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V&A Waterfront, Stellenbosch, Kleinmond, Hermanus, George


Stellenbosch, Kleinmond, Hermanus and George – once you’ve escaped the city limits of Cape Town, the stunning countryside including the Winelands, Whale Coast and Garden Route is justifiably world famous as one of the most beautiful places on earth. This luxurious holiday moves at a leisurely pace to mesmerize you with the very best of golf, scenery and attractions that the Southern Cape Coast has to offer. Days will feature magnificent experiences like the Table Mountain Cable Car, Wine-tasting in historic vineyards, whales breaching close to shore and championship golf courses; nights would be are spent at fine-dining restaurants accompanied by many fine wines. Travelling in South Africa’s most propular province Western Cape has never been this good! No wonder this tour is a firm favourite of discrete golfers on repeat visits.

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5-STAR CAPE AND COUNTRYSIDE
18 Nights | 5 Stops | 7 Rounds of Golf

Stop 1 : V&A WATERFRONT, Cape Town
•  2x Night(s) at Table Bay Hotel
•  18x holes golf at Steenberg
Stop 2 : STELLENBOSCH, Winelands
•  3x Night(s) at Majeka House

•  18x holes golf at Erinvale
Stop 3 : KLEINMOND, Overberg
•  3x Night(s) at Arabella Hotel & Spa
•  18x holes golf at Arabella
Stop 4 : HERMANUS, Overberg
•  3x Night(s) at The Marine Hotel
•  18x holes golf at Hermanus
Stop 5 : GEORGE, Garden Route
•  7x Night(s) at Fancourt Hotel
•  18x holes golf at Fancourt Montagu
•  18x holes golf at Fancourt Outeniqua
•  18x holes golf at Fancourt Links

 


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STOP 1:V&A WATERFRONT
2 Nights | 1 Rounds of Golf


They say there’s never a bad time to visit Cape Town! Widely known as one of the most interesting and vibrant cities in the world, the World Design Capital of 2014 is a heady cocktail of modern culture, fascinating history and exceptional natural beauty. Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the ancient Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited tourist destination that also serves as an ideal departure point for tours in and around Cape Town Here Cape Dutch architecture and 21st century skyscrapers jostle for space with 450+ retail outlets that sell everything from high-street international fashion to indigenous local jewelry. And if shopping works up an appetite, over 80 eateries present culinary delights from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth fine dining in settings ranging from the water’s edge to feeling the sand under your feet. Add 22 heritage landmarks, indoor entertainment venues, live performances, and countless air, land and water activities; and we dare you to ever get bored at the nerve center of Cape Town.

 


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DAY 1: V&A WATERFRONT

• Cape Town
• Table Bay Hotel

Arrive at CAPE TOWN Airport where you will be met and assisted to the TABLE BAY
HOTEL, Cape Town.


A prominent landmark on the the historic Alfred Harbor, the Table Bay Hotel effortlessly combines Victorian elegance with contemporary modernity. Each of its guestrooms overlook the Robben Island or the Table Mountain and features spacious walk-in closets, marble finishes, writing desks and twice daily turn down service. Bathrooms have vanity make-up mirrors. The Atlantic Grill Restaurant spoil guests with unlimited choices, while the Union Bar’s wine cellar stocks over 6000 varieties, including the signature Table Bay Rose cocktail and Oscar Lager brewed exclusively for the hotel.

 

 

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DAY 2: V&A WATERFRONT

• Table Bay Hotel
• Steenberg

Play at STEENBERG, Cape Town.


Golf at STEENBERG, a Peter Matkovich hybrid, with the longest green in Africa on hole 14. Rated among the top 3 golf courses to visit in South Africa, Steenberg, nestled in the crook of the Constantiaberg Mountains, lives up to its fame with a charming location. Designed by the eminent golf course architect Peter Matkovich, Steenberg follows his principle that good golf course architects “listen to the land”. Recently voted “Top foreign golf resort” by Conde Nast Traveller readers, Steenberg is one of the most prestigious golf courses in South Africa.

 


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STOP 2:STELLENBOSCH
3 Nights | 1 Rounds of Golf


It’s hard to imagine that within a mere 20 minutes drive from Cape Town’s bustling Waterfront area, one stumbles across a leafy valley of rolling vineyards and purple hills, meandering through heritage estates and ancient brooks that seem untouched since the Cape’s first settlers.

Welcome to the Cape Winelands, South Africa’s main wine producing region led by the historic Stellenbosch. It is an academic and cultural hub with oak lined avenues and quiant boutiques, but most perhaps famous for its wines. Gracing many of Stellenbosch’s wine farms homesteads which flourished during the 18th and 19 Century. Most buildings have distinctive gables, thatched roofs and thick lime-washed walls.

Dorp Street is a national monument and taking the time to walk around this cosy old part of Stellenbosch, with its secluded lanes, water furrows, cosmopolitan restaurants and coffee bistros, with superb views of mountain, vineyards and orchards, is an idyllic morning venture.

 


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DAY 3: STELLENBOSCH

• Majeka House

Check out from Cape Town and drive to the Winelands region and check into the MAJEKA
HOUSE.


The exclusively luxurious Majeka House is undoubtedly one of the most stylish boltholes in the heart of Cape Winelands boasting 22 guestrooms including the Junior Garden and Pool Suites, which have exclusive semi-private swimming pools. The spacious Premier Rooms come with private patio or balcony, while all rooms feature cleverly designed en suite bathrooms- fragrant with local Moya toiletries. The Makaron Restaurant pairs ala carte or floating menus with handpicked wines, while the unique Himalayan Crystal Salt bed at the Spa offers benefits of color therapy and deep relaxation.

 

 

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DAY 4: STELLENBOSCH

•  Majeka House

Sightseeing at CAPE TOWN – FULL DAY CAPE WINELANDS.

 

 

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DAY 5: STELLENBOSCH

• Majeka House
• Erinvale

Play at ERINVALE, Winelands.


Golf at ERINVALE, hosts to 1996 World Cup of Golf, with sharp contrast between former

and latter nine. The Erinvale golf course, designed by the legendary Gary Player, is conveniently located on the borders of Somerset West and only half an hour from the vibrant Cape Town. Having hosted the 1996 World Cup of Golf and the second oldest tournament in the world, the prestigious SAA Open in 2003 and 2004, Erinvale is no stranger to worldwide media coverage. The course also boasts breathtaking views of the False Bay coastline from the top holes.

 

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STOP 3:KLEINMOND

3 Nights | 1 Rounds of Golf


Located within easy driving distance from Cape Town, along the scenic Whale Coast in Overberg, sits a quiet little village known as Kleinmond. The town’s name, meaning “small mouth” in Afrikaans, refers to its location at the mouth of the Bot River lagoon. It lies within the UNESCO declared Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, which supports over 1600 species of indigenous fynbos. One might catch sight of the rare Strawberry Rain Frog, March Rose proteas and exotic birds in the wetlands of the lagoon. Kleinmond is reputed to be home to a herd of wild horses that are believed to be abandoned by a British garrison after World War II.

Traditionally a retirement village, the town becomes active by virtue of its proximity to Hermanus, the de facto land-based whale watching capital of the world. The area provides nature lovers with numerous hikes offering solitude and remarkably unspoilt stretches of wilderness with rugged kloofs, valleys and several mountain peaks. Adventure takes the form of abseiling, climbing, hiking dune surfing or river rafting. It is also home to the Arabella Golf Course, rated #1 in the Cape region.

 

 

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DAY 6: KLEINMOND

• Arabella Hotel & Spa

Check out from Winelands and drive to the Overberg region and check into the ARABELLA
HOTEL & SPA.


Just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Arabella Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of one of the richest plant kingdoms in the world. The 145 guestrooms are decorated with rich rosewood furniture, luxurious cottons and plush duvets. Full-width sliding glass doors lead to a private terrace that overlooks the Bot River Lagoon or Kogelberg Mountains. The Jamani Restaurant serves authentic South African fare, while the Barnabas and Cristobal’s Bar stocks select malts, cognacs and cigars, while the newly refurbished Altira Spa is one of the best in Africa.

 


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DAY 7: KLEINMOND

• Arabella Hotel & Spa

Free day at Overberg


 

 

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DAY 8: KLEINMOND

• Arabella Hotel & Spa
• Arabella

Play at ARABELLA, Overberg.


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Ranked as the 4th best course in South Africa and #1 in Western Cape, the Arabella parklands course hugs the Bot River lagoon with spectacular views across the Kogelberg mountain range. Designed by the acclaimed Peter Matkovich, this spectacular layout opened in 1999. Home to the annual Nelson Mandela Invitational Tournament since 2003, a Gary Player charity initiative, it has hosted Jack Nicklaus, Samuel L Jackson, Ronan Keating and several other celebrities. Arabella’s well-balanced, flowing layout perfectly complements its tricky sand traps, clever water hazards, kikuyu fairways and dominant bent greens.

 


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STOP 4:HERMANUS

3 Nights | 1 Rounds of Golf


Just ‘over the mountain’ from Cape Town’s bustling city center, lies the quiet Hermanus in the Overberg district of Western Cape. Well, not so quiet between July and November when tourists from all over the world flock to witness the spactacular aerobics of giant Southern Right Whales just meters from the shoreline. The Biggest Show on Earth is for free and Hermanus rightfully boasts its status as the best land-based whale watching spot in the world. Champagne air, fynbos mountains, sparkling vistas and abundant marine life offer a stark contrast to quaint boutiques, art galleries, open-air cafes and craft markets, and makes Hermanus a much sought after destination. The beaches provide virtually endless opportunities for water activities while narrow trails through nature reserves and lush vineyards provide the ultimate quad biking and hiking experience. For the thrill seekers, shark cage diving at nearby Gansbaai, just 40 minutes away from the town is popular option. The Hermanus Wine Route is internationally recognized with several key producers clustered around the Hemel-en-Aarde valley (heaven on earth in Afrikaans). Small quantities of premium wines reflect the unique terroir of this region where grapes benefit from the cool sea breeze.

 

 

 


5_Star_Cape_and_Countryside (1)-19DAY 9: HERMANUS

• The Marine Hotel

Check out from Overberg and drive to the Overberg region and check into the THE
MARINE HOTEL.


Perched dramatically on the clifftop and overlooking Walker Bay, The Marine at Hermanus lives upto its reputation as one of the best hotels for whale watching hubs in the entire world. The guestrooms are lavishly appointed with four-poster beds, huge picture windows, dark wood accents, and silk draperies. The stately bathrooms, fireplaces and balconies add an old-world charm to modern amenities. Guests can enjoy the solar-heated saltwater pool or the Sun Lounge Bar with great seaviews, accompanied by a cocktail. The Pavilion offers contemporary dining complemented by a well-stocked floating wine cellar.

 


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DAY 10: HERMANUS

• The Marine Hotel

Sightseeing at CAPE TOWN – FULL DAY CAPE RIVIERA & WHALES.


Every year from August to November, the air around Hermanus, in Cape Overberg, rings clear with full throated cries of the Whale Crier which confirm the arrival of the majestic Southern Right Whales. Travel to the whale watching capital of the world

 

 

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DAY 11: HERMANUS

• The Marine Hotel
• Hermanus

Play at HERMANUS, Overberg


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Golf at HERMANUS, a newly renovated parkland, with classic challenges and

excellent drainage. The Hermanus Golf Club has held a reputation for excellent year round standards despite having always experienced heavy traffic at certain times of the year, blessed as it is with a dedicated and professional management. Hermanus Golf Club is a popular choice for golfing enthusiasts from Cape Town, the rest of South Africa and international visitors. With the recent refurbishments giving the course a unique makeover, the Hermanus Golf Club today presents an incredible challenge and experience.

 


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STOP 5:GEORGE

7 Nights | 3 Rounds of Golf


Nestled below the Outeniqua Mountains, at the heart of South Africa’s coastal paradise, Garden Route and halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, sits the sixth oldest town of South Africa. This pretty village is George which was originally a woodcutters post for the Dutch East India Company, and was later renamed after King George III during the British occupation of the Cape.

Of historical interests in george is the slave tree – an ancient oak to which slaves were chained before theu were auctioned to the highest bidder. A lenth of chain and padlocks are still embedded in its trunk. George also has the largest collection of steam trains at the railway meseum, while the church of St. Peter and St. Pail is the oldest roman catholic church in south africa, George is the perfect bast to explore several nearby attractions like game safari, wine estates, village markets and golf apart from a host of outdoor activities like paragliding , hanggliding, hiking , canoeing and sailing . interestingly , George is the only district in the country that grows hops and supplies most of country’s beer-brewing needs

 

 

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DAY 12: GEORGE

• Fancourt Hotel

Check out from Overberg and drive to the Garden Route region and check into the
FANCOURT HOTEL.


Ideally located in the heart of the Garden Route, and close to the charming town of George, the Fancourt Hotel sits on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in the backdrop. As South Africa’s premier golf resort, it has three outstanding 18-hole courses- Links, Montagu and Outeniqua- each offering a very special and unique experience. The 115 guest rooms come with elegant furnishings and contemporary luxury amenities. High tea at the Manor House, authentic Italian fare at La Cantina, culinary innovation at Henry White’s makes Fancourt a gourmet’s delight.

 


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DAY 13: GEORGE

• Fancourt Hotel

Free day at Garden Route


 

 

5_Star_Cape_and_Countryside (1)-27DAY 14: GEORGE

• Fancourt Hotel
• Fancourt Montagu

Play at FANCOURT MONTAGU, Garden Route.


Golf at MONTAGU, a Gary Player parkland with a Performance Lab managed by PGA professionals. Voted the number one golf course in South Africa in 2000, the Montagu course at Fancourt has since undergone many more improvements and is today in league with the most modern courses of the world. With golfing access limited to members and their guests, the much-celebrated Parkland course provides ample time and space to relish a quite beautifully manicured experience, in majestic surroundings like no other. The new and improved Montagu course makes for a remarkable round of golf. The holes have been lengthened and new green complexes have been introduced.

 

 


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• Fancourt Hotel

Free day at Garden Route

 

 

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• Fancourt Hotel
• Fancourt Outeniqua
Play at FANCOURT OUTENIQUA, Garden Route.


Golf at OUTENIQUA, a dramatic Gary Player parkland with water hazards in as many as 11 holes. A majestic 18-hole parkland layout at Fancourt, designed by the legendary Grand Slam golfer Gary Player, the Outeniqua is quite similar to the Montagu and offers challenging design and fine conditioning to ensure an excellent test for all levels of golfers. With play being restricted to hotel residents, members and their guests, the course rarely seems crowded and you can enjoy a peaceful and comfortable round of golf at your pace. Although set in the same surroundings as its better known counterparts, the Outeniqua has developed an individual personality rivalling the others.


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• Fancourt Hotel

Free day at Garden Route


 


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DAY 18: GEORGE

• Fancourt Hotel
• Fancourt Links
Play at FANCOURT LINKS, Garden Route.


Golf at FANCOURT LINKS, inspired by Scottish faiways and considered by Gary Player as his best. Fancourt is South Africa’s premier golf resort, featuring three highly rated Championship golf courses. Of these, an inland-links style challenge to test the best in the world is how the Fancourt Links was visualised at its conception. Designed by the legendary Gary Player and considered to be his masterpiece, the Fancourt Links recreates the links courses of Scotland and Ireland in a typically South African setting with the majestic Outeniqua mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop.

 

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DAY 19: GEORGE
•George
Check out from Garden Route and travel to GEORGE Airport

 

 

 

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TABLE BAY HOTEL
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape


Inaugurated by Nelson Mandela in May 1997, the Table Bay Hotel straddles the historic Alfred Harbor and effortlessly combines Victorian elegance with contemporary modernity. Each of the 329 luxury rooms and suites overlook either the Robben Island or the Table Mountain and features spacious walk-in closets, marble finishes, writing desks and twice daily turn down service. Bathrooms have vanity make-up mirrors, separate baths and showers, range of international cosmetics and Mediterranean-style bathrobes and slippers. The Atlantic Grill and the Conservatory Restaurant spoil guests with unlimited choices, while the Union Bar’s wine cellar stocks over 6000 varieties, apart from the signature Table Bay Rose cocktail and exclusively brewed Oscar Lager beer.

 

 

 

5_Star_Cape_and_Countryside (1)-35MAJEKA HOUSE
Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Western Cape


Owner-managed and blissfully private, the exclusively luxurious Majeka House is undoubtedly one of the most stylish boltholes in the heart of Cape Winelands. Extensively renovated in 2011, the 5-star property now boasts 22 guestrooms including the Junior Garden and Pool Suites, which have exclusive semi-private swimming pools. The spacious Premier Rooms come with private patio or balcony, while all rooms feature cleverly designed en suite bathrooms- fragrant with local Moya toiletries, and comfortable ‘crocs’ instead of regular slippers. The Makaron Restaurant pairs ala carte or floating menus with handpicked wines

 

 

 

5_Star_Cape_and_Countryside (1)-36ARABELLA HOTEL & SPA
Kleinmond, Overberg, Western Cape


Just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Arabella Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve – one of the richest plant kingdoms in the world.

The 145 rooms and suites aree decorated with rich rosewood furniture, luxurious cottons and plush duvets. Full-width sliding glass doors lead to a private terrace or balcony that overlooks the Bot River Lagoon or Kogelberg Mountains. Bathrooms are Spacious and have seperate baths and showers.

The Jamani Restaurant serves authentic South African fare, and the Premiere specializes in fine dining paired with award-winning wines. The Barnabas and Cristobal’s Bar stocks select malts, cognacs and cigars, while the newly refurbished Altira Spa is arguably one of the best in Africa.

 

5_Star_Cape_and_Countryside (1)-37THE MARINE HOTEL
Hermanus, Overberg, Western Cape


At The Marine, Hermanus, guests need not leave their sea facing rooms to watch the Southern Right Whales breach the surface. Perched dramatically on the clifftop and overlooking Walker Bay, the property lives upto its reputation as one of the best land based whale watching sites in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 45 Guest rooms are lavishly appointed and traditionally outfitted with four poster beds, huge picture windows, dark wood accents, and silk draperies. The stately bathrooms, fireplaces and balconies add an old-world charm to modern amenities for the international golfer

Guests can enjoy the solar-heated saltwater pool or the Sun Lounge Bar with great seaviews with a cocktail. The Pavilion offers contemporary dining complemented by a well-stocked floating wine cellar, while the Seafood at the Marine is known for its fresh local fare.

 

5_Star_Cape_and_Countryside (1)-38FANCOURT HOTEL
George, Garden Route, Western Cape


Ideally located in the heart of the Garden Route, and close to the charming town of George, the Fancourt Hotel sits on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in the backdrop. Fancourt is primarily known for its superb golf facilities. As South Africa’s premier golf resort, it has three outstanding 18-hole courses- Links, Montagu and Outeniqua- each offering a very special and unique experience. The 115 guest rooms come with elegant furnishings and contemporary luxury amenities. High tea at the Manor House, authentic Italian fare at La Cantina, culinary innovation at Henry White’s or health snacks at Morning Glory makes Fancourt a gourmet’s delight.

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