Gary Player Golf Courses Tour. 12 Days at 5* luxury hotels and golf at the best Gary Player designed golf courses in South Africa, incl. the top 3 at The Links, Leopard Creek and Gary Player Country Club.
***FREE Hot Air Balloon Safari at Magalies River Valley***
Valid to 30 Sep ’19
01-Apr-19 – 30-Sep-19
R 62 500.00 around £3279
* Prices are based on 2 guests sharing and includes 12 nights accommodation, 10 rounds and private transfers
* Golf is based on Visitor rates
* Peak season surcharge may apply
* Package includes BAR rates, subject to change
* Dollar & Pound amounts serves as indication only and is subject to currency fluctuations
Fancourt, South Africa’s premier leisure resort is situated in the heart of the Garden Route. The resort is superbly landscaped on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains as the perfect backdrop.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a luxury 5 star Safari Lodge situated in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. It is surrounded by a 15 000 hectare private concession on the scenic Lwakahle River and home to the Big Five and a wide variety of other animals and birds, which roam freely in their natural habitat. The Suits feature high windows, a well-appointed bathroom overlooking the trees and river, and your own private deck extending from your lounge. You can’t feel closer to the bush without actually being in it.
The Michelangelo Hotel
The Michelangelo is the very essence of status and success located in Sandton on the famous Nelson Mandela Square. The hotel provides easy access to some of Africa’s finest shops, restaurants, cinemas and theaters within Sandton and is one of the “Leading Hotels of the World”. Guests can take advantage of a fitness center with personal trainers, a sauna and heated indoor pool. The spa is acclaimed, especially for its grass-covered sundeck. Expert but unobtrusive service has long made the hotel a leading choice for travelers.
The Palace Hotel at Sun City
Surrounded by lush botanical gardens crisscrossed with hiking trails, The Palace’s setting is enchanting. The main dining area overlooks the intricately decorated Grand Pool, which is circled with plush loungers to soak up the sunshine while efficient waiters attend to you. Murmuring streams, gushing waterfalls and sculpture-lined walkways lead between the hotel and its gardens, golf course and down to the Valley of the Waves. This idyllic beach cove is straight out of a tropical island postcard and provides a vibrant alternative to the Grand Pool’s genteel relaxation.
*** The Entertainment Center at Sun City will be under construction from Jan – Dec 2016
Day 1 Summary: Arrive and overnight at Fancourt
On arrival at Fancourt check into your Luxury Suite and enjoy the relaxing country feeling of this magnificent Estate. Kick your shoes of and enjoy a refreshing drink around the pool or head over to the Club Lounge & Bar to watch the players coming in on the 18th green of the Montague Golf Course before dinner at Monet.
Day 2 Summary: Golf at Montagu Golf Course, overnight at Fancourt
Enjoy breakfast and head over to the Montagu Golf Course for an unforgettable 18 holes on one of the top golf courses in South Africa. The stunning landscape, water hazards and colourful scrubs will leave many a memory for years to come. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon around the pool before dinner.
Day 3 Summary: Golf at Outeniqua Golf Course, overnight at Fancourt
After enjoying an early Garden Route breakfast, make your way to the Outeniqua Golf Course for another round of fabulous golf on the wide open but still challenging golf course with plenty of fairway to work with and just enough water to keep you on your toes. Afternoon at leisure before trying something different on the menu at Monet.
Day 4 Summary: Golf at The Links, overnight at Sun City
After breakfast head over to the clubhouse for a round on the #1 golf course in South Africa, The Links at Fancourt. It is another masterpiece by the legendary Gary Player and a course for true champions. After golf you will catch a short flight and transfer to the magnificent Sun City Resort Complex where you will stay in the luxury Palace Hotel.
Day 5 Summary: Golf at Lost City Golf Course, overnight at Sun City
After breakfast move to the Lost City Golf Course for another exhilarating round of golf. This course features deserts, mountains and parklands with a multitude of water features. The 13th hole being the signature hole is perhaps the most famous due to its Nile Crocodiles making this their home. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon before heading for dinner.
Day 6 Summary: Golf at Gary Player Country Club, overnight at Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Enjoy breakfast and head to the Gary Player Country Club. Without a doubt one of the best golf courses on the African Continent and home to the Million Dollar Nedbank Nolf Challenge. Having been designed by the golfing legend himself this course is always in a pristine condition and is a golf course of unmatched beauty. The multiple tees will give both pro and amateur a very satisfying round. After golf you will transfer back to Jozi for a short flight to the world famous Kruger National Park, home of the Big 5. You should arrive in time for the evening game drive followed by a relaxing boma dinner in the bush.
Day 7 Summary: Golf at Leopard Creek Golf Course, overnight at Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Enjoy breakfast and a game drive on the way to the gates of the Kruger National Park before a morning tee off at Leopard Creek Golf Course, #2 in South Africa. This course is the brainchild of Rupert Murdock and with the help and design of the legendary Gary Player something extraordinary was developed in the heart of the African Bush. Enjoy this magnificent golfing experience before heading back to Lukimbi for a relaxing afternoon before the evening game drive and dinner with friends.
Day 8 Summary: Safari and overnight at Michelangelo Hotel
Wake up to the traditional coffee and rusks before an early morning game drive that might deliver some of the best views of the wild life morning activities. Enjoy a real Bushveld breakfast at the lodge before catching a flight back to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be transferred to the luxurious Michelangelo Hotel. It has the perfect location right on the famous Nelson Mandela Square. You will be spoiled for choice at dinner with many fantastic restaurants within walking distance, we recommend the Hard Rock Cafe for an unforgettable evening.
Day 9 Summary: Golf at Ruimsig, overnight at Michelangelo Hotel
Enjoy breakfast and make your way to Ruimsig Country Club for a fabulous round of golf. There are 72 bunkers to contend with and seven water hazards offering all handicap golfers a challenge yet the good golf shot will always be rewarded. Accuracy is the key on this one. A Soweto Experience Tour in the afternoon will be a good choice. We recommend The Grillhouse Restaurant in Sandton for dinner.
Day 10 Summary: Golf at Dainfern, overnight at Michelangelo Hotel
Enjoy breakfast and make your way to Dainfern for another treat from our Gary Player. The course tests the skills of proficient golfers, with play crossing the Jukskei River six times. It has some of the most scenic yet challenging holes in the country and is one of South Africa’s most exciting golf venues. A City Tour in the afternoon will allow you to experience what this bustling city is all about. We recommend The Bull Run Restaurant in Sandton for dinner.
Day 11 Summary: Golf at Blue Valley, overnight at Michelangelo Hotel
Enjoy breakfast and make your way to Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate. The course has been designed to make full use of the natural features of the site, while at the same time providing a memorable and challenging golfing experience. Hazards in the form of bunkers and water features provide strategic and aesthetic value. Enjoy an afternoon relaxing by the pool or invigorate yourself in the hotel spa. Walk downstairs for a great dinner at Picollo Mondo at your hotel.
Day 12 Summary: Golf at Pretoria Country Club, Depart
Enjoy breakfast and make your way to Pretoria Country Club, an unknown but absolute gem. This masterpiece is located in the upmarket suburb of Waterkloof and known for being the the best leisure venue in the city. Apart from an exceptional golf course, the scenery will also leave you in awe. Spend the afternoon at the famous Pretoria Zoo or drive through this beautiful city filled with purple blossom Jakaranda trees. From here you will be transferred to the airport where you will say good bey’s to this amazing country. We hope to see you again soon!
* 3 Nights in a Luxury Suite at Fancourt Hotel
* 2 Nights in a Luxury Room at The Palace at Sun City
* 2 Nights in a Luxury Suite at Lukimbi Safari Lodge
* 4 Nights in a Deluxe Room at The Michaelangelo Hotel
* Full English breakfast daily
* 1 round at Fancourt The Links (#1)
* 1 round at Fancourt Montagu
* 1 round at Fancourt Outeniqua
* 1 round at Gary Player, incl. halfway lunch (#3)
* 1 round at Lost City, incl. cart & halfway lunch
* 1 round at Leopard Creek (#2)
* 1 round at Ruimsig, incl. cart
* 1 round at Dainfern, incl. cart
* 1 round at Blue Valley, incl. cart
* 1 round at Pretoria, incl. cart
* Private road transfers between airport-hotels-golf courses in a luxury vehicle
Value added services:
* Spa vouchers for non-golfers
* Fancourt exchange golf for spa or dinner vouchers
* Lukimbi – 3 full meals, all teas and coffees & afternoon tea, 2 game drives & walking safari per day
* Sun City: One meal voucher to the value of R165 per golfer per stay to be used at the Club House. One draught on tap per round of golf included.
* All meals, flights, extras and items not mentioned
* Also available on a self-drive basis at a lower price, please enquire
NOTE: Leopard Creek Country Club will close for re-design in October 2017 for approximately 6 months. However, we are pleased to be able to tell you that we are able to offer golf on the new 9 hole Par 3 layout. This new NJDC encompasses a world class practice facility and a superb Par 3 course, modelled on well-known golf holes from famous courses around the world. “Seriously, this is the best facility of its kind I’ve seen anywhere in the world,” enthused South Africa’s globe-trotting golfer Thomas Aiken.
Hot Air Balloon Safari
If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style. Its sunrise, the silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. You’re sipping fine champagne while hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, just 45 km north of Johannesburg. This is a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world.
Indalu Game ReserveJoin our experienced handlers as we have an early morning walk with our elephants before releasing them on the farm or getting them back to their boma at sunset to settle for the night. Our handlers will introduce you to these gentle African giants, taking part in brush downs, touching (sit on their knee) and feeding them a delicious snack bucket. Long pants and walking shoes are recommended for this exhilarating experience.
Johannesburg City TourOur tour sets off for Constitution Hill, home of South Africa’s architectural marvel, the Constitutional Court and site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison. We visit and explore the Maboneng Precinct and make time to stop at Museum Africa, Johannesburg’s premier cultural history museum; reminiscent of a 1950’s shebeen or pub, and it’s here you’ll really sense the soul of the inner city.
Shark Cage Diving – Mossel BayThe trip from the dock to the shark site is only about ten minutes so there is no long and tedious boat ride. The bay is also very protected so our sea conditions are normally very calm and comfortable. The crew will provide a briefing concerning the cage diving on the boat. To find the sharks they have to bait and chum. The baits and chum are natural marine products. It can take several minutes or several hours for the first shark to appear, you need to understand that nothing is guaranteed. Once you have sharks at the boat, the cage will go into the water and the diving will begin. Topside viewing is exciting for the non-diver and as the shark works very close to the surface you will have plenty of opportunity to take some action shots. A trip generally lasts for +- 4 hours and they offer a light lunch, snacks and drinks on the boat.