Best of South Africa 2015 ~ Golf, Safari & Wine

The Best of South Africa
Kruger Safari, Cape Town & Rovos Rail

13 Nights | 4 Rounds

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Day 1

This evening depart the United States.

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Day 2

On arrival at Johannesburg Airport you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your connecting flight. Fly to Skukuza or Nelspruit Airport. (flight costs excluded) where you will be met and driven to the lodge. Arrive in time for the afternoon safari outing

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge: Main Jock - including full board

Eagles Crag
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Day 3

Today play Leopard Creek (tbc). Situated near Malelane in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, Leopard Creek presents a rare opportunity to play an outstanding bushveld golf course. The 360 hectare development is bordered to the north and the west by the picturesque Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. Typical bushveld koppies overlook the course from the east, providing an ideal backdrop for a magnificent Gary Player designed course. Ranked #1 in South Africa in 2005, Leopard Creek is everything you would expect. The course is fairly remotely located and is therefore only recommended for clients looking to add a safari option in Southern Kruger or those using private air-charter services.

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge: Main Jock - including full board

Shamwari Elephant
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Downstairs Lounge at Eagles Crag Lodge
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Day 4

Safari -- An average day on safari consists of:

5:30 AM – Morning Game Drive: Guests are waking up for their morning game drive.
7:45 AM – Coffee & tea: Guests are enjoying coffee and tea in the bush.
9:00 AM – Breakfast: Guests are returning from their game drive for a hearty breakfast.
11:00 AM – Activities: Guests are enjoying an interpretive bush walk.
1:00 PM – Lunch: Lunch is served.
2:30 PM – Rest & Relaxation: Enjoy a massage on the deck of your suite or relax at the pool.
4:00 PM – Evening Game Drive: Guests are enjoying high tea before evening game drive.
5.30 PM – Sundowners: Guests are sipping cocktails in the bush and watching the sun set.
8:00 PM – Dinner: The fires are lit in the boma for dinner under the African stars.

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge: Main Jock - including full board

Shamwari Lions
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Day 5

Enjoy a 3rd day in the heart of the Kruger National Park.

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge: Main Jock - including full board

Garden Route
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Day 6

Today is a travel day. Transfer to Nelspruit for the flight to Johannesburg and then connect to George.
ETA in George is 5pm.

Overnight: Fancourt Hotel: Luxury Room - including breakfast

Fancourt - The Links
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Knysna Lagoon
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Day 7

Today play Fancourt - The Montagu (tbc). Designed by Gary Player and remodeled in 2004 by David McKlay-Kidd (Bandon Dunes), the Montagu is South Africa's 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.

Overnight: Fancourt Hotel: Luxury Room - including breakfast

Cango Caves South Africa
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Day 8

Today play Fancourt - The Links (tbc). Created from a previously flat piece of land, over 700 000 cubic metres of earth was moved in transforming it into a typical Links style. The course presents undulating windswept terrain and dune-style landscape and 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 stern test in all weather conditions. This is a walking course with caddies, and is ranked 3 in South Africa. Host course of the 2003 Presidents Cup, 2005 Women's World Cup and 2006 South African Open

Restaurant Suggestion: Serendipity (Wilderness) 20 minutes from Fancourt.
Come here for a five-course table d'hote menu with the most delicious South African-inspired cuisine, designed by awardwinning chef Lizelle Stolze. The menus change regularly but you have a choice (the soup and sorbet are a given). Think rosemary-crusted springbok loin on a samp and mushroom risotto and roasted brinjal and butternut roulade with a chunky seshebo. Wine Rudolf Stolze's cellar boasts the best available in South Africa and he regularly sources local wines to match the food. Serendipity is the definition of a hidden gem!

Overnight: Fancourt Hotel: Luxury Room - including breakfast

Fancourt - The Montagu
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Day 9

Sightseeing -- 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. 1036 meters above sea level, it affords bird's-eye views of both city and Peninsula as you walk its summit (weather permitting). Return to the city via the old Cape Malay Quarter, for a walk through the Company Gardens, the fresh produce gardens for ships and locals from the mid 17th Century and today, home to the SA Museum, Cultural History Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St George's Cathedral. Stroll through the city to Greenmarket Square to browse African mementos at its bustling market stalls.

Drive to the Castle, 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. Move on to the District Six Museum to view 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.

Overnight: Cape Grace: Luxury Room - including breakfast

Pinnacle Point, South Africa
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Day 10

Sightseeing -- 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 600m heights of Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the world's most breath-taking passes and past the Cape's longest beach, with a chance to spot Southern Right Whales just offshore from June to November.

Enter the Cape of Good Hope National Park for 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. 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 * A lunch stop will be made en route and is included in the cost * the cruise to Seal Island & funicular ride at Cape Point are optional extras.

Overnight: Cape Grace: Luxury Room - including breakfast

Cape Winelands, South Africa
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Ernie Els Winery
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Day 11

Wine Touring: Depart Cape Town for a scenic drive towards the Boland Mountains and Cape Wine Country. Here, explore some of its many historic wine estates with a first stop at a winery for a cellar tour and a chance to taste some of the exceptional wines of this world famous wine area.
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: 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: Cape Grace: Luxury Room - including breakfast

Pearl Valley, South Africa
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Franschhoek
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Day 12

Play today at Steenberg (tbc). An 18 hole championship course designed by Peter Matkovich; a backdrop of vineyards, gardens, forests and mountains provides the setting for this beautiful 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.

Restaurant Suggestion: La Colombe at Constatia Uitsig. (20 minutes from the Waterfront)
Luke Dale-Roberts was appointed as executive chef of La Colombe in November 2006 and has since made his mark at this award-winning restaurant by adding exciting new Asian influences to the mix of classic and contemporary French Cuisine. Luke has elevated the dining experience, winning the 2008 Prudential Eat Out Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year award , being voted one of the top 50 restaurants in the world by the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2009.


Overnight: Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Pretoria Pullman Suite - including Dinner and breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

Chapmans Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
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Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden
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Day 13

For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. This 1600-kilometre journey is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo. Trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic wine lands of the Cape. Journey's end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lions Head. Highlights of the north and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. This authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village, which was founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. A stop is also made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Mine Museum and the world's largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Please note the train journey operates in both directions.

Overnight: Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Pretoria Pullman Suite - including Dinner and breakfast (2 Rooms, 4 passengers)

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Steenberg Golf Club
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Robben Island Entrance
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Day 14

Arrive in Pretoria this afternoon and transfer to the Johanneburg Airport for your departure.

 

Pricing

For current pricing and customized options, contact a PerryGolf Travel Expert at 1.800.344.5257or Information@PerryGolf.com.

PLEASE NOTE: This Sample Itinerary is provided primarily for research purposes. You are entirely welcome to book it as shown (based on availability), but keep in mind that it may be customized in any way you wish.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
  • Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
  • Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination.
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
  • Local taxes.

Conditions of Your Customized Quote

  • It will be priced in United States Dollars (US$).
  • It will be good for a period of 30 days from the date as quoted on your schedule. Rates do increase, and we recommend that you save a copy of the quotation you receive for your own records.
  • It neither implies nor provides any assurance of availability for the above inclusions
  • 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 Gordon Turner on 1.800.344.5257 ext 251 or Gordon.Turner@PerryGolf.com.

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Ground Transportation

Your travel throughout is as follows:

Four door MPV vehicle (Volkswagen Caravelle or similar) with concierge driver. Suitable for 4 passengers with luggage and golf clubs.

Due to the large size of South Africa, a specialized concierge driver/ guide may be assigned per region visited.

Special Air Services: You may wish to consider the selective use of private aircraft or helicopter transportation to visit golf courses not otherwise easily accessible, or simply to eliminate longer road journeys. We are great believers in maximizing the benefit afforded by this form of transportation.

 

 

HOTEL Information

FANCOURT HOTEL - Preferred Hotel Partner

A combination of Olde Worlde charm and contemporary luxuries is what makes the Fancourt Hotel so distinctive. Fancourt's central location in the heart of the Garden Route makes it a perfect place from which to explore this most beautiful of regions. At Fancourt, guests can choose between a room in the beautifully restored 19th Century Manor House or one of the stately Garden Suites and Studios. The 3 courses at Fancourt are accessible to Fancourt members and hotel guests only, making it one of the most exclusive golf properties in South Africa.

Fancourt Hotel
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CAPE GRACE - Preferred Hotel Partner

Nestled on a private quay in Cape Town's bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront between a working harbour 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 customised yacht charters on Spirit of the Cape, the hotel is dedicated to surpassing expectations and making your stay the most memorable ever.

Le Quartier Francais
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JOCK SAFARI LODGE

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 40 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 unspoilt 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 & 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: -All power is generated on 220volt -Telephones on micro dish -Flatscreen DSTV available - on request - Pool - Private Plunge pools at each suite -Onsite game rangers and fenced security in the camp from predators -Internet access -Spa & Wellness ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES: -All meals, teas and coffees & local alcholic beverages -Two safaris per day in open landrovers -Tourism Marketing levy of R5.00 pppn -Daily walking safaris - only subject to availability

Suite Exterior at Eagles Crag Lodge
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ROVOS RAIL
Rovos Rail offers two beautifully rebuilt Classic trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers who are accommodated in the most spacious and luxurious train suites in the world. The use of traditional furnishings and period decor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the Dining, Lounge and Observation cars.

The Rate Includes:
* Three superb meals daily, all alcoholic and other beverages
* Sightseeing excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide
* Entrance fees to places of interest
* 24 hour full room service and bar facilities
* Government Tax
* Limited laundry service

Victoria & Alfred Hotel
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Airline Information

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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