The Best of South Africa 2018 ~ Golf, Safari, Cape Town, the Winelands & Garden Route

ESCORTED TOUR

The Best of South Africa 2018

Golf, Safari, Cape Town, the Winelands & Garden Route

13 Nights, 3 on Safari | 5 Rounds | Wine Tours & Sightseeing | 29 January – 12 February

This escorted itinerary begins in Cape Town at the exceptional Cape Grace Hotel for four nights.  We’ll explore this iconic city from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to the top of Table Mountain before transferring to the Lanzerac Estate Hotel, a private 300 year old working wine estate in the Jonkershoek Valley, less than an hour away in the Cape Winelands.  The Garden Route is next for four nights at Fancourt  in their 5-star boutique hotel within a resort – The Manor  House – whose eighteen suites are pampered with 24 hour butler service. This region is so named  because of the ecologically diverse vegetation found here among the numerous lagoons and lakes that follow the coast. You’ll want to visit KnysnaMossel BayOudtshoorn and nearby Cango Caves, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley. The tour will conclude in one of the most thrilling places on Earth, Kruger National Park, where will spend three nights in the bush at &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp, one of the best loved camps in the Sabi Sand private game reserve. The camp’s 18 luxurious suites overlook the bushveld with spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape surrounding the Sand River.

The golf is equally exotic. All five clubs are among the country’s Top 40 including Pearl Valley, Pinnacle Point and #1 Fancourt – The Links.  All cart/caddie costs are included as are the wine and sightseeing tours, all four intercountry flights plus a number of lunches and dinners.

Contact Gordon Turner at 1 800.344.5257 or Gordon.Turner@PerryGolf.com for further information.

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ESCORTED TOUR

The Best of South Africa 2018

Golf, Safari, Cape Town, the Winelands & Garden Route

13 Nights, 3 on Safari | 5 Rounds | Wine Tours & Sightseeing | 29 January – 11 February

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Kirkman's Kamp Game Drive with Elephant
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Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background
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MONDAY JANUARY 29: CAPE TOWN

On arrival to Cape Town, you will be met by our VIP staff at the door of your plane. They will walk you through the VIP channel at immigration and to your transfer to the exceptional Cape Grace Hotel on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Cape Town is home to many iconic attractions beginning with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.  More than 25 million people have taken the 4-5 minute ride to the summit since the cableway was opened in 1929.  In 1997,  “Rotair" cars were installed with floors that rotate 360 degrees providing passengers a panoramic view.

Welcome Dinner for the group at the Cape Grace – including wine.

Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel. Table Mountain Luxury Room with breakfast included

PLEASE NOTE

The hotel is reserved from 28 January for those wanting to arrive early. Please also speak to us about adding pre and post tour experiences such as Victoria Falls, Hermanus plus added safari experiences in Botswana.

Cape Grace Hotel
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Table Mountain Cable Car
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TUESDAY JANUARY 30: CAPE TOWN

Sightseeing Inclusion – Cape Town. Depart the city for the Lower Cableway Station to board the revolving cable car for a 5-minute ride to the top of Table Mountain. Nearly 3,400 ft above sea level, it affords birds-eye views of both the city and Peninsula as you walk its summit. Return to the city via the old Cape Malay Quarter for a walk through the Company Gardens, a park and heritage site originally created in the 1650s by the region's first European settlers. Today it is home to the SA Museum, Cultural History Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St George’s Cathedral.

Drive to the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa with its collection of Old Cape paintings and take in the Grand Parade where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release in 1990. At the District Six Museum you’ll see a moving collection of stories, pictures and memorabilia highlighting the colorful life of this suburb which now stands empty, thanks to the destruction of homes and forced removal of residents during the height of the Apartheid era.

Sightseeing Suggestion – The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbor, The 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 in the residential marina.

Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel. Table Mountain Luxury Room with breakfast included

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
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The wisdom of Nelson Mandela
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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31: CAPE TOWN

Play today at Steenberg, an 18 hole championship course designed by Peter Matkovich. A backdrop of vineyards, gardens, forests and mountains provides the setting for this beautiful and exclusive course. The course is always in excellent condition with bent grass greens and lush fairways. Steenberg offers you the opportunity of excellent golf within the historic setting of one of the Cape's oldest wine farms. Dating back to 1682 the vineyards have been replanted and 140 acres are now under vines.

Enjoy Tapas after golf at BISTO 1682 found in the Steenberg Winery.

Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel. Table Mountain Luxury Room with breakfast included

Steenberg Golf Club
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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1: CAPE TOWN

Sightseeing Inclusion – Cape Peninsula Tour. Depart the city along the spectacular Atlantic Seaboard en route to the fishing village of Hout Bay where (as an optional extra) take a half-hour cruise to see Cape Fur Seals, or explore the harbour, visiting its fish markets and shops. Continue over the 1,200 ft heights of Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most breath-taking passes and past the Cape’s longest beach where Southern Right Whales can be spotted offshore from June to November.

Our visit to the Cape of Good Hope National Park includes a walk (or optional funicular ride) up to the Cape Point Lighthouse to take in magical ocean vistas at this, the south westernmost point of Africa. Next we’ll head along the False Bay coast to Boulders Beach near Simonstown to see a colony of African Penguins and then continue past the seaside resorts of False Bay towards the city. The last stop of the day is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a walk through one of the largest collections of indigenous plants in the world.

Tour Highlights include: Hout Bay Harbour * Chapman's Peak Drive * Cape of Good Hope National Park and Cape Point * Visit to Penguins at Boulders Beach * Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens * All admission fees are included as is lunch.

Final tour cocktails and dinner this evening at The Cape Grace Hotel.

Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel. Table Mountain Luxury Room with breakfast included

Cape of Good Hope
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2: STELLENBOSCH

Transfer from Cape Grace to Stellenbosch and the Lanzerac Hotel. (1 hr)

Today play Pearl Valley. Set in the famous Franschhoek Wine region, this Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is consistently one of the top conditioned courses in South Africa. As with many Nicklaus courses, water on the right with plenty of sand will keep the golfers mind off the wide landing areas provided. Also a new development, the course and its geographical location allow for guests to enjoy a day in the Winelands with high quality golf to compliment the food and wine. Cart included.

Situated on the outskirts of the historic town of Stellenbosch, the Lanzerac Estate is a 300 year old private working wine estate in the Jonkershoek Valley. The hotel’s rooms, restaurants, bars, lounges and spa facilities are amidst dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of award-winning landscaped gardens. Lanzerac offers unprecedented world-class hospitality and outstanding service.

Dinner at Lanzerac in the Governors Hall – including wine.

Overnight: Lanzerac Hotel. Classic Room with breakfast included.

Pearl Valley
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3: STELLENBOSCH

Sightseeing Inclusion – Cape Winelands. Depart the city for a scenic drive towards the Boland Mountains and Cape Wine Country. Here, we’ll visit our first vineyard for a cellar tour and a chance to taste some of the exceptional wines of this world famous wine region. Continue to Stellenbosch, South Africa's second oldest town, with its classic 17-18th Century Cape Dutch architecture set amidst oak-lined avenues, and pause a while to browse this beautiful university town. Proceed to Boschendal Wine Estate visiting its impressively restored manor house, en route to Franschhoek, where French Huguenots settled in 1688. Explore the town's shops and galleries before returning to Cape Town via Paarl, birthplace of the Afrikaans language.

Tour Highlights include: Cellar tour > Wine Tasting (at least 2 wineries) > Stellenbosch, town of oaks > Boschendal historic manor house > Franschhoek Valley > Paarl.

A lunch stop will be made en route and is included in the cost.

Overnight: Lanzerac Hotel. Classic Room with breakfast included.

Cape Winelands
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4: STELLENBOSCH & GEORGE

This morning fly to George. Luggage will travel by road.

Today play The Montagu Course at Fancourt. Designed by Gary Player and remodeled in 2004 by David McLay Kidd (Bandon Dunes, The Castle Course St Andrews), The Montagu is South Africa's #6 and its best parkland golf course. With the highest levels of conditioning and true championship layout, The Montagu at Fancourt sets the standards by which all other courses in South Africa are measured. Carts are included along with 1 caddie per cart.

Overnight: The Fancourt Manor House. Luxury Suite with breakfast included

The Manor House Entrance
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Fancourt - The Montague
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5: GEORGE

Today play Fancourt - The Links in the morning. Created on a flat piece of land, South African’s #1 had over 700,000 cubic metres of earth moved to transform it into a links style layout. The course presents undulating terrain and a dunescape that is the only such course in South Africa. Every hole has received detailed attention to ensure that the overall balance in terms of length, position of hazards and shot values are in harmony. As a result, The Links presents a solid test for every club in your bag. The Links has hosted the 2003 Presidents Cup, 2005 Women's World Cup and 2006 South African Open.

The Links is walking only and the cost of a caddie is included. If you wish to add an extra tip for an outstanding experience, please feel free to do so in cash directly.

Dining Suggestion – Serendipity. Here you will find a five-course table d'hote menu designed by award-winning chef Lizelle Stolze along with her husband Rudolf’s wine cellar, one of most impressive in South African. The restaurant is situated on the Touw River Lagoon adjacent to the Wilderness National Park just 20 minutes from Fancourt. Your butler will be pleased to arrange you reservation.

Overnight: The Fancourt Manor House. Luxury Suite with breakfast included

Fancount - The Links
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Serendipity Wilderness Restaurant
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6: GEORGE

Today is for touring the Garden Route.

We will depart Fancourt at 9:30AM and drive along the coast to Knysna who’s most famed attraction is the Knysna Heads, the treacherous entry into the lagoon where many an ancient sailing vessel met its doom. Today on the Western Head is the privately owned Featherbed Nature Reserve dedicated to preserving the richness of local fauna and flora. Visitors are permitted only in the presence of one of the reserve's guides.

We will visit the Knysna Elephant Park which is home to relocated jumbo families, while the Monkeyland primate sanctuary nearby does the same for tree-loving species.

A dolphin-spotting boat tour can be arranged to include a stop at the Robberg Peninsula near Plettenberg Bay to visit a noisy seal colony.

Additional golf can be arranged at Fancourt, George or Oubaai depending on availability.

Overnight: The Fancourt Manor House. Luxury Suite with breakfast included

Knysna Lagoon
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Ernie El's Oubaai Golf Club
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7: GEORGE

Relax this morning before departing Fancourt at 10.15AM for the 45 minute drive to the Indian Ocean where you will play Pinnacle Point at noon.

Pinnacle Point is spectacularly perched atop staggering cliffs. It ranks comfortably among the Old Heads, Cape Kidnappers and Cabot Cliffs of the golf world for astounding places to build a golf course. Six of the holes play across deep chasms to greens that seem to float in the ocean. The yawning ravines and distant horizons can make 150-yard shots look like twice that length. On the par-four eighth, tee and green sit on opposing bluffs; big hitters can attempt an all-or-nothing carry with the hope of having an easy wedge in, or play it safe by bailing out left and facing a much longer approach. Cart included.

Overnight: The Fancourt Manor House. Luxury Suite with breakfast included

Pinnacle Point 18th
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8: GEORGE & KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

This morning we will fly from George to Johannesburg and from Johannesburg to Skukuza for a transfer to &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp (25 min).

On a ridge overlooking the Sand River, this upmarket, all-inclusive lodge dating from the 1920s is 2 km from Sabi Sands Game Reserve in the borders of Kruger National Park. The camp under went a total refurbishment in 2006. The plush suites have traditional furnishings and safari-themed details. All come with claw-foot tubs and private verandahs with river views. Meals are served on an open-air deck or in a fireside dining area. Morning and afternoon game drives along with guided nature walks are included.

The afternoon safari activities start at 4PM and dinner is served at 8PM.

Your stay at Kirkmans includes all meals, snacks along with drinks on your safari drives. Drinks in camp are billed to your room.

Overnight: &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp suite with all meals included

&Beyond Kirkman's Kamp in Sabi Sands Game Reserve
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Two Game Drives today.

Morning Game Drive:

5:30 AM
Wake up for the morning game drive.
7:45 AM
Enjoy coffee and tea in the bush.
9:00 AM
A full breakfast is served upon your return from the game drive.
11:00 AM
Enjoy an interpretive bush walk.
1:00 PM
Lunch is served.
2:30 PM
Enjoy a massage on the deck of your suite or relax at the pool.

Evening Game Drive:

4:00 PM
Enjoy high tea before evening game drive.
5:30 PM
Happy Hour in the bush with cocktails and snacks as the sun sets
8:00 PM
The fires are lit in the boma for dinner under the African stars.

Overnight: &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp suite with all meals included

Kirkman's Kamp Game Drive with Leopard
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a second full day on safari at Kirkman's.

Depending on the wildlife, weather and fitness of the group, a walking safari is possible. This is reviewed on the day.

Overnight: &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp suite with all meals included

Kirkman's Kamp Game Drive with Elephant
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MONDAY FEBRUARY 11: JOHANNESBURG

Return to Johannesburg for departing flights.

Depart from SKUKUZA or continue on with our Victoria Falls extension.

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TOUR COST PER PERSON
Golfer: $10,950.00
Non Golfer: $10,250.00
Single Supplement $4,400.00

IMPORTANT: Please review the PerryGolf Travel Insurance.

For questions and to make a reservation please contact Gordon Turner at 1.800.344.5257 ext 251 or Gordon.Turner@PerryGolf.com.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • VIP meet and greet in Johannesburg at the door of the aircraft
  • Accommodation in hotels and room categories as listed in the schedule
  • Breakfast daily
  • All meals at &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp
  • 5 dinners and 5 lunches with table wine as listed
  • Green fees for five (5) rounds of golf as listed in the schedule
  • Carts or caddies
  • Ground transportation with driver throughout as detailed in TRANSPORTATION
  • Four (4) internal flights
  • Full-time PerryGolf Tour Leader
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination
  • Local taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from South Africa
  • Drinks & any meals other than specified
  • Personal expenses

Conditions of the Tour Price

  • It is priced in United States Dollars (US$)
  • To guarantee these rates we require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the agreed land cost per person, subject to a minimum $1,500 deposit, their name and golfer's handicap and home club at the time the reservations are requested
  • To make a reservation please contact a Golf Travel Specialist on 1 800-344-5257 ext 251 or Gordon.Turner@PerryGolf.com.  
Gordon Turner was an excellent representative – PerryGolf is fortunate to have such a good representative in Cape Town. Gordon was constantly in touch with our driver to ensure that we were satisfied – which we were.

We played 10 rounds of golf on 7 different golf courses all of which were in good shape and wonderful challenges – in short well done.
Mr. & Mrs. R. Winter
South Africa
AIR TRAVEL SERVICES

PerryGolf offers a full service air department to assist in the planning and coordination of airline travel. We encourage you to consider traveling on our Preferred Airline; British Airways which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities.

For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates please call 1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or email air@PerryGolf.com

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Ground Transportation

Your travel throughout is by two 12 or 14 seat motor coach with reclining seats, air conditioning, radio/tape, PA system Parcel Shelves Suitable for groups of 8 and ideal for city based touring.

 

HOTEL Information

CAPE GRACE
Cape Town

Nestled on a private quay in Cape Town's bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront between a working harbor and the serenity of an international yacht marina, Cape Grace is a welcome and gracious sanctuary of traditional sophistication whilst emanating style and comfort. The spaciousness of the refashioned Cape influence rooms; the diversity of amenities and the unsurpassed standards in service - both proficient and personal - have all ensured Cape Grace is a favourite for many returning guests. From the globally inspired offerings of the hotel's restaurant Signal, to the whisky, wine and cocktail treats that await below deck at the popular Bascule Whisky, Wine and Cocktail Bar, to the African delights that surprise at The Spa at Cape Grace and finally, to the customized yacht charters on Spirit of the Cape, the hotel is dedicated to surpassing expectations and making your stay the most memorable ever.

Cape Grace Hotel
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FANCOURT MANOR HOUSE
George

Blanco House, the 150 year-old original Manor House and National Monument set on the 1500 acre Fancourt Estate was meticulously remodeled to create a boutique hotel that offers old-world, new-world and out of this world beauty and elegance. The Manor House offers a unique combination of classic opulence and the indulgent sophistication of a 21st century boutique hotel.

Designed in a contemporary classic style, the decor features sensual metallic, cool hues of grape, moss and granite, and every modern convenience and luxury amenities. Each 60-sq-metre room is decorated with furniture that instantly takes you to an era of beauty, timelessness and grace. Each luxury suite has a separate lounge area and butlers reception to ensure absolute privacy, and the very best in understated elegance.

The Manor House stay includes:

  • Daily breakfast in any location within The Manor House including in-room dining, room balcony, garden lounge, library or pool area
  • 24 hour on-call butler service to assist with car rentals, restaurant reservations, beauty and health requests and more
  • Daily afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge
  • One meal daily from Manor House in-room Dining Menu (excluding beverages)
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access
  • Fully-stocked complimentary refreshment center (mini bar)
  • Daily local and international newspapers of choice
  • Fresh flowers daily in room
  • Evening canapes with a glass of sparkling wine
  • In-house pressing and shoe shine services
  • Valet parking
  • Luxury courtesy car with 10-km radius

The Manor House at Fancourt
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Manor House Bedroom
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Manor House Private Pool
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&BEYOND KIRKMAN’S KAMP
Sabi Sand

Kirkman’s Kamp is named after Harry Kirkman, one of South Africa’s first conservationists. It occupies a prime position in the eastern part of the Sabi Sand private game reserve. This part of the Sabi Sands borders the Kruger Park and is particularly known for its excellent wildlife sightings.

The elegant colonial camp is on an elevated site overlooking the Sand River with glorious views of the bushveld. It is one of the original and best loved of all the Sabi Sands lodges, oozing with colonial charm, reminiscent of a traditional 1920’s safari camp. The camp was completely refurbished in 2006 yet you will seem to step back in time when you enter the original homestead which is now the lodge’s sitting room, bar and dining area. French doors open out onto rolling lawns which provide a dramatic contrast to the wild bushveld beyond the river.

The 18 air-conditioned bedrooms at Kirkman’s Kamp are simple, spacious and attractive, with private verandas overlooking the riverbed, en suite bathroom with ball and claw baths & separate shower. A stylish rimflow pool, tennis court and gym add to your overall enjoyment. Breakfast and lunch at Kirkman’s Kamp are served on the veranda whilst dinners are either in the lantern-lit boma or in a romantic bush setting.

The Sabi Sand game reserve is renowned for its exceptional Big Five game viewing given its rich soils which produce excellent grazing and browsing habitats. This attracts the plains game which in turn attracts the predators, most notably lion and leopard. Morning and afternoon game drives are the main attraction along with interpretative bush walks accompanied by professional rangers and trackers.

Kirkman's Suite Bedroom
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Dinner Under the Stars at Kirkman's
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Breakfast in the Bushveld
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LANZERAC HOTEL
Stellenbosch

Situated on the outskirts of the historic town of Stellenbosch, the Lanzerac Estate is a 300 year old private working wine estate in the Jonkershoek Valley. A plethora of indoor and outdoor attractions and activities for all ages are all within close proximity to the Estate. Galleries and museums, golf courses, nature trails and hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding and wildlife experiences are just some of the endless opportunities.The hotel’s rooms, restaurants, bars, lounges and spa facilities are amidst dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of award-winning landscaped gardens. Lanzerac offers unprecedented world-class hospitality and outstanding service.

The Lanzerac Hotel is exclusively limited to forty-eight en suite rooms that are individually decorated and all feature a private patio and breathtaking views. Elegant private restaurants featuring open fireplaces and original antiques form part of the estate. On offer is a broad menu of local and international cuisine, accompanied by award-winning wines. Epicureans can indulge in a kaleidoscope of dishes, from local fare to the most delectable international cuisine. The Lanzerac Spa & Wellness Centre offers the perfect retreat, where one can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take time out to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. The Lanzerac Spa & Wellness Centre has seven indoor therapy rooms and two outdoor areas where individual or couple’s massage treatments can take place.

The Lanzerac Cellar offers pairings of chocolate, cheese and other delicacies to both challenge the palate and complement the wines.

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