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Cape, Countryside and Garden Route

15 Nights | 4 Stops | 9 Rounds of Golf
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 Cape Town, Knysna, George & Hermanus

You will love everything about South Africa but, if forced at spear-point to reveal what the absolute highlights are, you would have to go with the glorious Cape Town, the sundowner cruise on the Knysna Lagoon, the peacefulness of the Whale Coast in Hermanus and the world class Fancourt Golf Resort, rated among the Top 10 in the world.

And surprise, surprise - it just so happens that this sensational trip takes in all four of them, with a lavish sprinkling of the best golf courses in the Cape and Garden Route. This is golfing adventure in South Afica at its absolute best, and undoubtedly one of the most popular choices of our discerning clients with time on their hands.
Package
15 Nights | 4 Stops | 9 Rounds of Golf
Accommodation
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
5 Nights
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Bed and Breakfast
Simola Hotel
3 Nights
Knysna, Garden Route
Bed and Breakfast
Fancourt Hotel
5 Nights
George, Garden Route
Bed and Breakfast
Arabella Hotel & Spa
2 Nights
Overberg, Western Cape
Bed and Breakfast
Golf Courses
Royal Cape, Steenberg Golf Estate, Erinvale, Pezula, Simola, Fancourt Montagu, Fancourt Outeniqua, Fancourt Links, Arabella Golf Club
Fly In / Fly Out
Cape Town Airport / Cape Town Airport
Day 1
Arrive at Cape Town Airport where you will be met by our representative.
Welcome and assistance with transfer to your luxurious abode in V&A Waterfront. Check in to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for your 5 night stay.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the hotel and surrounds.
Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Day 2
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Royal Cape GC, Wynberg.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Day 3
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Day 4
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Steenberg GC, Constantia.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Day 5
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Erinvale GC, Somerset West.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Day 6
Check out from V&A Waterfront and transfer to your accommodation in Knysna. Check in to the Simola Hotel for your 3 night stay.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Simola Hotel.
Day 7
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Pezula GC, Knysna.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Simola Hotel.
Day 8
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Simola GC, Knysna.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Simola Hotel.
Day 9
Check out from Knysna and transfer to your accommodation in George. Check in to the Fancourt Hotel for your 5 night stay.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Fancourt Hotel.
Day 10
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Fancourt Montagu GC, George.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Fancourt Hotel.
Day 11
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Fancourt Outeniqua GC, George.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Fancourt Hotel.
Day 12
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Fancourt Hotel.
Day 13
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Fancourt Links GC, George.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Fancourt Hotel.
Day 14
Check out from George and transfer to your accommodation in . Check in to the Arabella Hotel & Spa for your 2 night stay.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Arabella Hotel & Spa.
Day 15
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Arabella GC, .
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own.
Overnight at the Arabella Hotel & Spa.
Day 16
Enjoy breakfast before checking out from the hotel and transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight back home.
See you soon...
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town | 5 Night(s)
Nearest Airport: Cape Town Airport | 25KM
A classic landmark on the V&A Waterfront, and framed by the majestic Table Mountain, the magnificent Victoria & Alfred Hotel was originally built in 1904 as North Quay Warehouse. Mountain and Piazza facing rooms offer spectacular views of the Alfred Basin or the vivacious Piazza while the third floor is home to the Superior Loft rooms. The OYO restaurant is well known for its seafood and serves rich breakfast and fine cuisine. The Cocktail Bar's minimalist decor and glazed walk-in cellar provides the perfect ambience for wine talks and live music on special evenings.
Knysna, Garden Route | 3 Night(s)
Nearest Airport: George Airport | 60 kmKM
Set high in the hills above Knysna on a 325 hectare golf estate, the Simola Hotel commands an awesome view of the rolling mountains and Knysna Lagoon leading to the famous Heads in the distance. The eco-friendly hotel offers two-bedroom luxury apartments, single bedroom studios with dining and living area or a single room en-suite. The Orchid Room and Sushi Bar serves delectable a la carte dining, while Sir Roy's Bar stocks fine cognacs, liqueurs and cigars. The state-of-the-art multi-gym and indoor swimming pool overlooks the golf course with superb views of the river.
George, Garden Route | 5 Night(s)
Nearest Airport: George Airport | 7 kmKM
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. 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 makes Fancourt a gourmet's delight.
Overberg, Western Cape | 2 Night(s)
Nearest Airport: Cape Town International | 87.5kmKM
Just over an hour's drive from Cape Town, the Arabella Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of one of the richest plant kingdoms in the world. The 145 guestrooms are decorated with rich rosewood furniture, luxurious cottons and plush duvets. Full-width sliding glass doors lead to a private terrace that overlooks the Bot River Lagoon or Kogelberg Mountains. The Jamani Restaurant serves authentic South African fare, while the Barnabas and Cristobal's Bar stocks select malts, cognacs and cigars, while the newly refurbished Altira Spa is one of the best in Africa.
Royal Cape
Royal Cape
Wynberg, Cape Town

Royal Cape Golf Club is a true championship course having hosted the South African Open and the SA Amateur Championships multiple times. The course has undergone extensive work to match the USGA standards and is now a fine test of golf and worthy of its championship rating. South Africa’s oldest golf club emanates a rich history and tradition. There is good practice range near the clubhouse, and three practice nets. With views of Table Mountain from most holes, this course offers a beautiful setting 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!

Steenberg Golf Estate
Steenberg Golf Estate
Constantia, Cape Town
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. Designed by the eminent golf course architect Peter Matkovich, Steenberg follows his principle that good golf course architects “listen to the land”. Recently voted “Top foreign golf resort” by Conde Nast Traveller readers, Steenberg is one of the most prestigious golf courses in South Africa.

The greens on the course are especially laudable, but the quality of the fairways or the rest of the course is in fact, equally impressive. Signature holes are the 7th and the 14th. Large aprons around the greens are another special feature and the vineyards also provide a unique visual aspect, as well as a charming added hazard.
Erinvale
Erinvale
Somerset West, Winelands

The Erinvale golf course, designed by the legendary Gary Player, is conveniently located on the borders of Somerset West and only half an hour from the vibrant Cape Town. Having hosted the 1996 World Cup of Golf and the second oldest tournament in the world, the prestigious SAA Open in 2003 and 2004, Erinvale is no stranger to worldwide media coverage.  

Built on a narrow stretch of land which escalates sharply uphill, Erinvale is an estate course with two distinctly different nines. The front nine is flat, winding its way through the park-like terrain estate which calls for challenging approach shots to the long narrow putting surfaces, while the back nine meanders through the foothills of the magnificent Helderberg, with breathtaking views of the False Bay coastline from the top holes. The signature par-four 17th hole requires golfers to play downhill from an elevated tee, with tall pines flanking one side of the fairway, and an out-of-bounds fence the other.

Pezula
Pezula
Knysna, Garden Route
Designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream, the Pezula Championship Course is spectacularly situated atop the famous Knysna Heads, and this high vantage point allows for majestic panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the Knysna lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountain Range. Knysna, a Garden Route gem, is known for its enchanting beauty and the Pezula Championship Course is right at its epicentre.

The landscape remains scenic and unspoiled and the quality of the fairways and the greens adds to the pleasure of playing on this course which has moods as varied as the hilly and rugged terrain it stands on. There are three signature holes, the 13th through 15th and they are all on the cliff that overlooks the Indian Ocean. The 5 different tee options cater to all golfing levels and the course, that is difficult to navigate on foot, provides golf carts. The downhill holes, matched with classic sweeping fairways winding through forested areas, make for an unforgettable round of golf.
Simola
Simola
Knysna, Garden Route
The Simola Golf Estate on the hills above picturesque Knysna is a breathtaking experience that combines achingly beautiful views of the enchanting forests, town, lagoon and Indian Ocean that lay out before it. The Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, which was officially opened by the ‘Golden Bear’ himself in September 2005, is only one of 5 Nicklaus signature courses in South Africa, and definitely the most scenic.

The course offers challenging and satisfying golf along with some exceptionally spectacular scenery. Every hole boasts exceptional views. The high ridges keep away the wind that often plays spoilsport on coastal courses. The immaculate Kikuyu Fairways flow with the natural undulating contours of the terrain. The excellent Bent Grass, smaller than expected of a modern course, in typical Nicklaus fashion, are strategically designed to challenge the golfer to choose the right approach to them to maximise scoring chances. All in all, be prepared for a rewarding morning of play: both visually as well as in terms of the game.
Fancourt Montagu
Fancourt Montagu
George, Garden Route
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 introduction of several water features such as the dam. Celebrated for its immaculate, round the year conditioning, the Montagu GC is currently ranked at #6 in South Africa (Golf Digest, 2014). The signature hole is the Par-3 17th, reminiscent of the 12th hole at Augusta National - the permanent home of the US Masters.
Fancourt Outeniqua
Fancourt Outeniqua
George, Garden Route
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.
Fancourt Links
Fancourt Links
George, Garden Route
An inland-links style challenge to test the best in the world is how the Fancourt Links was visualised at its conception. Designed by the legendary Gary Player and considered to be his design masterpiece, the Links at Fancourt recreates the classic courses of Scotland and Ireland in a typically South African setting with the majestic Outeniqua mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop.

Conceived on a former airport site, the resulting aura is that of a pure links layout in spite of its inland location, with only the climate and the mountains serving as reminders that the golfer is not in the British Isles. Having hosted the 2003 Presidents Cup (which ended in a dramatic tie between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els with Nelson Mandela in attendance) and the 2005 SAA Open, playing at The Links is a very, very special experience. 
Arabella Golf Club
Arabella Golf Club
Kleinmond, Overberg

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. The best part- a par gross score on the Turn wins a complimentary round of golf!

INCLUDES

ACCOMMODATION

  • 5x Night(s) at Victoria & Alfred Hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • 3x Night(s) at Simola Hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • 5x Night(s) at Fancourt Hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • 2x Night(s) at Arabella Hotel & Spa (Bed and Breakfast)

ROUNDS OF GOLF

  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Royal Cape Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)
  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Steenberg Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)
  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Erinvale Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)
  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Pezula Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)
  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Simola Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)
  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Fancourt Montagu Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)
  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Fancourt Outeniqua Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)
  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Fancourt Links Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)
  • 1x 18 Holes golf at Arabella Golf Club Golf Course (Includes Green Fee)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Meet and assist at the airport
  • 24/7 on-call local support
EXCLUDES
  • All flights both Local and International
  • Visas and Travel insurance
  • Trip Cancellation and Personal Accident Insurance
  • Gratuities, gifts, souvenirs, laundry, telephone calls and all items of a personal nature
  • Items and activities not explicitly mentioned including optional excursions and day tours
  • Any meals, drinks not mentioned in package
  • All portage and tips for drivers, guides and/or caddies
Your Itinerary
Don't Miss
  • Vibrant V&A Waterfront
  • Garden Route Scenery
  • Whale watching from the shore