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The Best of South Africa 2019 ~ Golf, Safari, Cape Town, the Winelands & Garden Route

The Best of South Africa Escorted 2019 ~
Golf, Kruger Safari, Cape Town, the Winelands & Garden Route

14 Nights, 4 at Jock Safari Lodge | 5 Rounds | February 23 - March 9

Victoria Falls and Botswana Extensions Available

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 ... Read More.

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. We will be four nights under a canopy of sparkling African stars in luxury suites at Jock Safari Lodge for seven game drives expecting to see the Big Five on multiple occasions. 

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.

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Date Golf Sightseeing Social & Events Lodging
Feb 23     Arrive, Welcome Dinner Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town
Feb 24   Guided Tour of Cape Town    
Feb 25 Steenberg   Tapas & Wine  
Feb 26   Cape Peninsula Tour Dinner  
Feb 27 Pearl Valley   Dinner Lanzerac Hotel, Stellenbosch
Feb 28   Tour & Tasting of the Cape Winelands Lunch  
Mar 1 Fancourt - The Montagu   Fly to George Fancourt, George
Mar 2 Fancourt - The Links      
Mar 3 Optional Garden Route    
Mar 4 Pinnacle Point      
Mar 5   Afternoon Game Drive Fly to Skukuza Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger National
Mar 6   Two Game Drives All Meals  
Mar 7   Two Game Drives All Meals  
Mar 8   Two Game Drives All Meals  
Mar 9     Depart  

14 Nights, 4 at Jock Safari Lodge | 5 Rounds | February 23 - March 9

 

 




Additional PerryGolf Vacations to South Africa

CUSTOM TOURS

Customized golf, safari, wine and sightseeing tours of South Africa are always available keeping in mind that their golf season is primarily from October to March. Contact Gordon Turner in our Cape Town office at 800.344.5257 x251 or Gordon.Turner@PerryGolf.com if we can assist you personally.

ESCORTED TOURS

2018 The Best of South Africa ~ Golf, Kruger Safari, Cape Town, the Winelands & Garden Route
4 at Jock Safari Lodge | 6 Rounds | Wine Tours & Sightseeing | November 2 - 16
 
2019 The Best of South Africa ~ Golf, Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route & Kruger Safari
13 Nights, 3 on Safari at Kirkman’s Kamp | 6 Rounds | February 23 - March 9

Victoria Falls & Botswana extensions available
 
2019 The Best of South Africa ~ Golf, Cape Town, Garden Route, Sun City & Madikwe Safari
14 Nights, 3 on Safari at Madikwe Safari Lodge | 6 Rounds | May (TBA)
 

Detailed Itinerary

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23: 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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24: 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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25: 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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26: 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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 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.

Dinner at Lanzerac in the Governors Hall – including wine.

Overnight: Lanzerac Hotel. Classic Room with breakfast included.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28: 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1: 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

FRIDAY, MARCH 2: 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

SATURDAY, MARCH 3: 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

SUNDAY, MARCH 4: 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

MONDAY, MARCH 5: GEORGE & KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

This morning we will fly from George to Johannesburg and from Johannesburg to Skukuza.

Transfer to Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger National Park (45 min).

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 6: 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: Jock Safari Lodge Suite with all meals included

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7: 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

THURSDAY, MARCH 8: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a third full day on safari at Jock Lodge.

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge Suite with all meals included

FRIDAY, MARCH 9: JOHANNESBURG

Return to Johannesburg for departing flights.

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

Golf Schedule

Steenberg image

Steenburgen is among a backdrop of vineyards, gardens, forests and mountains provides the setting for this beautiful exclusive course. The course is visually stunning and strategically challenging. It’s 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.

Pearl Valley image

Set in the famous Franschhoek Wine region, this Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is a treat to play. Pearl Valley is considered one of the top conditioned courses. As with many Nicklaus courses, water on the right with plenty of sand, will keep the golfers minds off the wide landing areas provided. 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.

Fancourt - The Montagu image

Designed by Gary Player and remodeled in 2004 by David McLay-Kidd (Bandon Dunes), the Montagu is one of South Africa's best parkland golf courses. With the highest levels of conditioning and true championship layout, this tree-lined and challenging course over rolling terrain leaves a positive lasting impression on all who play here. The 8th hole is a delightful par-3 measuring 182 yards, entirely over water. The Montagu at Fancourt sets the standards by which all other courses in South Africa are measured.

Fancourt - The Links image

Created from a previously flat piece of land, over 700,000 cubic metres of earth was moved to transform 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. 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.

Pinnacle Point image

The renowned architect Peter Matkovich put it best, describing the property at Pinnacle Point by saying, ‘this is the most dramatic golf course site I’ve ever encountered anywhere in the world.’ It’s difficult to argue with his assessment. Set high above the Indian Ocean, providing sensational, breathtaking views of the crystal blue water from across the course, this is truly a magnificent and memorable design. In all seven holes run parallel to the ocean shore. The home hole is a fierce risk-reward par-5.

Accommodations

Cape Grace image

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.

Lanzerac Hotel image

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. 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.

Fancourt Hotel image

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.

Jock Safari Lodge image

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

Escorted South Africa Golf Trip TRansportationFancourt to Cape Town
The group has 2 x 16 seat Mercedes vehicles. These smaller vehicles allow us access to experiences that large coaches cannot. On the touring days, each vehicle will have a driver plus a guide allowing hop-on hop-off touring and easy travel.


Escorted South Africa Golf Trip TRansportationJock Safari Lodge
Open 4x4 vehicles operated by Jock’s professional team of safari rangers.


Kirkman's Kamp Game Drive with Elephant
Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background
Table Mountain Cable Car
Table Mountain Cable Car
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Steenberg Golf Club
Steenberg Golf Club

 

Tour Pricing Per Guest

Golfer: $11,750 | Non-Golfer: $10,600 | Single Supplement: $4,860

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Tour Inclusions

  • Fourteen (14) nights accommodation in hotels listed with room category as detailed in the schedule based on twin occupancy
  • Breakfast daily
  • Green fees for five (5) rounds of golf as listed in the schedule
  • All meals at Jock Safari Lodge
  • Five (5) lunches and five (5) dinners. Beer, wine & soft drinks included
  • · Three (3) internal flights (George to Cape Town, Cape Town to Skukuza, Skukusa to Johannesburg)
  • Privately guided sightseeing tours and admission charges as listed
  • Ground transportation with driver throughout as detailed in Ground Transportation
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour
  • Local taxes

Not Included

Airfare to/from South Africa | Individual arrival/departure airport transfers | Drinks and meals other than specified | Personal expenses


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