Johannesburg and Gkeberha will also host the first two ODI games on December 17 and 19, while the third game will be played in Paarl on December 21.
The two Tests will be played from December 26 to 30 and January 3 to 7 in Centurion and Cape Town respectively.
The Liberty Series is significant not only because it features two excellent teams but also because it is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, two great leaders who shaped our countries and the world around them. The Boxing Day Test and the New Year’s Day Test are some of the most important matches in the international cricket calendar and the schedule has been designed keeping these significant dates in mind. India have always received strong support in South Africa and I am sure the fans will be in for some exciting bouts with no shortage of action, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.
I look forward to the arrival of the Indian cricket team and their passionate fans on our shores. This is an important tour for both teams and I am very excited that we will have a full-fledged tour including all three formats of the game. Both South Africa and India have exceptional talent and we can look forward to exciting cricket and exciting matches. The tour will also allow us to showcase the best of South Africa and we have spread matches across the country. We have a great relationship with the BCCI and I thank them for their support throughout the tour, Lawson Nye said.