This unparalleled 12-day golfing experience is a perfectly curated package that ticks every box when coming to South Africa. Play 7 championship courses, including South Africa’s top 3 ranked courses, enjoy two game drives in the famous Kruger park, and indulge in our spectacular wine farms, impressive cuisines and five-star accommodation second to none; all while experiencing high-end, personalized service that will keep you wishing you never had to leave South Africa.
Day 1: Cape Town, also known as the ‘Mother City’, is the hub of South Africa. Being the first colonised area of South Africa, it is rich in history, and many cultures and ethnic backgrounds have blended together to create an intricately beautiful fusion of hospitality, art and people – the perfect place to start your holiday. It is here you will arrive to check in to the Table Bay hotel. Situated on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel which is situated at the V&A Waterfront and is perfectly positioned against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, boasting views of the harbor and Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy locally inspired and sourced gourmet meals at the Camissa brasserie, and daily breakfast and high tea at The Atlantic Grill. The Camelot Spa offers a number of spa treatments, holistic care, laser therapy, and a gym and pool.
Recommendations – Visiting the popular Clifton 4th beach in Camps Bay; exploring the tourist favourite V&A Waterfront with its attracting restaurants, stores and stalls, and fun activities; and a sunset cruise on a yacht or catamaran for two or so hours while indulging in drinks and bathing in the rich South African sun.
Day 2: Steenberg, with its long and noble history, spectacular winery, five-star hotel and spa, and 18-hole, Peter Mackovich designed Golf Course, is unique – and the perfect setting for the Steenberg Experience. Located in the beautiful Constantia Valley with the spectacular icon of Table Mountain as its backdrop, Steenberg Estate is a must-visit destination. After a pleasant morning of walking the fairways in this premier estate, head to the Steenberg Vineyard for a wine tasting followed by lunch served at the award-winning Bistro sixteen82.
Day 3: Peninsula tour: Start your tour at Kalk Bay, a fishing village on the coast of False Bay. It lies between the ocean and sharply rising mountainous heights that are buttressed by crags of grey Table Mountain Sandstone. Head to Boulders Beach in Simonstown to visit the penguins as they bath in the sun, dive around the shores and do a lot of cute waddling. Next is Cape Point which falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National park. The natural vegetation of the areas – fynbos – comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. End the Peninsula tour at The Chapmans Peak Hotel is situated at the foot of the world-famous Chapmans Peak Drive in the picturesque village of Hout Bay. Indulge in their well-known Calamari (voted “one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town”) on the large sun-drenched terrace with breathtaking views of the bay, beach and valley. We recommend finishing up the day with a cable car up Table Mountain to enjoy the spectacular views of the city, and the breathtaking natural surroundings as the sun sets. If you would prefer to skip the Peninsula tour, a round of golf at Arabella in Hermanus can be swapped out instead. Edging the Bot River Lagoon and looking out onto the fynbos covered Kogelberg mountains, this is truly a course designed to be played as much as it is admired.
Day 4: On the Val de Vie Estate, Pearl Valley GC is one of six preeminent Jack Nicklaus courses in the country and ranked the second-best course in South Africa. The majestic Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains provide a backdrop for the acclaimed course where golfers and guests can discover ‘The Valley of Life.’ After golf we recommend the Spice Route with its singular breweries, wineries and curated dining experiences. Another recommendation is Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and evokes a sense of wellbeing.
Day 5: Have the morning at leisure to explore Cape Town how you will. We recommend checking out our blue flagged beaches or taking a trip to Robben Island which is famous for being the prison to hold Nelson Mandela for 27 years before he was named the first black President of South Africa.
Day 5: Fly to George airport that afternoon. The flight to George will take you into the heart of the gorgeous, green Garden Route. You will adore three nights at Fancourt Hotel. Fancourt and its courses lie at the base of the towering Outeniqua Mountains and are characterised by modern luxury, classic elegance and great diversity in golf courses.
Day 6&7: The namesake Outeniqua course and original Gary Player-designed Montagu course (ranked top twenty and top eight respectively) have earned their reputation for their layouts and challenges while taking in the beautiful scenery Fancourt has to offer.
Day 8: At this golfing academy, you will get the opportunity to test your skills at The Links – home to the #1-rated golf course in South Africa. An absolute Bucket List for any golfer.
Recommendations: Enjoying your evenings by exploring the small towns that surround George, filled with loads of charming restaurants and cafes. Fancourt is an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route. Glorious swimming beaches are easily accessible and mountain biking, horse riding, picnics and hikes can be arranged. Guests can book sightseeing excursions to the nearby coastal towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay as well as historic Oudtshoorn. Fancourt has four excellent on-site restaurants if you don’t feel like venturing out but the little hamlet of Wilderness is a 15-minute drive away – worth it for views of the Indian Ocean and dramatic gorges and a meal at a local eatery. Have a well-deserved wind-down at the hotel’s spa after two days of fantastic golf.
Day 9: Two short flights to get from George to Nelspruit will take you to Buhala Lodge in Kruger park – just in time for you to check in, switch off and kick back.
Day 9: Perfectly positioned on the southern banks of the Crocodile River, this five star lodge overlooks the Kruger National Park and offers a new perspective on classic colonial comfort. The enchanting family-run lodge is the perfect location to escape your busy everyday life and enjoy all the African bush has to offer. Their focus is to provide you with the ultimate five-star wildlife experience while ensuring all the comforts of home. After arriving at Buhala Lodge, you will have the evening to relax, enjoy a massage and kick back with some drinks overlooking the gorgeous Crocodile River while watching the sunset. A perfect preview of what is to come next.
Day 10: Your first morning at Leopard Creek will start with an early morning game drive at Kruger – a truly unique and very South African-esque experience that simply can’t be missed. Following that, the afternoon will be spent playing 9 holes at the Leopard Creek Par 3 course.
Day 11: In good fashion, we saved the best for last, Leopard Creek – a true golfing experience! To end off the day, enjoy a couple of G&Ts at their exquisite Clubhouse.
Day 12: Round off the trip with an early morning Game drive before heading back to depart for Nelspruit airport and make your way home.