SOUTH AFRICA - A GOLFING SAFARI
Cape Town, The Garden Route, Kruger National Park
Escorted Golf Tour
15 days/7 golf courses
7th - 21st October 2020
On this 14-day golfing safari you will play the best golf courses in South Africa, experience the thrill of an African safari, marvel at the wonderful scenery, taste the fabulous food and wine - all whilst staying in luxury accommodation and being personally guided throughout.
The main tour begins in Cape Town, or you may wish to start your tour earlier, and arrive in Cape Town on the famous Blue Train, a magnificent 5-star hotel on wheels. You also have the option to finish with 3 days at Sun City Resort, renowned for the Gary Player Course (rated 5 in SA) and the Palace of the Lost City resort hotel.
We also have a 3-day Victoria Falls package available that will complete your Golfing Safari experience.
The golf courses you will play are:
The Links at Fancourt (rated number 1 in South Africa), Leopard Creek (rated 3), Montagu and Outeniqua at Fancourt (rated 9 and 23), Simola (rated 19), De Zalze (rated 36) and Pinnacle Point (rated 25) . *Top 100 Golf Course Ratings
Fancourt Resort Montagu Course
In Capetown you will spend 3 nights at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel, ideally located on the vibrant V & A Waterfont. You will visit and experience all the highlights of Cape Town - a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, a full day tour of Cape Hope Peninsula, golf at De Zalze and wine tasting in the famous wineland region of Stellenbosch including the cellar door at Ernie Els Winery, plus a degustation dinner in the Signals Restaurant with matching wines. This is the complete Cape Town experience.
You then fly to George, located in the heart of 'The Garden Route', and experience a variety of wildlife activities - Elephant sanctuaries, Big Cat experiences, Monkeyland and more. The fabulous Fancourt Resort is your home for 4 nights, you play "The Links" (Rated 1 in SA) and the stunning Montagu and Outeniqua Courses, spectacular Pinnacle Point and indulge in all the amenities this famous Golf Resort & Spa has to offer. A gourmet dinner at Henry Whites Restaurant is included. You then travel to nearby Knysna and stay 2 nights at Simola Golf & Country Estate, and play Simola, a Jack Nicklaus Singnature Course.
A flight North, and you are off to play Leopard Creek Golf Course (Rated 3 in South Africa) and a 3-night fully inclusive stay at Buhula Lodge, situated on Crocodile Creek overlooking Kruger National Park. Here you can dine on the verandah whilst you spot the Big 5.
The main tour ends with an unforgettable safari experience at Kirkmans Kamp. This all inclusive, luxury, historic safari lodge dates back to the 1920's, and has the gracious, ambience of a bygone colonial life. Set in one of the most renowned wildlife regions in the world, it has unfenced borders with Kruger Natonal Park, and is famous for leopard sightings. Your stay includes day and night safari drives, walking safaris, bush walks, all meals and accommodation in private suites with claw foot baths and verandahs to take in the breathtaking views. It will be an unforgettable experience.
15-Day Golf Tour of South Africa
*$TBA AUD per person, twin share
A deposit of $2,700 AUD per person will secure your place.
Non-golfer *$TBA AUD
14 nights luxury accommodation, including 3 nights at Cape Grace Hotel, 4 nights Fancourt Resort, 2 nights Simola Country Estate, 3 nights Buwala Lodge and 2 nights Kirkmans Kamp
7 games of golf on the best courses in South Africa- De Zalze, Fancourt Montagu, Fancourt Links, Fancourt Outeniqua, Simola, Pinnacle Point and Leopard Creek
Golf carts at all courses
Personal Caddy at The Links Fancourt
Halfway house lunches at The Links and Leopard Creek
Dinners (3) at Buhula Lodge
Degustation dinner with matching wine at the Signal Restuarant Cape Grace Hotel
Dinner at Henry White's restaurant in Fancourt
Cape Town: Cable Car to Table Mountain
Cape Town: Full day tour to Cape Peninsula, including Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Penguin Colony, False Bay, Kirtsenbosch Botanical gardens
Cape Town: Full day trip to Winelands region Stellenbosch, play De Zalze GC and visit to Ernie Els winery
Garden Route: Half day tour to Ostrich farm
Garden Route: Full day tour to wildlife sanctuaries & experiences, including winery lunch
Kirkmans Kamp: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, 1-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT
All transfers by Private air conditioned bus as per the itinerary
Small group, fully escorted tour
Golf competitions and prizes
Non-golfers receive Spa treatment Vouchers at Fancourt of 570 Rand per day
- Flights, international and internal (The Travelling Golfer can assist with all flights)
- Meals except those listed above
- Travel Insurance
*Price is based on a minimum of 12 travellers in the group.
*Price in AUD is subject to currency fluctuations. Quoted price is based on 1 AUD = 9.40 South African RAND (ZAR)
For a full copy of the itinerary or to register your interest
PRE AND POST TOUR OPTIONS
The Blue Train
A wonderful way to travel to Cape Town is via The Blue Train. The Blue Train is a magnificent five-star hotel-on-wheels that travels over 2 luxurious nights from Pretoria (departing 6.30pm, 7th October 2019) to Cape Town (arriving 10.30am, 9th October 2019 to meet the start of your main tour). Your deluxe suite will be a home away from home, transforming from relaxing lounge during the day, to a subtly-lit bedroom during the night, complete with your own private opulent bathroom.
A 3 hour stop will be made at Kimberley Station, with a 3-hour guided visit to the Kimberley Open Mine and Museum. Meals are a highlight, served in the elegant dining car and are certain to exceed expectations. The lounge car is a wonderful place to meet up for an afternoon high tea.
Priced from $TBA AUD per person, twin share for a deluxe suite
Includes 2 nights on the train, all meals and the off train excursion to Kimberley Mine.
Sun City Resort
Still looking for more golf?
Then add a 3-night stay at Sun City Resort.
This resort has two world-class golf courses both designed by the legend Gary Player - The Gary Player Course is rated 5 in South Africa and hosts the annual Nedbank Challenge, and the Lost City Golf Course is a desert style course complete with a water hazard that is home to 38 live Nile crocodiles! Stay at The Palace of the Lost City, a 5-star hotel of African charm and elegance set within verdant gardens. Just remember to shut your doors ... you don't want those monkeys getting in.
Possible activities include sun-rise hot air balloon rides, safari drive in neighbouring Pilanesberg National Park, swimming in the numerous pools and The Valley of the Waves Waterpark, spa treatments, Casino and more... Price from $TBA AUD per person, twin share
Price includes 3-nights accommodation in a Superior Luxury Room at the Palace of the Lost City, daily breakfast, transfers to and from Johannesburg Airport, golf at Gary Player Course including halfway lunch and caddy (no carts allowed) golf at Lost City GC including shared cart and halfway lunch, all fully escorted. Price based on a minimum of 7 travellers in the group. Price in AUD subject to currency fluctuations, based on 1AUD= 9.40 RAND
There is also the option to begin or finish the tour with a 3-night stay at Victoria Falls.
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourist attraction. Explore the sights of Victoria Falls with this 3-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel, a gracious Edwardian style hotel that overlooks the Batoka gorge, and has walking tracks to the Victoria Falls. Your package includes 3-nights accommodation, airport transfers and daily breakfasts. (This is unescorted) Price from $TBA AUD per person
*Price in AUD is subject to currency fluctuations. Price quoted is based on 1AUD = 0.71 USD as @23/07/18
If you would like more information or a copy of the full itinerary, please enquire here.