Chairman Daniel Levy, Glenn Hoddle, the management team, players and staff were offered a stunning Zulu welcome at Durban Airport.
Danny Jordaan, chief executive of South Africa's 2010 World Cup bid, was also on hand to greet the travelling party as was Lane legend Gary Mabbutt, an ambassador for the 2010 bid.
We were soon whisked away to the hotel and in a busy first day's schedule, Daniel, Glenn, Gary, Jamie Redknapp and Simon Davies faced the press before a training session at Amazulu FC - next door to the towering ABSA Stadium, home of rugby giants Natal Sharks and our clash against Orlando Pirates on Saturday night.
Local street kids watched training and later joined in with the lads.
We'll have a full report of the day's events in our SA Diary alongside all the news and views from the press conference on www.spurs.co.uk later...
The club received the red carpet treatment as we touched down in South Africa on Thursday.