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12 days
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South Africa
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If you’re a lover of golf, wine and travel, this tour has been designed for you. This self-drive vacation travels from Cape Town along the stunningly beautiful Garden Route where you will stay in 4-5 star luxury resorts. From your base in Cape Town you can enjoy the natural wonder of Table Mountain, perhaps a trip to Robben Island or enjoy the unique shops and restaurants in this cosmopolitan city.  Enjoy day trips to the world-renowned wine region where you will play a round at the Jack Nicklaus designed course in Paarl. One of the wineries you can stop at is the Ernie Els Winery. After 3 days in Cape Town you will overnight in Franschhoek a quaint town in the wine region with loads of character and great restaurants.

You will drive to your next destination, the five star Arabella Hotel & Spa that is situated along the Whale Coast. Encompassing the towns of Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai, the Whale Coast is an area of incredible natural beauty and diversity. This rugged stretch of South African coastline snakes along the Atlantic Ocean, with magnificent fynbos-blanketed mountains rising up from the interior. The spectacular scenery is made up of charming seaside villages, farms, rivers, coves and valleys, and during the right season, the region’s namesake – whales – can be seen cruising and wallowing in the coastal waters. You can explore the sights and play a round at the Arabella Golf Course which is ranked Number 1 in the Western Cape and in the Top 5 courses in South Africa.

Your next stop will be to go on safari. You will be staying at the Gondwana Game Reserve Kwena Lodge. Gondwana Game Reserve holds the distinction of being the only Fynbos reserve in the world with free roaming Big Five game as well as endangered species like the Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros, and Black Harrier among many others. Its breath-taking beauty will sooth and delight you with its endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colourful fynbos.

Leaving the wildlife behind, you will travel to the city of George. Sandwiched between the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean and set along South Africa’s world-famous Garden Route, the historic city of George is the sixth oldest town in the country. Once a woodcutter’s outpost, today it is the commercial hub of the Garden Route. This idyllically set city boasts a rich history and is surrounded by lush scenery including endless beaches, soaring mountains, and glittering lakes, and is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Visitors can play a round of golf on one of 3 Gary Player championship courses, discover local history at the George Museum and visit the Garden Route Botanical Garden features trails and local fynbos plants.

The next stop on your Garden Route tour is Knysna which is situated between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean and known as the ‘Garden of Eden’. It is surrounded by lovely lagoons and pristine beaches. Visitors can look forward to an array of markets offering delicious food and organic locally-made goods, explore the town’s picturesque waterfront and quaint streets, adventure through the lush forest, skip over streams and catch a glimpse of the multicoloured Knysna Loerie, take a ferry trip to the famed Knysna Heads and sample the local oysters. Here you will be staying at the Conrad Pezula, Africa’s first true luxury resort. Known for its dramatic scenery, outstanding amenities and personalized service, the hotel has breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, the Knysna Lagoon and the resort’s championship golf course. Here you can play the Simola Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course OR Pezula Championship Golf Course.

After 12 days of enjoying the beauty of the Garden Route golfing and sights, you will fly to Johannesburg where you have the option to overnight if you wish to experience some of the culture before heading home.

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Day 1

Cape Town

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

Overnight: Lawhill Luxury Apartments

Lawhill Luxury Apartments offers a luxurious ‘home-away-from-home’ experience to the discerning traveller. Located at the V&A Waterfront, in the heart of the city’s historic harbour, it offers privacy, yet is within walking distance from the Waterfront shopping malls, cinemas, the Aquarium and the Cape Wheel, museums and other tourist attractions, including some of Cape Town’s finest nightspots and restaurants.

Lawhill comprises of 28 spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, and two three-bedroom Penthouses, each of which are elegantly furnished, offering world-class hospitality and services. Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and open plan lounge, with complimentary tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning and wireless internet access. Large private balconies and patios afford breathtaking views of the marina and the canal.

1 Bedroom Superior Apartment

These superior 1 bedroom apartments have a king size bed with an en-suite bathroom. There is an open plan lounge and dining area which flows into a modern fully equipped kitchen. The outdoor area has private patio overlooking the Marina.

Recommended

Hop On Hop off Red City Tour
Table Mountain Cableway
Gold Restaurant

Hop On Hop off Red City Tour

The Red City Tour is our flagship tour in Cape Town. It provides the easiest and most convenient way to visit the Table Mountain Cableway and it offers a great introduction to Cape Town’s City Bowl, as well as Camps Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard. There are 11 bus stops, hop on and off as you like. The total tour duration (with no hop offs) is approximately 90 minutes. Skip the ticket queue at the Table Mountain Cableway (stop 7) and buy your Cableway ticket at one of our tour offices or on the red bus. A red bus ticket allows you to hop on and hop off on all our tours so you can start your double-decker experience at any of our stops. Tickets can be bought at our tour offices (stop 1 and stop 5), online at a discounted rate, or from the bus driver.

Table Mountain Cableway

A trip up Table Mountain is quite rightly one of the first things a tourist wants to do when arriving in Cape Town. Once on the top, a 1000m above the city below, you are rewarded with spectacular 360 views. Take your time and enjoy this unique environment, go for a walk or have a bit to eat at the restaurant with arguably one of the best views possible.

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Day 2

Lawhill Luxury Apartments, Cape Town

Activities

Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Estate
Paarl

Recommended

The Spice Route Winery
V&A Waterfront

Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Estate

The masterplan was shaped by the vision of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his unique touch is evident throughout the course at Pearl Valley Golf Estates. Nicklaus, who was recent named ‘the most influential man in golf’ in a prominent international golf magazine, has used his wealth of knowledge and experience in the game to develop a truly stunning golf course.
Every hole is played against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains surrounding the estate and all are challenging due to the startegically set bunkers and fast greens. The prevailing winds throughout the area have also been taken into consideration with the course design; the winter being northwesterly and the summer wind from a southeasterly direction. All par 3s and par 5s play in different directions, ensuring that the same conditions are seldom experienced during a round.

Paarl

Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Paarl boasts an array of cultural and historical attractions and is surrounded by some spectacular nature reserves. Paarl was named after the huge granite dome of rock, which overlooks the town founded in 1690. The famous 11-kilometre-long Main Street features the Strooidak Church, Die Oude Pastorie Museum and the Patriot Building. The beautiful homestead of Labories in Main Street was bought by KWV. The KWV cellar complex is the largest in the world, covering an area of 22 hectares. The magnificent Cathedral Cellar, with its barrel-vaulted roof and large carved red wine vats is spectacular and depicts the history of the Cape’s wine industry. Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of activities including: wine tasting, scenic fynbos hikes, cycling, sampling local cuisine and much more.

The Spice Route Winery

Five centuries ago the ancient mariners braved uncharted seas to round the Cape in search of exotic spices. Their nerve and dash inspired Charles Back to found the Spice Route Winery in 1997. Charles had bought the farm Klein Amoskuil, and this Malmesbury based farm is now home to Spice Route’s Swartland terroir styled wines. The Spice Route Winery has found its signature wine style in the warm rolling hills along the Cape West Coast. Matching traditional practices in the vineyards with modern, minimalist approaches in the cellar, they produce exceptionally ripe and deep-flavoured wines. The deep red soils sustain unirrigated bush vine through the long warm summers. These harsh conditions are tempered by cool Atlantic breezes rolling in overnight. In its few years since inception had a stratospheric climb into the top echelons of the South African wine industry.

V&A Waterfront

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa’s most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments. The Waterfront is the heart of the tourist industry in Cape Town.

Basis

Self Catering

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Day 3

Lawhill Luxury Apartments, Cape Town

Activities

Somerset West
Erinvale Golf Course

Recommended

Stellenbosch
Ernie Els Winery
V&A Waterfront

Somerset West

The picturesque Somerset West was originally a cattle post, established in 1672 by Dutch soldiers in the foothills of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, less than five kilometres from the sea. Named after Lord Charles Somerset, one of the first British governors of the Cape Colony, Somerset West has grown into an affluent town.

Erinvale Golf Course

Gary Player was the designer of the course and little of his immaculate challenges has been altered. The introduction of trees and the considerable care of manicuring the surrounds are nevertheless noticeable improvements.

Stellenbosch

A blend of historical architecture, student life, epicurean delights and oak-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is a picturesque university town surrounded by mountains and vineyards. A walking tour of the town centre allows visitors to take in its beautifully preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture, as well as the many enticing art galleries, craft shops, clothing boutiques and gift stores, while foodies may prefer indulging in mouth-watering cuisine and fine wines  at one of the chic restaurants or buzzing bistros. Stellenbosch is also the ideal base from which to explore the renowned local wine route, boasting a high proportion of the country’s leading wine estates.

Ernie Els Winery

Explore the wonderful and fascinating world of wine as seen and enjoyed by South African golfer Ernie Els. Through his many travels around the globe Ernie has been exposed to and appreciated some of the world’s greatest wines and in 1999 decided to pursue his developed passion for fine wine with the creation of Ernie Els Wines. As one of South Africa’s leading ambassadors and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of sport, it is befitting that Ernie chose Stellenbosch to produce his wines. Since the concept of Ernie Els Wines was born he produced with the help of award-winning winemaker Louis Strydom, the maiden, 2000 vintage of Ernie Els – a ‘classic’ Bordeaux blend.
The marketing synergy between the wine and Ernie’s ‘classic’ golf swing were apparent. The intention from the outset was to focus on delivering a quality product that could hold its own in the company of the world’s finest wines. Naturally the plan was to start on a small scale, ensuring the packaging and presentation, marketing and distribution, were of a standard that was in-line with their vision for a premium product.

V&A Waterfront

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa’s most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments. The Waterfront is the heart of the tourist industry in Cape Town.

Basis

Self Catering

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Day 4

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guest House, Franschhoek

Franschhoek

Idyllically situated in the Cape Winelands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning ‘French Corner’ as it was founded by French Huguenots. The fertile valley of Franschhoek boasts a rich heritage showcased at the fascinating Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village remains remarkably well preserved. The town’s proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.

Overnight: Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guest House

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guest House is a luxurious home from home in Franschhoek, the heart of the South African Wine Valley. 5 individually styled suites and 3 peacefully situated cottages provide a blissful base from which to explore the landscapes, vineyards and chef’s tables of South Africa’s Culinary Capital. There are 4 pools and 3 wood burning hot tubs, as well as plenty of shady or sunny spots populated with luxurious vintage loungers. The prime location guarantees sunshine virtually from dawn to dusk.

The 3 guest cottages each has its own private plunge pool, secluded by leafy hedges and trees, perfect for a cooling midday dip. You can sunbathe in complete privacy or float for hours in your own private pool. A large main pool is solar-heated, constantly warm, whether you want to swim with the sunrise or under the stars.

Twyfeling B

Spacious one bedroom suite in the main Cape Dutch building,  with it’s own living room, spacious bathroom and private sunroom for relaxing. Direct access to main grounds, with heated main pool and gardens. Easy access to lounge and sun drenched courtyard.

Activities

Recommended

Cape Town Site Seeing en-route to Franschhoek
Haute Cabriere Cellar Restaurant

Franschhoek

Franschhoek

Idyllically situated in the Cape Winelands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning ‘French Corner’ as it was founded by French Huguenots. The fertile valley of Franschhoek boasts a rich heritage showcased at the fascinating Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village remains remarkably well preserved. The town’s proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.

Haute Cabriere Cellar Restaurant

Haute Cabrière Restaurant has recently undergone a glamorous makeover, including an interior redesign and menu update inspired by recently appointed Chef Ryan Shell, which continues the tradition of creating the “perfect marriage of food and wine”.
Dressed in crisp, white linens and featuring a series of sparkling handcrafted chandeliers and colourful artworks, many of them by cellar master and Haute Cabrière founder Achim von Arnim, the restaurant is a stylish version of its former self.
With its extensive terrace looking out to the valley, the unique setting offers some of the best views of Franschhoek. Inside, the soaring arches and the view over the Pinot Noir Barrel Maturation Cellar uniquely define this magnificent space, creating a unique setting for memorable meals, functions and romantic weddings.
Despite the changes that have been implemented, of course much has remained at this iconic winery and eatery: The ever changing menu revolves around Haute Cabrière’s wines and the range of Pierre Jourdan Cap Classiques, and a wine recommendation accompanies every dish. In order to allow guests to experience the full food and wine experience, Haute Cabrière Cellar Restaurant aims to offer guests a choice of either a full or half portion on their meal, encouraging sampling and tasting a variety of combinations.

Operating Hours:
12:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 22:00 – Tuesday to Saturday.
12: to 15:00 – Sunday.
Closed – Monday

Basis

Bed & Breakfast
Drinks (Local Brands) Included

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Day 5

Arabella Hotel & Spa, Whale Coast

Whale Coast

Encompassing the towns of Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai, the Whale Coast is an area of incredible natural beauty and diversity. This rugged stretch of South African coastline snakes along the Atlantic Ocean, with magnificent fynbos-blanketed mountains rising up from the interior. The spectacular scenery is made up of charming seaside villages, farms, rivers, coves and valleys, and during the right season, the region’s namesake – whales – can be seen cruising and wallowing in the coastal waters. Visitors can enjoy visiting the little villages dotting the area, bird watching, whale watching, wine tasting, paragliding, fat bike rides, river rafting, game viewing, mountain biking, and golfing. Don’t miss a visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary in Gansbaai.

Overnight: Arabella Hotel & Spa

Nestled deep in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere, a breath-taking one hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, is the unique Arabella Hotel & Spa. Located 30 minutes’ drive from the world-renowned whale watching haven of Hermanus, the region enjoys pure champagne air and quite possibly the most stunning scenery the picturesque Western Cape has to offer. The hotel itself offers the ultimate in five-star luxury and a wealth of leisure and business options. The hotel staff will go out of their way to help you create a memorable and unique event and whether you are organizing a team building exercise, the launch of a new product or a conference, you can be sure that they have the facilities to carry it all off with style and panache. The fabled 18-hole, Par 72 Championship Arabella Golf Course has once again been ranked number 1 in the Western Cape and Top 5 in South Africa. Reclaim your sense of self at the award-winning spa or indulge in the heated indoor hydro-pool and outdoor lap pool, sauna, steam room and the crystalline waters of the swimming pool. Beyond the walls of this five-star retreat, you are spoilt for choice with activities such as shark cage diving, whale watching or visiting the Hemel en Aarde Wine Valley.

Deluxe Suite

Elegantly decorated in welcoming, warm earthy tones. 12 King Suites, 4 Suite Twins, 2 Attic Suites.  Decorated in welcoming, earthy tones with rich rosewood furniture, luxurious cottons, plush duvets.

Recommended

Franschhoek Wine Tram for the day, visiting various vineyards via the tram. One can then travel through to Hermanus to check in at Arabella in the later part of the day.
Hermanus for dinner

Franschhoek Wine Tram

The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.

Hermanus

Situated just 140 kilometres from Cape Town and built between the beautiful shores and cliffs of Walker Bay, Hermanus has grown from a small seaside resort town to become possibly the best-known place for whale watching in the world. This town is also famed for its natural scenic beauty, long stretches of pristine beaches and excellent variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. Today, Hermanus is more than just a popular holiday destination and offers visitors all kinds of activities, both energetic and relaxing. Visitors can explore the Old Harbour Museum, which is comprised of the charming fisherman’s village, the old harbour, and the Whale House Museum; hike through the nearby Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and sample an array of top quality wine along the famed Hermanus Wine Route.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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Day 6

Gondwana Game Reserve Kwena Lodge, Gondwana Game Reserve

Gondwana Game Reserve

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, you will find a beautiful piece of land that will stir your senses. Set on 11,000-hectares, Gondwana Game Reserve holds the distinction of being the only Fynbos reserve in the world with free roaming Big Five game as well as endangered species like the Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros, and Black Harrier among many others. Its breath-taking beauty will sooth and delight you with its endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colourful fynbos.
The reserve is accessibly situated 25 minutes outside the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay and a mere 4 hours drive from Cape Town. It shares the areas´ idyllic climate, second most moderate in the world, and is Malaria-free, offering prime year-round game viewing.

Overnight: Gondwana Game Reserve Kwena Lodge   View iBrochure

Situated in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, Gondwana Game Reserve offers visitors an authentic African safari experience. This beautiful reserve stretches over 11000 hectares of indigenous fynbos veld blanketing undulating hills set against a spectacular backdrop of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains. The reserve boasts over 9000 flora species, 60% of which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Visitors can spot the world-renowned Big Five freely roaming the vast plains as well as viewing other wildlife such as eland, giraffe, hippo and the rare Cape mountain zebra. Soak up the wild beauty of these scenic natural surrounds, enjoy awe-inspiring views and experience Gondwana’s unique passion for conservation.

Kwena Lodge Rooms

A modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling. Each open-plan suite is nestled into its spectacular natural surroundings with 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to warm you upon returning from an evening Big 5 Game Drive.
The spacious Safari Lodge Accommodation facilities include a large infinity swimming pool, chic open-plan lounge and bar, with food and beverage services offered in an elegant dining room set around two open fireplaces, the new covered veranda from which to appreciate the animal life and landscape, and the outdoor African boma (a fire pit and sitting area surrounded by a windbreak fence). Upon arrival at the Safari Park, just a 4-hour drive from Cape Town, Guests are treated to the finest African Cuisine at Gondwana’s Luxury Hotel, prepared using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients: bush breakfasts, romantic picnics, evening barbecues and relaxing sundowners in the picturesque Garden Route.

Each private suite of the Luxury Safari Hotel is a well-appointed, free-standing building with a spacious bedroom overlooking two waterholes across the valley and onto the Outeniqua and Langeberg mountain ranges, which once formed part of the supercontinent known as Gondwanaland.

You will experience Fine Dining throughout your stay at Gondwana Private Game Reserve. Enjoy the African Cuisine on offer at our restaurant, share in a traditional South African Braai (Barbeque), and relax amidst the Garden Route’s Fynbos while on a Romantic Picnic.

ROOM SPECIFICATIONS

Each of the 14 open-plan suites features the sleeping area beneath a central skylight, with a wall towards the rear of the room creating a private dressing area
Bedroom opens to a spacious bathroom with a deep bath, walk-in shower and a pair of basins
Option of either Twin or King Size beds available on request
Each suite is approximately 70m² (755ft²) in size

Activities

Arabella Golf Club: An early morning 18 holes at Arabella before heading toward Mossel Bay and on to Gondwana Game Reserve
Evening Game Drive

Arabella Golf Club

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.

Basis

Full Board and Activities
Drinks (Local Brands) Included

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Day 7

Gondwana Game Reserve Kwena Lodge, Gondwana Game Reserve

Activities

Morning Game Drive
Pinnacle Point Golf Course
Evening Game Drive

Pinnacle Point Golf Course

Located near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape along the Garden Route in South Africa, the Pinnacle Point Golf Course is comparable with the best in the world and truly is a design masterpiece.
The emerald green fairways and immaculate tees provide the perfect surface for making shots and the bent grass greens over severe chasms ensure a challenging and entertaining game.

Basis

Full Board and Activities
Drinks (Local Brands) Included

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Day 8

Fancourt Hotel, George

George

Sandwiched between the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean and set along South Africa’s world-famous Garden Route, the historic city of George is the sixth oldest town in the country. Once a woodcutter’s outpost, today it is the commercial hub of the Garden Route. This idyllically set city boasts a rich history and is surrounded by lush scenery including endless beaches, soaring mountains, and glittering lakes, and is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Visitors can play a round of golf on a variety of championship courses, discover local history at the George Museum and visit the Garden Route Botanical Garden features trails and local fynbos plants.

Overnight: Fancourt Hotel            View iBrochure

Fancourt, South Africa’s premier leisure and business resort is situated in the heart of The Garden Route. Ideally located just seven kilometres from both George Airport and the historic town of George, the resort is superbly landscaped on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains as the perfect backdrop.

Tailored for sophistication and the needs of modern-day travel, the luxury rooms serve as indoor sanctuaries for our esteemed patrons. Complete with a separate living area, our One-Bedroom Suites are prime locations for business or leisure, and a perfect match for even the most particular of travellers. Feel at home in any of our 115 beautifully appointed bedrooms or suites.

We take pride in our three Gary Player designed championship golf courses. Montagu and Outeniqua courses rate amongst the best courses in the world and are renowned for their year round condition. The two world class parkland courses capture the natural beauty in the Garden Route and meet the exacting expectations of champions as well as the needs of the improving golfer.

One Bedroom Suite – Overlooking the warm up area

  • Suites with king or twin beds, approximately 54 square metres.
    •One-bedroom suites have a separate lounge area and TVs in the bedroom and lounge.
    •All with mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities and writing desk.
    •These suites have views of the gardens, driving range or Outeniqua Mountains.
    •All with balcony or patio.
    •All have WiFi internet access.

Activities

Morning Game Drive

After the morning game drive one can either go via Oudshoorn to visit the Cango Caves and an Ostrich Wildlife Farm OR

Travel directly to George and play an afternoon game at either Fancourt Montagu Course or Fancourt Outeniqua Course

Optional

Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Fancourt Montagu Course
Fancourt Outeniqua Course

Cango Caves

The spectacular Cango Caves are a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rock formations that attracts thousands of visitors annually. They extend more than two kilometres into the Swartberg Mountains and visitors can take guided tours that wind through narrow passageways and steep stairways linking the massive caverns.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

The Cango Wildlife Ranch promotes awareness and conservation of endangered species, while encouraging supervised interaction – making this a wonderful destination for children of all ages. Housing the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre worldwide, visitors can view these powerful, speedy cats in a natural bushveld environment from elevated walkways. From predators of the land to predators of the water, visitors can then move on to the crocodile and alligator enclosures to study more of the world’s most dangerous beasts.

Fancourt Montagu Course

Montagu is a much celebrated parkland course and has been ranked as the number-one golf course in South Africa in the past. It has recently undergone major renovations with several holes being redesigned and has two completely new holes – the 1st and the 9th.

Fancourt Outeniqua Course

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.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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Day 9

Fancourt Hotel, George

Activities

Fancourt Links Golf Course

Optional

Fancourt Outeniqua Course
Fancourt Montagu Course

Fancourt Outeniqua Course

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 Montagu Course

Montagu is a much celebrated parkland course and has been ranked as the number-one golf course in South Africa in the past. It has recently undergone major renovations with several holes being redesigned and has two completely new holes – the 1st and the 9th.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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Day 10

Conrad Pezula, Knysna

Knysna

Sandwiched between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Knysna is known as the ‘Garden of Eden’. It is surrounded by world-renowned forests, lovely lagoons and pristine beaches. Visitors can look forward to an array of markets offering delicious food and organic locally-made goods, explore the town’s picturesque waterfront and quaint streets, adventure through the lush forest, skip over streams and catch a glimpse of the multicoloured Knysna Loerie, take a ferry trip to the famed Knysna Heads and sample the local oysters. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of exciting activities including: surfing, swimming, yachting, jet skiing, boating, fishing, and golfing.

Overnight: Conrad Pezula

With its exquisite location in Knysna, Conrad Pezula is Africa’s first true luxury resort.  Known for its dramatic scenery, outstanding amenities and personalised service, the hotel has breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, the Knysna Lagoon and the resort’s championship golf course. With its gourmet cuisine, sumptuous accommodation, world-class spa, and a vast range of outdoor activities, the hotel offers guests an essentially African experience in a relaxed environment. Ultra-luxury beach accommodation is offered in the Private Castle.

Luxury Suite

Luxury Suites are a generous 58m² (624 square feet) including en suite bathrooms and are available with twin or king-size beds. A comfortable seating area has a real log fireplace, ottoman, desk, leather easy chair, daybed and small dining table and chairs.

Activities

Oubaai Golf Course

Recommended

Plettenberg Bay

Oubaai Golf Course

Oubaai Golf Course is proud to be the first Ernie Els signature course in South Africa. The golf course design allows for a challenge to all levels of golfer and is a testimony to the talents of South Africa’s favourite golfing son.
Located approximately 10km from George Airport on the coastline of the Garden Route near Herolds Bay, Oubaai Golf Course is a championship layout. It is rated by Els, a two-time winner of the US Open and a British Open title-holder, as one of his favourite courses in the world.

Plettenberg Bay

Set along the spectacularly scenic Garden Route in South Africa, the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay is a popular holiday destination. The Portuguese explorers called it the ‘Beautiful Bay’, and it’s easy to see why – Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with endless pristine beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests and a dramatic rocky peninsula. Playground to the wealthy, beach mansions overlook the Indian Ocean, often dotted with luxury yachts, while leisure time is given over to polo and golf, among other things. However, all kinds of visitors will feel at peace here as simply swimming in the warm water on a safe beach is a great way to experience the beauty of Plettenberg Bay.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

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Day 11

Conrad Pezula, Knysna

Activities

Simola Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course OR Pezula Championship Golf Course. Costing for one of these has been included in the package

Optional

Pezula Championship Golf Course

Simola Golf Estate

Built high on a ridge overlooking 13 of the 18 holes of our Simola Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa was designed to take advantage of the amazing vistas over Knysna, the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean in the distance.
With accommodation for 160 guests, a bistro-style restaurant (and glassed-in wine cellar), a spa and gym, indoor- and outdoor swimming pools, conference rooms, children’s playground, MTB hire – and, of course, our Simola Golf Clubhouse and Pro Shop – Simola Hotel, Country Club and Spa is perfectly suited to independent travellers, tour groups, and business travellers alike. And surrounded as it is by the beauty of nature, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that Simola is just 6 km from the centre of Knysna – and all the attractions of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.

Pezula Championship Golf Course

This stunningly beautiful golf course is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine Southern Cape landscape. The breathtaking, award-winning 18-hole golf course, designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream of GolfPlan USA, offers visitors who wish to play the ultimate golf course in Knysna, an unsurpassed golf experience, and rates amongst the best and the most scenic golf courses in the world. In 2001, just a few months after it opened, the course was awarded Best New Golf Course in South Africa. In February 2005 Compleat Golfer rated it a Five Star Golf Experience.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

12

Day 12

OPTIONAL (NOT INCLUDED IN COSTING)

The Maslow, Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

Overnight: The Maslow View iBrochure

Situated in the heart of Sandton’s financial district, The Maslow is a specialist business hotel that has consciously been positioned as a game changer, a destination for professionals and portal for travelers to discover unique fascinations within and surrounding the diverse city.

The Lacuna Bistro and Bar at The Maslow
Specialists in locally sourced bistro-style cuisine with a lavish breakfast, power lunch and delectable dinner – all from an inspired ala carte menu.

Why you should choose this ultimate hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg:

  • Contemporary 4-star accommodation in Sandton, an oasis in the city
  • Award-winning conference facilities and meeting rooms
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the Sandton Gautrain station, Sandton City mall and Nelson Mandela Square
  • WiFi connectivity throughout the hotel
  • 24/7 concierge and travel desk

Inspired by Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, be assured that we’ve thought of everything you’ll need to make your accommodation in Sandton a “home away from home”. It is a symbol of the Maslow’s dedication to cater to guests’ every need.

Junior Suite

There are 4 Junior Suites and these come with king beds. They have everything you need such as complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee machine and a range of teas. You will be able to listen to your favourite music on the media hub.

Sleeps 2 people
1 bedroom with King size bed
1 bathroom with Separate bath and Separate shower

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

13

Day 13

End of Itinerary (Thu, 13 December)

Optional

Johannesburg Tour

Johannesburg Tour

Johannesburg Southern Africa’s economic powerhouse and although it is the city of gold there are many attractions aside from mining.  Much of the big business has moved from the old town but the fascinating stories and historical buildings remain. Major sites include the Carlton Centre (Africa’s tallest building), the iconic Brixton Tower, Newtown, the Constitutional Court, the Nelson Mandela Bridge and the Origins Centre.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

The costs are:

*High Season: $7,300 per person sharing
**Low Season: $6,345 per person sharing

*High Season is October – April
**Low Season is April – September

Included

Accommodation
Meals as specified
12 Day Vehicle hire
Game Drives as specified
Local flights as specified
Gondwana Conservation Charge
Green Fees (18 holes) to 7 of South Africa’s top Golf Courses
An option to play an additional 3 courses is available
Cart hire where allowed

Excluded

International Flights
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities
Medical and travel insurance
Fuel
Vehicle rental refundable deposit

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Arabella Hotel & Spa Whale Coast B&B 1x Deluxe Suite 1 Night
Gondwana Game Reserve Kwena Lodge Gondwana Game Reserve FB+ 1x Kwena Lodge Rooms 2 Nights
Fancourt Hotel George B&B 1x One Bedroom Suite – Overlooking the warm up area 2 Nights
Conrad Pezula Knysna B&B 1x Luxury Suite 2 Nights
OPTIONAL STAY OVER IN JOHANNESBURG  
The Maslow Johannesburg B&B 1x Junior Suite 1 Night