Here’s an example of a short but oh so sweet golf tour including some of the very best golf courses our country has to offer. Visit the fairest Cape of all and spoil yourself to the rich culture and sightseeing of Cape Town, the Mother City. The beauty of the Garden Route, one of the most unspoiled coastal forest regions in the world, will leave you in awe as you move on to the Kruger National Park for an unforgettable safari experience. Play great courses such as Fancourt Links and Leopard Creek in South Africa.
You will be met on arrival at Cape Town International Airport by a Road Travel representative who will assist you with collecting your rental vehicle at the airport and road assist to the Cape Grace Hotel. After settling in, explore Cape Town City at your own pace. We recommend a visit to the Dutch East India Company Castle and museum. Built 2 days after the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck to the Cape, the “castle” was originally built as a fortress on the beach. A cable car ride up Table Mountain (weather permitting) will offer you some of the most beautiful views in the world and afterwards you can enjoy traditional South African cuisine at one of the excellent restaurants around town.
After enjoying breakfast, head for the fairways of Steenberg Golf Course, nestled in the lovely Constantia Valley. The 18 hole championship golf course meanders though the vineyards, pine forests and gentle waterways. Designed by Peter Matkovich, the golf course takes full advantage of natural features and hazards and is rated as one of the top three courses to visit in South Africa. Enjoy the Steenberg Winery after your round, and discover how the oldest working wine farm in South Africa produces their world class wines. This afternoon you could visit some of the other award winning estates on the Constantia wine route, or the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
After breakfast you will meet up with your private wine expert tour guide for a full day tour of the Cape Winelands. Taste award-winning vintages at the chateaux, made to the age-old Method Cap tradition. Learn more about the wine making process and indulge in the history of each estate as well as the region’s rich past, dating back to the early days of the Dutch and French settlers of the 1600’s. Enjoy award-winning cuisine at Franchhoek, the food capital of SA.
Check out after breakfast and drive the breathtaking route east along the highway to Fancourt Hotel and Golf Resort on the Garden Route. The Manor House, with history dating back to the beginnings of the 19th century, is situated in wooded parkland and is the perfect base for ultimate relaxation. There is a wide range of activities to enjoy during your stay. The Health and Beauty Spa offers a complete range of refreshing and revitalising treatments, a gymnasium, tennis courts, squash court, lawn bowls, 2 outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi.
Tee off at Fancourt Montagu Golf Course this morning. The Montagu is a much celebrated parkland course and has been ranked as the number-one golf course in South Africa in the past. With a great new opening hole, where you’re putting stroke will certainly be tested, a tough driving hole that demands long tee shots and a wonderful finishing hole, the Montagu is a challenging yet exhilarating course. This afternoon visit the quaint seaside town of Knysna and go on a boat trip on the lagoon through to the Knysna Heads. Be sure to enjoy dinner at any of the fantastic seafood restaurants situated on the Knysna Quays.
Head for the fairways at Fancourt Links Golf Course after breakfast. When playing The Links, it is difficult to believe that you are not in Scotland or Ireland, until you notice the imposing Outeniqua Mountain range that rises impressively in the background. The course is considered to be the most impressively designed and constructed course in South Africa. This afternoon head for Botlierskop and experience an elephant back safari.
Check out after breakfast and return your vehicle at George Airport. Board your short domestic flight to Johannesburg where you will connect with your flight to Kruger Park Airport. You will be met on arrival and transferred to Tinga Private Game Lodge, situated on the banks of the Sabie River, in the prime game viewing area of the Kruger National Park. Boasting two luxury lodges, Legends can be described as a classic safari lodge. The large, luxurious suites at epitomize comfort and style, and each suite boast its own private game viewing deck and heated plunge pool, with magnificent views of the Sabie River, whilst the Narina Lodge has a distinctly more African feel. Built on stilts and nestled between the trees on the banks of the Sabie River. Tinga has an exclusive 5000 hectare concession within this area, where guests can view the wildlife on safaris or bush walks, whilst accompanied by experienced game rangers. Tinga vehicles also have access to the entire Kruger road network, thus allowing guests to view the areas of historical significance and aesthetic beauty that the southern Kruger has to offer.
Head for the fairways of one of the world’s most unique golf courses, the Leopard Creek Golf Club. Set in an exceptional location, innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the golf course is in harmony with the environment, while lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies. Enjoy a ranger guided safari through the Kruger National Park after your round.
You will be met at your lodge after one last exciting game drive and bush breakfast and transferred Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, to connect with your international homebound flight.