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Best of Newport

Date:    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Following an 11-year absence, the South African polo team will finally be making its return to Newport. While in town, the team will enjoy the best of Newport hospitality from exquisite waterfront cocktails and dining to all the limitless attractions and entertainment.

One of the newest attractions Team South Africa will experience is Newport Jaguar Tours! You can now experience The City by the Sea in an entirely new way with partnerships to exclusive access to unique destinations for personalized, guided tours in a classic British Jaguar. Experience unique facets of the City by the Sea with over 10 different themed tours to enjoy a variety of attractions in one day, traveling in one of the most luxurious ways possible. Learn more at

The team will tour the renowned Newport Mansions which include the estates throughout Newport County that used to be owned by some of the wealthiest families of their time, including The Breakers, The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House, the location of the Diamonds are Forever Gala: Marble House. You can explore these mansions through audio and special behind the scenes guided tours.

On Friday the South African team will tour the sights like beautiful Ocen Drive via Scooter World.  Bikes, scooters, scoot coupes, and the sporty Polaris Slingshot are all available for fun ways to see the sights of Newport unlike any other.

Following the scooter rides, the team members will be seeing Newport from above with the Newport Helicopter Tours. See the Mansions, vineyards, lighthouses our tour the whole of Aquidneck island by air or reserve your tour package for multiple Newport experiences. Newport Helicopter Tour pilots have over 30 years flight experience, using only new Robinson helicopters - the safest, most reliable, best-selling helicopters in the world.

Before the match on Saturday, the team will be on the water paddleboarding with Island Surf and Sport, New England’s largest surf shop. Visit the store for surfing goods, as well as rentals and lessons.

The South Africa team will spend their final day in Newport sailing with America’s Cup Charter. With countless ships in its fleet, there are so many ways to explore Newport Harbor. Set sail on a 12meter that won the America's Cup, join a racing experience, or plan a private charter.

The team will finish their final evening in Newport with farewell dinner at the Newport staple, Clarke Cooke House, located on Bannister’s Wharf.  Renowned for its innovative cuisine, Clarke Cooke House is legendary as the heartbeat of Newport, RI, an unparalleled, quintessential Newport experience. Fine dining, summer sushi, and discotheque all under one roof make this the perfect destination.