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Ideal for golf-enthusiasts, this 12-day tour will not only have you teeing off on a number of beautiful golf courses in some of South Africa's premier holiday destinations, but you'll finish off with a Big 5 safari in the world-famous Kruger National Park too.

Begin your adventure in the sleepy rural town of George, set on the ever-popular Garden Route and where you'll be close to three world-class golf courses.

From here you'll travel to the Tsitsikamma Forest where you'll stay in the treetops of giant African hardwoods and have plenty of time to birdwatch along dappled forest paths and stroll on nearby beaches.

Then it's off to the Kruger region where you'll spend your last days on tour staying at a safari lodge on the banks of the Crocodile River. When you're not searching for the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park you can enjoy an inclusive round of golf at the prestigious, members-only Leopard Creek Country Club.

Itinerary Highlights

  • A great golf, beach & safari holiday
  • Stay at exclusive & super-luxurious Fancourt
  • Enjoy a choice of 3 Gary Player 18-hole courses
  • Receive a custom fitting at the performance lab
  • Relax on beautiful Garden Route beaches
  • Indulge in a range of spa treatments & massages
  • Stay in the treetops of the Tsitsikamma Forest
  • Search for the Big 5 in Kruger National Park
  • Play 18 holes at prestigious Leopard Creek Course
  • Enjoy easy waterhole game viewing

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in the Garden Route

Today you will catch a flight from Cape Town International Airport to George, a small town situated close to the ocean on the Garden Route. After arriving at George Airport, pick up your rental car and take a short drive to your accommodation for the next three nights - the superbly elegant and uber-luxurious Fancourt Hotel.

Set at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains, The Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate is set in 140 hectares of exquisite gardens and offers no fewer than three 18-hole, Gary Player-designed golf courses, each boasting dramatic mountain and big sky backdrops.

Day 2-4

Experience the Fancourt Golf Courses

Enjoy your three days at Fancourt by taking advantage of the three world-class golf courses on the estate. All the courses are renowned for their excellent year-round condition and impeccable attention to detail. The more serious golfer can visit the TaylorMade Performance Lab where you can enjoy the ultimate in custom fitting. Attend a comprehensive two-hour session and receive assistance with choosing the perfect clubs for you. When you're not practicing your swing, you can relax with a massage at the health and beauty spa, or work on your fitness in the gym or on the tennis or squash courts.

Those who are more interested in exploring the surrounding countryside will enjoy day trips to beautiful beaches, the buzz and bustle of the nearby town of Knysna and the wide range of sports and activities for which the Garden Route is so famous. This region is perfect for families and kids will love the huge beaches and warm Indian Ocean water.

Days 5-7

Stay in the trees of the Tsitsikamma

Depart from Fancourt today and head for the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest and the exclusive Tsala Treetop Lodge - your home for the following three nights. As the name suggests, the lodge has been built within the treetops of the forest and offers exquisite views of the forest canopy.

These hardwood forests once covered much of the Southern Cape and these remaining stands are sanctuaries for small forest creatures and birds - enjoy forest and beach walks here, keeping your binoculars handy for birds and monkeys in the trees and dolphin or even whale spotting from the beaches. If you feel like a change, the ever-popular holiday town of Plettenberg Bay is just a short drive away - relax on buzzing, beautiful beaches, dine in lively restaurants and sample a bit of Garden Route nightlife.

Days 8-11

Search for the Big Five in Kruger

Enjoy one last breakfast in the forest before heading back to George Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Once in Johannesburg you'll catch a short flight to Kruger's local airport. Transfer to Buhala Game Lodge, your home for the next four days.

This luxury game lodge is set on the banks of the Crocodile River, just outside the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and ideally situated to offer game drives within the park. Buhala offers guided morning and afternoon safaris in search of the Big 5 and other classic game species such as hippo, giraffe and cheetah. You don't have to leave the lodge for game viewing if you don't want to: simply relax with a drink on the veranda and keep an eye on the lodge's local waterhole for elephant, buffalo and the many antelope species that come down to drink.

One of these days will introduce you to the prestigious Leopard Creek Country Club - usually open to members only - for an inclusive round of golf.

Day 12

Return to Johannesburg

Leave Kruger today and catch a flight back to Johannesburg and your onward travel arrangements. Here your Scenic Garden Route and Safari Golf Holiday will come to an end.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights at Fancourt Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Tsala Treetop Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 nights at Buhala Game Lodge on a full board basis
  • Flight from Cape Town to George
  • 8 days car rental in Cape Town
  • Flight from George to Johannesburg
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
  • 5 days car rental in Johannesburg

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014 $3180
  • 28 Jul 2014 - 23 Aug 2014 $3180
  • 24 Aug 2014 - 19 Sep 2014 $3180

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Ideal for golf enthusiasts and their partners! Combine Kruger & the Garden Route for an excellent safari and scenic golfing experience."

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