I'm Jacques Gous a South African Golf Professional who has been living in the UK since 2000. Whilst
I love living over here I am very proud of my home country and I would love you to join me on one of
my escorted tours. I will be your personal guide as well as private golf coach throughout the trip as we
escape the cold and play some of the world's finest courses.
The trip will include time in Cape Town, the Wine lands and traveling down the Garden Route and
include playing golf on Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els and Gary Player designed masterpieces. In addition to
the golf you can also interact with elephants, ride an ostrich and explore ancient caves as well as go up
the world famous Table Mountain.
I hope that you will join me for a golfing adventure in paradise!
Dates & Prices
I will be taking a number of tours out to South Africa and the following prices are based on current
flight prices and may vary. I will be the group leader and drive one vehicle and some of the group will
be required to drive the other vehicles.
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||15 Nov 2013
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||21 Feb 2014
|Per Person Sharing|
|Per Person Single|
- Flights from Heathrow and all current taxes
- 3 nights Portswood Hotel BB
- 3 nights Protea King George BB
- 3 nights Protea Hotel Knysna Quays BB
- Green fees for 6 rounds of golf
- Transport in minibuses
I will be doing a number of escorted tours every winter and these will have the following
outline itinerary which is shown in much more detail on the following pages.
- Day 1 - Fly to Cape Town
- Day 2 - Arrive at Cape Town and travel to the Portswood Hotel for 3 nights
- Day 3 - Play at Erinvale Golf Club
- Day 4 - Play at Pearl Valley Golf Club
- Day 5 - Travel to George to the Protea King George for 3 nights
- Day 6 - Play at George Golf Club
- Day 7 - Play the Outeniqua Golf Course at Fancourt
- Day 8 - Travel to Knysna to the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays for 3 nights
- Day 9 - Play at Pezula Golf Club
- Day 10 - Play at Simola Golf Club
- Day 11 - Travel back to Cape Town and fly home or extend your holiday
- Day 12 - Arrive home
Fly from Heathrow to Cape Town.
The prices include economy class
flights so please let us know if you
would like a price to upgrade to
Premium Economy, Business or
First Class. We can also arrange
flights from other airports or you
can arrange your own flights.
Day 2 - Cape Town
On arrival at Cape Town International
Airport you will be met and escorted to
the V&A Waterfront to book into your
hotel. You will spend 3 nights at the
Portswood Hotel which is ideally
located in the vibrant V&A Waterfront
area which has a wide range of
restaurants and bars.
Enjoy a group lunch where Jacques
will address you and answer any of
your questions. The rest of the day will
be spent relaxing at the Waterfront
and in the evening we can all enjoy a
Day 3: Erinvale Golf Club & the Winelands
In the morning we will play at Erinvale in the Winelands. Nestled at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains is
one of South Africa's greatest golfing challenges. This is a course of 2 different nines; the front nine is on the
flat whereas the back nine climbs the slopes of the mountain. The course boasts some challenging holes and
its signature hole is the par-four 17 which falls away downhill. The scenery itself is breathtaking with
wonderful mountain and sea views for you to enjoy.
After the golf Jacques will give you the opportunity to choose between visiting the winery of Morgenhof in
Stellenbosch or just relaxing with a nice meal at the "Big Easy", which is the first restaurant that Ernie Els
opened in South Africa. You could even visit Ernie's own wine farm.
Day 4: Pearl Valley Golf Club
Pearl Valley Golf Course is located near Franschoek and Paarl, two of South Africa's most famous wine-land
towns. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards the course was designed to blend into its natural environment
and has hosted the South African Open. The course itself is visually amazing with lush and green fairways
and bunkers filled with white river sand. Every hole enjoys a spectacular backdrop and whilst the course has
several challenging holes it can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels.
After golf we return to Cape Town and if it's not cloudy we'll go up Table Mountain where we can go and enjoy
superb views from this remarkable landmark. Otherwise we will visit Boulders Beach and spend some time
with the penguins and here you can take some memorable photographs.
Day 5: Travel to George
We leave Cape Town for the beautiful town of George. On our way we stop at some of the local farm stalls
and just enjoy the unique scenery. We can stop at Cape Agulhas to view the southern most tip of Africa.
After this we'll have lunch at Riversdal or Swellendam where you can enjoy the local cuisine.
When you get to George you will stay at the Protea Hotel King George for 3 nights.
Day 6: George Golf Club
Today play at George Golf Club nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua mountains. This is a
user friendly course that offers unparalleled natural beauty and is designed to challenge any golfer.
George Golf Club is among the oldest courses in the country and has for many years maintained a worthy
rating amongst the top ten golf courses in South Africa.
This course comes highly recommended and is generally in peak condition. The main attraction of this
course has always been its natural beauty, enhanced by lavish flora and the mountainous backdrop in
view on every hole.
In the evening the coastal town of Wilderness awaits where you can enjoy the scenic beach and a sea food
Day 7: The Outeniqua course at Fancourt
Outeniqua is one of two majestic 18-hole parkland layouts at
Fancourt. Designed by legendary Grand Slam golfer Gary
Player, it is similar in character to its sibling Montagu, and
its challenging design and fine conditioning will ensure an
excellent test for all levels of golfers. As with all courses at
Fancourt, there are a variety of tees from which to choose to
play, ensuring that golfers are unlikely to ever feel
overpowered by the course. To improve your playing
enjoyment and to ensure a steady pace-of-play, it is
mandatory for at least two caddies to accompany each four
ball, and one caddy per two ball.
We will follow the golf with a visit to the town of Oudtshoorn
where we can visit the Cango Caves and the High Noon
Day 8: On to Knysna
Today we move along the Garden Route to the picturesque town of Knysna where we will move into our final
hotel, the Protea Knysna Quays which is situated on the Knysna Lagoon. After booking in we can drive to the
Knysna Elephant sanctuary where you will have the wonderful opportunity to feed, touch and interact with this
giant mammal like you never thought you could.
The evening will be spent on the John Benn, a floating restaurant on the Knysna Lagoon.
Day 9: Pezula Golf Club
Another day, another amazing golf course! The Pezula Championship Golf Course stretches a vast 254 hectares
over the Knysna cliff-tops offering breath-taking views of the Knysna Lagoon and Indian Ocean below. The
multi award-winning golf course is designed to include a full range of shots, makes it a challenging, rewarding
and complete golf experience for players of all levels. The signature holes have been earmarked as holes number
13 and 14. This stunningly beautiful course of sweeping fairways and greens also boasts over 200 species of
bird, antelope and other wildlife. Take a drive in the afternoon to the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay for
another stunning location that offers wonderful beaches, restaurants and scenic wonders.
Day 10: Simola Golf Club
An enjoyable round is guaranteed at Simola which is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course on the Garden
Route and boasts spectacular scenery. A great bonus that differentiates Simola from other coastal courses is
that it is protected from the wind that so often plagues coastal courses as it is set below high ridges. From every
hole, one is spoilt with magnificent views, either out across Knysna Lagoon to the Heads or over the picturesque
Knysna River, gently snaking through the valley below. Simola is a user-friendly golf course, unique in that it
boasts five par 3's and five par 5's. You can spend the afternoon enjoying what Knysna has to offer.
Day 11: Homeward bound....
Today we will drive back to Cape Town and fly home. Optional extensions can easily be arranged including
going on safari, playing at Sun City or enjoying a few more days in Cape Town, the Winelands or even going on
to Mauritius before flying home.
We have selected good quality, well located hotels
Portswood Hotel, Cape Town
Situated in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, Cape
Towns premier entertainment and tourist attraction.
With scenic harbour cruises, the Two Oceans
Aquarium, restaurants, pubs and taverns, craft
markets, specialty shops, major retail outlets and
much more, all a short walk from the hotel.
This is a four-star oasis of calm and comfort
alongside the active nightlife and vibrant
restaurants of the Waterfront. The Portswoods
success is due to its superb service and excellent
location and has a number of additional amenities
including a sparkling swimming pool.
Protea Hotel King George
Protea Hotel King George is the perfect
destination for golf enthusiasts to tee off
from as it is nestled between two of the
country's top golf courses and in close
proximity to other world class courses in
With the Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop,
this superb four star hotel, with its
country-style setting is the ideal location to
explore the Garden Route and surroundings.
You will have a "room with a view"; whether
it is of the well-manicured gardens and
sparkling swimming pools; the lush and
green George Golf course or the majestic
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
With one of the best hotel locations in South Africa, the hotel enjoys a spectacular waterfront location in the
heart of the popular coastal town of Knysna. Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, the
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays has a wide array of facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, free
internet service and a wellness therapist for rejuvenating massages and aromatherapy treatments. The hotel is
right next to some excellent restaurants and lively bars. The rooms are decorated in warm earthy tones with
spectacular views of the Knysna lagoon, the historical train station and the Knysna Waterfront.
To enquire about our escorted golf tours please call us on 02890 232112 or send a booking enquiry.