A life changing experience - broadening minds through travel and sport. Every other year, boys in Years 7 & 8 are invited to join a non-selective rugby and cultural tour, normally to South Africa.  After the 11th tour was cancelled in April 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and no opportunity to travel since then, the 2024 tour is hotly anticipated.

The South Africa rugby tour is considered to be one of the highlights of a Moulsford boy’s career, and offers so much more than a regular sports tour.  As well as playing a lot of fun and competitive rugby, the boys have the eye-opening experience of being involved and working with our chosen charities – in 2018, these were Skrum, based in Swaziland, and the Goedgedacht Trust, based just north of Cape Town.  The boys worked on a farm, in a pre-school and helped on community projects in under privileged communities.

For 2024, the tour will support Inspire Children & Youth, a charity based at Middelpos Farm in the Rebeeksriver Valley north of Cape Town. It nurtures dreams, inpires rural people to acheive, and creates safe spaces for children and young people to thrive. Inspire provides essential food, shelter, toilets and a range of activities and projects for rural farm children and their families.

Moulsford has a longstanding relationship with Inspire, with the 2020 (cancelled) tour group having raised much-needed funds to support them and their vision to create a sustainable and cost-effective rural youth development programme for poor and vulnerable children. You can read about where the money was spent here.

South Africa Tour 2018 Photo Album

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The experiences the boys have on tour shape their young lives, and the work undertaken with the charities gives them some real focus and a sense of achievement at the end of it. At the same time, tough physical challenges can be expected against fantastic opposition during their rugby fixtures.

A South Africa Tour fundraising committee comprising a combination of parents and staff organises numerous events in the run up to each tour all with the aim of being fun, appealing to the boys as well as the wider school community and ultimately raising significant amounts for charity.

South Africa Tour 2018 Report

South Africa Tour 2016 Report

2024 Charity

Although the 2020 Tour was unable to go ahead, much fundraising was done in advance in order to support the chosen charity Inspire, and the relationship has been carried forward for the 2024 Tour when Moulsford will once again be supporting the same charity.

Inspire, based in the Riebeeksrivier Valley, North of Cape Town, was started by a group of passionate, creative, energetic and determined rural youth and women who had a great desire to develop, implement and manage a creative, fun, meaningful, holistic, sustainable, replicable and cost-effective rural youth development programme for poor and vulnerable children and youth on farms, in small rural communities and in townships.

Moulsford’s Annual Sporting Lunch will be held at the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) on Pall Mall in London on Friday 17th November 2023, to fundraise for Inspire.


Moulsfest is a fun family festival at Moulsford.  As well as being an exciting addition to the Moulsford community calendar, it provides an opportunity to raise funds for Inspire, the charity that we are supporting on the South Africa Rugby Tour 2024.

Moulsfest 2023 Report

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