Where else in the world can you combine golf and safaris in one holiday?
From the trendy city of Cape Town to the sleepy seaside town of Hermanus, renowned as one of the premier whale-watching spots in the world, this tour has something for everyone, including a Big 5 Safari Experience! Bring your golf clubs along as you’ll be stopping at world-class golf courses along the way, finishing your golfing experience at the jewel in the crown of South African golf at the Fancourt.
South Africa! This breathtaking country has a long list of incredible golf courses and experiences that must be added to your bucket list.
Courses blended with the countries natural beauty, the excellent road network makes travelling this large county easy with some of the best golf in the Southern Hemisphere.
Today your adventure begins, by boarding your international outbound flight to Cape Town.
Arrive in Cape Town, where you will be met by our representative.
Transfer to Newlands and check-in at The Vineyard Hotel for 3 nights. Enjoy a 3-course welcome dinner at The Restaurant at The Vineyard Hotel.
✅ Welcome Dinner
After breakfast, you will be collected at the hotel for your half day guided tour of the Cape Peninsula.
Start your tour at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, which is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Watch the dramatic clash of the seas from the viewpoint which can be accessed via the Flying Dutchman Funicular.
Continue on to visit a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders penguin colony is home to a growing colony of the protected African penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view penguins in their natural habitat. From Boulders Beach you will be taken back towards Cape Town, stopping in Wynberg for your round of golf at Royal Cape Golf Club.
Built to high USGA standards and having hosted the South African Open and the SA Amateur Championships multiple times, the Royal Cape Golf Club is a true championship course that tests for amateurs and professionals alike. Emanating a rich history and tradition, South Africa’s oldest golf club offers beautiful views of Table Mountain from most holes that will make your visit truly memorable.
The narrow fairways demand extreme accuracy off the tee, wayward shots can be heavily penalized amongst the trees and the greens are well bunkered.
There is also plenty of water on the course, especially at the corner of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and also the 14th, 15th and 16th. The most difficult holes are the par-4 3rd and the par-4 14th. The second nine offers quite a challenge for the average golfer: two challenging par 3s and a very magnificent par 4! The locals do not call it their own ‘Amen’ corner for nothing! After your round, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Tour ✅ Transfers
After breakfast you will be collected at the hotel for your half-day tour of the Constantia Winelands. Start your tour at Buitenverwachting, a beautiful farm on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg mountains.
Enjoy a tasting of 5 of the estate’s wines. Continue on to the magnificent Steenberg Estate, the Cape’s first farm, established in 1682.
Enjoy either a tutored tasting of 4 cheeses and wines OR a tasting of 6 flagship wines plus a Cap Classique. After your wine tasting, you’ll have the opportunity to see Steenberg Estate from the stunning greens of its golf course. 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 amidst vineyards.
Designed by the eminent golf course architect Peter Matkovich, Steenberg follows his principle that good golf course architects “listen to the land”.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Tour ✅ Transfers
After breakfast, check-out of The Vineyard Hotel.
You’ll be collected at the hotel and transferred to Kleinmond. Check-in at the Arabella Hotel & Spa for 2 nights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the hotel and surroundings.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Transfers
After breakfast, make your way to the Arabella Golf Course for your round. 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.
The signature 8th hole is one of the most beautiful par-5’s ever, while the snaking Par-4 18th on the estuary’s shoreline was recently voted as the best finishing hole in South Africa. And then there’s the ‘Turn’- consisting of holes 3, 4 and 5 which like Augusta’s Amen Corner, are considered the most challenging on the course. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
After breakfast, check out of Arabella Hotel & Spa.
You’ll be collected at the hotel and transferred to George. Check-in at Fancourt Hotel for 3 nights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the hotel and surroundings.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Transfers
After breakfast, make your way to the Fancourt Outeniqua Golf Course for your round.
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.
As with all courses at Fancourt, there are a variety of tees from which to choose to play, ensuring that golfers are unlikely to ever feel overpowered by the course. Excellent water features and creeks interspersed with uphill and downhill challenges and excellent bunkering (recently renovated) are all augmented in the charm and challenge by the colourful flora to be seen throughout the course. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
After breakfast, make your way to the Fancourt Montagu Golf Course for your round. Voted the number one golf course in South Africa in 2000, the Montagu Golf Course at Fancourt is named after the mountain pass of the same name and is part of the original 27-hole design at Fancourt by the legendary Gary Player in the early 90s.
This classic tree-lined parklands layout underwent a major facelift in 2005 under renowned Scottish golf architect David McLay Kidd. The upgrade saw two completely new holes – the 1st and the 9th, redefined bunkers and greens and the introduction of several water features such as the dam. Celebrated for its immaculate, round the year conditioning, the Montagu GC is currently ranked n the top 10 of South Africa.
The signature hole is the Par-3 17th, reminiscent of the 12th hole at Augusta National – the permanent home of the US Masters. Enjoy a 3-course farewell dinner at Henry White’s restaurant at Fancourt Hotel.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
After breakfast, check-out of Fancourt Hotel. You will be collected at the hotel and transferred to Gondwana Game Reserve near Mossel Bay.
Check-in at Kwena Lodge for 2 nights. Enjoy high tea at the lodge before departing for an afternoon game drive accompanied by your experienced and knowledgeable guide. You’ll have the opportunity to see some of the reserve’s wildlife, including the African Big 5, as well as to see and learn more about the unique “fynbos” flora of the region. Return to the lodge for dinner.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Safari ✅ Afternoon Tea ✅ Dinner ✅ Transfers
Start the day early with a morning game drive accompanied by your ranger, who will guide you to further sightings for the reserve’s wildlife, all the while sharing their expertise of the local flora and fauna.
You’ll have the opportunity to see the animals during a different stage of their daily routine and will thus have the chance to witness different behaviours. Return to the lodge for a well-deserved breakfast before spending the rest of the morning and early afternoon at leisure. Enjoy lunch and high tea at the lodge before departing on an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Safari ✅ Lunch ✅ Dinner ✅ Transfers
Bid farewell to Gondwana with a last morning game drive before breakfast.
After breakfast, check out of the lodge. You will be collected at the lodge and transferred to George Airport for your outbound flight.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Safari ✅ International flight
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With lovely views of Table Mountain from most holes this championship course offers a beautiful setting that will make your visit here truly memorable.
Royal Cape Golf Club is a true championship course having hosted the South African Open no less than ten times and the SA Amateur Championships eight times. Extensive work was done on the greens in 2000 to bring them up to the USGA standards and the course today is a fine test of golf and worthy of its championship rating.
Essentially it is a very flat parkland course, well maintained and a pleasure to play with lovely views of the surrounding mountains. But don’t be deceived by its apparent easiness. The fairways are narrow, demanding extreme accuracy off the tee, wayward shots can be heavily penalised amongst the trees and the greens are well bunkered.
The Steenberg Golf Club is rated as one of the top three courses to visit in South Africa, while the Estate itself has earned global recognition as a flagship residential address.
Situated mere minutes from the Cape Town city centre, Steenberg is a first-class destination for fine dining, wines of origin and luxury hotel accommodation.
Steeped in the Cape Dutch tradition, history has an elegant, almost tangible quality at Steenberg. Nestled in the crook of the Constantiaberg Mountains, the Estate is a piece of time-crafted perfection some three centuries in the making.
Experience one of the Cape’s top-ranked golf courses with the Arabella Golf Tour Package and try tame the Arabella Turn.
Surrounded by the magnificent Kogelberg mountain range and Bot River Lagoon, and edged by wild fynbos, the picturesque Arabella Golf Course is the ideal place to pursue a passion for golf and enjoy an ideal golf holiday.
Arabella Golf Club boasts an award-winning 18-hole Championship Golf Course, ranked number one in the Western Cape. Club facilities at the Arabella Golf club include a fully stocked pro shop, a warm-up range, putting green, chipping green, halfway house, golf club bar, locker room and showers, golf carts with GPS, golf clubs for hire, and golf clinics and coaching.
Outeniqua is one of two majestic 18-hole Parkland layouts at Fancourt.
Designed by legendary Grand Slam golfer Gary Player, it is similar in character to its sibling Montagu, and its challenging design and fine conditioning will ensure an excellent test for all levels of golfers.
As with all courses at Fancourt, there are a variety of tees from which to choose to play, ensuring that golfers are unlikely to ever feel overpowered by the course.
Fancourt’s Montagu Golf Course, originally designed by Gary Player, has earned a world-class reputation as one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts.
It holds the prestigious 8th position on South Africa’s Top 100 courses list of top golf courses in the country. Golfers can expect a challenging, yet highly enjoyable golfing experience surrounded by the natural beauty of the Fancourt estate.
Situated on the banks of the Liesbeek River in Newlands, Vineyard Hotel offers rooms with garden or Table Mountain views. It features a pool and is a 10-minute drive to the centre of Cape Town.
Vineyard Hotel is decorated with artworks by leading South African artists. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a private balcony or patio.
Guests can savour award-winning gourmet dishes at Vineyard Hotel’s restaurants. Square Restaurant features a magnificent glass roof.
Guests can get a variety of health and beauty treatments at Angsana Spa, which also offers traditional handicrafts, home furnishings, and unique gifts. Vineyard Hotel’s state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Centre features a well-equipped gym and an indoor pool. Wine tasting is available every Monday evening.
Arabella Hotel & Spa is overlooks a spectacularly attractive natural lagoon, surrounded by a lush landscape. The hotel boasts a 18-hole golf course designed by Peter Matkovich.
With a balcony, the elegant rooms and suites at Arabella Hotel include air conditioning, a seating area, desk and a TV. Each has a private bathroom with free toiletries. Room service is available.
Jamani Restaurant offers international and contemporary South African cuisine. Drinks, light meals and cocktails can be enjoyed at Barnabas Bar, overlooking the pool. The hotel’s Laguna Lounge is open for high tea.
Rejuvenate at the Arabella Spa, in the sauna and with a soothing massage. Energize at the gym or on the tennis court. Follow all with a dip in the pool. Relax also, in the pretty gardens or on the terrace.
The friendly staff will help with setting up the full range of activities, including wine tasting, whale watching and horse riding. Rent a bike to explore the landscape, or see it from the sea, while kayaking.
Nestled between mountains and forests in the heart of the Garden Route, Fancourt Hotel offers luxury accommodation and features 3 Gary Player designed golf courses and a wellness centre. George Airport is 4.3 miles away.
Guest rooms at The Fancourt have elegant furnishings and balconies with views of the Outeniqua Mountains. They come equipped with a minibar and satellite TV. Including a hairdryer and free toiletries, each room has a private bathroom with a bath and shower.
The Fancourt has 4 restaurants that serve international cuisine made from fresh locally sourced ingredients. The hotel also has a bar that offers regional wines and a spacious garden terrace.
The hotel’s spa has an indoor heated Roman Bath as well as a leisure centre which is home to a kids club, fitness centre, cinema, and outdoor swimming pool. Other activities include tennis, running and walking trails, bird watching, and fishing.
The Fancourt Hotel offers 24-hour front desk service and free on-site private parking. The hotel’s tour desk arranges sightseeing excursions to the picturesque coastal towns of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay
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Gondwana Game Reserve, where Big Five game roams free through the Cape fynbos, is located 15.5 miles from Mosselbay. It features a large infinity pool, and an African-style spa offering a full treatment menu and includes game drives.
The game reserve is home to different accommodation types ranging from safari rooms at the lodge to private villas. All rooms offer panoramic views of the surrounding bush and its wildlife.
Gondwana offers a variety of dining options such as evening barbecues at the boma, surprise bush breakfasts, elegant meals in the lodge dining room and romantic picnics. Children menus are provided. The bar offers a variety of wines and beverages upon request.
Daily guided activities include horse safaris and bush walks. Possible sightings include endangered species such as black rhinoceros, cheetah and Cape mountain zebra.
*Accommodations are subject to change depending on availability; if the advertised hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be confirmed.
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