Cape Town-Winelands-Fancourt, South Africa Safari & Golfing Holiday
South Africa is home to some of the world’s best golf courses not to mention the stunning scenery that awaits you. Your journey will take you to Cape Town, Winelands, Fancourt plus a 2 night safari.
Begin your journey in the “Mother City” of Cape Town which is vibrant, scenic and offers a host of adventurous activities. Move on to the peaceful surroundings of Franschhoek in the Winelands with dramatic mountains and rolling vineyards.
On this wonderful tour in South Africa you will take in some of its most famous areas and experience what this wonderful country has to offer. Starting your journey in Cape Town, home to the Iconic Table Mountain and V&A Waterfront. From here you move onto the Winelands to view the wonderful landscape made famous by the many popular wines which originate from here. You will then make your way along the garden route and arrive at the world famous Fancourt, South Africa’s premier golf resort. After your stay here the beautiful harbour town of Knysna is your next stop before finally finishing at the Big Five Amakhala Safari Lodge. Throughout this tour, you will play 9 outstanding golf courses including the Number One, The Links at Fancourt.
- Flights from the UK
- 4 nights at the Cape Riviera Guest House, Cape Town
- 4 nights at Gable Manor, Franschhoek
- 4 nights at Fancourt Hotel Country Club and Golf Estate
- 4 nights at the Falcon View Manor
- 2 nights at Amakhala Safari Lodge
- Includes 9 rounds of golf at the courses detailed below
- Car Hire includes full insurance and collision damage waiver
Golf Courses you will play:
- Royal Cape Golf Club
- Steenberg Golf Club
- De Zalze Golf Club
- Pearl Valley Golf Club
- Montague Golf Club
- Outeniqua Golf Club
- Links Golf Club
- Pezula Golf Club
- Simola Golf Club
Cape Riviera Guest House
Situated in the picturesque Cape Town suburb of Oranjezicht, you will find Cape Riviera. The 4-stars hotel is an exclusive place for luxury golf holidays in South Africa.
A luxury guest house, with panoramic city views and the majestic Table Mountain as a backdrop. This owner run establishment consists of two adjacent houses. A magnificent Manor House designed by Sir Herbert Baker and the second, a more modern addition, which even boasts an elevator. With two swimming pools, one separating the 2 houses and the other set in a lush garden provides a sense of privacy and tranquillity, whilst enjoying sweeping views of the Molteno Reservoir and surrounds.
Breakfast is a lavish affair, stepping into a different time in the high ceilinged dining room, with the ornate walls and hand carved fireplace. Scents of freshly baked croissants cut fruit and handpicked herbs from the kitchen garden waifs through as the first rays of sunshine filters through the bay windows.
Apart from Table Mountain and the City centre, Cape Riviera is ideally located to visit a variety of Cape Town attractions. We look forward to organising unforgettable golf holidays in South Africa for you.
Gable Manor Guest House
The Gable Manor Guest House is an excellent choice to enjoy golf holidays in South Africa, in the breathtaking region of Franschhoek.
The guest house, honoured with the Best Small Guest House (B&B style) award in 2011, is the ideal spot from where to explore the many features of the Franschhoek winelands and even farther afield in the Western Cape as it is centrally located - within and hour or so’s drive to most attractions.
Enjoy the famous Pearl Valley and De Zalze golf courses, excellent choices to enjoy your amazing South Africa Golf Holiday. Furthermore, Franschhoek is the gastronomic heartland of South Africa, spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Wine tasting is as easy as driving to the many cellars in the valley or book a tour.
Gable Manor offers wine & cheese tasting, cellar tours, hiking, climbing, cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, tennis, picnics, jazz every Friday in season, monthly classical concerts, shop till you drop, health spas, facials and massages.
Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate
An exceptional blend of modern luxury and classic elegance, Fancourt Resort Hotel offers 115 luxurious rooms and suites that allow you to fully enjoy South Africa golf holidays.
Rooms are situated around the facilities with views of the golf warm-up area, Montagu golf course or beautifully landscaped gardens. All rooms have a balcony and from whichever direction, the views are stunning.
Fancourt has become a global landmark for golf holidays in South Africa but its gradual expansion can be traced back to the establishment of the Manor House by its first custodian, Henry Fancourt White.
The estate was transformed into a hotel and golfing destination in 1989 under the direction of Andrea and Helene Pieterse. Now, under the ownership of Dr Hasso and Sabine Plattner, the Fancourt estate boasts a contemporary outlook on its early beginnings, with award-winning golf courses and unparalleled service offerings, against the backdrop of the ever-present Outeniqua mountain range.
The Amakhala Safari Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy golf holidays in South Africa. The natural reserve allows you to be in close contact with the African wild nature and, at the same time, play in some exclusive luxury golf courses.
African tribal design-inspired owners and artists, Mike and Justine Weeks’ meticulous attention to detail is reflected in the fine African beadwork and handcrafted designs that are evident throughout this prestigious lodge. This thatched lodge with its unique safari huts and signature stone-capped rooftops offers all the comforts of a luxury lodge and is an undisturbed retreat where you can regenerate your soul and tune into the sounds of nature. The view from the safari huts and lounge area is of the waterhole where monkeys come to play and antelope and zebra to quench their thirst.
Allow us to tailor-make your dream all inclusive South Africa golf holiday in one of the most stunning accommodations on the territory.
Royal Cape Golf Course
Steenberg Golf Course
De Zalze Golf Course
Pearl Valley Golf Course
Fancourts Montagu Golf Course
Fancourts Outeniqua Golf Course
Fancourts Links Golf Course
Pezula Golf Course
Simola Golf Course
Cape Riviera Guest House
Gable Manor Guest House
Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate
Melia Grand Hermitage
Some oTher Hotel
Royal Cape Golf Club is a true championship course having hosted the South African Open and the SA Amateur Championships multiple times. The course has undergone extensive work to match the USGA standards and is now a fine test for golf holidays in South Africa.
South Africa’s oldest golf club emanates a rich history and tradition. With views of Table Mountain from most holes, this course offers a beautiful setting that will make yours South Africa golf holidays truly memorable.
The narrow fairways demand extreme accuracy off the tee, wayward shots can be heavily penalized amongst the trees and the greens are well bunkered. There is also plenty of water on the course, especially at the corner of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and also the 14th, 15th and 16th. The most difficult holes are the par-4 3rd and the par-4 14th.
Rated among the top 3 golf courses to visit in South Africa, Steenberg, nestled in the crook of the Constantiaberg Mountains, lives up to its fame with a charming location. Designed by the eminent golf course architect Peter Matkovich, Steenberg follows his principle that good golf course architects “listen to the land”. Recently voted “Top foreign golf resort” by Conde Nast Traveller readers, Steenberg is one of the most prestigious golf courses for golf holidays in South Africa.
The greens on the course are especially laudable, but the quality of the fairways or the rest of the course is in fact, equally impressive. Signature holes are the 7th and the 14th. Large aprons around the greens are another special feature and the vineyards also provide a unique visual aspect, as well as a charming added hazard.
With five different tee positions the course can be enjoyed by all, from championship to junior level. This superb soft spike course is widely renowned as having the best greens in the Cape.
The De Zalze Golf Course is laid out in the midst of working vineyards and orchards backed by the spectacular Stellenbosch Mountain range, an inspiring place for golf holidays in South Africa.
Located in the heart of the famous Winelands of Stellenbosch, fondly known as ‘Little Europe’, the superb holes are set on rolling and undulating terrain, meandering between grape on the vine, fruit on the tree and an array of great water features.
Renowned golf course architect, Peter Matkovich, has lent his name to the course, making most of the stunning setting to totally enjoy South Africa golf holidays on this course.
The course has excellent Kikuyu fairways and large Bent Grass greens, all with the Matkovich trademark of finely manicured aprons. De Zalze offers a fine mix of parkland holes, its main defences being the water features on several of the holes. The oak-lined Blaauwklippen River winds its way through the golf estate and comes into play at various intervals.
Situated between the Cape Winelands the Jack Nicklaus designed Pearl Valley Golf Course is surrounded by the picturesque mountains. The open parkland course, fairly flat with numerous bunkers and with water coming into play on most holes is bordered by vineyards and a river runs through it.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has used his abundant store of knowledge and experience in the game to develop the most visually spectacular golf course for golf holidays in South Africa. The estate, as well as the course, is post-card perfect in every sense of the word. From the vineyards and orchards that border the course to the mighty Berg River flowing through it to the mountainous backdrops of every hole, playing here is an experience that cannot be adequately described in words.
Golfers need to think their way around this intriguing course and for South Africa golf holidays that includes golf in the Cape Winelands we highly recommend it.
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.
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 championship links style golf course lies high above the heaving Indian Ocean and the vast Knysna lagoon – a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine indigenous landscape.
The terrain of rolling fairways, fynbos and eyebrow bunkers make the course difficult to walk making the use of golf carts a necessity. There are three signature holes, the 13th through 15th and they are all on the cliff that overlooks the Indian Ocean. The downhill holes, matched with classic sweeping fairways winding through forested areas, make for an unforgettable round of golf.
The Pezula Golf Course is one of the top courses in South Africa and we highly recommend playing here on your South Africa golf holidays.
If your golf holidays in South Africa include the Knysna on the Garden Route, we recommend you play at Simola, one of the best courses to play golf in South Africa.
Set high inland, Simola Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offers stunning views across the lagoon. A good test whatever your standard of play, the course winds through two valleys and golf carts are a must.
The excellent Bent Grass, smaller than expected of a modern course, in typical Nicklaus fashion, are strategically designed to challenge the golfer to choose the right approach to them to maximise scoring chances. The second tee is in an elevated position and we loved the hang-time driving down into the valley.