SA Rugby on Tuesday confirmed kick-off times and dates for the first three rounds of the PRO14 Rainbow Cup.
The opening game is a coastal derby between the Stormers and Sharks at Cape Town Stadium on Friday, 23 April at 19:00. That match will be followed by Ulster's derby match with Connacht and Zebre's trip to Edinburgh.
At lunchtime the following day, Benetton will host Glasgow Warriors to start off a run of four matches, which will see the Bulls take on the Lions, Ospreys taking on Cardiff Blues and Leinster hosting Munster in a rematch of their PRO14 final on 27 March.
The Dragons and Scarlets will finish off the opening round on Sunday at Rodney Parade.
The South African teams will play their first three rounds locally and there is still doubt over whether they would be allowed to travel abroad thereafter.
SA Rugby said that confirmation of the planned matches for rounds four to six would follow once PRO14 Rugby has received all necessary approvals and permissions from the relevant governments and health authorities for the South African teams to travel.
FIXTURES: FIRST THREE ROUNDS
(SA teams’ fixtures in italics, all kick-offs local time in South Africa)
Friday, 23 April
19:00 - Stormers v Sharks (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)
21:15 - Edinburgh v Zebre (Murrayfield, Edinburgh)
21:15 - Ulster v Connacht (Kingspan Stadium, Belfast)
Saturday, 24 April
14:00 - Benetton v Glasgow Warriors (Stadio de Monigo, Treviso)
16:00 - Bulls v Lions (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
18:15 - Ospreys v Cardiff Blues (Liberty Stadium, Swansea)
20:35 - Leinster v Munster (RDS Arena, Dublin)
Sunday, 25 April
14:00 - Dragons v Scarlets (Rodney Parade, Newport)
Friday, 30 April
19:00 - Sharks v Lions (Kings Park, Durban)
Saturday, 1 May
17:00 - Stormers v Bulls (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)
Friday, 7 May
19:00 - Zebre v Benetton (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma)
21:15 - Munster v Ulster (Thomond Park, Limerick)
21:15 - Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh (Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow)
Saturday, 8 May
20:35 - Connacht v Leinster (The Sportsground, Galway)
20:35 - Scarlets v Ospreys (Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli)
Sunday, 9 May
14:00 - Cardiff Blues v Dragons (Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff)
Saturday, 8 May
16:00 - Lions v Stormers (Ellis Park, Johannesburg)
18:15 - Bulls v Sharks (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
Friday, 14 May
19:00 - Munster v Connacht (Thomond Park, Limerick)
21:15 - Leinster v Ulster (RDS Arena, Dublin)
Saturday, 15 May
16:00 - Scarlets v Cardiff Blues (Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli)
18:15 - Benetton v Zebre (Stadio de Monigo, Treviso)
20:35 - Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors (Murrayfield, Edinburgh)
Sunday, 16 May
16:00 - Dragons v Ospreys (Rodney Parade, Newport)