Golf Safari Africa
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About the Event
Golf Safari in Southern Africa
Day 1 Arrive in George
- Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg where you will be met by our representative and assisted with your connecting flight to George.
- On arrival at George Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious golf resort in the heart of the Garden Route. Check in to the Fancourt Hotel for 3 nights.
- The Fancourt Estate is situated in the heart of the Garden Route – one of South Africa’s most iconic tourist attractions. This expanse of organic beauty stretches along the south-east coastline from Mossel Bay to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The Outeniqua mountain range is well within eyeshot from the vantage point of the estate. Beyond that, forested regions, lagoons southeast activities along this coastline include hiking, bird-watching, canoeing, and tree canopy slides against a backdrop of scenic splendor. There are also organic food markets, craft villages, big 5 safari experiences, ocean and forest adventure activities, world-class hiking and mountain biking trails, and the world’s highest bridge bungee jump. The Garden Route is the world’s best-kept natural secret and Fancourt is the perfect place to start your adventure.
Day 2 Golf at Fancourt Montagu
- After breakfast, warm up for your first round of golf at the onsite course.
- Play 1x18 holes of golf at Fancourt Montagu Golf Course (Includes Green Fee, Shared Cart, and Halfway House).
- Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the many sights and sounds of this picturesque region or the facilities at this glorious resort.
Day 3 Golf at Fancourt Montagu
- Enjoy another great breakfast before your second round of golf, again onsite at the resort.
- Play 1x18 holes of golf at Fancourt Outeniqua Golf Course (Includes Green Fee, Shared Cart, and Halfway House).
- After your round, you could choose to stay back at the resort and enjoy the spa to rejuvenate those aching muscles or step out to discover this historic town and its suburbs. Hit the beach for aquatic activity, explore the ancient stalagmite and limestone formations at Cango Caves, meet the ostriches at Oudtshoorn or even get your taste buds singing on a quick wine tasting tour.
- Later. opt to dine in at the onsite restaurant including the La Catina for authentic Mediterranean cuisine or classic fine dining at the Henry White’s. There are plenty of nearby eateries too and we recommend you to try fresh seafood and traditional South African dishes that will be a new experience.
Day 4 Golf at Pinnacle Point / Transfer to Cape Town
- This morning check out from Fancourt after breakfast and transfer to the nearby Mossel Bay for golf.
- Play 1x18 holes at Pinnacle Point Golf Club (Includes Green Fee, Shared Cart, and Halfway House).
- After your round, you will be transferred by road to your luxurious hotel in the bustling heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Check in to the Table Bay Hotel for 4 nights.
- They say there's never a bad time to visit Cape Town! Widely known as one of the most interesting and vibrant cities in the world, it is a heady cocktail of modern culture, fascinating history, and exceptional natural beauty. Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbor, the ancient Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa's most visited tourist destination.
- Here Cape Dutch architecture and 21st-century skyscrapers jostle for space with 450+ retail outlets that sell everything from high-street international fashion to indigenous local jewelry. Now add 22 heritage landmarks, indoor entertainment venues, live performances, and countless air, land, and water activities, apart from over 80 eateries ranging from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth fine dining; and we dare you to ever get bored at the nerve center of Cape Town.
Day 5 Golf at Westlake / Cape Peninsula Tour
- Enjoy your first breakfast in the Mother City, before transfer for your round of golf.
- Play 1x18 holes of golf at Westlake Golf Club (Includes Green Fee, Shared Cart, and Halfway House).
- After your round, have a quick lunch at the clubhouse and depart for a half-day guided tour of the Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic seaboard via the spectacular Chapman’s Peak drive, passing the Twelve Apostles Mountains, and arrive at Cape Point at the very tip of the African peninsula. Soak in panoramic views from the iconic lighthouse and marvel at the indigenous flora and fauna at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which also has plenty of animals. The highlight will of course be meeting the incredibly friendly jackass penguins at Boulder’s Beach who will delight you with their comical antics.
Day 6 Golf at Steenberg
- After breakfast, you will be transferred for your next round of golf.
- Play 1x18 holes of golf at Steenberg Golf Club (Includes Green Fee, Shared Cart, and Halfway House).
- Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the many sights and sounds of this picturesque region. The Constantia suburb is the oldest wine-growing area in South Africa whose produce was even patronized by Napoleon during his confinement years in St. Helena. You could choose to spend some more time exploring the onsite Steenberg Wine Farm or any of the neighboring historic estates to sample some of their famous vintages (at your own cost) and pick up some souvenirs. Alternatively, return to your base at the Waterfront and indulge in one of the many entertainment options on offer.
Day 7 Golf at Erinvale / Wine Tasting
- This morning after breakfast, depart for your round of golf at Somerset West.
- Play 1x18 holes of golf at Erinvale Golf Course (Includes Green Fee, Shared Cart, and Halfway House).
- Spend the afternoon on a guided tour of the famous Cape Winelands where you will visit two historic wineries, perhaps the well-known Morgenster and Waterkloof estates. Learn about the art of winemaking, sample select reds, and whites with chocolate, cheese, olive oil, and biltong (dried meat), and soak in the unique atmosphere of the quaint Winelands with its Cape Dutch architecture and gurgling brooks.
- With your taste buds singing, return to your hotel early evening for your last night in Cape Town.
Day 8 Transfer to Sabi Sands
- Have breakfast before checking out and transfer to Cape Town Airport for your scheduled flight to Kruger International Mpumalanga Airport.
- On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your lodge. Check-in to the legendary Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge for 3 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
- Freshen up and time permitting, depart on an afternoon game drive with expert rangers.
- Sabi Sands Wildtuin is a 65,000-hectare private Game Reserve that shares a 50-kilometer unfenced boundary with the southwestern part of the legendary Kruger National Park. Animals move freely across the border making it one of the best places in the world for a safari. Intersected by the Sabi and Sand Rivers, it is home to a spectacular cross-section of wildlife including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant - as well as cheetah, wild dog, and amazing diversity of plains game.
Day 9 Full Day Safari
- Wake up early with coffee and rusks for a morning game drive on custom-built 4x4 Land Rovers. These outings are coordinated, and you will be kept up to date about recent sightings by highly trained teams of experienced game rangers and local Shangaan trackers, who are considered amongst the best in Kruger. This is often the best time of the day to spot predators before they duck into the shade to escape the heat.
- Come back for a hearty breakfast, following which, you can spend time catching a nap, or take a dip in the pool with a refreshing cocktail. After lunch, and afternoon high-tea, a game drive takes you back into the bush for some more action and adventure. Your vehicle will stop at a scenic spot for a sundowner, often dubbed as the high point of any African safari. Also of note are the bush walks, which give you a completely different perspective of the bush which cannot be appreciated from a vehicle.
- Later have a splendid dinner under a million African stars as lions roar and elephants trumpet in the distance and you exchange stories from the day’s sightings.
Day 10 Golf at Leopard Creek
- After breakfast, it's time for golf on one of South Africa’s top 2 golf courses. En route to the course, enjoy a game drive through the Kruger National Park.
- Play 1x18 holes of golf at Leopard Creek Golf Course (Includes Green Fee, Shared Cart, and Halfway House).
- The return transfer to your lodge will also include another safari through Kruger, and you will also stop at a scenic spot for a sundowner.
Day 11 Transfer to Victoria Falls
- Bid farewell to Sabi Sabi this morning, as you are transferred after breakfast to KIMA for your flight to the Livingstone Airport in northern Zambia, from where you will be transferred by road to the other side of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
- Check in to the grand Victoria Falls Hotel, set right on the edge of the falls for 3 nights.
- In the local language, the Falls is known as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, translating as ' the smoke that thunders. Few natural wonders can match the spectacle as the mighty Zambezi river takes a sharp plunge into the abyss some 400 meters below. So abundant is the display of nature's raw power at Victoria Falls, that it prompted David Livingstone to exclaim in 1855, “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. Not surprisingly, the largest curtain of falling water on earth is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Falls can also be accessed via a private path from the hotel.
Day 12 Golf at Elephant Hills / Sunset Cruise
- After breakfast, you will be transferred for your next round of golf.
- Play 1x18 holes of golf at Elephant Hills Golf Club (Includes Green Fee, Shared Cart, and Halfway House).
- The following golf, and a light lunch you will be transferred for a scenic sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. It's a great photo opportunity against spectacular African sunsets and the possibility of spotting wild game like crocodiles, hippos and elephants are plenty, apart from the many different bird species.
Day 13 Full day Chobe Safari
- After breakfast, you will be transferred for a full day safari at the famous Chobe National Park, which is home to the largest herd of free-roaming elephants, apart from the big cats, innumerable plains game, large pods of hippos, and some of the biggest crocodiles in Africa. The first part will take you on a cruise along the Chobe river and after lunch, you will embark on a classic afternoon game drive in the park itself with expert guides.
Day 14 Walking Tour of the Falls/ Aboard Rovos Rail
- Your final morning at Victoria Falls gives you an up, close and personal encounter with this legendary phenomenon on foot. With your knowledgeable guide, experience epic views of one of the world’s largest waterfalls and explore the vast gorge where the roaring Zambezi River plunges into. Visit 'The Big Tree,' the rainforest trails and the incredible flora as well as sites like the Devil’s Cataract at the end of the Chain Walk.
- Return to your hotel for check out after which you will be transferred to the Victoria Falls Railway Station for the last leg of your journey aboard the most luxurious train in the world for almost 1,000 miles. Check in to your all-inclusive accommodation on the Rovos Rail for 3 nights.
- Freshen up in your suite before meeting up with your travel companions in the midway Lounge Car or the open Observation Deck at the rear of the train. The latter is also a firm favorite of keen photographers and you may have to politely request a slot at this coveted place. As night descends, get ready to be blown away by the lavish multi-course dinner paired with many fine South African wines.
Day 15 Safari at Hwange NP
- Enjoy an early breakfast, after which you will disembark for a game drive at the Hwange National Park.
- Situated in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park (named after a local Nhanzwa chief) covers 1,462,000 hectares making it the nation’s largest wildlife area. It contains a variety of animals and bird species but is well-known for its prolific lion population. It became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th Century and was set aside as a National Park in 1929.
- Return for lunch, as the train travels between Date and Gwaai along with one of the world’s longest stretches of the straight railway line – 114 kilometers – and passes Bulawayo: the second city of Zimbabwe and the industrial capital of the country. Later, enjoy dinner en route to the border at Beitbridge.
Day 16 Leisure on Board
- Take a break from your golf and safari adventure and spend an indulgent day, idling in the very lap of luxury as the train crosses the Tropic of Capricorn around noon before arriving in Pyramid late in the evening. You'll be spoilt with choices to spend the day. Light up a Monte Cristo cigar in the Lounge Car, play a game of chess, or catch up with friends. All yours, as you like it. Of course, there is the never-ending parade of gourmet cuisine and free-flowing spirits to keep you company apart from fascinating stories told by the onboard staff.
Day 17 Disembark at Pretoria / See you soon
- Like all good things that must come to an end, bid farewell to your newfound mates and the wonderful staff who have made it a sheer dream vacation. After breakfast, disembark at the Pretoria from where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Have a safe trip and see you soon!