Golfing in the Cape

12

Days

For this tour you would need to book your international flights to arrive and depart from Cape Town.

Your tour highlights:


  • Play top golf courses

  • Cape Town City Tour

  • Peninsula Tour

  • Boulders - African Penguins

  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

  • Winelands Tour

  • Cango Caves

  • Garden Route

  • Featherbed Nature Reserve

  • Tsitsikamma National Park

  • Mossel Bay

Accommodation

destinations on route:


  • 3 Nights - Cape Town

  • 2 Nights - Stellenbosch

  • 3 Nights - Knysna

  • 2 Nights - George

Included:


  • “Meet & Greet” on arrival at the airport

  • Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges

  • Flight:

                       George to Cape Town

                       Local airline taxes & fuel surcharges

                       Checked luggage

  • 4 to 5 Star accommodations: 10 Nights

  • 13 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 1 Dinner

  • Porterage at airports & hotels

  • All local transfers & transport

  • Professional English-speaking guide

  • Conservation & entrance fees per itinerary

  • 6 Rounds of golf

Day 1:


Depart for South Africa on an overnight flight to arrive the next morning. If this is not convenient or you can get a better deal, if you book an earlier flight, then please let us know and we will plan accordingly.


Day 2:


Your guide will meet you on your morning arrival at the Cape Town Airport. Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest city nicknamed “The Mother City”, is one of the great thriving port cities of the world. It is nestled between the stunning Table Bay and the majestic Table Mountain. Due to your morning arrival, we will first take you on a short city tour before you check-in at your hotel. This tour takes us passed South Africa’s oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1666 and City Hall, a splendid baroque building with its balcony overlooking the Grand Parade. It was here where the great Nelson Mandela made his first public speech as a free man on his release from prison on 11 February 1990. Also visit the beautiful Dutch East Indian Company Garden to see the gardens, Parliament Buildings, Tuinhuis (Garden House) and St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Final stop will be the colourful Moorish Bo-Kaap or Malay Quarter. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening with fellow travellers and your local accredited guide, who will also be the tour manager.


Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Dinner


Day 3:


Today we take a drive around the scenic "Cape Peninsula". Drive along the Atlantic seaboard, a coastline scattered with rocky outcrops, soaring mountain peaks and pristine white beaches washed by clear turquoise blue waters. After our stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best kept secrets, we continue along the magnificent Chapman’s Peak Pass to the legendary Cape of Good Hope, which is the most southwesterly point on the African continent. The Cape of Good Hope nature reserve is known for its indigenous fynbos vegetation of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is the smallest, but also the richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. Although this reserve is famous for its flora, it is also home to the mischievous Cape chacma baboon, as well as a variety of rare animals such as the Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, eland, rhebuck and the caracal (African lynx). We then visit Cape Point, a place of mythical beliefs, as it is here where you will find the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans. From here we start making our way back towards Cape Town along the False Bay coastline, stopping for lunch at a famous seafood restaurant found in Simonstown. After lunch we visit Boulders Beach penguin colony to see the endangered African penguins. On our return to the city we head for Table Mountain, where you can then (weather permitting) take the cableway to the top of this iconic mountain. The cable cars with their large glass windows rise slowly over the fabulous Mother City and Table Bay, allowing for some of the most magnificent views you will ever see anywhere in the world. Your evening meals over the next couple of days can be enjoyed at various excellent restaurants found in town or on the vibrant V & A Waterfront. The rest of this evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Cape Town


Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch


Included Activity:


  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway


Day 4:


Morning at leisure or you may also use your free time to visit Robben Island, an island found about 11 km (7 miles) off the coast of Cape Town in Table Bay. The notorious prison, located on the island, is where Nelson Mandela and other South African political prisoners were incarcerated. Afternoon tee-off at Atlantic Beach Golf Course, which is an interesting, challenging, beautiful and well manicured golf course from where you also have a truly classic view of Table Bay, Cape Town and Table Mountain. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.


Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast


Included Activity:


  • 18 Holes of golf - Atlantic Beach Golf Course


Day 5:


Today we tour the spectacular wine lands countryside of the southwestern Cape where you will find towering, rugged mountains, rolling valleys lined with manicured vineyards and elegant 350 year old wineries built in the unique Cape Dutch style architecture. First, we depart to Somerset West, a town found east of the city for your morning tee-off at Erinvale Golf Club, home of the 1996 World Championship of Golf. After golf and lunch, you can enjoy wine tastings at various wine estates found along the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route. We will also spend some time in the picturesque and historical towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Overnight in the magnificent winelands of the Cape.


Accommodation:  Stellenbosch

Meals:  Breakfast


Included Activity:


  • 18 Holes of golf - Erinvale Golf Club


Day 6:


Morning at leisure, before we transfer you to the town of Paarl for your afternoon tee-off at Pearl Valley Golf Course (golf cart and halfway house included). This masterpiece was shaped by the vision of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his unique touch is evident throughout the course. It is ranked as the best conditioned golf course in the Western Cape and was home of the SA Open for three consecutive years in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Evening at leisure. Dinner can be had at your hotel. Overnight in the magnificent winelands of the Cape.


Accommodation:  Stellenbosch

Meals:  Breakfast


Included Activity:


  • 18 Holes of golf - Pearl Valley Golf Course


Day 7:


Drive north from Stellenbosch through the arid “Klein Karoo” and along "Route 62". This scenic route passes through the fruit growing and wine producing towns of Robertson, Ashton and Montagu, as well as the picturesque towns of Barrydale, Ladismith and Calitzdorp. Arrive in time for lunch and a guided tour of Safari Ostrich Farm, where you also get to learn everything and more than you might want to know about ostriches! After the tour we visit the spectacular Cango Caves for an easy walking tour of this magnificent underground wonder scattered with stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone formations that date back millions of years. After your visit we travel via the “Outeniqua Pass" and the city of George to the picturesque town of Knysna, which has been voted several times as "The best little town in South Africa". This short scenic drive reflects the great diversities of nature South Africa has to offer, with the arid Karoo to the west and the lush green vegetation & indigenous forests found on the eastern slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains. Evening at leisure. Dinners in Knysna can be had at any one of the numerous excellent restaurants found close to your hotel on the Knysna Waterfront. Overnight in Knysna.


Accommodation:  Knysna

Meals:  Breakfast


Day 8:


A morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the delightful town of Knysna. You could take a stroll around town, which is known to have a large selection of excellent craft markets and art galleries. This afternoon we take the ferry across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for lunch, a 4 x 4 trailer-ride tour and hike through the reserve. Evening at leisure. Dinner tonight in Knysna can be had at any one of the numerous excellent restaurants found close to your hotel on the Knysna Waterfront. Overnight in Knysna.


Accommodation:  Knysna

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch


Included Activity:


  • Tour to Featherbed Nature Reserve


Day 9:


Breakfast, before your morning tee-off at Pezula Championship Golf Course. This stunningly beautiful course located high up on the cliffs of the rugged ”Garden Route” coastline is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine Southern Cape landscape. After your round of golf your guide will take you out for an afternoon of touring. Travel northeast along the "Garden Route" via the picturesque town of Plettenberg Bay to the Tsitsikamma National Park. The “Garden Route” stretches about 200 km (130 miles) from Mossel Bay to Tsitsikamma and is sandwiched between towering mountains and the Indian Ocean. The name was adopted due to the region’s diverse vegetation, beautiful scenery, meandering estuaries and rugged coastline. On route you visit the “Big Tree”, a huge Outeniqua Yellowwood which is the national tree of South Africa, as well as the Tsitsikamma National Park, where you can take a short hike to the Storms River mouth suspension bridge. Lunch en-route. Overnight in Knysna.


Accommodation:  Knysna

Meals:  Breakfast


Included Activity:


  • 18 Holes of golf - Pezula Championship Golf Course


Day 10:


Depart after breakfast. Your guide will take you on a drive along the scenic "Garden Route" coastline to the historical seaside town of Mossel Bay for a visit to the Old Harbour, Diaz Maritime Museum and the unusual “Old Post Office Tree”. You could then enjoy an early lunch at any one of the several excellent seafood restaurants found in town, before your afternoon tee-off at Pinnacle Point Golf Course. This championship golf course, which is something truly unique for the discerning golfer, was designed by renowned South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich who opened the course together with top Irish tour golf professional Darren Clarke. Darren, who was also involved with many aspects of the Pinnacle Point course design, has mentioned that Pinnacle Point is “... the best golf course on the planet”. “Travel & Leisure” magazine selected the course to be one of the top 10 new golf courses of the world. The layout of this challenging cliff top golf course is characterized by seven majestic holes that line the Indian Ocean rock cliffs of which four are played over the ocean and cliffs. We will then transfer you after your round of golf to Fancourt Golf Estate, home of the 2003 Presidents Cup. Check-in at your hotel situated on this magnificent 613 hectare (1500 acre) golf estate. Your hotel has a fine blend of modern luxury and classic elegance which offers accommodation that caters to every taste. The luxurious bedrooms are all fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Evening at leisure. There are a couple of restaurants on the estate that offer an array of meals from casual to fine dining. Overnight on the Fancourt Golf Estate.


Accommodation:  George

Meals:  Breakfast


Included Activity:


  • 18 Holes of golf - Pinnacle Point Golf Course


Day 11:


We have kept "The best for last" with your morning tee-off at Fancourt Links Golf Course. The Links, which Gary Player has often referred to as his greatest design feat has recently been ranked the No. 1 course in South Africa and 34th in the world by the USA Golf Digest. After golf you have the afternoon at leisure, where one can enjoy the SPA to rejuvenate and energize your body & mind, as well as sooth those tired muscles after a couple of challenging rounds of golf or you could just relax around the swimming pool with a long cool drink. The luxurious Fancourt SPA offers complete relaxation in the most tranquil setting. They have all the facilities you could want including a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. One can unwind with a hot stone massage or enjoy a swim in the heated Roman Bath. Overnight in the town of George.


Accommodation:  George

Meals:  Breakfast


Included Activity:


  • 18 Holes of golf - Fancourt Links Golf Course


Day 12:


After breakfast and a leisurely morning, we will transfer you to George Airport for you to catch your flight to Cape Town and then home.


Accommodation:  None

Meals:  Breakfast