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Garden Route Golf 'Escorted Club' Tour - inc. 5* Fancourt Jan 2018

Package Details:

Fly to Cape Town and join an escorted tour of some of the best golf on the Garden Route of South Africa, in warming summer temperatures. Our tour will take you from Cape Town to Knysna and will be hosted by Terry & Stephanie Rawding.

Arrivals day is 16/1/18, after an overnight flight from the UK.  Many on our Cape Town Golf Tour 6/1/18 - 15/1/18, are joining our Garden Route Golf Tour.  

The Garden Route Tour, moving locations and with a driver for the week with us, would perfectly suit a non-golfer, accompanying a golfer and lots of additional sightseeing opportunities can be made available for non- golfers and a bespoke package offered when the number of non-golfers is known.

Early Arrival Option
If you prefer to arrive a night early on 15/1/18 to recover from your travels then Erinvale Hotel will be the perfect resting place for you. We have reserved rooms on 15/1/18 for those joining both tours and for early arrivals for the Garden Route Tour.  You will quickly recover from your travels at relaxing Erinvale, which includes a Spa. This is a boutique hotel in the Erinvale estate in Somerset West, on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains and surrounded by vineyards. The estate dates back to a Dutch farmstead in the 1700's and the Erinvale golf course, designed by Gary Player has hosted the World Cup of Golf.

There are only 57 rooms and all will be newly refurbished by January 2018. You can relax in the fountain courtyard, surrounded by thatched roof cottages. 

16/1/18 Arrival Option
If you choose to arrive on 16/1/18 we will collect you from Cape Town airport and call at Erinvale to give you time to have a snack before the coach sets off to Mossel Bay.  The journey from Erinvale will take about 3hrs 30mins, but we will break it with a stop at Swellendam - the 3rd oldest town in South Africa.

The night of 16/1/18 is booked at The Garden Court Hotel - a location chosen because of its proximity to the fabulous Pinnacle Point golf course, which you will play on 17/1/18. The hotel is a modern 3* accommodation, with a casino, bars and a restaurant attached - if time allows we will dine at the golf course on the night of 16/1/18, just to whet your appetite! Pinnacle Point has to be one of the worlds most spectacular golf courses with stunning views and challenges on every hole. Darren Clarke described it as 'the best golf course on the planet'. Shared buggies are included.
Garden Court Pinnacle
After playing Pinnacle Point on 17/1/18 we will travel 45 mins or so to the 5* Fancourt Resort at George and stay 3 nights here, playing 2 rounds on Montagu (rated 2nd best course in the Western Cape) and Outeniqua (rated 8th best course in the Western Cape). If you prefer you could upgrade one of these rounds to Fancourt Links (rated 1st) - a max handicap of 16 applies to the Links and you must walk.  Shared buggies are included for 2 rounds of golf in your package.
Outeniqua 17th 270x202 80 Fancourt
Fancourt is one of the finest golf resorts in the world, with an exceptional mix of classic elegance and modern luxury - it only has 115 rooms. Your room will be one of the Classic Rooms, but we can upgrade you to stay in luxury suites or even the exclusive Manor House - including your own butler!  During your time at Fancourt we will organise at least 1 night to dine out in George.

Fancourt (owned by the creator of SAP software) has all of the leisure facilities you would expect from a 5* facility.

On 20/1/18 we move onto to Knysna, a 40 minute journey, with spectacular views. For those of you looking for more golf on the travel day, this can be arranged for you.  For others we can arrange for you to visit an Elephant Reserve later that afternoon.
Protea Knysna Simola
You will stay 3 nights at 4* Protea Knysna Quay on the Knysna Waterfront, overlooking the magical Knysna Lagoon. The hotel is complete with all of the modern comforts you would expect from a modern 4* hotel and you step out to a host of great restaurants in Knysna.

You will play 1 rounds at Simola, a Jack Nicklaus Signature course - shared buggies and halfway house lunch are included. From here you have spectacular views of the River, the Lagoon at Knysna and 'The Heads'.  You will also play the 5* Pezula Championship course - with equally special views of Knysna and the Lagoon - again shared buggies are included.

On 23/1/18 we can transfer to George airport or Cape town for onward flights. The Cape Town transfer is 4 1/2hr transfer, with opportunities for stops. As with arrivals there is an opportunity to take a rest night at Erinvale on the night of 23/1/18, to then depart on 24/1/18.

Or continue your adventures in the Mossel Bay area, with 2 nights at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve where we have just 4 rooms reserved for 2 nights - see the Option below!

Only £200pp deposit to secure a space - call us soon!

16/1/18 - Arrival day. Transfers from Cape Town airport to Mossel Bay via Erinvale at Somerset West and Swallendam. Stay 3* Garden Court Hotel, near Mossel Bay.
17/1/18 - play Pinnacle Point - includes shared buggies. Stay 5* Fancourt Hotel, near George.
18/1/18 - play Montagu, Fancourt -  includes shared buggies.  Stay 5* Fancourt Hotel, near George.
19/1/18 - play Outeniqua, Fancourt -  includes shared buggies.  Stay 5* Fancourt Hotel, near George.
20/1/18 - travel to Knysna. An opportunity for supplementary golf at George. Or a supplementary visit to an Elephant Reserve. Stay 4* Protea Knysna Hotel, Knysna Quay.
21/1/18 - play Pezula - includes shared buggies. Stay 4* Protea Knysna Hotel, Knysna Quay.
22/1/18 - play Simola - includes shared buggies. Stay 4* Protea Knysna Hotel, Knysna Quay.
23/1/18 - Departure day. Transfers to George Airport, Cape Town or Cape Town Airport. 

Option 1 - 7 nights B&B in 3 hotels - see schedule above. Includes 5 rounds of Championship golf. Golfer package from £1,394pp buggies. 
Based on 2 persons sharing a twin room.
Non-Golfer prices are available.
Supplements apply for room upgrades.
Play - Pinnacle Point, Fancourt x 2, Simola and Pezula. With more playing opportunities on rest day.

Option 2 — from 23/1/18 stay 2 nights at Botlierskop Game Reserve, near Mossel Bay. Depart 25/1/18. A package cost of £494pp.
Based on 2 persons sharing a twin room.
We have 4 twin rooms reserved. 3 Luxury Manor House Suites and 1 Stable Manor House Suite.
The cost includes:
Arrival drink and snack.
Dinner and Breakfast each day.
2 Game Drives per day
As a 2 night stay you also receive a complimentary Bird Hide Experience. You can also swap 1 game drive for a Horseback safari.

The Botlierskop Reserve is located in the Outeniqua Mountains and covers 4000 hectares. This malaria free, family run reserve is home to an abundance of animals, including 4 of the 'Big 5'; lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, rhino, hippo, rare black impalas as well as unique bird life.

At the Reserve there are 2 swimming pools, tennis courts and a Spa.
Manor house swimmingpool Game drive Elephant family at botlierskop

Early arrival Option 15/1/18
Overnight B&B stays at Erinvale, Somerset West - 40 mins from Cape Town Airport.
Courtyard Loft rooms £74pp
Based on 2 persons sharing a twin room.

Added night at Erinvale on 23/1/18
For stays at Erinvale on 23/1/18 these are priced on enquiry, as room availability is limited.

Costs exclude: 
Flights. 
Airport and golf transfers. Group Transfer package is available at £214pp for all golf and airport transfers. Our driver will stay in the area and this cost includes the driver's accommodation for one week. Supplementary transfer costs apply for 20/1/18 rest day options.

Room upgrades - vary by hotel. 

Single Supplements - vary by hotel:

  • Garden Court £59pp per night - standard room
  • Fancourt £129pp per night - classic room
  • Protea Knysna  £92pp per night - Lagoon facing room

Based on a minimum group size of 8 golfers & a maximum of 20. 

Solo golfers, groups and couples and non-golfers are welcomed. 

Package Info

  • Start Date: Tuesday, 16 January 2018
  • Event: Garden Route Golf Tour - inc. 5* Fancourt Jan 2018
  • Hotel: Mossel Bay, Fancourt & Knysna + Erinvale & Safari options
  • Suitable for: Experienced golfers & non-golfers
  • Include: 7 nights B&B, 5 rounds, buggies
  • Cost pp: £1394
  • SS pp: Vary by hotel
  • Spaces Remain: Sorry Full - register for 2019
From: £1,394.00 pp Based on 2 sharing