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Top 3 Courses and Big 5 Golfing Safari

A 13 night, 12 day golfing safari that plays some of South Africa's top golf courses, including the top 3 ranked courses in the country. Your golf holiday also includes 2 nights at a luxury safari lodge in the Kruger, 3 nights at Sun City, 3 nights at Fancourt as well as sight seeing and wine tasting in Cape Town.

Day 1
Arrive early morning into Johannesburg Airport. You will be met by our representative and assisted with your transfer to the domestic flights terminal and your onward South African Airways flight to Skukuza in the south of the Kruger (approximately 50 min flight).

On arrival at Skukuza, you will be met and transferred the short distance to the Lion Sands Safari Lodge.

Lion Sands is located in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve with 7,000 hectares of arguably Africa’s most pristine Big 5 territory and the only reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems.  

Each of the 20 luxuriously thatched bedrooms at River Lodge has its own private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won’t have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park, all at one glance.

Check into your room and freshen up before enjoying some high tea and then departing on the first of your game drives to track down Africa's Big 5 game animals of lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and Cape buffalo. Return to the lodge in time for dinner.

Overnight at Lion Sands River Lodge on full board basis with drinks and 2 game drives each day.

Day 2
A full day of game viewing activities, starting with a morning game drive. You will come back to the lodge in time for breakfast and then time to relax by the pool or perhaps join the guided game walk. In the afternoon you can enjoy a further drive in the Sabi Sands Reserve.

Overnight at Lion Sands River Lodge on full board basis with drinks and 2 game drives each day.

Day 3
A final morning’s game drive before you return to the lodge for breakfast and then check out. Your driver will take you through the Kruger Park to the southern-most gate and a round of golf at the exclusive Leopard Creek Golf Course. (Golf Cart included.)

Ranked the Number 2 course in South Africa, and designed by Gary Player, Leopard Creek is African bush golf at its very best. Bordering the Kruger National Park near Malelane, the immaculate fairways meander through indigenous bushveld while the many water features on the course are home to crocodiles and numerous bird species. Several other species of game have been introduced onto the estate, including giraffe and various buck. But it is the animal after which the estate is named that takes pride of place and, although sightings are extremely rare, bronze statues of this stately predator are to be found at each tee.

From Leopard Creek you will be transferred onto Olivers Lodge in the nearby town of White River. Check in to Oliver’s Lodge, renowned for it’s superb food and hospitality, in close proximity of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and Nelspruit Airport. 

Award-winning cuisine is offered with continental and mediterranean dishes from the a- la-carte menu served with only the finest wines from a well-stocked wine cellar. 

The Exclusive Double rooms all have a splendid view over the golf course and 2 have a spacious balcony. The rooms have either Twin or King-sized beds and are individually furnished with en-suite bathrooms with separate showers and baths, heated towel-rails and luxury bathroom amenities. 

Overnight at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge in Exclusive Double rooms on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Basis.

Day 3
Breakfast, before you are taken to Nelspruit Airport for the lunch time flight to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in central Cape Town.

The Table Bay Hotel is situated adjacent to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront shopping and entertainment complex overlooking the Cape Town harbour, five minutes from the city centre and 25 minutes from the airport.

This 329 room hotel has a maritime flavour that extends to each room and suite, which has sea or mountain views. The restaurant has a private dining bay and Wine Cellar, and panoramic views of the mountain range and harbour. 

The Table Bay Hotel is synonymous with luxurious style and opulence, and the Luxury Rooms reflect this beauty in their décor and furnishings. Each of these rooms contains either 2 twin beds or a King sized bed, and an en-suite bathroom with marble topped vanity and a large walk in shower. The rooms are spacious with walk in cupboards, armoires and writing desks. Guests also have access to the latest telephonic and broadband technology; colour satellite remote controlled TV and radio. 

Enjoy a few hours to explore the nearby V&A waterfront with its shops and al fresco restaurants. Dinner at the hotel included.

Overnight at The Table Bay 5* Hotel in Luxury Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis with dinner included.

Day 4
You will be collected after breakfast and taken to the superb Steenberg Golf Club for a round of golf in the picturesque Constantia Valley. The course is ranked No. 31 in South Africa but also hold the No.2 spot for the best conditioned course in the Western Cape, something they are rightly proud of. (Golf Cart included.) 

Your driver and guide will be on hand to collect you after your game and take you for an ascent by cable car of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Enjoy the sunset from the mountain top.

Overnight at The Table Bay 5* Hotel in Luxury Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis 

Day 6
After breakfast your driver and guide will collect you and you will be taken to the Cape Winelands for a round of golf on the superb Pearl Valley Golf Course. (Golf Cart included.) The Jack Nicklaus-designed course has been ranked No.7 in South Africa in 2014. It is a past host of the South African Open.

 Enjoy a relaxed lunch at the clubhouse after your round (own account) before you are collected and taken to the Ernie Els Wine Estate for a wine tasting and look around his trophy room. Soak up the views across the valley and enjoy some of his best vintages before you continue onto the Guardian Peak Wine Estate for dinner.

Overnight at The Table Bay 5* Hotel in Luxury Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis with Dinner at a Wine Estate.

Day 7
After breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and taken to Cape Town Airport for the 45 minute flight to George. On arrival you will be met and transferred the short distance to the Fancourt Hotel - a golfer’s paradise.
Check into your room and enjoy the facilities at the hotel including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa, gym, tennis courts, walking trails and bowls. There are 5 dining options on the estate for you to choose from. 

Overnight at Fancourt Hotel 5* in Classic Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis.


Day 8
A morning round on the Links Course at Fancourt, and the No.1 course in South Africa. A past host to the President's Cup this stunning course is a test for any golfer. The course does not allow carts and is a walking course only with a mandatory caddie. Enjoy a post - golf drink or snack at the exclusive Links Course Clubhouse (own account) before returning to the main Fancourt Hotel.  

Overnight at Fancourt Hotel 5* in Classic Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis 

Day 9
Play a morning round on the Montagu Course at Fancourt (Golf Cart included) before you are collected by your driver and guide in the afternoon for a visit to the nearby town of Knysna. This course has been voted the No.6 best course in the country.

Set on an inland lagoon there is a lovely harbour with al fresco restaurants and shops along the boardwalk. Enjoy dinner on board a paddle steamer as it sails around the lagoon to the mouth of the estuary.

Overnight at Fancourt Hotel 5* in Classic Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis with Dinner on board the paddle steamer.

Day 10
After breakfast you will be transferred to the George Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. You will be met on arrival and taken by private road transfer to Sun City.

The magnificent Palace of the Lost City is situated at Sun City Resort in the North West Province adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park and about 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Inspired by a fantasy lost African tribe, the Palace has been lavishly created with rich architecture, mosaics and frescos that add to the mystical ambience and magical aura of this grand hotel, from the opulent hand-painted dome of the reception area to even the smallest detail. Drink in the view while sipping a cocktail by the pool or in the gracious Tusk Bar.  

The hotel is surrounded by lush botanical gardens, trickling streams and hidden walking trails that ensure that the Palace does indeed feel like a lost city. The Grand Pool at the Palace is just outside the main entrance. This intricately decorated pool is the ideal place to relax and take in some African sunshine.
 
Each room has the option of being fitted as a king bedded room only, and comes with an en-suite bathrooms housing a separate shower and twin marble topped vanities.  

Overnight at the 5* Palace of the Lost City Hotel in Standard Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis.

Day 11
Enjoy a round of golf at Sun City on the Gary Player Country Club Course. (No carts included, as this is a walking course.)

Overnight at the 5* Palace of the Lost City Hotel in Standard Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis.

Day 12
Enjoy a round of golf at Sun City on the Lost City Course. (Golf Carts included)

Overnight at the 5* Palace of the Lost City Hotel in Standard Rooms on a Bed & Breakfast Basis.


Day 13
You will be collected after breakfast and taken to Johannesburg Airport for your return flight home which arrives early the following morning.

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For more information call our South Africa golf holiday team on +44 208 249 5919 or +65 919 412 56 or contact us here.

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Includes:
• Flights (economy class) both international and domestic if required.
• Accommodation and meals as stated
• Private Transfers as stated
• Green fees for golf as stated with golf carts included (except for The Links & The Gary Player Country Club Courses)
• Twice daily game drives at Lion Sands River Lodge
• 24 hour emergency assistance
• Assistance on arrival into all Airports
• Guided afternoon Cape Town Tour
• Knysna afternoon tour with dinner
• Table Mountain Tour
• Dinner at a Wine Estate

Excludes:
• Any meals not stated
• Caddy fees (Please note 1 caddy per four ball is mandatory on the Steenberg & Fancourt Montagu Courses, and 1 caddy per person on the Links & Gary Player courses.
• Items of a personal nature
• Any excursions or entrance fees not stated
• Personal Travel Insurance

Prices and availability are subject to change until a booking is made & deposit paid.