Chaka Travel Golf Holiday Brochure

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Share our passion for golf…

Since starting Chaka Travel in 1995 my staff and I have been fortunate enough to have played some amazing courses in far flung corners of the globe. We have included our favourite resorts and courses in this brochure and would be delighted to use our experience to ensure you get the most out of your next golf holiday. All of our holidays are tailored to suit individual requirements and as such the length of holiday, number of rounds as well as choice of airline and much more can be adapted to suit your needs.

We also hold ‘social’ overseas tournaments for those looking for a bit of competition and offer escorted tours in South Africa with the charming Jacques Gous as your guide. So whatever you are looking for please just ask and we’ll do our utmost to provide you with the perfect golf holiday!

Mark Marais

Managing Director

Prices valid up to June 2019 – see chakatravel.com for latest prices

Contents

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4 Constance Belle Mare Plage Mauritius
6 Constance Le Prince Maurice Mauritius
8 Le Touessrok Mauritius
10 Heritage Awali Mauritius
12 Heritage Le Telfair Mauritius
14 Anahita Mauritius
16 Mauritius Map
17 Other Mauritius resorts
18 Constance Lemuria Seychelles
20 Outrigger Laguna Phuket Thailand
22 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus
24 Verdura Sicily Italy
26 Argentario Tuscany Italy
28 Las Madrigueras Tenerife
30 Moon Palace Mexico
32 Le Blanc Mexico
34 Mar Menor Spain
36 Rovos Rail South Africa
38 Fancourt South Africa
40 Tailor Made South Africa
41 Escorted Tours South Africa

View our online brochure displaying our range of luxury golf holidays.

Chaka Travel’s Escorted Golf Tours & Tournaments

If you enjoy travelling as a group, then look no further than our escorted golf tours or our fun and sociable golf tournaments.

Meet like-minded people and make lifelong friends on these Escorted Golf Tours.

Jacques Escorted Golf Tour
Relaxing in the Sun

Escorted tours are ideal for all, couples, groups of friends as well as single golfers. We can also customise a tour for groups with an entire private tour for themselves. No matter what destination, group size, or length of stay we will tailor make a trip for your group including having our PGA Pro, Jacques, travelling with you to look after every detail.

For some competitive golf, have a look at our golf tournaments. Whilst these include a few competitive rounds during the holiday, the emphasis is more on having fun and playing with like-minded golfers. Also benefit from one to one tuition with Jacques to improve your game whilst on a holiday of a lifetime. Single golfers are very welcome to join the tournaments apart from the mixed pairs.

Jacques Escorted Golf Tour South Africa Elephants
Chilling with Elephants in South Africa

Total flexibility with your Escorted Tour itinerary.

Many people incorrectly assume that joining an escorted golf holiday means that their time is all planned out in advance with more of a ‘school trip’ feel than a relaxing, luxury holiday. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In most cases, enjoy 5 or 6 rounds of golf, leaving plenty of time to explore and do any sightseeing or relaxing you wish.

Your tour guide & golf tutor Jacques Gous

Our tours are hosted by the affable Jacques Gous, a South African golf professional who lives in the UK. Jacques lives and breathes golf and is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable holiday as well as helping improve your game!

If escorted tours or tournaments are not for you, check out the rest of our golf holidays to a range of worldwide destinations

Mauritius        South Africa

Thailand         Mexico

Turkey            Bulgaria

Portugal         Spain

Brazil   Sri Lanka

and more…

Planning a Golf Holiday to South Africa – What You Need to Know

Planning any holiday involves a lot of research, but when you are planning to visit a country as vast as South Africa with your golf clubs, the planning required can take on a whole new level of complexity. But don’t fret, as South Africa golf holiday specialist, we at Chaka Travel can take the stress out of planning your golf holiday to South Africa by designing an itinerary to suit you whether you are a couple, group or family. We have the expertise to help you plan a golf focussed route whether this is your first trip, or a return trip. We can help you with the must-visit regions in South Africa and the must-play golf courses.

To help you get started, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions for first-time golfing visitors to South Africa. Here you will find answers to your questions on how long it takes to get there, to currency and driving information; plus lots of useful tips on the best time to visit, the local variations in climate and how to get around.

See the full list of questions and answers here.

Read on for detailed advice on what you need to know about golf in South Africa and getting your golf clubs to South Africa.

Our top tips to get you started on planning your golf holiday or Safari to South Africa are below:

When is the best time of year to visit South Africa for a Golf Holiday?

South Africa is a year-round destination with one of the most pleasant year-round climates in the world. Being in the southern hemisphere their seasons are reversed in relation to ours. The South African summer runs from November to March and winter from the end of May to September but warm sunny days can be experienced all year round. The wet season in South Africa comes during the summer months, except for in the Western Cape Province which experiences most of its rainfall during the winter months. During the mid-winter months temperatures can drop quite drastically at night in the interior areas due to the higher altitude.

What areas of South Africa are best to visit in the winter months, end of May to September?

The Northern Regions are good destinations in the winter months as game viewing is at its best and the temperatures are very mild (maximum 20–23°C (68–73°F). There is very little winter rainfall in the north

What regions of South Africa are best to visit in the summer months, November to March?

The Southern Regions are summer (November to March) destinations with low summer rainfall and temperatures reaching 28–30°C (82– 86°F) or higher on beautiful days

Is English widely spoken in South Africa?

Yes, English is spoken throughout the country.

What  currency is used in South Africa?

South Africa uses the Rand, denoted by the currency symbol R and the currency code ZAR. MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted in South African banks, hotels and most shops. We recommend that you have some Rand in cash for when you arrive before going on to use credit and debit cards for most payments. The South African Rand offers great value for money against major world currencies making food, drink and other purchases very affordable. As a UK traveller, you will find that your spending money goes a long way!
For more detailed information on shopping hours, tipping, bank opening times and exchange facilities, see our South Africa FAQ.

What is the best way to travel around South Africa – Self-drive, transfers or escorted tour?

It is very easy to tour by car as the roads in South Africa are well-maintained and well-signposted, and driving is on the left hand side, as in Britain. We can organise hire cars for you to pick up at the airport, or if you would prefer to not drive on your arrival day we can have your car delivered to your accommodation and arrange a transfer from the airport to the hotel.
If you aren’t keen on the idea of driving yourself then transfers between airports, accommodation and golf courses can all be organized. We can also arrange escorted tours by mini-bus for small tour groups. For more detailed advice on the
options to travel around South Africa or driving in South Africa click to see our detailed tips.

Can I get a golf caddie in South Africa?

Most Golf courses will have caddies although the standards vary substantially. Ask the caddie master to arrange a caddie for you and ensure that you are happy with the selection. Certain caddies are there only to carry your bags where others will assist where required. At present the caddies’ fees range from R60 (£5.00) to R80 (£6.70) and this excludes R10 (80p) after 9 holes. You are free to tip the caddie after your round, according to their worth.

How much does it cost to hire a golf cart in South Africa?

Golf Carts can be hired at most golf courses for around R140 (£12.00) for 18 holes. You will be informed in your quotation whether golf carts are included in your round. Halfway House – It is normal for all golfers to stop at the halfway house after nine holes to enjoy a drink and snack for approximately 10 minutes. (Caddies normally receive about R10 (80p) at this stage).

Do I need Soft Spikes on South African Golf Courses?

Soft Spikes – These are compulsory on many courses. If you do not have soft spikes you should inform the pro shop and they will fit you a set of soft spikes before your round.

Do I need proof of my handicap to play golf in South Africa?

This may be required when playing in a club competition. If you have proof of your golf handicap, we suggest you carry it with you whenever you are playing Golf.

What is the etiquette when on the golf course in South Africa?

Sand Bags – It is compulsory to carry a filled sandbag when playing golf courses in the Cape Region. Fill up divots with sand.

Rate of Play – A round of golf in South Africa should not take more than 4.5 hours. It is expected for a four ball to allow a two ball to play through when the two ball is consistently waiting to play, unless the field is full, always keep up with the players ahead of you.

Enjoyment – You will never experience the game in such unique surroundings as in South Africa. From Cape Town with Table Mountain as a constant backdrop, to Sun City where antelope wander the course, you are in for the golfing experience of a lifetime. After your game, enjoy the facilities of the club, have a drink and a local beer and enjoy the views.

What to wear on the Golf Course in South Africa – Golf Club Dress Code

Men:

  • Long pants or golf shorts. No jeans or tracksuit bottoms
  • Shirts must have collars as well as sleeves and remain tucked in at all time
  • Long socks or ankle socks (white) with shorts are acceptable
  • Soft spiked golf shoes
  • Traditional golf hats or peaks to be worn with the peak forward

Ladies:

  • Tailored trousers, skirt of golf shorts (skirt to be no shorter than 15cm above the knee when kneeling)
  • Golf shirt with collar
  • Long socks or ankle socks (white) are acceptable
  • Soft spiked golf shoes
  • Traditional golf hats or peaks to be worn with the peak forward

 

Strictly Not Accepted

  • Shirts hanging out of trousers, footwear worn without socks, denim material or tracksuits, beachwear, running shoes or sports team kit.

Club House:

  • Club houses tend to have a smart casual dress code, generally requiring similar attire to on the course. However long trousers are usually required after 6pm. Hats are not to be worn in many club houses and spiked golf shoes are a definite no. Of course, individual golf clubs may have specific requirements that vary from others but use the above as a general overall guide.

How much luggage can I bring to South Africa and are golf clubs included?

The general allowance is 23kg for one piece of luggage per person. The additional cost of bringing your golf clubs will be built into your airfare if necessary. If flying with Emirates you are entitled to two pieces of luggage totalling 30kg, which should be sufficient for your luggage and golf bag.
Be aware that if you are taking any internal flights within South Africa you will still be allowed your 23kg piece of luggage but will be required to pay approximately £20 per golf bag when at the airport. This cannot be pre-paid in advance.
If flying on a through ticket with Emirates you will still be entitled to two pieces of luggage totalling 30kg for your internal flights at no extra cost.

The above is only a rough guide and your exact luggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your quote. Please note this information is subject to change at any time.

More detailed tips and advice on travel to South Africa can be found using the links below:

Download South Africa Travel Advice as a PDF

Remember, if you prefer to speak to a specialist to get the information you can always speak to our friendly South Africa travel consultants at Chaka Travel.

Golf Holidays for Groups – What You Need to Know

Holidays are better together! At Chaka Travel, we love a group golf holiday – a chance to catch up with friends, make new golf buddies, and of course see the sights and play at some truly outstanding locations. If you’re new to the group golf holiday scene, it might feel a bit daunting – what should you expect? We’ve answered the most common queries and concerns below, so when it comes to golf holidays for groups, here’s what you need to know.

Destinations

There’s really no limit to where you can go as a golf group, and we can offer you a varied package for anywhere in the world you want to play – from firm customer favourites like Mauritius and South Africa, to the modern USA and exotic Middle East. If there’s a particular course on your bucket list you’d like to play, we can help make it happen. What does your next group holiday look like? Maybe it’s for a birthday trip or a stag do? Talk to us and let us tailor the perfect holiday for your golf group.

Tuition

Many of our escorted golf holidays offer expert golf tuition from your PGA pro guide throughout your stay, so you can brush up on your skills before participating in one of our fun tournaments with the rest of your party. We offer mixed pairs and open tournaments, which are friendly, organised competitions that single golfers are also very welcome to join.

Itineraries

If you’re planning a group golf holiday, we can help you create an itinerary that allows you as much freedom and flexibility as you like. Often, people don’t like to feel too tied down to a schedule on holiday – after all, you’re there to relax. If you want time away from the group to do your own thing that’s not a problem. We can plan your trip to take in lots of local sights and attractions as well as playing golf, which is why our group holidays are popular with golfers and non-golfers alike.

Extra activities

Sights, relaxation, culture…whatever you want from your group holiday, we can cater to it. Our resorts and destinations offer decadent spa experiences, breath-taking beaches to stroll on, ruins and temples to explore and of course, plenty of nightlife. How about combining your group golf holiday with a safari? Or perhaps fishing is more your scene? Whether you want to fish for tiger in the Zambezi or try big game fishing in the Indian Ocean – Chaka Travel can provide the ultimate fishing experience.

Time to yourself

Holidays are time to relax, so even on a group golf holiday you can make time to discover a new destination at your own pace and enjoy some time to yourself. Talk to us today about arranging the golf trip of a lifetime and we’ll also give you all our insider info, from where to eat to activities to avoid if you want a truly authentic experience.

Have You Thought About an Escorted Golf Holiday with Chaka Travel?

For many people, choosing to join a golf tour or tournament is a step into the unknown.  Will I need a playing partner? How sociable is the tour or is it all serious play?  Will I get some down time to relax?  After all, what should you expect on an escorted golf holiday?

If you’re more inclined towards holidays with groups or even solo travel, an escorted golf tour could be just the thing you’re looking for. Whatever your hesitations were before we’ll take care of those misguided notions and would encourage you to think about an escorted golf holiday to one of our amazing destinations.

Meet like-minded people and make lifelong friends

Escorted golf holidays are suitable for everyone from solo travellers to couples, and because you’re joining a group of like-minded people with similar interests you’re very likely to make new friends and acquaintances that you’ll genuinely enjoy spending time with. At Chaka Travel we pride ourselves on our open and friendly way of doing business, and we find that this attracts clients who share our values to create groups of people who want to travel, enjoy good food and wine and play on some of the best golf courses around the world. Sound like your kind of people? We thought so.

Play stunning courses and visit exotic locations

Our escorted group holidays are to some of the most beautiful and intoxicating destinations in the world, so this could be the ideal opportunity to play some of those courses on your bucket list. For example, we offer a stunning trip to the beautiful Cape Town in South Africa where you can play 6 rounds of golf at 6 different courses throughout the duration of your stay. We’ll also organise some social tournaments amongst your group for a healthy dose of competition to keep things interesting.

Total flexibility

Many people incorrectly assume that joining an escorted golf holiday means that their days and night are planned out in advance and that it takes more of a ‘school trip’ feel than a relaxing and luxurious holiday. This really couldn’t be further from the truth. In most cases, you’ll enjoy 5 or 6 rounds of golf, leaving plenty of time to explore and do any sightseeing or relaxing you wish, making it the perfect holiday for golfers and non-golfers alike! There is total flexibility with our holidays, and if you have any doubts about what’s involved in an escorted tour just call and ask one of our experts who can answer any questions you might have.

Benefit from your own tour guide

Our guides are extremely knowledgeable about the areas you’ll be staying, and will also be on hand to offer expert tuition and advice on improving your game during your stay. This means you’ll get a highly enjoyable social and cultural experience combined, really providing the best of everything in a holiday whether you’re a golfer or not.

Contact us today for more information about our fantastic escorted golf holidays and ask us any questions or concerns that you might have that are holding you back from exploring this fantastic holiday option. We promise you won’t be disappointed with what we have to offer.