OR Tambo International Airport to Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg
Optional round of golf at the Fairway Hotel Spa & Golf Resort or the afternoon at leisure followed by an introduction to good South African wine and food.
Randpark Golf Club is the ultimate urban golf destination on par with excellence! With two of the best manicured courses in South Africa, Randpark’s uniquely different. Firethorn and Bushwillow courses, offer golfers of varying ability an unforgettable experience.
Randpark Golf Club is also known as the home of the SA Open, one of the oldest national open golf championships in the world, and is one of the principal tournaments on the Sunshine Tour. Since 1997 it has also been co-sanctioned by the European Tour.
DAY 2: Johannesburg-Magaliesburg
Breakfast and tee off at the Fairway Hotel Spa and gold resort. For any non golfers the day can be full with Shopping for the non-golfers:
** Visit to the Spa at the resort
** Sandton City & Mandela Square
** Rosebank Mall
Cultural morning to Johannesburg Museum/s:
** Museum Afrika, Newtown
** Apartheid Museum
Afternoon, ride out of Johannesburg to Magaliesberg
Day 3: Magaliesberg-Sun City
A very early start and a hot air balloon flight over the African bush while the sun rise's. After a great flight an enjoyable breakfast with champagne to celebrate your start to an African safari.
Transfer to Magalies Park golf estate.The Magalies Park Golf Course enjoys a tranquil setting on the edge of the Hartbeespoort Dam in South Africa's North West Province, where long crisp green fairways melt into the surrounding hills and slip into the water's edge. Here three different tee options cater to a host of golfing abilities, and players will find the course as enjoyable as its surroundings.
From Magalies Golf Estate a trip to the exciting Sun City resort and home to the famous Million Dollar classic tournament.
Breakfast and your morning golfing round. The choice is yours between Gary Player Golf Course or the lost city Golf Course.
The Gary Player Country Club Golf Course, designed by Gary Player, is an 18-hole par-72 walking course, with a 5km running trail along the course. Built in an extinct volcanic crater, this immaculate golfing paradise conforms to the stringent US PGA specifications and was recently named South Africa’s Best Golf Course in the World Golf Awards 2015. It is also home to the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge which plays host to some of the world’s golfing legends.
The Lost City Golf Course with undulating and rocky terrain has an 18-hole desert-style golf course that is surrounded by spectacular views across the bushveld. Wide fairways, a series of lakes that separates the ninth with the finishing hole, the course covers more than 100 hectares and incorporates 28 000 square metres of water features.
Late afternoon game drive with drinks to enjoy the African sunset.
Day 5 : Sun City-Nelspruit (Border to the Kruger National Park)
Buffet breakfast and departure to OR Tambo for your flight to Nelspruit, the gateway to the Kruger National Park.
Once checked in, depart for a late afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park. One of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.
DAY 6: Leopard Creek Golf Course
Breakfast and a transfer to the exquisite Leopard Creek Golf course.
Leopard Creek is another of the Gary Player designed course bordering the Kruger National Park, separated by nothing less than the crocodile river. The Leopard Creek Golf Course is, hands down, South Africa’s best safari golfing experience
When you imagine a golf course in this harsh and dry habitat it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the grounds are just as scrubby and arid as its lowveld surroundings but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, no cost has been spared in creating one of the lushest and indeed finest playing surfaces in the country.
The emerald green surfaces and white sculpted bunkers are naturally protected from the resident wildlife through innovative architecture and landscaping. That said, hazards at Leopards Creek certainly take on a new meaning with sightings of crocodile, hippo, antelope, buffalo and elephant being all too common. A dream for the safari enthusiast!
Early morning game drive to the Kruger National Park followed by a scenic drive through the panaromic route of Hazyview and views of Mac Mac falls, Graskop Gorge lift, Gods Window and the three Rondawels.
The Zenith of the Panorama Route, this is such a picturesque view point that it has been called “God’s Window”, due to the sheer natural beauty contained in one view. Uniquely located North of Graskop, while standing at this view point you get a beautiful view of the panoramic lowveld. You will be able to view the magnificent Blyde River Canyon
Late arrival at Sabi River Sun resort
The choice of a early morning tee off or a lie in. A midday flight from Nelspruit to Cape town will keep your day busy. From the bushveld to the coast. the contrast is overwhelming. It will be difficult to think that you are still in the same country.
Its off to the winelands and Erinvale Golf course. One of the jewels of Cape Winelands golf, Erinvale is a ‘must play’ golf course nestled at the foot of the Helderberg mountains, with sweeping views of the Winelands and False Bay coastline. The Gary Player designed course was opened in 1995 by “the Master himself”, and since established its position amongst the top golfing experiences in the Western Cape. The course has an interesting and varied layout, and the back nine must be considered amongst the best in the country.
After the game a Cape Town city orientation tour to get you better acquainted with this beautiful city.
Day 10: Cape Town- Franschoek
The stay is to short, however a morning visit up Table Mountian before heading back to another part of South Africa's winelands and then French Huguenot town of Franschoek.
An afternoon golf game at the Pearl Valley Golf Estate. This Jack Nicklaus masterpiece was handcrafted by the golf legend himself and every hole is played against the backdrop of the mountains that frame Pearl Valley at Val de Vie Estate.
A morning tee-off to work off all the lovely wine and food of the night before. The course -Devonvale Golf Course. The magnificent 18-hole Championship golf course needs little introduction, offering a regular challenge to both local and international golfers alike. The original layout, designed by Ken Elkin, who designed many of the Capes better known courses, has seen several improvements over the last 5 years and is constantly undergoing improvements but still remains a true ‘country course’.
Day 12: Franschoek-George
A day to relax and look at the beautiful country side of the Western Cape. The route past lovely coastal holiday towns, with the ocean on your right and majestic mountain range on your left. Again it will be a day to plan your next trip to South Africa.
Your last round of Golf at the Fancourt golf estate, one is spoilt for choice. With Fancourt’s three golf courses consistently ranking among Golf Digest’s top 20 courses in the country, golfers can tee off in paradise against the backdrop of the towering Outeniqua Mountains that loom large over the Garden Route town of George.
In addition to its proud legacy of sporting excellence, Fancourt’s three golf courses were designed by a dynamic team spearheaded by Gary Player and the estate’s owner, Dr. Hasso Plattner. The Links, a privately owned club, is currently No. 1 in South Africa (Golf Digest Rankings 2018), while the Montague and Outeniqua courses both ranked within the Top 15.
In the afternoon a drive to the oyster city Knysna and a afternoon of leisure.
Day 14: George-Johannesburg
Transfer to the boarding station for a visit on the Outeniqua Power van. This is a unique eco experience and you can enjoy the Garden Route from the comfort of rail busses in exclusive groups.
Travel in the Outeniqua Mountains, one of the most scenic railway passes in the country. Experience the forest and four passes, waterfalls and six tunnels, fynbos and proteas, bird and animal life and the panoramic picnic area.
After lunch departure to the George airport departing for Johannesburg and your connecting flight back home.