Amazing location. Excellent service. An absolute gem. Beautiful setting with a sense of peace and tranquility. Absolutely blissful pampering. These are just a few of the testimonials from guests. So what are you waiting for? Book your weekend break from the city rush to relax and rejuvenate.
PAY 2, STAY 3 – Low Season Special
PAY 3, STAY 4 – Peak Season Special
* 2 Nights in a Luxury Room at Fordoun Hotel 5*
* 3rd Night is free!
* Full English breakfast daily
* 1 Round of golf at Gowrie, incl. cart
* 1 Round of golf at Boschhoek, incl. cart
* All meals, flights, transport, extras and items not mentioned
Day 1 Summary: Arrive, overnight Fordoun
When you arrive at Fordoun you will immediately feel the peace and quiet flow though you in this beautiful country setting. Unpack your bags and then go for a stroll on one of the trails that will take you through the farm. For those who still have loads of energy there are mountain biking trails and if you just want to sit and enjoy nature, bird watching is big here. But their spa… it is out of this world!
Day 2 Summary: Golf at Bosch Hoek, overnight at Fordoun
Enjoy breakfast and pack your golf clubs for a round of golf at Bosch Hoek today. You will enjoy the unique experience of one of the most picturesque and deceptively challenging parkland golf courses, with every hole presenting its own beauty and character. This Bob Grimsdell designed 9-hole, 18 tee-box golf course guides you around a lake, dams, streams and beautiful trees, creating a wonderful golfing experience since 1963.
Day 3 Summary: Golf at Gowrie, depart
After breakfast check out and take a short drive down the road to Gowrie Golf Farm. This course is a 9 hole, designed by Guy Smith, an Attorney from Pietermaritzburg. He is passionate about classic design and is heavily influenced by the old courses of Scotland and some of the courses built in the United States in the early 1900’s, in particular, Merion and Pinehurst. This has led to an exciting, traditional course, which is fun for the average golfer, but tough for the low handicapped golfer to post a good score.
Fordoun Hotel and Spa offers luxury 5 Star Accommodation in Nottingham Road in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, which is at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg. Their fine dining restaurant, Skye Bistro, uses only the freshest local produce available and is open seven days a week for hotel guests in search of excellent cuisine and a tranquil setting. Fordoun Farm Village’s self-catering chalets is a stunning, safe and relaxing environment, perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways and more. They endeavour to constantly provide their guests with the most unforgettable experience during their golf or family vacation.
Situated in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, the Bosch Hoek Golf Club is home to a nine-hole course that has an interesting history, as it formed part of a farm that was among the original voortrekker claims to be settled in the 1850s. The positioning of the eighteen tees is critical to any nine-hole layout, and here the front and back nines are very different. With the outward loop measuring 2 942 metres, and the homeward nine 2 918 metres, this is no monster – and yet lower handicap golfers will find sufficient challenges to keep them thinking. The longest hole on this course is the par-5 3rd which measures 517 metres. The shortest hole is the signature par-3 5th, which is played over water.
Officially opened in 2008 the 9 hole course, designed by Guy Smith a local golfer, attorney and golf architect, has been quoted by Ryan Botha, former South African No. 1 ranked top amateur, as “the finest 9-hole course” he has ever played upon. Peter Matkovich, who certainly needs no introduction, has said that “Gowrie Farm is a tribute to real golf” – high praise from a man that knows the game inside out. The course is exciting to play on, barrels of fun for the average weekender and quite a challenge to the beginner. The views are quite breath-taking too and the club only rents out motorized carts out to those over 65 or that have physical impairments – it’s quite easy to see why once you’ve stretched your legs out over the nine.
Package is fully customisable!
Self -catering Chalets:
1, 2, 3 Bedroom Chalets available – perfect for families
|2017||Per person sharing|
|1 Bed Chalet From||R2 700.00|
|1 Bed Chalet From||R2 900.00|
Hotel & Spa:
|1 Jan ’17 – 31 Jan ’18||Per Person Sharing|
|Midweek Sun – Thu Low||R3 200.00|
|Weekend & Holidays Peak||R4 200.00|
|1 Feb ’18 – 30 Nov ’18||Per Person Sharing|
|Midweek Sun – Thu Low||R3 450.00|
|Weekend & Holidays Peak||R4 450.00|
* Prices are based on 2 guests sharing and includes 2 nights + 2 rounds of golf
* Golf is based on affiliated rates, visitor surcharge may apply
* Hotel Special – Midweek: Pay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free
Peak Season: Pay 3 nights and get the 4th night free
The beauty of the undulating Drakensberg Mountain range is indisputable, thus the reason to visit the World Heritage Site of Giant’s Castle and the enigmatic Bushman paintings in the vicinity that is done in a leisurely 3 km hike. After lunch the return to Durban is via a visit to the Nelson Mandela Capture site – a historically significant moment in South African history.
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.
Shaka, legendary King of the Zulus! Experience traditional Zulu culture and customs at the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand, look into the future with an iSangoma or traditional healer…all this and more, packed into one exhilarating day. We’ve laid on some traditional Zulu beer for you to sample, while the Zulu dancers will thrill you with their grace and energy.
It’s undoubtedly world class! Home to Africa’s largest dolphinarium, the globally respected uShaka Marine World entices you to explore the wonders of Africa’s vast ocean life. In the aquarium, tank after tank offers a glorious insight into the wealth of South Africa’s Indian and Atlantic Ocean marine life, an experience not to be missed.