The Big 5 Golf & Big 5 Safari is exactly that. A Golfing Holiday with golf at the top 5 courses in South Africa and ending with a Big 5 Safari in the African Bush! This is one of the best golf tours in South Africa and will earn you bragging rights for life!
* 2 Nights in a Luxury Room at Fancourt Hotel
* 2 Nights in a Luxury Room at Sun City Cascades
* 2 Nights in a Deluxe Room at Da Vinci Hotel
* 2 Nights in a Standard Room at Royal Palm Hotel
* 2 Nights in a Classic Suite at Lukimbi
* Full English breakfast daily
#1 Golf at The Links, incl. halfway
#2 Golf at Leopard Creek, incl. halfway
#3 Golf at Gary Player, incl. halfway
#4 Golf at Glendower, incl. cart
#5 Golf at Durban Country Club, incl. cart
* Self-drive – book this golf holiday with a vehicle of your choice if you prefer a bit of independence, from less than R300 per day
* Private road transfers – professional service offered in luxury vehicles between all hotels – golf courses – airports
Value added services:
* Lukimbi is fully inclusive of 3 full meals per day, all teas and coffees, afternoon tea, 2 game drive daily and an optional safari walk with a skilled game ranger
This tour can be tailor-made for YOU!
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|01-Oct-17||31-Mar-18||R38 000||01-Oct-17||31-Mar-18||R38 000|
|01-Apr-18||30-Sep-18||R42 000||01-Apr-18||30-Sep-18||R42 000|
* Prices are based on 2 guests sharing and includes 10 nights’ accommodation, 5 rounds of golf and carts
* We can offer car hire and local flights at a very low cost
* Package includes BAR rates which may change on a daily basis
* Peak season surcharge 20 Dec ’17 – 7 Jan ’18
Some fine print: Leopard Creek Country Club will close for re-design in October 2017 for approximately 6 months. However, we are pleased to be able to tell you that we are able to offer golf on the new 9 hole Par 3 layout. This new NJDC encompasses a world class practice facility and a superb Par 3 course, modelled on well-known golf holes from famous courses around the world. “Seriously, this is the best facility of its kind I’ve seen anywhere in the world,” enthused South Africa’s globe-trotting golfer Thomas Aiken.
* All meals, flights, extras and items not mentioned
* Also available on a self-drive basis at a lower price, please enquire
Make this vacation epic:
Cape Town, one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world, offers you so much to do, see, eat, drink and experience. Start your holiday with a few days in the Mother City and visit the iconic Table Mountain and Robben Island. Feast your senses in the Winelands at restaurants with world renowned chefs. Experience the culture and history as only Cape Town has to offer the world and if you feel a bit adventurous, go diving with great white sharks.
Day 1 Summary: overnight at Fancourt Hotel
On arrival in South Africa head to George and check into your Luxury Room at the Fancourt Hotel. This Golf Estate with 3 golf courses and many top class facilities is among the very best in the Western Cape. Make sure to visit the Spa before dinner at La Cantina.
Day 2 Summary: Golf at Fancourt Links, overnight at Fancourt Hotel
Enjoy breakfast and make your way to the Links Golf Course for arguable one of the best rounds of golf you will ever play in South Africa. Gary Player himself designed this amazing course and it is believed to be his best ever achievement. Treat this challenging course with respect or your scorecard might not look so good. Spoil yourself at the spa after the game before a stunning dinner at the Henry White Restaurant.
Day 3 Summary: Overnight at Sun City Cascades
With breakfast done make your way to George Airport for a short flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo airport and take the drive to the Sun City resort. On arrival at Sun City, check into your room at the Cascades before heading for the Valley of the Waves for some fun. Dinner can be enjoyed at any of the upmarket restaurants in the resort.
Day 4 Summary: Golf at Gary Player, overnight at Sun City Cascades
Enjoy breakfast and head to the Gary Player Golf Course. Without a doubt one of the best golf courses on the African Continent and home to the Nedbank golf Challenge. Having been designed by the Golfing Legend himself this course is always in a pristine condition and is a golf course of unmatched beauty. The multiple tees will give both pro and amateur a very satisfying round of golf. Enjoy an afternoon full of entertainment before retiring for dinner at one of the 5 star restaurants.
Day 5 Summary: Overnight at Da Vinci Hotel
After breakfast at your hotel and then take a short drive back to Johannesburg where you will check in to your hotel. We recommend an afternoon tour of the city to take in all the sights on offer. Enjoy a relaxing evening in the whiskey and cigar lounge before dinner.
Day 6 Summary: Golf at Glendower overnight at Da Vinci Hotel
Enjoy breakfast and make your way to Glendower Golf Club for a fabulous round of golf. This golf club has it all. Practice facilities, 64 bunkers and 11 water traps along the 18 hole course. Accuracy is the key on this one. A Soweto Experience tour in the afternoon will be a good choice. We recommend The Grillhouse Restaurant in Sandton for dinner.
Day 7 Summary: Overnight at Hilton Durban
Check out and catch a short flight to the harbor city of Durban. Your hotel is perfectly located in the middle of the city, close to the beach and hustle & bussle. A Durban City tour is highly recommended to see this beautiful sight of this tropical part of South Africa. Remember to book the Ernie Els Restaurant in the hotel for an unforgettable dinner experience.
Day 8 Summary: Golf at Durban Country Club, overnight at Hilton Durban
Durban Country Club offers 2 courses of which Beachwood is rated #5 in South Africa. It is a very good challenge to the handicap for the fairways are narrow and long and require precision tee shots and lay-ups. Spend the afternoon exploring the sights and take a long walk along the beach before you return to your hotel.
Day 9 Summary: Overnight at Lukimbi Safari Lodge
After breakfast make your way back to the airport for the flight to Nelspruit followed by a short game drive to Lukimbi Safari Lodge. On arrival you will check in before high tea is served. This is followed by evening game drive where you will have the opportunity to see the famous Big 5 and a fabulous Boma dinner with the other guests.
Day 10 Summary: Golf at Leopard Creek, overnight at Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Enjoy breakfast and a game drive on the way to the gates of the Kruger National Park before a late tee off at Leopard Creek Golf Course. This course is the brainchild of Rupert Murdock and with the help and design of the legendary Gary Player something extraordinary was developed in the heart of the African Bushveld. Do enjoy this magnificent golfing experience before heading back to Lukimbi for an relaxing afternoon before the evening game drive and dinner at the Boma.
Day 11 Summary: Depart
Wake up to the traditional coffee and rusks before an early morning game drive that might deliver some of the best views of the wild life morning activities. Enjoy a real Bushveld breakfast at the lodge before continuing on your golf tour of the beautiful South Africa.
The Cascades Hotel’s tiered silhouette rises out of its tropical surroundings like an Aztec temple. Cascading waterways add to the ambience of a hidden kingdom set in a lush wonderland. All the 243 rooms enjoy views over the landscaped gardens or the series of sparkling pools set in between the cascading waterways. The hotel is home to a selection of excellent restaurants and boasts no less than three swimming pools, including one for children and a heated pool, with the perfect additions of a private beach and tanning island.
Da Vince Hotel and Suites, a luxury hotel and all suite development, is located in a prime position in Sandton, in heart of Africa’s richest square mile. Come and experience the opulence of the designer rooms, the exceptional restaurant and lounge, innovative fitness centre and health spa – all designed to meet your every want and need. The infinity pool is open for everyone to enjoy and allows for you to experience the glamorous architecture of Johannesburg whilst sipping on a delicious cocktail.
Fancourt, South Africa’s premier leisure resort is situated in the heart of the Garden Route. The resort is superbly landscaped on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains as the perfect backdrop. The resort comprises 2 hotels and 3 of Gary Player’s best designed championship golf courses, incl. the #1 in South Africa. It also has 3 restaurants, a magnificent spa, swimming pool, tennis courts, walking and biking trails and of course the ever popular Leisure Centre.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a luxury 5 star Safari Lodge situated in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. It is surrounded by a 15 000 hectare private concession on the scenic Lwakahle River and home to the Big Five and a wide variety of other animals and birds, which roam freely in their natural habitat. The Suits feature high windows, a well-appointed bathroom overlooking the trees and river, and your own private deck extending from your lounge. You can’t feel closer to the bush without actually being in it.
The Royal Palm Hotel offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Umhlanga, with direct access to the very best that Durban has to offer. This ultramodern hotel is situated in the center of Palm Boulevard, right across from the Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Umhlanga Ridge. The hotel also boasts such amenities as 24-hour security, ample living spaces, fast wireless internet systems, private semi self-catered kitchens inclusive of bar fridges and microwaves, dining rooms, lounges and balconies overlooking the boulevard. There are Standard hotel rooms and self-catering apartment options for larger groups or families.
Durban Country Club (DCC) offers two magnificent clubhouses and highly rated courses. DCC is situated only 1 km north of Durban’s “Golden Mile” beachfront. The Beachwood course is located in Durban North, just 5km away.
Situated in the Sun City Resort this course is believed to be the most demanding golf course in the country. It as been the annual host to the Nedbank Million Dollar Challenge since 1979.
Glendower Golf Club is an exquisitely designed, highly ranked parklands golf course in Johannesburg. It is said to be a test for the world’s best golfers. With a proud history dating back to 1935, Glendower has held many of the country’s flagship tournaments.
The ultimate vision of the Leopard Creek Country Club, built by golf legend Gary Player, was to create an Augusta in Africa and no expense has been spared creating this masterpiece. The model for Leopard Creek is exclusivity.
The Links at Fancourt is without a doubt the most impressive piece of golf design and construction ever in South Africa. Fancourt owner, Dr Hasso Plattner, took a very hands-on approach in the creation thereof. Player’s design team spent months studying the links courses of Scotland and Ireland and armed with this knowledge they created The Links.
Our tour begins as we travel along the brand-new Golden Mile, past the majestic City Hall and the harbor on our way to the University of Natal. Then we visit the bustling African/Indian Markets at Warwick Triangle and the Durban Botanic Gardens before we head to the Moses Mabhida Stadium where you will have the option of experiencing the cable car ride (own account) to the top of the Stadium. The tour ends at uShaka Marine World with a dolphin show.
If you’re going to do it – do it in unassailable style. Its sunrise, the silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. You’re sipping fine champagne while hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, just 45 km north of Johannesburg. This is a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world.
Join our experienced handlers as we have an early morning walk with our elephants before releasing them on the farm or getting them back to their boma at sunset to settle for the night. Our handlers will introduce you to these gentle African giants, taking part in brush downs, touching (sit on their knee) and feeding them a delicious snack bucket. Long pants and walking shoes are recommended for this exhilarating experience.
Our tour sets off for Constitution Hill, home of South Africa’s architectural marvel, the Constitutional Court and site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison. We visit and explore the Maboneng Precinct and make time to stop at Museum Africa, Johannesburg’s premier cultural history museum; reminiscent of a 1950’s shebeen or pub, and it’s here you’ll really sense the soul of the inner city.