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Golfers Paradise

5 DAYS SAFARI, GOLF, CAPE PENINSULA & WINELANDS EXCURSION

DAY ONE (1)

Option 1: - Safari at Aquila Game Reserve – Departure at 06h00

Guests are taken to Aquila Game Reserve (malaria free) situated approximately 2 hrs from Cape Town. On arrival guests enjoy a welcome drink and breakfast after which they go on safari for 2-3 hours with an experienced ranger guide in open top 4x4’safari vehicles. Visitors will also view the san rock art sites and an in-depth history about its origins. On return from the safari guests will be served a buffet lunch in the African boma restaurant. For the ultimate safari experience guests can overnight in the bushveld within the reserve or be taken back to hotel /guest house.

Optionals: Quad Bike Riding / Swimming / Curio Shopping / Horseback Safari …

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Option 2: - Safari at Fairy Glen Game Reserve – Departure at 06h00

Guests will be transferred to Fairy Glen Game Reserve which was awarded best Destination for exhibition excellence in Game Lodges, B+B’s, Guest Houses, Hotels & Resorts. On arrival guests will enjoy a welcome drink and breakfast after which they go on safari for 2-3 hours with an experienced ranger guide. Back from the bushveld guests will be served lunch. Apart from seeing the Big Five, guests will also encounter species including wildebeest, giraffe, crocodile, springbok, steenbok, jackals, hartebeest, zebra, lynx, bontebok, baboon, rhebok and others including homosapiens……

For the ultimate outdoor bushveld experience why not enjoy 1or 2 nights stay in the game resort. Visitors can enjoy the indoor hot Roman baths, outdoor pool, nature walks, birding, abseiling, fly fishing & many other attractions……

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DAY TWO (2) - 3 X 4 OPTIONS OF GOLF COURSES
Guests will play at one of the Golf Courses of their choice!!

– Please note that availability and time schedules applies -

R  O Y  A L    C A  P E    G  O L  F   C  L U  B ( 18 Holes )

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The Royal Cape Golf Club is the oldest golf course in South Africa. It was founded as early as 1885 by the British General Sir Henry Torrens, who had taken over the command of the troops at the Cape and immediately laid out a golf course in front of his military camp in Wynberg. It received the attribute "Royal" in 1910 by the Duke of Connaught, who represented King George V at the opening of the first parliament of the South African Union. The Royal Cape Golf Course is famous for its superb scenic beauty, but also known to be windy and difficult to play. Pars are rarely possible. The course has been host to numerous competitions. Nine times the South African Open took place at the Royal Cape already. In 1965, Gary Player won the tournament with a record of 273 Scores (4 rounds = 15 under par). The Royal Cape Golf Course lies only 15 minutes away from the city centre of Cape Town. Access from Cape Town via M5 direction Muizenberg. Turn-off "Ottery / Wynberg". Then turn right. Driveway is sign-posted.

R  O N  D E  B O  S C  H       G O  L F      C L  U B  ( 18 Holes )

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The Rondebosch Golf Club opened in 1911 and is one of the oldest in the country. Over the years, a lot of ground was lost to the construction of freeways and the broadening of the Black River to a width of 60 metres. In 1994 the course was completely revamped. Due to the river and many other streams going through the premises, there is a high number of birds living here, among them herons, kingfishers, cormorants, wild geese and even fish eagles. The modern clubhouse offers a well assorted pro shop and a restaurant. The Rondebosch Golf course is known to be very accommodating to visitors. For travel groups competitions, including catering and prize-giving, can be organised. The Rondebosch Golf Course lies only 10 minutes from the centre of Cape Town. Access from Cape Town via the M5 in the direction of Muizenberg. Exit "Rondebosch". Proceed to the crossing, turn left and at the next traffic light left again.

M  E T  R O  P O  L I  T A  N       G O  L F    C  L U  B ( 9 Holes )

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The Metropolitan Golf Club is certainly not among the most attractive courses of the Cape. Its great advantage, however, is its position close to the city centre. Any one living in Sea Point, Green Point or at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront can actually walk there. The view of Table Mountain is beautiful. The terrain is quite even, bunkers and water hazards are well placed. The club house has a nice atmosphere, and visitors are always welcome.

M  O W  B R  A Y      G O  L F      C L  U B (18 Holes)

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Mowbray Golf Club was founded in 1910 and belongs to the eldest golf courses in South Africa. In 1993, the course was modernised. In the same year, tragically, the clubhouse burnt down. It was replaced by a - very beautiful and generously built - new one in 1995. The Mowbray Golf Course has several times hosted the South African Open championships. The terrain is quite flat with the exception of hole 15 which has a hilly fairway. Particularly challenging on this course are the side winds. While on most of the courses in the Cape one either plays with or against the wind, in Mowbray it usually comes from the side.

R  I V  E R  C L  U B      G  O L  F     C  O U  R S  E ( 9 Hole)

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The Riverclub is centrally situated about 8 kilometres from the Cape Town CBD. It boasts a Golfing Academy (Logical golf) It also has a driving range as well as accommodates clients who need a conference venue. The River Club has for years been a favourite destination for Capetonians. The Players Cafe’s, a prime venue for authentic local bands and big screen sport events concentrates on creating a mix of quality dining with the option of pub food for before and after golf. There is a regular Monday evening Live Music night, showcasing local talent.

OPTION 2: CAPE TOWN – COASTAL CLUBS/ ESTATES

C  L O  V E  L L  Y     C  O U  N T  R Y      C L  U B (18 Holes)

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The Clovelly Country Club is known to be one of the most beautiful courses in the Cape region. The course lies between Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay on the Cape Peninsula in the picturesque Clovelly valley in scenic nature. The softly undulating grounds are bordered in the north by mountains covered in Fynbos and by sand dunes in the south. In some places one has a view of the Indian Ocean. The clubhouse above the course is generously laid out and has a colonial flair. The fairways of the Clovelly Golf Course are narrow and require precision. Often strong winds push from False Bay into the valley of Clovelly. The 9th hole is perceived as the most difficult Par 5 in the entire Cape.

M  I L  N E  R T  O N      G  O L  F     C L  U B (18 Holes)

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Milnerton is part of the windy Cape Town. Between December and March, the south-easter can blow with gale force. Naturally, Milnerton's golf course, in its position directly at the sea, is fully exposed to its force. The wind is the big challenge of this course. The grounds are quite flat and not treed. One has a stunning view of Table Mountain. Nice to watch are the many water birds on the adjacent lagoon. One plays 9 holes "out" to the Halfway House and 9 holes back to the clubhouse.

W  E S  T L  A K  E     G O  L F    C  L U  B (18 Holes)

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The Westlake Golf Club belongs to the most beautiful and popular golf courses at the Cape. It is picturesquely situated at the foot of the Silvermine Mountains, overlooking the Indian Ocean and False Bay. The nicely maintained terrain is well wooded, which provides some protection from the notorious Southeaster winds. Particularly eye-catching are the many Cape Pines with their wide, wind-tousled tops. Westlake is also relatively playable during the wet winter months. The modern club house has a pro shop and a good restaurant. Visitors are always welcome at the Westlake Golf Club. One third of the 40.000 annual rounds is played by visitors. There is also a small driving range. The Westlake Golf Club belongs to the most beautiful and popular golf courses at the Cape. It is picturesquely situated at the foot of the Silvermine Mountains, overlooking the Indian Ocean and False Bay. The nicely maintained terrain is well wooded, which provides some protection from the notorious Southeaster winds. Particularly eye-catching are the many Cape Pines with their wide, wind-tousled tops. Westlake is also relatively playable during the wet winter months. The modern club house has a pro shop and a good restaurant.

OPTION 3: CAPE TOWN –  COASTAL   : OVERBERG

A  R A  B E  L L  A     G O  L F    C L  U B (18 Holes )

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This international championship golf course, designed by Peter Matkovich, lies on the scenic Botrivier lagoon near Hermanus, with spectacular views of the Kogelberg mountain range. The course is rated one of the top 5 in South Africa. Despite Arabella being a challenging championship course, it can also be played by beginners. Broad fairways leave a lot of space. It has, though, many bunkers and water features, and the wind also plays a part and demands high concentration from the player.
Arabella offers a luxury hotel with a spacious wellness section. The golfer can choose between several restaurants, lounges and bars and visit the well assorted Golf Lifestyle Shop.

H  E R  M A  N U  S     G O  L F    C L  U B ( 18 Holes)

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The Hermanus Golf Club lies in the centre of the "Whale Capital" on the Overberg coast. The course is not too difficult and beginners can also negotiate it. The terrain is plain. The well maintained fairways are lined by trees and covered with bent grass.  Interesting is hole 6 with its narrow fairway with a sluit and out-of-bounds on the right and trees on the left side. The green is guarded by a water feature on the right side. From July to December each year the whales add a great attraction to the course. During this time it is particularly popular. Its members
Other highlights that could be explored is:
Penguins / Harold Porter Botanical Gardens / Whale Watching

OPTION 4: CAPE TOWN  - WINELANDS

D  U R  B A  N V  I L  L E    G O  L F    C L  U B (18 Holes)
& VISIT CLARA ANNA FONTEIN GAME RESERVE!!!!

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Durbanville is still a relatively young suburb of Cape Town, lying some 30 kilometres away from the centre, northeast of the city. The Durbanville Golf Course was only founded in the year 1971, when there was still very little green and a lot of arid soil. Today the golf course of Durbanville is a beautiful park landscape, softly undulating with picturesque mountains in the background. The very well maintained course is - compared to others in the Cape - quite protected from the wind and pleasant to play. The Halfway House near hole 9 offers snacks and refreshments. Visitors are very welcome.

P  E A  R L    V  A L  L E  Y     G O  L F    C L  U B (18 Holes)

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This championship course of the master class, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is one of the most exclusive and difficult golf courses in the entire Cape. Pearl Valley near Paarl is surrounded by mountains and wine estates. The Berg River meanders through the expansive estate. Greens and fairways are very well maintained. They are covered with "all seasons cool grass" from the USA. At almost every hole a water obstacle comes into play. And bunkers have not been used sparingly: 76 well integrated bunkers are spread across the course. It is a challenge for the passionate golf player.

D  E V  O N  V A  L E    G  O L  F     E S  T A  T E (18 Holes)

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The scenic Devonvale Golf Estate lies a few kilometres northwest of Stellenbosch close to the N1 freeway. Devonvale - established in 1962 - is a challenging 18-hole championship course with spectacular views that stretch all the way to Table Mountain. Golfers can enjoy a challenging day’s play on the upgraded course, which still has its renowned and unique country appeal. The Devonvale also offers practice grounds: a driving range as well as a practice putting area and a practice bunker.

S  T E  L L  E N  B O  S C  H     G O  L F    C  L U B (18 Holes)

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Stellenbosch lies in the centre of the fertile and very scenic winegrowing area of the Cape, less than an hour's drive out of Cape Town. With its numerous diligently restored buildings in the Cape Dutch style and its renowned university, it is one of the most attractive travel destinations at the Cape. Just as rewarding is a visit to the town's exclusive golf course situated just out of town amid vineyards. It is a course of the championship class which hosted the South African Open in 1999. The course is - compared to those in Cape Town and on the Cape Peninsula - well protected from the wind. The - relatively narrow - fairways are lined with trees. Hole 8 (par 4) requires for instance an absolutely straight stroke in order for the ball not to land in vines or bushes.

P A A R L -  B O S C H E N M E E R  
G O L F  C L U B  / E S T A T E (18 Holes)

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Paarl, the pearl, is together with Stellenbosch centre of the attractive Cape Winelands. It lies sixty kilometres northeast of Cape Town. The town is wealthy and boasts a great number of beautiful buildings in the Victorian and Cape Dutch styles. The Paarl Golf Course is one of the most popular of the Cape, because it is completely protected from the wind, which distinguishes it from the courses in Cape Town and on the Peninsula. The Paarl golf course was recently extended to 27 holes. The "Boschenmeer Golf and Country Estate" was incorporated.

E  R I  N V  A L  E     G O  L F    C  L U  B (18 Holes)

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The Erinvale Golf Course in Somerset West was designed by Gary Player and is one of the best courses in the Western Cape Province, SA. In 1996 it hosted the IGA World Cup of Golf. The course is situated on the former Erinvale Farm at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains. The views are spectacular. One can see beautiful the False Bay and the Hottentots Holland Mountain range in the east. The mountains protect the course from the wind. The first 9 holes lie in a valley. Despite the many bunkers and water hazards it’s quite easy to play. Holes 10 to 18 stretch over mountainous terrain and provide considerable challenges. In parts the fairways ascend steeply. Fortunately there are electric golf carts for hire. The modern Club house is laid out generously has its own restaurant and a very well equipped pro shop.

D  E   Z A  L Z  E     G O  L F    C L  U B (18 Holes)

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This international championship golf course designed by Peter Matkovich, lies next to the Stellenbosch Golf Course in front of stunning mountains and surrounded by softly undulating vineyards. The Blaauwklippen river, lined by oak trees, winds its way through the expansive park of the golf estate and comes into the game in some places. The course is not easy. Water, huge fairway- and deep green-bunkers make it difficult for the player. Spectacular is the tee-off situated on an island.

Whilst guests visit & stay in Cape Town they can also enjoy all that is on offer in the Winelands, Peninsula, On Safaris and any other optional excursions that is preferred

GARDEN ROUTE & EASTERN CAPE GOLF PACKAGES:

F  A N  C O  U R  T   G  O L  F
E  S T  A T  E &  C  L U  B (18 Holes)

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Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate has since its opening transformed George into South Africa's new golf capital, situated in the heart of the popular Garden Route. The resort comprises two 18-hole golf courses of the championship class, both designed by Gary Player. Fancourt is - so far the only South African - member of the renowned "Great Golf Resorts of the World". The two Fancourt golf courses "Outeniqua", "The Links" and "Montagu" are reserved for hotel residents and members of the estate. A third one, "Bramble Hill", especially caters for visitors. This is an 18-hole course as well which also boasts some spectacular features. Fancourt also comprises a golf school with its own 4-hole course, a driving range under roof and class rooms.                

G  E O  R G  E     G O  L F    C  L U  B ( 18 Holes)

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The George Golf Club - founded in 1886 - lies a few kilometres west of George at the foot of the imposing Outeniqua Mountains. The course has been changed and extended several times and is nowadays an18-hole championship course in natural surroundings of most stunning beauty. The course is hilly and densely forested along the well maintained fairways, partially with endemic coastal rainforest. Hole18 is the course's biggest challenge: The shot heads in the direction of the clubhouse - with the wonderful mountain range behind it. The green is surrounded by bunkers and lies in a ditch which can only be seen at short distance.

P  E Z  U L  A   G  O L  F   C L  U B  ( 18 Holes)

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The Pezula Championship Golf Course is one of the most scenic and spectacular courses of South Africa. It is situated high over the Atlantic Ocean and the lagoon of Knysna. There is no other course in the country with such stunning views. The course was designed and is integrated into the coastal landscape by the Americans Ron Fream and David Dale. The modern clubhouse overlooks the lagoon &  provides for all your needs. Besides the excellent restaurant, there is a cosy lounge with bar, a tennis court, a gym and a heated swimming pool.

P  I N  N I  C L  E   P  O I  N T 
G  O L  F   E  S T  A T  E (18 Holes)

 
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The - still relatively new - Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort in Mossel Bay is one of the most spectacular golf developments on the Garden Route of South Africa. Pinnacle Point lies on a huge property of 400 hectares right at the sea and looks down on a four kilometre  long beach. The championship course was designed by master architect Peter Matcovitch, who himself called it the most dramatic course he had ever worked on. Several of the holes are situated right above the ocean. The fairways and greens are strikingly green and manicured and lined by Fynbos vegetation.

G  O O  S E    V A  L L  E Y  G  O L  F   C  O U  R S  E (18 Holes)

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Goose Valley is a secure residential estate and 18-hole golf course situated on the banks of the Keurbooms Lagoon amongst the indigenous fynbos, one kilometre north of Plettenberg Bay. The Goose Valley Golf Course is situated in pristine surroundings. This magnificent estate offers a Gary Player designed 72 par, 18 hole golf course in the heart of the Garden Route. Golfers will experience breathtaking views of lagoon, the ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains, as also the beauty of the natural fynbos, trees and an abundance of animal and bird  life. The Golf Club opened officially on 27 April 2003. It is always in stunning condition. It is built on pure sand with excellent drainage properties and uses recycled water from the Gans 'Goose' River that meanders through the Estate.

B  U S  H M  A N ‘ S    S A  N D  S
G  O L  F   C  O U  R S  E (18 Holes)

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The 18-hole championship course has been designed by South African golfing legend, Gary Player. The course follows the banks of the Bushman's  and New Year's Rivers, resembling the game's earliest links courses in Scotland with undulating fairways and pot bunkers. Unique features include playing the first stroke over the active railway line, a double green (1600 sq.m) shared by the 2nd and 5th holes, crossing the Bushman’s    River and New Year’s River on various holes and finishing with a final drive over a small cemetery in the centre of the fairway. A challenging, yet friendly course, to be enjoyed by all golfers.

E  A S  T   L  O N  D O  N   G  O L  F   C  L U  B ( Holes)

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The East London Golf Club belongs to the top courses in South Africa. The South African Open Championship took place here seven times already.  The course lies near the Nahoon Beach and offers in many places breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The course's terrain is hilly and undulating throughout with considerable differences in altitude. Right at the first hole (par five) it goes steeply uphill. The fairways are mostly seamed by thick bush. There are no water hazards, but numerous well placed bunkers.

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