Cape Town and the Garden Route Golf Tour
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Cape Town and the Garden Route, which stretches along the southern coast, are easily combined to offer some of the countries best golf courses and scenic touring. This self-drive program offers the golfer the choice of deluxe or superior accommodation and a variety of championship and holiday golf courses.
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Day 1-3 - Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Bed & Breakfast
You will spend three nights in Cape Town on a bed and breakfast basis.
Cape Town is home to a number of world-class golf courses; you will play two of them and also enjoy high quality sightseeing during your stay.
Clovelly Country Club in the southern Peninsula is best combined with a tour to Cape Point in the Cape Peninsula National Park and a visit to the penguins at Boulders beach.
Spier Country Club is a brand new course designed to international standards and set alongside vineyards at Spier in the Winelands region. After 18 holes you can enjoy a memorable lunch at one of the estate's restaurants or embark immediately on a tour of the Stellenbosch winelands.
Your free time in the "Mother City" can be filled in numerous ways - relax on one of the many beautiful beaches, join a ferry tour to the infamous Robben Island - South Africa's Alcatraz is best known as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for almost two decades or ascend Table Mountain (on foot or by cable car - weather permitting).
Day 4-6 - George
George - Garden Route.
Depart Cape Town and drive to George on the Garden Route (approximately 450km on well-maintained, tarred roads).
Spend three nights in George on a bed and breakfast basis and play three rounds of golf during your stay. Fancourt Hotel and Country Club will host the golfer on the deluxe tour whilst a superior guest house or hotel will provide a comfortable base to the golfer on the standard tour.
The two 18-hole, Gary Player-designed championship parkland golf courses at Fancourt - with world-class conditioning - meet the exacting requirements of champions as well as the needs of the improving golfer. These two courses, the Montagu and the Outeniqua, are only available for the golfer residing at Fancourt.
However a third course - The Links - opened in September 2000 has added a dramatically different dimension to the estate's existing world-class golfing facilities and is open to the golfer not staying at the estate.
George Golf Course consists of beautifully green and well-maintained Outeniqua kweek fairways and bent grass greens. There are no water hazards on the course but it has numerous bunkers and deep rough.
The 18-hole Mediterranean-style Sparrebosch Golf Complex, located on the top of the Knysna Heads provides another memorable golfing experience with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Knysna itself is a vibrant town and lies on an estuary, offering the visitor many attractions including boat cruises, oyster tasting and plenty of local art and culture in its flea markets and galleries.
Your leisure time will readily fill up in this region of infinite diversity and contrast, from golden beaches, rocky shorelines, and mysterious indigenous forests to breathtaking mountains. The year-round mild climate provides numerous opportunities for leisure activities such as watersports, hiking, whale watching (seasonal) and adventure sports.
Day 7-8 - Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay - Garden Route.
Travel along the heart of the coastal Garden Route via Wilderness and Knysna to Plettenberg Bay.
Bed & Breakfast
You will spend two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Enjoy a round of golf at Plettenberg Bay Golf Club. A scenic parkland course situated in a proclaimed nature reserve sports newly designed greens surrounds and bunkers to USGA specifications. The enlarged, gently sloped bent grass greens, designed by Rob O'Friell, now have strategically placed bunkers and four new water features.
Leisure time in Plettenberg Bay will most likely include some hours on its stunning beaches or for the more adventurous a hike in the Robberg Peninsula Nature Reserve or scenic flight over the bay to spot the resident dolphins and whales (in season only).
Day 9 - Port Elizabeth
Continue along the remainder of the Garden Route through the Tsitsikamma Forests to Port Elizabeth (approximately 250km) superbly set on the shores of Algoa Bay.
Drop off your rental car and board a flight onwards.
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