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

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

14 Nights, 4 at Jock Safari Lodge | 6 Rounds | Wine Tours & Sightseeing | November 2 - 16

*This Escorted Tour is Hosted by PerryGolf's South Africa Director Gordon Turner

This fully hosted itinerary begins on the famed Garden Route with four nights at Fancourt , the finest golf resort in Africa. We take over most of their 5-star boutique The Manor House, -- a “hotel within a resort” – where your exclusive suite comes with an open bar, evening canapes and butler service. This region is so named because of the ecologically diverse vegetation found here among the stretch of forests, lagoons and lakes that follow the coast.... Read More.

You’ll want to visit Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudshoorn and nearby Cango Caves, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley are on the cards for non-golfers.

After a short flight from George we arrive for two nights at Lanzerac Estate Hotel, a private 300 year-old working wine estate in the Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch 35 miles east of Cape Town. Their newly restored hotel and historic buildings offer old world tranquility and the perfect base to explore the famous winelands.

Next we enjoy the exceptional Cape Grace Hotel next to Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for four nights. We’ll explore this iconic city from the bustling Waterfront to the top of Table Mountain, taking in Cape Point and the penguins at Bolders Beach.

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 six 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 #8 Pearl Valley, Pinnacle Point , #6 Montagu, #2 Leopard Creek and #1 The Links at Fancourt. All cart/caddie costs are included as are the wine and sightseeing tours, all 3 intercountry flights plus a variety of lunches and dinners.

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Date Golf Sightseeing Social & Events Lodging
Nov 2     Arrive, Welcome Dinner Fancourt, George
Nov 3 Fancourt - The Montagu      
Nov 4 Pinnacle Point      
Nov 5   Garden Route Dinner  
Nov 6 Fancourt - The Links   Lunch and Dinner. Fly to Cape Town Lanzerac, Stellenbosch
Nov 7   Cape Winelands Wine tasting with Lunch; Dinner  
Nov 8 Pearl Valley   Tranfer to Cape Town Cape Grace, Cape Town
Nov 9   Cape Town Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch  
Nov 10   Cape Peninsula Cape of Good Hope; Lunch and Dinner  
Nov 11 Steenberg   Lunch and Dinner  
Nov 12   Evening Game Drive Fly to Kruger National, Dinner Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger
Nov 13   Two Game Drives All Meals  
Nov 14   Two Game Drives All Meals  
Nov 15 Leopard Creek   All Meals  
Nov 16   Morning Game Drive Depart  

14 Nights, 4 at Jock Safari Lodge | 6 Rounds
Wine Tours & Sightseeing | November 2 - 16

 

 




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, NOVEMBER 2

Upon arrival at George Airport you will be met by PerryGolf staff who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to The Manor House at Fancourt. (Drive time is 10 minutes)

If you intend to arrive on November 1, which we recommend, please discuss your plans with PerryGolf before booking flights so that we can have your arrangements in place.

Welcome cocktail party and private BBQ this evening at Fancourt

Overnight: Fancourt Manor House - Homewood Suite , breakfast included.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

GOLF: Today play Fancourt - The Montagu . Designed by Gary Player and remodelled in 2004 by David McLay-Kidd (Bandon Dunes, Machrihanish Dunes), the Montagu is regarded as 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.

Caddies / Carts are included

OVERNIGHT: Fancourt Manor House - Homewood Suite , breakfast included.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

GOLF: Today play Pinnacle Point. Magnificently perched atop staggering cliffs, this windswept course three hours east of Cape Town and a half hour south of George marks a major addition to South Africa’s already world-class golf scene. Six of the holes play across deep chasms to greens that seem to float in the Indian 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.

Carts are included.

OVERNIGHT: Fancourt Manor House - Homewood Suite , breakfast included.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Golfers can add golf at Pezula or Fancourt - Outeniqua

SIGHTSEEING INCLUSION: The Garden Route and Little Karoo's natural beauty will have you question ever wanting to leave this idyllic spot! The Garden Route and Little Karoo spans from Witsands whale birthing haven in the West to Plettenberg Bays beach, polo and party-going pleasures in the East. Then there’s the arid geological basin along the interior, wedged between the fynbos-rich Heidelberg in the west and Uniondale’s eastern sheep farming and rock art treasures. It's all about an abundance of blue skies, white sand beaches, rolling oceans, mountain scenery, indigenous fynbos, ostrich antics and local hospitality. A place where you can travel along routes where you are often alone on the open road or make for the malls and beaches Golden vineyards, sun-drenched orchards, pin-drop-silent forests, sweeping lakes and birds eye view passes add to the mix.

Dinner is included this evening at Fancourt.

OVERNIGHT: Fancourt Manor House - Homewood Suite , breakfast included.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

GOLF: Today play Fancourt - The Links. Created from a previously flat piece of land, over 7.5 million square feet of earth was moved to create a classic links style layout that is regularly regarded as one of the top clubs in the country. 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 but fair test of golf. The club has hosted the 2003 Presidents Cup, 2005 Women's World Cup and the 2006 South African Open.

Caddies are required and included. Gratuity is additional

Lunch is included after golf.

After golf we fly from George to Cape Town (a 40 minute flight which is included) and transfer to Lanzerac Wine Estate and Hotel (30 minutes)

Dinner this evening at Lanzerac is included.

OVERNIGHT: Lanzerac Hotel - Luxury Room, breakfast included.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

SIGHTSEEING INCLUSION: 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 enroute 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 *.

Lunch at an estate restaurant in Franschhoek is included.

Dinner at leisure in Stellenbosch.

Overnight: Lanzerac Hotel - Luxury Rooms, breakfast included

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

GOLF: Play today at Pearl Valley. Set in the famous Franschhoek Wine region, this new Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is a treat to play. Pearl Valley is probably the top conditioned course 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. A second course, 'Bears Best' will be built shortly on the same property.

Carts are included.

After golf, we continue to Cape Town (50 minute drive)

OVERNIGHT: Cape Grace Hotel - Table Mountain Luxury Room, breakfast included.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

SIGHTSEEING INCLUSION: 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. At 3399 feet above sea level, it affords a bird’s-eye view 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, 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.

Dinner at leisure.

OVERNIGHT: Cape Grace Hotel - Table Mountain Luxury Room, breakfast included.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

SIGHTSEEING INCLUSION: Depart the city along the spectacular Atlantic Seaboard, en route to the fishing village of Hout Bay, visiting its fish markets and shops for the Cape Peninsula Tour. Continue over the heights of Chapman’s Peak Drive (1968 feet), one of the world’s most breath-taking passes and past the Cape’s longest beach, with a chance to spot Southern Right Whales 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.

Lunch is included.

Dinner at Leisure in Cape Town.

OVERNIGHT: Cape Grace Hotel - Table Mountain Luxury Room, breakfast included.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

TGOLF: Play today at Steenberg. This 18-hole championship course designed by Peter Matkovich features a backdrop of vineyards, gardens, forests and mountains. 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.

Carts with forecaddies are included.

Lunch at Steenberg Estate.

Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure to relax or shop.

Dinner is included this evening.

OVERNIGHT: Cape Grace Hotel - Table Mountain Luxury Room, breakfast included.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Depart the hotel for Cape Town Airport at 8:30 AM.

Fly from Cape Town to Skukuza in the heart of the Kruger National Park. Arrive at 1:05 PM.

Jock Lodge Rangers will meet the group on arrival and transfer you in open safari vehicles through the park to the lodge (45 minutes).

After high-tea and an orientation meeting, we leave the lodge at 4:00 PM for the first of five game drives.

Drinks and dinner at 7:00 PM.

OVERNIGHT: Jock Safari Lodge – Thatched suite with private plunge pool, meals included / drinks billed separately.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

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 – Thatched suite with private plunge pool, meals included / drinks billed separately.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

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 – Thatched suite with private plunge pool, meals included / drinks billed separately.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Depart this morning at 6:30 AM for the one hour drive to the southern border of the park and golf at Leopard Creek. This is a safari all on its own.

GOLF: Today play Leopard Creek. 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. The club is routinely ranked among the top five in the country.

Carts are included.

OVERNIGHT: Jock Safari Lodge – Thatched suite with private plunge pool, meals included / drinks billed separately.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Enjoy a morning game drive and breakfast before departing to the local airport for your connection flight to Johannesburg. The flight is included.

Extensions to Victoria Falls, Botswana and beyond are readily available

Depart South Africa from the Johannesburg Airport.

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.

Leopard Creek image

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. The course is remotely located and is therefore only recommended for clients looking to aSdd a safari option in Southern Kruger or those using private air-charter services.

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 Manor House image

Blanco House, the 150 year-old original Manor House and National Monument set on the 613 hectare Fancourt Estate was meticulously remodelled 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.

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.


Jock Safari Lodge Game Drive
Steenberg Golf Club
Pearl Valley
Pearl Valley
Jock Safari Young Lion
Jock Safari Young Lion
The Manor House at Fancourt
The Manor House at Fancourt

 

Tour Pricing Per Guest

Golfer: $11,400 | Non-Golfer: $10,530 | Single Supplement: $4,860

IMPORTANT : Please review the PerryGolf Travel Insurance



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 six (6) rounds of golf with caddies and carts as listed
  • Eight (8) lunches and seven (7) 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 throughout as detailed in Ground Transportation
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination
  • 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 & meals other than specified
Personal expenses


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