Our signature tour, this offers golf at 7 championship courses in three of the best areas of the Cape.Spend 3 nights in Cape Town, a dynamic, beautiful city, with a day to explore, and move on to the winelands where golf, spectacular scenery, food and world-class wine are the main attractions.After 3 nights, spend a relaxed day travelling to the Garden Route, a natural playground of ancient forests, beaches, lagoons and a diverse range of activities, where you’ll spend 3 nights, and 2 rounds, in George. Knysna, famous home of the oyster, is the final stop.Knysna is the jewel of the Garden Route and, with the courses you’ll play at Simola and Pezula, your trip is guaranteed to end on a high note.
DAY 1-3 – Cape Town
DAY 4-6 – Winelands
DAY 7-9 – George
DAY 10-12 – Knysna
Meet and greet
A dedicated Fairways to Africa representative
Green Fees at 7 championship courses
1 x Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour
All flights, domestic and international (Flights can be arranged on request)
Car hire (can be arranged on request)
All meals not specified
Golf carts and caddies
Activities not listed above
Tips and gratuities
Cape Town DAY 1-3
Our country’s most famous city, Cape Town, is your first destination and is certain to impress. Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, grab your luggage, meet your FTA representative, and either collect your car rental or hop onto the transport arranged. Check in at accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day acquainting yourself with some of the city’s attractions. We’ve designed our tour to give you two days to soak up the city and have a huge list of possibilities so please consult with us so as to create an itinerary to maximise your time. Your first round of golf will be at the incredibly beautiful Steenberg GC. Play your 18 holes at this Peter Mackotvich-designed course set amongst estate vinRead Moreeyards which offers golfers unique challenges on each hole, views of mountains and the sea, and the option of a post-round wine-tasting and lunch. After a pleasant morning of walking the fairways in this premier estate, head to the Steenberg Vineyard for a wine tasting followed by lunch served at the award-winning Bistro sixteen82, also located within the Steenberg Estate. If you would like a change of scenery and some culture, next door to Steenberg is an impressive art gallery, the Norval Foundation, which features a large sculpture garden and the superb Skotnes Restaurant. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is also a very short drive away. Recommendations: Head to Camps Bay beach to soak up some of the African sun, followed by cocktails and cuisine at one of the many establishments overlooking the ocean. The famous V&A Waterfront is a treasure trove of sights, shopping and excellent eateries. If you are feeling energetic, a trip up the Table Mountain cable-car offers unbeatable vistas of the whole Cape Peninsula, or you can sit and soak up the city from the top of the open-air ‘Red Bus’ sightseeing bus. A self-drive or guided peninsula tour will take you from Cape Town to the surfing hamlet of Muizenberg, and then to hug the coastal road all the way to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Highlights along the way include penguins at Boulders Beach, a meander through the quaint Kalk Bay village (best mussels to be eaten at Olympia Café), see the military base in Simonstown and top it off with sunset on the most visually spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive. If you would rather play another round instead of exploring the city we have numerous excellent courses for you to choose from. Just let us know
Winelands - DAY 4-6
The Cape Winelands is renowned worldwide for its beauty, history, culture, wine, and golf courses. The next three nights you will be based in Franschhoek, a small slice of France in the Southern Hemisphere, and drive to two courses in the area for your golf rounds. First up is De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate and Club in Stellenbosch and this estate epitomises everything the Cape Winelands has to offer – mountains, vineyards, and excellent service. This Championship course is the perfect test for all golfers. The Course has an excellent mix of parkland holes, as well as the Oak lined Blaaauwklippen river which winds its way through the golf estate and comes into play at various intervals. The next day youRead More will jump aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram for a long indulgent afternoon of wine tasting at the country’s top wine estates. The tram offers a hop-on, hop-off route, meaning you can enjoy each estate at your own pace and taste. The tram service also offers great insight into the history of the area, as well as viticulture practices. Work off your wine tour the next day at Pearl Valley, a serious South African golfing treat on the Val de Vie estate. This is a Jack Nicklaus signature-designed course and is rated as SA’s 5th best course. It has played host to three South African Opens and is celebrated in the golfing community for its opulence and its ability to really test one’s golfing capabilities. Recommendations: Franschhoek is known as the culinary capital of South Africa and offers huge variety in dining options. Some of our favourites include La Petite Colombe, Chefs Warehouse at Maison, and The Deli at Boschendal Estate for a more relaxed lunch. Likewise, the whole area hosts hundreds of wine farms for you to visit for late lunches or tastings. Or, you might like to just unwind at your hotel pool after a satisfying day on the greens.
George - DAY 7-9
With the Western Cape’s exceptional scenery even today’s 5-hour drive to George will be a pleasure. We highly recommend taking the scenic coastal route (Clarence Drive) for the first leg of your trip as it straddles mountains, cliffs and the ocean, with views of the Cape fynbos. If you would prefer flying to George from Cape Town then that’s absolutely fine too. We can arrange. Its’ a quick 40-minute flight Hermanus, SA’s most famous whale-watching town, makes an excellent stop for lunch before taking the national highway to George, where you’ll check into the famous Fancourt Hotel. The hotel and golf course lie at the base of the towering Outeniqua Mountains, and are characterised by modern luxury, claRead MoreRead Moressic elegance and great diversity in golf courses. Here you will play the Outeniqua, ranked 17th in South Africa by the Golf Digest experts, a leisurely and fun golfing experience. It provides a more forgiving terrain than its counterpart, the Montagu, but offers its fair share of challenges to keep golfers interested. Fancourt’s Montagu golf course, originally designed by Gary Player, has earned an international reputation as one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts. It holds the prestigious 8th position on Golf Digest South Africa’s list of top golf courses in the country. Enjoy your round, whilst taking in the scenery. Recommendations: Fancourt has four excellent on-site restaurants if you don’t feel like venturing out but the little hamlet of Wilderness is a 15-minute drive away – worth it for views of the Indian Ocean and dramatic gorges and a meal at a local eatery. You could also have a well-deserved wind-down at the hotel’s spa after two days of fantastic golf.
Knysna - DAY 10-12
A 30-minute drive down the coast, Knysna is one of the most famous travel destinations in South Africa – it is also the hometown of our company director. There is something to satisfy everyone – adventure, sailing, whale-watching, forest walks, luxury spas and restaurants. Situated on the banks of a large lagoon it is best known for its oysters, seahorses, and, of course, absolutely spectacular golf courses. From their perches opposite sides of the lagoon, Pezula and Simola golf courses both boast sweeping views of mountains and ocean, and offer world-class facilities. Pezula Golf Course – drama, rugged beauty and technical challenge make this a completely rewarding golfing experience. Designed to inRead MoreRead Moreclude a full range of shots, you can test your skills whilst overlooking the lagoon and the Indian Ocean. And then, saving the best for last, your final round of golf at Simola Estate. This is a truly magnificent course, another Jack Nicklaus masterpiece, tucked between the ancient indigenous yellowwood forests which put Knysna on the map. Recommendations: A boat trip across the lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve followed by oysters and sundowners at Sirocco Restaurant on Thesen Island. A post-round late lunch at East Head Café situated within the Knysna Heads or a local beer brewery tour. Definitely opt for seeing the sunset on a catamaran cruise on the glittering lagoon, sipping champagne and eating Knysna oysters.