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

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

14 Nights, 4 on Safari | 5 Rounds | Wine Tours & Sightseeing | November 3 – 17

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... Read More.

an hour away in the Cape Winelands.  The Garden Route is next for four nights at Fancourt  in their 5-star boutique hotel within a resort – The Manor  House – whose eighteen suites are pampered with 24 hour butler service. This region is so named  because of the ecologically diverse vegetation found here among the numerous lagoons and lakes that follow the coast. You’ll want to visit KnysnaMossel BayOudtshoorn and nearby Cango Caves, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley. The tour will conclude in one of the most thrilling places on Earth, Kruger National Park. 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. Read Less.

Itinerary in Brief
November 3 - 17
Nov 3 Cape Town Arrive
Nov 4 Cape Town Sightseeing
Nov 5 Cape Town Golf & Sightseeing
Nov 6 Cape Town Sightseeing
Nov 7 Stellenbosch Golf & Sightseeing
Nov 8 Stellenbosch Sightseeing
Nov 9 Stellenbosch & George Golf & Sightseeing
Nov 10 George Golf & Sightseeing
Nov 11 George Sightseeing
Nov 12 George Golf & Sightseeing
Nov 13 George & Kruger National Park Sightseeing
Nov 14 Kruger National Park Sightseeing
Nov 15 Kruger National Park Sightseeing
Nov 16 Kruger National Park Sightseeing
Nov 17 Johannesburg Depart

Additional PerryGolf Vacations to South Africa


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 if we can assist you personally.


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
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13 Nights, 3 on Safari at Kirkman’s Kamp | 6 Rounds | February 23 - March 9

Victoria Falls & Botswana extensions available
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14 Nights, 3 on Safari at Madikwe Safari Lodge | 6 Rounds | May (TBA)

Detailed Itinerary


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


The hotel is reserved from 02 November for those wanting to arrive early. Please also speak to us about adding pre and post tour experiences such as Victoria Falls, Hermanus plus added safari experiences in Botswana.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Enjoy a third full day on safari at Jock Lodge.

Overnight: Jock Safari Lodge Suite with all meals included


Return to Johannesburg for departing flights.

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

Golf Schedule

Thai Country Club: Bangkok, ThailandThai Country Club

Thai Country Club, a prestigious member’s course and generally considered to the best in Bangkok. Thai County played host to the 1997 Asian Honda Classic won by Tiger Woods and continues to host yearly professional events. Its immaculate presentation and conditioning, coupled with a very strong palm-lined layout, ensures Thai Country Club is regularly voted in Asia’s top 5.

Nikanti Golf Club: Bangkok, ThailandNikanti Golf Club

Nikanti Golf Club is one of Asia’s most impressive and innovative golf experiences. The 18 hole course, constructed on rolling terrain and beautifully maintained, is designed as three loops of six, each loop comprising two par-threes, two par-fours and two par-fives. The club boasts outstanding clubhouse facilities and offers an exceptionally high guest service level and in addition to including cart and caddie fee as is normal in this part of the world, also includes all food and beverage for the day. It should set the tone nicely as your first Asian golf experience!

Phokeethra Country Club: SIEM REAP, CAMBODIAPhokeethra Country Club

Phokeethra Country Club, host of the Cambodian Open and Johnnie Walker Classic, was the first international standard golf course in Siem Reap. A combination of Paspalum grasses are used on both fairways and greens, which gives the golf course its deep green color and insures a high standard of course conditions all year round. Tight fairways and undulating greens give the golf course a distinctive layout and feel.

Angkor Golf Resort: SIEM REAP, CambodiaAngkor Golf Resort

Angkor Golf Resort is considered the finest in Cambodia. Designer Sir Nick Faldo received a blessing from local monks and then opened the golf course in December 2007, his first in Cambodia. The Angkor Golf Resort brings Cambodia squarely onto the international golf destination map.

Montgomerie Links: Da Nang, VietnamMontgomerie Links

Montgomerie Links Vietnam, The Montgomerie Links site has an amazing beachscape, which makes the perfect palette for this links style course. Moving boldly over wispy Casuarina pines and sand dunes the Montgomerie Links Vietnam enjoys a wonderful links feel.

Ba Na Hills Golf Club: Da Nang, VietnamBa Na Hills Golf Club

Ba Na Hills Golf Club is laid out in several valleys of the surrounding mountain ranges and has a diverse mix holes at higher elevation with spectacular views. The front nine holes form a traditional parkland course surrounded by pine forests. The back nine play along and up-and-down the surrounding hills with many blind shots and doglegs. Bunkering at Ba Na Hills is unique with long grass around the edges and face of each hazard.

Da Nang Golf Club: Da Nang, VietnamDa Nang Golf Club

Da Nang Golf Club. Reminiscent of both Scottish links golf and Carolina sand hills golf, Australia's Great White Shark Greg Norman has created arguably Vietnam’s best course.

Van Tri Golf Club: Hanoi, VietnamVan Tri Golf Club

Play Van Tri Golf Club North Vietnam’s most exclusive private course. The course is visually stunning as various colors, textures, heights and elements of stone, water, sand, grass and trees to provide a great variety that defines each and every individual hole. Stately pine trees define most holes and small moguls dot the fairways and highlight the sharp-edged green side bunker complexes.


Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa: Bangkok, Thailand

Anantara Riverside Resort & SpaSet on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the City of Angels. Situated on 11 riverside acres of verdant gardens, this exotic Bangkok resort seamlessly blends the thrill of urban living with the serene charms of tropical luxury. Take in the sunset from the edge of the pier, watching as river life unfolds before your eyes. Indulge in pampering spa treatments set in the tranquil environment of your own private garden. Enjoy unforgettable meals at any of our 10 bars or restaurants, each offering individual delicacies. Discover a new entertainment and lifestyle complex at Asiatique Nightmarket, Bangkok’ s latest landmark for shopping and nightlife.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa ResortJust 10 minutes away from the famed monuments at Angkor Wat, French colonial elegance sits amidst the meticulously manicured gardens of Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. Our Siem Reap luxury hotel proudly receives a banquet of awards each and every year. The five-star Angkor hotel’s 238 rooms and suites entreat with serene design reflecting French sophistication and yesteryear refinement. A lavish swimming pool beloved by guests is surrounded by lush and opulent landscaping. Outstanding golf is nearby at Booyoung Country Club and Sir Nick Faldo’s Angkor Golf Resort Golf while all are invited to visit the So Spa with LOccitane for revitalization in private sanctuaries.

Fusion Maia Resort: Da Nang, Vietnam

Fusion Maia Da Nang BeachA stretch of golden sand once known as China Beach on Vietnam’s central coast is home to the Fusion Maia Resort, a unique all-villa resort that dedicates itself to the art of relaxation. This health-conscious luxury property with 87 private-pool accommodation is the first hotel in Asia to include all spa treatments in the room rate. That means perks like deep massages, aromatherapy facials and mud wraps are all part of the rate. Its modern, minimalist Zen design features spacious layouts whose large bathrooms have separate bathtub and rain shower areas. All-day breakfast can be served on the beach or in the spa area. Five restaurants offer Pan-Asian dishes while Fresh serves seafood by the pool. Light refreshments are available at Tonic lounge.

Sofitel Metropole Hotel: Hanoi, Vietnam

Sofitel Metropole HanoiStep back into history at Hanoi’s most storied five-star hotel. A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia, Sofitel Metropole Hanoï welcomes you to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located only steps from the Opera House in Hanoi’s French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past. Stand on the walkways that grace its lush courtyard lawn and immerse yourself in the hotels rich traditions. The city’s most famed restaurants and bars call the Hotel Metropole home. Dine on legendary cuisine from the French menus of Le Beaulieu to the sumptuous Italian masterpieces of Angelina to the exotic flavors of Hanoi at Spices Garden.

Indochine Sails: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Indochine Sails StateroomBacked by over twenty years’ experience hosting international guests on the area’s tranquil waters, Indochina Sails sets the standard for luxury cruising in Halong Bay. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, they are now regarded as the number one choice for discerning travelers. Their fleet of six newly built wooden junks are designed in time-honored traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. The staterooms are designed and fitted to international standards, featuring a rich wooden decor, with large windows from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay. The comfortable bedding and luxuriant linens ensure you a restful sleep in style. Large ensuite marble bathrooms feature massage showers and deluxe towels and toiletries. It is simply the best way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ground Transportation

Your local travel throughout will be provided by a PerryGolf VIP Coach & Concierge Driver.

The VIP Coach is complete with eight individual leather seats including two tables, air conditioning, CD, DVD, PA, radio, two monitors, a large fridge, panoramic views plus generous storage space for luggage and golf equipment.

Your Concierge Driver will accompany you from the time he picks you up at the airport until you are returned. Beyond being professional coach drivers, our drivers will also take care of your golf equipment, they'll assist with check-ins to your hotels and golf courses, will make dinner reservations and sightseeing suggestions. This way you can relax with complete confidence that the logistics of your vacation are in expert hands.

VIDEO of VIP Coach & Concierge Driver

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


Tour Pricing Per Guest

The Best of South Africa Escorted 2017
Party of 16

Golfer: $9,950 | Non Golfer: $9,250 | Single Supplement: $4,200

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Tour Inclusions

  • VIP meet and greet in Johannesburg at the door of the aircraft
  • Accommodation in hotels and room categories as listed in the schedule
  • Breakfast daily
  • All meals at Jock Safari Lodge
  • 5 dinners and 5 lunches with table wine as listed from 7-15 March
  • Green fees for five (5) rounds of golf as listed in the schedule
  • Carts or caddies
  • Ground transportation with driver throughout as detailed in TRANSPORTATION
  • Four (4) internal flights
  • Full time PerryGolf Tour Leader
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination
  • Local taxes

Not Included

Airfare to/from Australia | Individual arrival/departure airport transfers | Drinks & any meals other than specified
Personal expenses

Air 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.

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Travel Insurance

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Important Information

Changes: After deposits have been received and confirmation has been issued, any changes requested by the client are subject to an administrative fee of $50.00 per change per person in addition to any charges which may be made by suppliers for cancellations. In most cases, changes cannot be made less than 60 days before travel.

Handicap Certificate: Most courses require visitors to be a member of a recognized golf club and to hold official handicaps, with some courses imposing a maximum handicap restriction. PerryGolf endorses this viewpoint and recommends that players travel with a valid handicap certificate from their golf club which they may be required to produce. 

Golf Cart & Caddie Options: No caddies are available for hire in Spain & Portugal. Golf Carts are available at all venues and we recommend carts are booked in advance through your PerryGolf Golf Travel Specialist to guarantee availability. All carts fees are payable locally at each course by card or cash in local currency. If you prefer to walk, either with a pull cart or carrying your own bag then this option exists at most courses but we strongly recommend golf carts for certain courses, where the terrain is unsuitable, and/or walks between tee and green are too extreme. We are happy to assist in our recommendations for carts versus walking.

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