GOLF AND SAFARI AT ITS VERY BEST

Embark on a 14-day odyssey, “Golf and Safari at its Very Best.” Cape Town, George, and Port Elizabeth set the stage for this dream adventure. Enjoy 5 nights at V&A Hotel, 5 nights at Fancourt Golf Resort, and 3 nights at Founders Lodge at Shamwari in luxury. Play 7-10 rounds of golf at Royal Cape, Erinvale, Steenberg, Fancourt Montagu, Fancourt Outeniqua, Pinnacle Point, and Simola Golf Courses. Shared carts ensure a flawless golfing experience. Explore Table Mountain, Boulder Beach penguins, and Stellenbosch winelands. Then, venture on six game drives at Founders Lodge at Shamwari, seeking the majestic Big Five in the Eastern Cape’s breathtaking landscapes.

Trip Profile

Duration
14 Days
rounds of golf
7
stops
3

Trip Highlights

  • Table Mountain Cable Way
  • Boulder beach penguins
  • Wine-tasting in the Stellenbosch winelands
  • Unlimited access to Fancourts Golf Practise Facilities
  • Two spa or dinner vouchers per person
  • Sunset dinner cruise on the Knysna Lagoon
  • Game Drives Searching for the Big Five

Trip Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Cape Town
Upon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by our private transfer service, which will take you to your luxurious accommodation at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel. This charming hotel boasts a five-night stay in mountain-facing rooms, ensuring stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. After check-in, take some time to rest and adjust to the local time zone, or explore the hotel’s amenities.

Day 2
Cape Town City Tour and Table Mountain
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, embark on a half-day Cape Town City Tour to explore the city’s iconic landmarks. The tour will take you to historic sites and cultural attractions. In the afternoon, experience the awe-inspiring Table Mountain Cableway ascent, weather permitting, for panoramic views of Cape Town. Return to the hotel to unwind, and in the evening, venture out to discover Cape Town’s vibrant dining scene.

Day 3
Cape Peninsula Full Day Tour & Boulders Penguin Colony
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a full-day Cape Peninsula Tour. This excursion includes scenic coastal drives along the picturesque Cape Peninsula, with stops at Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, and other breathtaking sights. One of the highlights of the day is a visit to the charming Boulders Penguin Colony, where you can observe adorable African penguins in their natural habitat. Return to your hotel in the evening, and enjoy some free time for personal activities or relaxation.

Day 4
Steenberg Golf Club & Wine-tasting
After breakfast, gear up for a morning tee-off at Steenberg Golf Club. This prestigious course promises an excellent round of golf, and you’ll have a shared cart for added convenience. After your golfing adventure, indulge in a wine-tasting experience at Steenberg Wine Farm, known for its exquisite wines. Savor the flavors of the Stellenbosch winelands before returning to the hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy as you please.

Day 5
Royal Cape Golf Club
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Today’s highlight is a round of golf at the renowned Royal Cape Golf Club, which includes a shared cart per person. Spend your day on the green, perfecting your swing and enjoying the beautiful course. Afterward, return to your hotel and relax in comfort.

Day 6
Erinvale Country & Golf Estate
After breakfast, check out from the Victoria & Alfred Hotel. You’ll then head to Erinvale Country & Golf Estate for your next golfing adventure. Tee off on this prestigious course, which also includes a shared cart per person. Following your round of golf, you will depart for Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort
Upon arrival at the luxurious Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort, settle into your accommodations in luxury rooms. You’ll spend five nights at this prestigious resort, ensuring ample time to enjoy its facilities and explore the surrounding area. Rest and rejuvenate in preparation for more golfing excellence in the days to come.

Day 7
Montagu Golf Course
Start your day with a delectable breakfast at the Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort. Today’s golfing adventure takes you to the Montagu Golf Course, located within the resort. Enjoy a round of golf, complete with a shared cart per person. After golf, take advantage of the resort’s amenities or explore the beautiful surroundings.

Day 8
Outeniqua Golf Course
After breakfast, get ready for a round of golf at the Outeniqua Golf Course, also within the Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort. The shared cart ensures a smooth golfing experience. Following your game, you have the option to relax at the resort’s spa or explore the picturesque George area.

Day 9
Pinnacle Point Golf Course
Today’s golfing destination is the spectacular Pinnacle Point Golf Course, known for its coastal beauty and challenging layout. You’ll tee off with a shared cart per person, taking in stunning views of the ocean and cliffs. After golf, return to the Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort for a relaxing evening.

Day 10
Simola Golf Course and Sunset Cruise
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the resort before heading to Simola Golf Course for another round of golf. This course, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, offers a challenging yet enjoyable experience. A shared cart per person ensures your comfort during the game. After golf, you can unwind at the resort’s spa or explore the charming town of Knysna.

After your round of golf, embark on a Knysna Heads Sunset Cruise. This scenic cruise on the Knysna Lagoon provides an opportunity to witness the beauty of the Knysna Heads at sunset, creating a picturesque backdrop for your evening. After the cruise, return to the resort for a relaxing night.

Day 11
Arrival at Founder’s Lodge
After breakfast, check out from the Fancourt Golf & Spa Resort. You will then travel to your next destination, Founder’s Lodge at Shamwari. This luxury lodge offers a unique safari experience in the Eastern Cape. Upon arrival, settle into your luxurious room for a three-night stay.

Day 12
Shamwari Game Drives (Morning and Evening)

After a hearty breakfast at Founder’s Lodge, your exhilarating safari adventure continues with both morning and evening game drives.

In the morning, your expert ranger and tracker will accompany you on the game drive, which typically starts at dawn. This time of day offers the best chance to spot wildlife as they become active. As you venture into the heart of Shamwari Game Reserve, keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards, and buffalos. The reserve is also home to numerous other species, from graceful giraffes to elusive cheetahs. Your ranger will share fascinating insights into the behaviors and ecology of the animals you encounter, making this a truly educational experience. Enjoy a coffee break in the bush, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.

After the morning game drive, return to Founder’s Lodge for a leisurely lunch, where you can relax and savor a delicious meal. The lodge offers various amenities, such as a swimming pool and a spa, allowing you to unwind during the heat of the day. Alternatively, you may choose to explore the lodge’s beautiful surroundings.

In the late afternoon, embark on your second game drive of the day, the evening game drive. This provides a different perspective on the wildlife, as many predators become more active at night. Experience the thrill of spotlighting, which allows you to observe nocturnal creatures and predators on the prowl. Return to the lodge after the sun sets, where a sumptuous dinner awaits.

Day 13
Shamwari Game Drives (Morning and Leisure)

After a delightful breakfast at Founder’s Lodge, prepare for a memorable morning game drive in the Shamwari Game Reserve. Your experienced ranger and tracker will guide you through the reserve, providing opportunities to witness the incredible wildlife, from the Big Five to an array of bird species. The morning light casts a magical glow over the landscape, enhancing your wildlife viewing experience.

Following the morning game drive, return to Founder’s Lodge for a scrumptious lunch. You’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure to relax at the lodge, take a refreshing swim, or simply soak in the tranquil surroundings. This is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the incredible safari adventures you’ve enjoyed over the past few days.

In the evening, relish a sumptuous dinner at the lodge, savoring the flavors of South African cuisine while sharing stories and memories of your wildlife encounters.

Day 14
Departure from Port Elizabeth
After your last morning game drive, return to Founder’s Lodge for breakfast. Check-out from the lodge, and our private transfer service will take you to Port Elizabeth Airport for your departure flight. As you bid farewell to South Africa, you’ll carry with you cherished memories of a golf and safari experience like no other.

This concludes your 14-day “Golf and Safari at its Very Best” journey, blending golfing excellence, luxurious accommodations, cultural experiences, and thrilling wildlife encounters in the heart of South Africa.

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