City Lodge Hotel Umhlanga Ridge  

A bit further out from the stadium, City Lodge Hotel Umhlanga Ridge is worth it for the leisurely experience. Situated across the road from the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, there are plenty of additional entertainment options nearby if you’re still buzzing from the match. 

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Town Lodge Umhlanga  

The 154-room Town Lodge Umhlanga is modern and relaxing. After cheering your heart out for the Proteas, you deserve to have a place to stay that accommodates your excitement and all-around buzz. This is that place!   

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Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge  

Affordable, convenient, and comfortable. Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge offers you everything you need to cool off and catch your breath after a T20 game.   

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Final thoughts  

We can’t wait to welcome you through our doors this August as we celebrate Women’s Month and the coming of the Australians! Come rain or shine, win or lose, City Lodge Hotels will always be here waiting for you.  

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