Whales, Wine and Waterfront Tour  (South Africa, ) 


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Whales, Wine and Waterfront Tour  

South Africa,

8 Nights / 3 Stops / 4 Rounds of Golf – Prices from £xxxxpp

This ramble through the jewels of Western Cape balances just the right amount of golf with plenty of opportunity to experience the cultural and natural delights of the region. Travel from the relaxed coast of Hermanus to the winelands of Stellenbosch, and end on a high note at the vibrant Waterfront in the Mother City. We promise you a bagful of anecdotes to take home once you've taken this trip.  

Hotels :
3 Nights at 5* Arabella Hotel & Spa
2 Nights at 4* Kleine Zalze
3 Nights at 4* Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Golf Courses :
Arabella, De Zalze, Royal Cape & Steenberg

Car Hire is included, as is meet and assist at the airport along with 24/7 on-call local support.

Day 1
Arrive at Cape Town Airport where you will be met by our representative. Welcome and assistance with transfer to your luxurious abode in . Check in to the Arabella Hotel & Spa for your 3 night stay.  Spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the hotel and surrounds. Overnight at the Arabella Hotel & Spa.
Day 2
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Arabella GC, Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own. Overnight at the Arabella Hotel & Spa.
Day 3
Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own. Overnight at the Arabella Hotel & Spa.
Day 4
Check out from and transfer to your accommodation in Stellenbosch. Check in to the Kleine Zalze for your 2 night stay.  Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own. Overnight at the Kleine Zalze.
Day 5
Play 1x18 Holes golf at De Zalze GC, Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own. Overnight at the Kleine Zalze.
Day 6
Check out from Stellenbosch and transfer to your accommodation in V&A Waterfront. Check in to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for your 3 night stay.  Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own. Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Day 7
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Royal Cape GC, Wynberg. Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own. Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Day 8
Play 1x18 Holes golf at Steenberg GC, Constantia. Spend the rest of the day at leisure on your own. Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Day 9
Enjoy breakfast before checking out from the hotel and transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight back home.
See you soon...

Arabella Golf Course
Kleinmond, Overberg

Ranked as the 4th best course in South Africa and #1 in Western Cape, the Arabella parklands course hugs the Bot River lagoon with spectacular views across the Kogelberg mountain range. Designed by the acclaimed Peter Matkovich, this spectacular layout opened in 1999. Home to the annual Nelson Mandela Invitational Tournament since 2003, a Gary Player charity initiative, it has hosted Jack Nicklaus, Samuel L Jackson, Ronan Keating and several other celebrities. Arabella’s well-balanced, flowing layout perfectly complements its tricky sand traps, clever water hazards, kikuyu fairways and dominant bent greens.

The signature 8th hole is one of the most beautiful par-5’s ever, while the snaking Par-4 18th on the estuary’s shoreline was recently voted as the best finishing hole in South Africa. And then there's the 'Turn'- consisting of holes 3, 4 and 5 which like Augusta's Amen Corner, are considered the most challenging on the course. The best part- a par gross score on the Turn wins a complimentary round of golf!

De Zalze
Stellenbosch, Winelands

Having hosted both the Eisenhower Trophy and the Espirito Santo Trophy in October 2006, the De Zalze Golf Club, set on the 300-hectare greater Kliene Zalze Estate, is laid out in the midst of working vineyards and orchards backed by the spectacular Stellenbosch Mountain Range. Located in the heart of the famous winelands of Stellenbosch, findly known as little Europe, the superb holes are set on rolling and undulating terrain, meandering between grape on the vine, fruit on the tree and an array of great water features.

Renowned golf course architect, Peter Matkovich, has lent his name to the Course, making most of the stunning setting while placing a premium on accuracy. The course has excellent Kikuyu fairways and large Bent Grass greens, all with the Matkovich trademark of finely manicured aprons. De Zalze offers a fine mix of parkland holes, its main defences being the water features on several of the holes. The oak-lined Blaauwklippen River winds its way through the golf estate and comes into play at various intervals.

Royal Cape
Wynberg, Cape Town

Royal Cape Golf Club is a true championship course having hosted the South African Open and the SA Amateur Championships multiple times. The course has undergone extensive work to match the USGA standards and is now a fine test of golf and worthy of its championship rating. South Africa’s oldest golf club emanates a rich history and tradition. Improvements to the single-storey clubhouse have enhanced that sense of tradition, which is innovatively combined with the requirements of today’s golfer. There is also the added attraction of a good practice range near the clubhouse, and three practice nets. With lovely views of Table Mountain from most holes this championship course offers a beautiful setting that will make your visit here truly memorable.

The course is a very flat parkland course in essence, well maintained and a sure delight to play on with stunning mountain views. The narrow fairways demand extreme accuracy off the tee, wayward shots can be heavily penalized amongst the trees and the greens are well bunkered. There is also plenty of water on the course, especially at the corner of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and also the 14th, 15th and 16th. The most difficult holes are the par-4 3rd and the par-4 14th. The second nine offers quite a challenge for the average golfer:  two challenging par 3s and a very magnificent par 4! The locals do not call it their own ‘Amen’ corner for nothing!

Constantia, Cape Town
Rated among the top 3 golf courses to visit in South Africa, Steenberg, nestled in the crook of the Constantiaberg Mountains, lives up to its fame with a charming location. Designed by the eminent golf course architect Peter Matkovich, Steenberg follows his principle that good golf course architects “listen to the land”. Recently voted “Top foreign golf resort” by Conde Nast Traveller readers, Steenberg is one of the most prestigious golf courses in South Africa.

The greens on the course are especially laudable, but the quality of the fairways or the rest of the course is in fact, equally impressive. Signature holes are the 7th and the 14th. Large aprons around the greens are another special feature and the vineyards also provide a unique visual aspect, as well as a charming added hazard.

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Erinvale Golf Club (56km)

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Stellenbosch Golf Club (66km)

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Royal Cape Golf Club (84km)

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Steenberg Golf Club (89km)

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Arabella Hotel & Spa
Hermanus, Overberg
Nearest Airport: Cape Town Airport | 70KM
Just over an hour's drive from Cape Town, the Arabella Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of one of the richest plant kingdoms in the world. The 145 guestrooms are decorated with rich rosewood furniture, luxurious cottons and plush duvets. Full-width sliding glass doors lead to a private terrace that overlooks the Bot River Lagoon or Kogelberg Mountains. The Jamani Restaurant serves authentic South African fare, while the Barnabas and Cristobal's Bar stocks select malts, cognacs and cigars, while the newly refurbished Altira Spa is one of the best in Africa.

Kleine Zalze
Stellenbosch, Winelands
Nearest Airport: Cape Town Airport | 34KM
Surrounded by 120 hectares of plush vineyards, that produce the choicest wines of Stellenbosch, and framed by the Stellenbosch Mountains, the four star luxury property of Kleine Zalze offers a heady mix of wine and golf. All well appointed rooms offer views of the vineyards and Mountains, and are fitted with en-suite amenities such as bathroom, heated towel rails and underfloor heating in the bathroom. The hotel’s award winning restaurant, Terroir, offers the best selection of South African and international cuisines under centuries-old oak trees. The adjoining De Zalze golf course makes it a must for golfers.

Victoria & Alfred Hotel
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Nearest Airport: Cape Town Airport | 25KM
A classic landmark on the V&A Waterfront, and framed by the majestic Table Mountain, the magnificent Victoria & Alfred Hotel was originally built in 1904 as North Quay Warehouse. Mountain and Piazza facing rooms offer spectacular views of the Alfred Basin or the vivacious Piazza while the third floor is home to the Superior Loft rooms. The OYO restaurant is well known for its seafood and serves rich breakfast and fine cuisine. The Cocktail Bar's minimalist decor and glazed walk-in cellar provides the perfect ambience for wine talks and live music on special evenings.

Don't Miss :
  •   Whale watching in Hermanus
  •   Wine tasting in the vineyards
  •  Shopping in the V&A Waterfront
  • World class championship golf

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Whales, Wine and Waterfront Tour

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