Rovos Rail African Golf Collage
- Flights from the U.K
- 8 nights on board Rovos Rail
- 5 rounds of golf
- Full Board
- Extensions Available
- January 2019 – January 2020
NON-GOLFERS Collage excursions
- Game drive in the Kruger Park with lunch.
- Game drive in the Hluhluwe Reserve in Zululand.
- City tour of Durban.
- Visit to Ardmore Ceramics.
- City tour of Bloemfontein.
- Game drive at Addo Elephant Park.
- Two-hour ostrich-farm visit
- Travel the Garden Route to Riversdale.
- Tour of the KWV Brandy Distillery in Paarl.
General make-up of the train Locomotive, generator car, staff car, guest sleepers, a non-smoking lounge car (26 guests), two non-smoking 42-seat dining cars (if required, plenty of space for the maximum of 72 guests carried), kitchen car, guest sleepers, smoking lounge and Observation Car (32 guests) at the tail.
Cuisine Meals are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty. Breakfast is between 07h00 and 10h00, lunch at 13h00, tea at 16h30 and a formal dinner at 19h30. A gong heralds lunch and dinner.
Dress For days on the train dress is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal – for the gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dresses or suits. Please include warm clothing for cold mornings and evenings.
Mobile Devices and Internet In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. The use of mobile phones, laptops and essentially anything that has the ability to disturb other passengers is confined to the privacy of your suites.
Smoking is only allowed in the privacy of your suite and in the Club Lounge.
Leopard Creek Golf Course
Fancourts Links Golf Course
Fancourts Montagu Golf Course
Fancourts Outeniqua Golf Course
Durban Country Golf Club
Oubaai Golf Club
Humewood Golf Course
Melia Grand Hermitage
Some oTher Hotel
Internationally recognised as a world class golf course, Leopard Creek, designed by Gary Player, is located strategically for golf holidays in South Africa. The course typifies the essence of African golf at its best with indigenous bushveld bordering the pristine fairways and greens. The course has hosted many PGA professional tournaments including the well known South African Sunshine Tour.
Home to the annual Alfred Dunhil Golf Tournament, this wonderful layout has numerous animals strolling on the fairways. It’s common to hear a buffalo snort or see a giraffe near the fence on your drive, while the pitch shot might need a hit over a lake full of crocodiles and hippos. The clubhouse, filled with golfing memorabilia, is one of the best in all of Africa: an extraordinary course for your South Africa golf holidays.
Designed by the legendary Gary Player and considered to be his design masterpiece, the Links at Fancourt recreates the classic courses of Scotland and Ireland in a typically South African setting with the majestic Outeniqua mountains serving as a dramatic backdrop.
Conceived on a former airport site, the resulting aura is that of a pure links layout in spite of its inland location, with only the climate and the mountains serving as reminders that the golfer is not in the British Isles. Having hosted the 2003 Presidents Cup (which ended in a dramatic tie between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els with Nelson Mandela in attendance) and the 2005 SAA Open, playing at The Links is a very, very special experience.
Possible the most difficult course in South Africa and also one of the most exclusive. If you want to include it in your South Africa golf holidays in Fancourt we recommend booking well in advance.
This modern course with a mature parkland feel, is considered one of the best-conditioned courses in South Africa. It is cleverly designed, picturesque, and presents an enjoyable challenge to all levels of golfers. One of our favourite courses, to play here you have to stay be a hotel resident. Serious golfers will love Fancourt and it is the ideal base for South Africa golf holidays.
The Montagu course is named after the mountain pass of the same name and is part of the original 27-hole design at Fancourt by the legendary Gary Player in the early 90s. This classic tree-lined parklands layout underwent a major facelift in 2005 under renowned Scottish golf architect David McLay Kidd.
The upgrade saw two completely new holes, the 1st and the 9th, redefined bunkers and greens and the introduction of several water features such as the dam. Celebrated for its immaculate, round the year conditioning, the Montagu GC is currently ranked at #6 in South Africa, prime location for golf holidays in South Africa (Golf Digest, 2014). The signature hole is the Par-3 17th, reminiscent of the 12th hole at Augusta National, the permanent home of the US Masters.
Named after the mountain range that runs along the garden route, this parkland resort course has aesthetically pleasing design features such as rivulets and colourful gardens. Like its neighbour, the Montague, it is in magnificent condition year round and is a prime location to play golf in South Africa.
Although set in the same surroundings as its better known counterparts, the Outeniqua has developed an individual personality rivalling the others. Excellent water features and creeks interspersed with uphill and downhill challenges and excellent bunkering (recently renovated) are all augmented in the charm and challenge by the colourful flora to be seen throughout the course.
The views from the fairways, the knowledgeable caddies and the quality of the course combine to make this a must play course when on a golf holiday in South Africa.
You know you are in for a golfing treat when your golf course gets featured on top 100 lists of the world’s finest golf layouts for many years. Add to this the distinction of possessing the greatest third hole in the world, and the Durban Country Club becomes the perfect golf course for a golf holiday in South Africa.
It comes as no surprise then that it has been the chosen venue for the SA Open Championships 14 times. The rare combination of scenic surrounds with a challenging course make a South Africa golf holiday at Durban Country Club uniquely memorable.
The course is extremely demanding and requires you to play well in order to score well. The renowned par 5 third hole has a truly magnificent aura, following a narrow and undulating valley to a challenging target. The first five holes provide a testing challenge, leaving very little margin for error on the narrow, bush-lined fairways. The elevated tees and steep slopes combine with the strong onshore winds blowing through the valley to make it a course that is often enjoyed but seldom mastered.
Oubaai is golfing heaven for a golf holiday to South Africa: idyllic yet challenging and wrapped up in the most breath-taking scenery on offer along the Garden Route. Perched on the edge of the hill cliffs leading down toward the Indian Ocean and with the Outeniqua Mountain Range as a majestic backdrop, the club enjoys the best of both worlds. The fairways undulate over the hilly terrain and the grounds are in immaculate condition.
The first Ernie Els signature course in South Africa boasts a traditional links layout with veld grasses lining the lush, well bunkered, fairways and a panoramic 180-degree ocean view. The course is surprisingly long for a coastal course, and, with five par 3s and five par 5s, it makes for an exciting game, requiring your undivided focus despite the plethora of visual pleasures all around.
Watch out for the sea breezes that are a regular around this high cliffside location. The course is unique in that it is challenging yet friendly and can be played and enjoyed by golfers of all abilities.
Home to one of the world’s most challenging links courses, Humewood is ranked 11th among South Africa’s Top golf courses. Found in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the golf course is a genuine seaside links, with wide and undulating fairways, excellent for a golf holiday to South Africa.
Each 9 returns to the Clubhouse in the middle of the course such that the holes run in different directions so that the golfer does not get to play a long sequence of holes, either downwind or into the wind. His design included 8 par 5’s on a par 76 layout.
Humewood also boasts a variety of animal life with an abundance of plovers, otherwise known as “kiewietjies”, which is also the club’s emblem. The Humewood Golf Course allows you to enjoy golf holidays in South Africa in a unique setting.