Garden Route Golf Safari  (South Africa, )  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars


expert golf holiday advice

Garden Route Golf Safari   5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

South Africa,

A delightful week and a half that features the best of the Cape and Garden Route along with Big 5 safaris and ultimate South African golf.  They say there is never a bad time to visit Cape Town and we couldn’t agree more, but we think you will fall in love with each location as you pass through the stunning Southern region of South Africa on this unforgettable tour.

PACKAGE PRICES :-   FROM £1359.00 per person 

What's Included:

•    11 nights accommodation with full daily breakfast
•    12 days rental of a category C vehicle with unlimited kilometres and full insurance
•    All game activities on safari
•    7 rounds of golf with pre-reserved tee-times
•    All touring as per itinerary
•    Meet & assist at the airport

Your Itinerary:

STOP 1 – V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.  Staying at 3* Protea Breakwater Lodge

Day 1 : Protea Breakwater Lodge at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Set in a restored 19th Century prison, the Protea Breakwater Lodge is perfectly positioned in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, with spectacular views over the harbour and up onto Table Mountain.
Day 2 : Golf at Milnerton
Located amid renowned landmarks, offering stunning views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Rietvlei Conservation Area.  On a clear day, it is one of the most visually beautiful and unique courses in South Africa with the Atlantic ocean as a panoramic background.  The revamped links layout has new water features and bunkers, along with excellent new greens.
Day 3 : Cape Point
Spend your day at Cape Point, including funicular ride to the century old lighthouse with stunning panoramic views over the False Bay, penguin colony at Boulder beach, and the picturesque Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

STOP 2 – Mossel Bay, Garden Route. Staying at 5* Gondwana Game Reserve

Day 4 : Drive the Garden Route to Mossel Bay
After breakfast, check-out and drive down the world famous Garden Route to Mossel Bay before checking in at the 5* Gondwana Game Resort.  Enjoy an evening game safari in the African bush in search of the Big 5 and other spectacular wildlife and myriad birds.

STOP 3 – Knysna, Garden Route.  Staying at 4* Protea Hotel Knysna Quays

Day 5 : Safari and drive to Knysna
Take the final morning game drive in custom built 4x4 Land Rovers for hair raising encounters with lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and even the elusive leopards, accompanied by expert rangers.  After breakfast, drive along the Indian Ocean coast to the stunning hamlet of Knysna and check in at Protea Knysna Quays.
Day 6 : Golf at Simola
The Simola Golf Estate on the hills above picturesque Knysna is a breathtaking experience with beautiful views of the enchanting forests, town, lagoon and Indian Ocean that lay out before it. The Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, which was officially opened by the ‘Golden Bear’ himself in September 2005, is only one of 5 Nicklaus signature courses in South Africa, and definitely the most scenic.
Day 7 : Golf at Pezula,  Knysna
Designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream, the Pezula Championship Course is spectacularly situated atop the famous Knysna Heads, and this high vantage point allows for majestic panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the Knysna lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountain Range.

STOP 4 – George, Garden Route.  Staying at 5* Fancourt Hotel

Day 8 : Travel to Fancourt, Golf at Fancourt Outeniqua
Drive back along the Garden Route to check in at the 5 star Fancourt Golf Resort at George, with all 3 of its on-site courses ranked within the top 20 in South Africa.  Gary Player designed Outeniqua golf has water hazards on 11 holes, including 4 of the last 5.
Day 9 : Golf at Fancourt Montagu
Overlooking the Outeniqua Mountains with challenges posed by the undulating terrain and the coastal George winds.
Day 10 : Golf at Fancourt Links
Day at leisure for sight-seeing or optional golf at the Links Course, rated number 1 in South Africa and amongst the top 10 in the world!
Day 11 : Golf at Pinnacle Point
Golf at Pinnacle Point Golf course, with the clubhouse on the 9th hole perched dramatically above the Mossel Bay coastline.
Day 12 : Departure Day
check out after breakfast and drive to Cape Town International airport to return your hire car and begin your journey home.

closest courses

Milnerton Golf Club (8km)

Just 10 minutes north of Cape Town, this course guarantees every golfer superb views over the Atlantic Ocean and towards Cape...
Par 72
6113 metres

Royal Cape Golf Club (16km)

This is a true championship course, having hosted the South Africa Open no less than 10 tomes and the South Africa Amateur Ch...
Par 72
6121 metres
Clovelly Golf, South Africa

Clovelly Country Club (16km)

Clovelly is built amongst sand dunes and is relatively short so accuracy off the tee is a must at the Clovelly Country Club c...
Par 72
5871 metres

Steenberg Golf Club (18km)

Play the 18 hole championship Steenberg Golf course designed by Peter Matkovich and enjoy a backdrop of vineyards, gardens, f...
Par 72
6424 metres

Stellenbosch Golf Club (41km)

Stellenbosch lies in the centre of the fertile and very scenic wine growing area of the Cape, less than an hour's drive out o...
Par 71
5922 metres

Erinvale Golf Club (44km)

Erinvale is in the winelands region, with spectacular views of the Hottentots Holland mountain range
Par 72
6056 metres
Protea Breakwater Lodge ***
Set in a restored 19th Century prison, the Protea Breakwater Lodge is perfectly positioned in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, with spectacular views over the harbour and up onto Table Mountain. The property features 191 bedrooms (including business and family suites), with options ranging from twin, double and single rooms with en-suite bath, to single and twin rooms. Each room is equipped with a 22 inch LCD TV with satellite channels/radio, work desk, minibar and a welcome refreshment tray. Facilities at the hotel include the Time-Out Cafe & Bar, the self-service Stonebreakers Restaurant, in-room spa, prayer room, laundry & dry-clean and secure parking for cars and coaches.

Gondwana Game Reserve *****
Set on 11,000-hectares of undulating valleys and indigenous Fynbos, the Gondwana Game Reserve is the first authentic free-roaming Big Five reserve in the Western Cape, and home to several endangered wild species including Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros, and Black Harrier. Accommodation at Gondwana ranges from open-plan suites in Kwena Lodge, a clever twist on traditional Khoi- San dwelling; to spacious Afro chic Fynbos and Bush Villas with choices of 2, 3 and 4 en-suite bedrooms. Guests are treated to surprise bush breakfasts, afternoon romantic picnics, evening barbecues and sundowners at
scenic spots. The Kwena and Lehele Restaurants serve authentic South African cuisine in outdoor or boma style, while the spa offers natural open-air treatments with Africology products.

Protea Hotel, Knysna Quays ****
Nestled at the heart of the Garden Route, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep. The hotel features 123 spacious rooms decorated in warm earthy tones with magical views of the Kynsna waterfront and the historic train station. Each air-conditioned room comes with en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, vanity basins and luxurious amenities. Guests can enjoy fresh seafood and refreshing salads at the Prokard Dining Restaurant, sample fresh Knysna oysters and sushi at 34 Degrees South, or sample mouth watering steaks at Spur Steak Ranch created using a Braai, a traditional South African barbecue.

Fancourt Hotel *****
Ideally located in the heart of the Garden Route, and close to the charming town of George, the Fancourt Hotel sits on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in the backdrop. Fancourt is primarily known for its superb golf facilities. As South Africa's premier golf resort, it has three outstanding 18-hole courses- Links, Montagu and Outeniqua- each offering a very special and unique experience. The 115 guest rooms come with elegant furnishings and contemporary luxury amenities. High tea at the Manor
House, authentic Italian fare at La Cantina, culinary innovation at Henry White's or health snacks at Morning Glory makes Fancourt a gourmet's delight.

Cape Town - They say there's never a bad time to visit Cape Town! Widely known as one of the most interesting and vibrant cities in the world, the World Design Capital of 2014 is a heady cocktail of modern culture, fascinating history and exceptional natural beauty. Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the ancient Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa's most visited tourist destination that also serves as an ideal departure point for tours in and around Cape Town Here Cape Dutch architecture and 21st century skyscrapers jostle for space with 450+ retail outlets that sell everything fromhigh-street international fashion to indigenous local jewelry. And if shopping works up an appetite, over 80 eateries present culinary delights from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth fine dining in settings ranging from the water’s edge to feeling the sand under your feet. Add 22 heritage landmarks,
indoor entertainment venues, live performances, and countless air, land and water activities; and we dare you to ever get bored at the nerve center of Cape Town.

Mossel Bay - Overlooking an expansive bay from the sunwashed shores of Cape St. Blaize, the picture-perfect town of Mossel Bay is an essential stop along the Garden Route, with a tradition of unhurried hospitality and sufficient natural beauty. The blueblack backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains stunningly complements the long stretch of beaches. Having featured in the Guiness Book of Records as having the mildest all-year climate in the world, second only to Hawaii, Mossel Bay’s an ideal summer, and winter, retreat. Lose yourself in the town’s rich and significant history with visits to iconic landmarks such as the century-old stone homes built by Cornish stonemasons. Get intrigued by South Africa’s very first post office in this quaint town, which originated in 1500, when a man named Pedro de Ataide left a letter in a shoe under a milkwood tree. Join the crowd and experience the adrenaline packed way of life in Mossel Bay with whale and seal watching and water sports like scuba diving. The wide beaches and aweinspiring cliffs provide a welcome so memorable you’ll never forget your tour of the Garden Route.

Knysna - The panoramic gem of the scenic Garden Route, the charming coastal hamlet of Knysna, lazes right next to a large and very beautiful lagoon, with two famous sandstone cliffs guarding the entrance to the lagoon, popularly known as the Heads. The lagoon pours out into the Ocean through a deep channel and offers spectacular views over the lagoon, Leisure Isle and the vibrant Knysna town from the eastern head. You can also cross the lagoon over to the Western head, where lies the privately owned Featherbed Nature Reserve. The luscious forest with its
streams, narrow trails, ancient trees and amazing species offer a great opportunity for hikers, walkers and mountain bikers to get out and about. Ranked among Top 100 Destinations in the World in 2008 by TripAdvisor, Knysna is perfect for outdoor activities ranging from high octane, adrenalin-pumping adventure sports, to more sedate ones like shopping, haute cuisine or simply relaxing. Knysna has the only oyster hatcheries in the world and these are some of the tastiest. You can also visit the Knysna Elephant Park, or make friends with tree-loving species at the Monkeyland primate sanctuary.

George -
Nestled below the Outeniqua Mountains, at the heart of South
Africa’s coastal paradise, Garden Route and halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, sits the sixth oldest town of South Africa. This pretty village is George which was originally a woodcutters post for the Dutch East India Company, and was later renamed after King George III during the British occupation of the Cape. Of historical interests in George is the Slave Tree - an ancient oak to which slaves were chained before they were auctioned to the highest bidder. A length of chain and padlock are still embedded in its trunk. George also has the largest collection of steam trains at the Railway Museum, while the Church of St Peter and St Paul is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in South Africa. George is the perfect base to explore several nearby attractions like game safari, wine estates, village markets and golf apart from a host of outdoor activities like paragliding, hanggliding, hiking, canoeing and sailing. Interestingly, George is the only district in the country that grows hops and supplies most of the country’s beer-brewing needs.
click any marker for info and a link to its details page


Garden Route Golf Safari

South Africa,
£ call