George, V&A Waterfront, Sabi Sands, Entabeni
You know you’re in for a treat when your golf adventure begins with the high temple of South African golf at Fancourt and ends at the very special Legend Resort – home to the Extreme 19th. Packing in several more courses of mouth watering variety, this vacation promises to leave you awestruck by Mother Nature at her pristine best as well as the wildlife on fairways that you can only find in South Africa! And we’re not even done yet.
Take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for unparall 360° views of the Mother City. Explore the rolling vineyards of the very famous Stellenbosch Valley with some elegant wine tasting and cellar tours at historic estates. Venture deep into theAfrican Bush aboard open air vehicles in search of the Big 5. Sample gourmet cuisine at the swankiest of restaurants or dine under a star studded sky in the outdoor Boma with lion’s roar in the background! We are pretty sure this is a vacation that you will be talking about for the rest of your life!
2 Nights | 1 Rounds of Golf
Nestled below the Outeniqua Mountains, at the heart of South Africa’s coastal paradise, Garden Route and halfway betweenCape 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 they were auctioned to the highest bidder. A length of chain and padlock are still embedded in its trunk. George also has the largest collection of steam trains at the Railway Museum, while the Church of St Peter and St Paul is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in South Africa. George is the perfect base 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 the country’s beer-brewing needs.
DAY 1: GEORGE
On arrival in Johannesburg clear customs and catch you’re connecting flight to George. Here you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Fancourt Golf Resort.
After freshening up in your rooms join fellow travellers for a welcome cocktail on the clubhouse balcony where you will get to meet your guide and discuss arrangements for the next few days. Dinner this evening is at the classy Henry Whites Restaurant at Fancourt.
DAY 2: GEORGE
Play 18 holes golf on the Links Golf Course followed by a BBQ at the Links Clubhouse. This evenings meal will be hosted by John Bland, a well respected South African golfer and great storyteller who will give you insights into the Seniors Tour and his thoughts on golf in general.
STOP 2:V&A WATERFRONT
4 Nights | 3 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.
DAY 3: V&A WATERFRONT
George – Cape Town
Play 18 holes golf on the Montagu Golf Course before transfer to the George Airport for your scheduled flight to Cape Town, where you will be met and transferred to the Table Bay Hotel at the heart of the V&A Waterfront. Tonight is a dinning experience at Ruben’s Restaurant at the One & Only where chef Reuben Riffel and sommelier Luvo Ntezo taste, sip, savour and select the perfect food and wine-matches ready for you enjoy. The results of their endeavors will then be served as a deluxe 5-course authentic South African cuisine.
Overnight: Table Bay Hotel (B, L, D)
DAY 4: V&A WATERFRONT
The day begins with 18 holes golf on the Clovelly Golf Course before taking the Cable Car to the top of Table Mountain for views over the city. Return to the ground for a leisurely walk along the Camps Bay promenade and enjoy dinner at Umi Restaurant overlooking Camps Bay Beach. Overnight: Table Bay Hotel
DAY 5: V&A WATERFRONT
Today we will explore what is perhaps the most famous of all South African wine regions, Stellenbosch. Start with a visit to Oldenburg Vineyards in Banghoek Valley, before enjoying lunch at the Jordan Wine Estate. With many good wines of course! The final stop for the day will be at Reyneke Vineyards, one of the first wineries in South Africa to become bio-dynamic and certified by Demeter.
Return to the hotel in the evening to freshen up before dinner at the Gold Restaurant. Here you will be entertained by dancers from around Africa while feasting on food from across the continent as you enjoy a lavish 13 course spread.
DAY 6: V&A WATERFRONT
A short stroll from the hotel is the launch pad for a helicopter ride around the Peninsula and a panoramic vista of Cape Point like no other. Continue along the coastline and over the Helderberg Mountains to Arabella Golf Course for 18 holes of golf. This is the #1 course in Western Cape and features fantastic finishing hole on both front and back nines. After golf board the helicopter for your return flight over the winelands to the Waterfront, for dinner at the Baia Restaurant.
STOP 3:SABI SANDS
3 Nights | 1 Rounds of Golf
Sabi Sands Wildtuin is a 65,000 hectare private Game Reserve that shares a 50 kilometre unfenced boundary with the southwestern part of the legendary Kruger National Park. Animals move freely across the border making it the best place in the world for a safari. Intersected by the Sabi and Sand Rivers, it is home to a spectacular cross-section of wildlife including the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant – as well as cheetah, wild dog and amazing diversity of plains game.
The heart of South Africa’s ‘big cat’ country is home to a fantastic range of luxury lodges suiting all tastes and budgets, with all meals and safari activities included in the rates. Game drives take place each morning and evening in open Land Rovers which are led by highly trained rangers/guides and Shangaan trackers who can read the bushveld like a book. The rangers are allowed to follow an animal in the heart of the bush for extraordinary encounters and prolific sightings. The animals have become habituated to the presence of safari vehicles and continue unperturbed in their daily patterns of hunting, feeding, courting and suckling.
DAY 7: SABI SANDS
Cape Town – Sabi Sands
Check out and transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Skukuza Airport (flight excluded and to be booked with international ticket). On arrival in Skukuza you will be met by Rangers and transferred through the Sabi Sands Reserve to the fabled Bush Lodge. After checking into your room enjoy high tea before embarking on open-aired vehicles in search of the Big Five.
DAY 8: SABI SANDS
Morning and evening game drives sandwich a day of relaxation in the African bush. This evening be entertained with traditional Shangaan dancing in the ‘boma’ around a fire before performance by the Local Community Choir. There will also be a small souvenir to take home with you, with fond memories of your South African experience.
DAY 9: SABI SANDS
After an early breakfast enjoy a game drive through the Kruger National Park to Leopard Creek and 18 holes of golf on one of the top courses in the country. On completion of your round transfer back to the park in time for an evening game drive.
3 Nights | 1 Rounds of Golf
The bluish ‘Water Mountains’ in Limpopo encompass 22,000 hectares of malaria free bush-veld that is home to the Legend Golf and Safari Resort. The resort includes the Signature golf course, where each of its 18 holes has been designed by a champion golfer from around the world. The outstanding feature however is the Extreme 19th, the highest and longest Par 3 in the world, with the tee set on top of Hanglip Mountain that can only be accessed by a helicopter. The Africa shaped green is about 400 meters below making it one of the toughest holes ever!
That’s not all because Waterberg has the highest concentration of the elusive leopards in the world, which can be spotted regularly on the reserve. Enjoy the legendary safaris of Africa, for up close and personal encounters with the Big 5 on thrilling game drives, with field guides.
DAY 10: ENTABENI
Sabi Sands – Waterberg
One final morning game drive before checking out and transfer to the landing strip for a 1 hour 20 minute charter flight to the Legend Golf & Safari Resort. On arrival at Legends, check in and unpack before being whisked off on a helicopter to the tee from the top of Hanglip Mountain. The Extreme 19th Golf Experience is sure to dominate your dinner conversations tonight at the outdoor Boma.
DAY 11: ENTABENI
18 holes golf on the Signature Golf Course is followed by a sunset game drive into the Entabeni Game Reserve. Home to the Big Five as well as numerous plains game your ranger will entertain you with stories and experiences of the bush. Dinner is at the stunning Lookout Restaurant.
DAY 12: ENTABENI
An early morning wake up call for a hot air balloon safari over the Entabeni Game Reserve. Return to the ground after an hour for hot coffee and rusks as you discuss this once in lifetime experience. This afternoon you will meet the well known guide and author Lee Guttridge who will lead you on an entertaining bush walk before guiding you on a safari that concludes with a mesmerizing star-gazing experience.. Dinner will be served in the bush offering an unique sensation.
DAY 12: ENTABENI
After breakfast you will depart by coach to the airport in Johannesburg in time for your flight home.
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.
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.
SABI SABI BUSH LODGE
Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
Deep in the African bushveld, on the south-west border of the Kruger National Park lies the Sabi Sand Reservea free roaming ground for the Big 5 as well as several other species.
Modern living options are offered in the Bush Lodge which has been designed with modern furnishing. Each of the suites is self-sufficient with en-suite modern amenities, private terrace, and fireplace; a bathroom complete with Persian carpet and antique chaise-lounge; and a private alfresco shower underneath shadowy trees.
Boma style dining can be enjoyed under the night sky of Africa while chef duo Shadrack Sishlangu and Ennock Zitha prepare authentic South African dishes for a luxury safari cuisine. Guests rejuvenate by indulging in the spa treatment offered by Amani Spa in the lodge amid tranquil surroundings.
LEGEND GOLF & SAFARI RESORT
Entabeni Conservancy, Waterberg, Limpopo
Set amidst 22,000 hectares of wilderness in the Entabeni Safari Conservancy, the Legend Golf & Safari Resort combines exceptional golf, luxury accommodation and free-roaming Big Five against the backdrop of Waterberg Mountains.
Accommodation consists of 230 en-suite units, with 4 or 5 bedroom options. Each measures about 36 square meter and comes with seating area, large picture windows, glass sliding doors, outdoor patio, luxurious bathrooms, double vanity, separate baths and showers.
The exclusive Lookout Restaurant, nestled between the Signature Golf Course and the Mmadikiri Dam, serves freshly prepared meals and al fresco dining, while guests can also enjoy outdoor boma meals at the luxury lodges.