South Africa - The Bucket List Trip

Explore the splendour and diversity of Africa in one country. South Africa, situated on the southern tip of the African continent, is perhaps the most diverse country in Africa. 

Cosmopolitan cities, world-class golf and wine, stunning beaches and the excitement of the Big 5 safaris. This bucket-list trip ticks all the boxes; forest and lakes near the Garden Route, the very best wines in Stellenbosch, the lively city of Capetown and the exceptional Kruger National Park. 

South Africa is most definitely a year-round destination. However, it is best visited from November to April when the season is the opposite to that of North America or Europe.

What's Included?

✔️ 14 nights accommodation (with breakfast) including a private lodge in a National Park.
✔️ 7 rounds of exceptional golf.
Self-driven car/van or private transfers.
Guided tours of Table Mountain, Cape Point and the African Penguin Colony.
Guided tour of the Cape Wine Region with wine tastings and lunch included.
All meals and local drinks during your safari.
Morning and afternoon game drives during your safari.

**Flights are excluded from the packages**

Tour Details

Day 1 - Arrive in George

George City is in South Africa's Western Cape. Just inland from Victoria Bay, it's located on a coastal stretch called the Garden Route. George is well known for its golf courses, diverse scenery and natural wonders. There's endless tourist attractions, including the George Museum, the Garden Route Botanical Garden and the Seven Passes road to Knysna town that winds through the Outeniqua Mountains.

Stay - Fancourt Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Play Fancourt Montagu Golf Course

The original course of the 3 courses on site at Fancourt. Originally designed by Gary Player, David McKlay Kidd has also had an impact. The course features excellent standards of maintenance and plenty of tree and water hazards to keep the golfer's attention from start to finish. 

Stay - Fancourt Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Play Fancourt Outeniqua Course

The more playable/forgiving of the three courses on site, the Outeniqua Course takes its name from the beautiful mountain range in the distance. Subtle elevation changes and fabulous conditioning make this a relaxing day before you take on the might of the Links course. 

Stay - Fancourt Hotel or similar

Day 4 - Play Pinnacle Point Golf Course

Probably the most visually stunning of the all the courses in South Africa, Pinnacle Point sits atop cliffs with several holes playing to greens that seem to hover in the Indian Ocean! The par-4 eight plays from one bluff to another and questions your bravery and accuracy. The clubhouse offers gorgeous views for your well-earned beverage after the round. 

Stay - Fancourt Hotel or similar

Day 5 - Play The Links Golf Course

Definitely aimed at the more skilled golfer, The Links is another Gary Player design with massive inspiration from the great seaside links courses of Britain and Ireland. What once was an airfield has been transformed into a breathtaking course with natural habitats restored and impeccable conditioning throughout. 

Stay - Fancourt Hotel or similar

Day 6 - Flight from George to Cape Town

Internal flight from George to Cape Town (a drive via the Gondwana Game Reserve can also be added here). Known as the “Mother City”, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa, and with that, one of South Africa’s most historically important cities. A coming-together of cultures, cuisines and landscapes, there's nowhere quite like Cape Town, a singularly beautiful city crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park.

Stay - The Oude Werf Hotel or similar

Day 7 - Play Pearl Valley Golf Course

Situated in a 500 acre resort estate, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design is a beautiful design with holes travelling in different directions to make the best use of the prevailing and sometimes strong, winds. A three-time host to the South Africa Open on The European Tour. 

Stay - The Oude Werf Hotel or similar

Day 8 - Play De Zalze Golf Course

A Peter Matkovich design (he has been prolific in this part of the world) located in the middle of a 750 estate that houses three separate wineries (it is the Stellenbosch region after all). A pleasant and relaxing course that will allow you to enjoy your round without unduly penal hazards. Enjoy the serenity of the entire estate and of course a glass of the local brew after your round!

Stay - Table Bay Hotel

Day 9 - Discover Cape Town

Today you will have a day free to explore the beauty and liveliness of Cape Town, including a guided tour of Table Mountain. Table Mountain is the country’s most photographed attraction and the famous cable car takes millions of people to the top. There are about 2,200 species of plants found on Table Mountain and 1470 floral species. Many of these plants and flowers are endemic to this mountain.

Stay - Table Bay Hotel

Day 10 - Cape Point & African Penguins

Take in a guided tour of Cape Point & the African Penguin Colony. Cape Point is a spectacular sight with towering stone cliffs, endemic fynbos, breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys. African penguins (pictured here) can be found in large colonies and are a species of penguin confined to southern African waters.

Stay - Table Bay Hotel

Day 11 - Discover Cape Town

There is so much to discover in Cape Town and today you get the chance to explore that bit more. You can shop till you drop at Cavendish, Canal Walk or the Waterfront. There is lots of live music, art exhibitions, museums, plays and even opera, ballet or symphony concerts on all year round. A great thing to do on a full moon summer’s night is to walk up Lion’s Head before dark, watch the sun set on one hand and the full moon rise on the other and then walk down in the silvery light.  

Stay -
Table Bay Hotel

Day 12 - Flight from Cape Town to Kruger

Take an internal flight from Cape Town to Kruger Airport. Jock Safari Lodge is an exclusive private concession, perfectly positioned in the southern part of the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest national park. Enjoy a walk in the wilderness or enjoy some pampering  and unwind with a relaxation retreat.

Stay - Jock Safari Lodge

Day 13 - Open-Top Vehicle Safari

There are a few ways of experiencing the vast expanses and array of wildlife on a Kruger Park safari, such as walking and self-drive safaris, but for the real up close and personal experience, the open safari vehicle is a must. The excitement all starts when you climb onto the 4x4 vehicle for your first open-top game drive. Time to tick off some of the "Big 5".

Stay - Jock Safari Lodge

Day 14 - Play Leopard Creek Golf Course

Playing the Leopard Creek Golf Course is one of the best golfing experiences in South Africa. Golfing hazards take on a new dimension at Leopard Creek, for much of the water is home to the magnificent creatures for which the river is named, crocodiles.

Stay - Jock Safari Lodge

Day 15 - Take flight home

Sadly, your trip to South Africa has come to an end. A private transfer to the airport will be provided for your return flight. We would like to thank you for using Golf Travel Partners and we look forward to assisting you with future golf trips. Safe journey.

Tour Costs

Due to a number of variables, the cost for this tour is flexible and will be determined once we create a customized tour proposal for your group.

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