The Best of South Africa 2017 ~ Golf, Safari, Cape Town, the Winelands & Garden Route

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The Best of South Africa Escorted 2017

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

14 Nights, 4 on Safari | 6 Rounds | Wine Tours & Sightseeing | 2-16 March

CLICK HERE For Details About Our November 2017 Escorted Itinerary.

This escorted itinerary begins on the day you arrive in one of the most thrilling places on Earth, Kruger National Park. We will be four nights under a canopy of sparkling African stars in luxury suites at Jock Safari Lodge for six game drives expecting to see the Big Five on multiple occasions. Fancourt is next for four nights in the 5-star boutique hotel within the hotel, The Manor House whose eighteen suites are pampered with 24 hour butler service. This is South Africa’s famous Garden Route region. The name comes from the ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. You’ll want to visit Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn and nearby Cango Caves, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley.

Days/nights 9 and 10 will explore the Cape Winelands from Stellenbosch at the Lanzerac Estate Hotel, a private 300 year old working wine estate in the Jonkershoek Valley. After a day of wine touring and a day of golf, we’ll reach Cape Town and renowned Cape Grace Hotel our final four nights in South Africa.

The golf is equally exotic. All six clubs are among the country’s Top 40 including #1 Fancourt – The Links and #2 Leopard Creek located on Kruger’s southern border and surrounded by indigenous bushveld where wild life sightings are common place!

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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The Best of South Africa Escorted 2017
Golf, Safari, Cape Town, the Winelands & Garden Route

14 Nights, 4 on Safari | 6 Rounds | Wine Tours & Sightseeing | 2-16 March

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Jock Safari Lodge Game Drive
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Fancourt - The Links
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Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background
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THURSDAY, MARCH 2: JOHANNESBURG & KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

On arrival in Johannesburg, 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 connecting flight to Kruger National Park.

Please see the important flight and luggage restrictions that apply in the information below. All internal flights are economy only on small, regional jets.

On arrival to Kruger, you will be met by Jock Safari Lodge Transport and driven to the lodge. Jock is located in the heart of Southern Kruger, one of the finest game viewing regions in all of Africa. Big Five sightings are routine, with the area being particularly good for leopard, lion, elephant and rhino.

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

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

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge Suite with all meals included.

IMPORTANT

Arrivals later than 10AM today will have to overnight in Johannesburg before connecting to Kruger tomorrow, losing a day on safari. Please discuss the best arrangements with PerryGolf Air Services at  1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or air@PerryGolf.com BEFORE you book any flights.

Jock Safari Lodge
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Jock Safari Lodge Main Dining
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FRIDAY, MARCH 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Two Game Drives today. A day on safari at Jock will typically consists of;

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: Jock Safari Lodge Suite with all meals included

Kruger National Cheetahs
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SATURDAY, MARCH 4: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a second full day on safari at Jock Lodge.

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

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge Suite with all meals included

Kruger National Elephants
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SUNDAY, MARCH 5: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The drive to Leopard Creek rivals any in the world. The trip is 45 minutes south through Kruger Park to the Crocodile River. It is not uncommon to see the Big Five on this drive!

Today play Leopard Creek. Situated in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, Leopard Creek presents a rare opportunity to play an outstanding golf course found amidst indigenous bushveld! The 889 acre development is bordered to the north and the west by the picturesque Crocodile River and Kruger National Park. Typical bushveld koppies (small hills) overlook the course from the east, providing an ideal backdrop for a magnificent Gary Player design. Hazards take on a new dimension at South Africa’s #2 ranked layout. The river is home to the magnificent creatures for which it is named, crocodiles, plus sightings of hippo, antelope, buffalo and elephant are commonplace – on the course – and in the Kruger Park bordering the course.

Return to Jock for the afternoon safari activities.

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge Suite with all meals included

Leopard Creek Golf Club
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MONDAY, MARCH 6: GEORGE

Enjoy your final game drive this morning before heading to Skukuza for your flight to Johannesburg. We will depart at 12:30PM for a 1:30PM arrival.

Golf bags will be transported separately.

On arrival in Johannesburg, our VIP staff will assist with your luggage and your connection to George. We will depart at 3:50PM for a 5:40PM arrival.

Your local guide and transport will meet the group at George Airport and transfer you to Fancourt, just 10 minutes away.

The group is booked at The Manor House, the premier boutique hotel that operates as a separate unit inside the Fancourt Estate. Each of the eighteen suites in The Manor House is accompanied by 24 hour butler service.

A casual dinner is included this evening to be enjoyed at your leisure.

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

The Manor House Entrance
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Manor House Private Pool
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TUESDAY, MARCH 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 Kiddnappers 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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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8: GEORGE

Today is for touring the Garden Route.

We will depart Fancourt at 9:30AM and drive along the coast to Knysna whose 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.

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

Knysna Lagoon
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Serendipity Wilderness Restaurant
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THURSDAY, MARCH 9: 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.

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

Fancount - The Links
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FRIDAY, MARCH 10: GEORGE & STELLENBOSCH

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.

After golf and a snack we fly to Cape Town at 3:30PM, arriving at 4:30PM. Luggage will travel by road.

Transfer to Stellenbosch (45min)

Dinner this evening is included in the Governors Hall at The Lanzerac

Overnight: Lanzerac Hotel. Classic Room with breakfast included.

Fancourt - The Montagu
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SATURDAY, MARCH 11: 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, MARCH 12: STELLENBOSCH & CAPE TOWN

This morning play Pearl Valley. Set in the famous Franschhoek Wine region, this Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is consistently one of the 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 it's geographical location allow for guests to enjoy a day outing in the Winelands with high quality golf to compliment the food and wine.

Cart included.

Sightseeing Suggestion: The Waterfront - Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred 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.

Afternoon transfer to Cape Town.

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

Pearl Valley
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
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MONDAY, MARCH 13: 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.

Free night to explore Cape Town's dinner scene.

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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TUESDAY, MARCH 14: 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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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15: 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.

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

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

Table Mountain Cable Car
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The wisdom of Nelson Mandela
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THURSDAY, MARCH 16: CAPE TOWN

Depart South Africa from the Cape Town Airport.

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TOUR COST PER PERSON
Golfer: $9,950.00
Non Golfer: $9,250.00
Single Supplement $4,200.00

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.

 

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 Jock Safari Lodge
  • 5 dinners and 5 lunches with table wine as listed from 7-15 March
  • Green fees for six (6) 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 - Preferred Hotel Partner
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 - Preferred Hotel Partner
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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JOCK SAFARI LODGE
Kruger National Park

Jock Safari Lodge is the first private lodge set in the heart of Africa's premier wildlife reserve, the Kruger National Park. This luxury lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, and reflects in its unique style the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures. The Kruger Park offers some of the best game viewing available in Africa and Jock Safari Lodge is situated in one of the best game viewing areas of the park. Sightings of animals including the Big Five can be seen while relaxing around the rock pool or from the comfort and privacy of your own room. Walking safaris, birding safaris and guided historical tours will take you along the paths of legend and mystery. Interpret the signs, sounds and scents of wild animals in this unspoilt wilderness Clients staying at Jock can enjoy golf at Leopard Creek which is a 45 minutes drive through the park. Your expectations of comfort and quality will be exceeded at Jock Safari Lodge. 12 Luxury air conditioned suites offer guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoiled wilderness. Each suite has a private Sala (outdoor lounge) that overlooks the river. The romantic bathrooms and outdoor showers share the same river view and sightings of animals, including the Big Five can be seen from the comfort and privacy of your own room. Each suite has a King size bed surrounded by walk-in mosquito netting, a small lounge and twin basin bathroom. Your private terrace has its own plunge pool and a wooden walkway to a lapa overlooking the riverbed.

Further Features

  • Power is generated on 220volt
  • Telephones on micro dish
  • Flatscreen DSTV available upon request
  • Private Plunge pools at each suite
  • Onsite game rangers and fenced security in the camp
  • Internet access
  • Spa & Wellness Center

Accommodation Includes

  • All meals, teas and coffees and local alcoholic beverages
  • Two safaris per day in open land rovers
  • Tourism Marketing levy of R5.00 pppn
  • Daily walking safaris subject to conditions and availability

Jock Safari Lodge
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Jock Safari Lodge Main Dining
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Jock Safari Lodge Deck
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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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