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What to expect

South Africa Golf

Five stunning golf courses

Gondwana Game Reserve

Spot the Big Five on safari

The Garden Route

Spectacular scenery & world-class wines

Cape Town

Explore the charm of the ‘Mother City’

About the trip

Escape the winter chill and join us for a spectacular Solos golf and safari holiday of a lifetime in the South African sunshine! There is no finer venue for a combined golf and safari break than South Africa – beautiful scenery, wonderful climate and some truly stunning golf courses. Excursions include the world-renowned Table Mountain, Cape Point & Boulders Beach, all rounded off with top-notch safari game drives to spot the ‘big five’ in their natural environment.

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Internal flight- George Airport to Johannesburg Airport
  • Airport Taxes & Charges
  • Twin/Double Room for sole use
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome Dinner on first night (excluding drinks & gratuities)
  • Breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon tea, dinner at Gondwana Game Reserve
  • 5 rounds of golf with transfers
  • Excursion to Cape Point, Funicular & Boulders Beach
  • Excursion to Table Mountain including Aerial Cableway tickets
  • Winelands Tour including wine & chocolate tasting
  • 2 Safari game drives
  • Exclusive Accompanying Local Guide from arrival date to departure to Gondwana
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected

Itinerary

  • Overnight flight to Cape Town
  • Arrive in Cape Town
  • Cape Town - Clovelly Country Club
  • Cape Town – Steenburg Golf Club
  • Table Mountain including Aerial Cableway Tickets
  • Cape Town – Royal Cape Golf Club
  • Depart to Franschhoek via Cape Point Excursion
  • Winelands Full Day Tour
  • Franschhoek - De Zalze Golf Club
  • Franschhoek - Pearl Valley Golf Estate
  • Depart to Gondwana Game Reserve
  • Gondwana Game Reserve – Game Drives
  • Departure Day

What’s Extra

  • Insurance, see here
  • Golf club carriage
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Evening Meals
  • Drinks with meals & gratuities

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Depart the UK

Today we depart the UK and take our overnight flight to Cape Town.

DAY 2

Arrival day - Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, we transfer to the four-star Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town, our home for the next five nights where we can relax after our journey before our evening welcome dinner.

Approx Transfer Time – 25mins

Dinner Included

DAY 3

Clovelly Country Club

Clovelly Country Club

18 holes  5893m   Par72

The Clovelly Country Club lies surrounded by fynbos, in the pristine Silvermine Valley outside Fish Hoek and offers one of the finest and most tranquil golf courses in the country. A tight par 72 with a testing mix of interesting holes and elevated greens accompanied by beautiful views of Silvermine River and lakes. You will find natural water features and a wide variety of indigenous fauna and flora, notably the variety of trees lining the fairways.

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DAY 4

Steenberg Golf Club

Steenberg Golf Club

18 holes 6101m Par 72

The Steenberg Golf Club is rated as one of the top three courses to visit in South Africa. This championship course, designed by Peter Matkovich & Hayes, is consistently named one of the best conditioned courses in South Africa Golf Digest’s Annual Top 100 and attracts golfers seeking a premium golfing experience. The course offers traditionalists the opportunity to ‘bump and run’ (a rare shot in South Africa) in the rough around the greens and to meet the challenges of strategically placed bunkers and waterways. The par-three, not-so-short 14th hole, features the largest green in Africa at 76 meters in length. Indigenous shrubs guard the green and the mound has been shaped to echo the distinctive mountain range behind. This 18-hole golf course was designed to make full use of natural features and hazards such as the vineyards, pine forest and gentle waterways. Its environmental diversity gives the course its unique character, with a backdrop of Table Mountain.

Approx Transfer time – 30 mins

Starting Tee Time – 12.30pm

Breakfast Included

 

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DAY 5

Table Mountain & Aerial Cableway

Today we take our trip to Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. A visit to this world-famous spectacular mountain, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2011, is a must when visiting Cape Town. Flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Table Mountain makes up the northern end of the Cape Fold Mountain range. Amazingly, the mountain’s distinctive flat top – a three-kilometre level plateau was once the bottom of a valley! The mountain was given its name Taboa do Cabo (Table of the Cape) by Antonio de Saldahna after he climbed up Platteklip Gorge in 1503.Legend has it that the tablecloth of clouds that pours over the mountain when the south eastern wind blows is the result of a smoking contest between the devil and a retired sea captain called Jan van Hunks. We take the five minute aerial cableway up the mountain where the cars rotate through 360 degrees during the trip, giving spectacular views of the mountain below.

Breakfast Included

DAY 6

Royal Cape Golf Club

Royal Cape Golf Club

18 holes 6121m Par72

Established in 1885, the Royal Cape Golf Club proudly stands as South Africa’s oldest golf course. Known for its prestigious status, it has been the esteemed venue for the annual Cape Town Open since 2012. This classic parkland course provides a fine test of golf as well as a wonderful playing experience. Although the course is on flat terrain, the playing of Royal Cape is subject to three of nature’s beguiling offerings – a near constant wind to challenge you, sweeping mountain views to charm you and water features to ensnare you.

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DAY 7

Depart to Franschhoek via Cape Point Excursion

Today we say goodbye to Cape Town and take our bus to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, before heading to Franschhoek. The pristine and unspoilt Cape Point Nature Reserve is home to dramatic cliffs, immaculate beaches, unique flora and fauna and spectacular views. It is certainly a treasure to discover. Our trip includes a ride on the ‘Flying Dutchman’ funicular which takes us up to the lighthouse that’s been in operation since 1857, situated on the edge of the cliffs, offering stunning views of the coastline.

From here, we continue to our next hotel Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, our base for the next four nights. Set just over an hour from Cape Town, within the inspiring landscapes of the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek is a heritage town and a world-renowned food and wine destination. Travellers could choose to focus their visit on any one aspect alone – nature, cuisine or culture – and find plenty to keep them busy. The estates here attract wine experts from around the globe with their Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cap Classique sparkling wine (among others).

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DAY 8

Winelands Full Day Tour

The Cape Winelands, located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, is a breathtaking region, renowned for its picturesque landscapes, rich history and world-class wines. As we venture into the Cape Winelands, you’ll be struck by the majestic scenery that unfolds before your eyes. Rolling hills, lush green valleys, and towering mountain ranges create a stunning backdrop for our journey. The landscape is dotted with charming towns, villages and historic estates, each with its own unique character and charm. The Cape Winelands is home to some of the world’s most exceptional wines, with regions like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl boasting a rich viticulture heritage. We’ll visit esteemed wine estates, where you can sample some of the finest vintages and learn about the art of winemaking from knowledgeable cellar masters.

 

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DAY 9

De Zalze Golf Club

De Zalze Golf Club

18 holes 6369m Par 72

Today’s round is set in the De Zalze Winelands. The De Zalze Golf Course was designed by Peter Matkovich, where he made the most of the stunning setting and created a course that places a premium on accuracy. This championship course has an excellent mix of parkland holes, with its main challenges presented in the form of the water features on several holes, as well as the Oak tree-lined Blaauwklippen River which winds its way through the Golf Estate and comes into play at various intervals.

Approx Transfer Time 50mins

Starting Tee Times – Midday

Breakfast Included

DAY 10

Pearl Valley Golf Estate

Pearl Valley Golf Estate

18 holes  6577m Par 72

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, who, upon the course’s opening in 2003, remarked, “Surrounded by mountains, this is one of the most spectacular settings in which I have designed a golf course.”  One of six Jack Nicklaus’ signature courses in South Africa, Pearl Valley is ranked one of the highest to play and, with Nicklaus trademark expanses of sand, huge water hazards, wide fairways, well-maintained greens, it leads to a stunning round of golf.

Approx Transfer Time 20 mins

Starting Tee Times – 12.30

Breakfast Included

DAY 11

Franschhoek to Gondwana Game Reserve

After breakfast, we check-out of our hotel and take our bus to the spectacular Gondwana Game Reserve for our safari.

Situated at the heart of South Africa’s spectacular Garden Route, Gondwana Game Reserve holds the distinction of being the only Fynbos private reserve in the world with free-roaming lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo, as well as endangered species like the Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros, and Black Harrier and many others. The landscapes here are characterised by towering mountains, green rolling hills, and swathes of brightly-coloured fynbos – creating ample opportunities for outdoor adventure and nature photography. An idyllic climate – the second most moderate in the world – adds further appeal.

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DAY 12

Gondwana Game Reserve

We begin the day early at 6.00am for the first of our game drives to see if we can spot the ‘Big Five’. Game Drives are conducted in open game viewers by Gondwana’s expert field guides. They will share their knowledge and passion for the beautiful reserve and reveal its beauty and secrets, offering you unforgettable experiences with nature. Each game drive includes a beverage and snack on the drive.

Following the drive, we return for breakfast. The morning is then free to relax or perhaps take part in a few activities. Lunch is served from 1.00pm. The afternoon is free, with afternoon tea served from 3.30pm before we depart at 4.30pm for our afternoon game drive. Dinner is then served from 7.00pm.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Times subject to change

Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner Included

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DAY 13

Departure Day

After breakfast, we check-out and say goodbye to this fantastic reserve and transfer to George Airport for our flight to Johannesburg where we take our overnight flight back to London.

Approx transfer to George Airport: 45 mins

Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Cape Town & The Garden Route Golf & Safari

SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT | CAPE TOWN (Four-star)
Located in the heart of Cape Town’s most tourist-friendly precinct, the Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel invites guests to experience the best of the city, great comfort, excellent amenities and a warm welcome.
FACILITIES
Facilities include restaurants, bar, outdoor pool, fitness centre, Utopia Beauty Salon and Spa offering beauty treatments and massages (costs apply), free wi-fi throughout, free shuttle to V&A waterfront.
ROOM FACILITIES
Our comfortable standard rooms include air conditioning, ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi, chair, desk, hair dryer, free wi-fi, safe, flat screen satellite TV, Tea / Coffee making facilities

LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL & SPA | FRANSCHHOEK (Four-star)
Located in the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa has become one of the ultimate getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of four-star luxury, the impeccably appointed hotel offers unparalleled views of the mountains and is the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape Wine Routes.
FACILITIES
Facilities include restaurants, bar and lounge, Camelot Spa offering Spa offering beauty treatments and massages(costs apply) and free wi-fi throughout.
Room Facilities
Our Deluxe Rooms include ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, free wi-fi, tea & coffee facilities with Espresso machine, chairs, writing desk, satellite flat screen tv, hairdryer, safe, bathrobes and slippers.

KWENA LODGE VILLAS – GONDWANA GAME RESERVE
Our group will be accommodated in six deluxe three bedroom Kwena Lodge Villas. Each villa consists of an open plan double volume lounge, kitchen and dining area with thatch roof, all opening onto a wraparound deck with magnificent valley and mountain views, fireplace, and Smart TV . Each villa houses three standalone luxury en-suite bedrooms with king or twin beds, seating areas, fireplaces, tea station, hairdryer, mini fridge and private deck areas. The bathrooms have walk-in shower, deep bath, double sinks and bath robes.
The villas are a five minute drive from the main Kwena Lodge by courtesy transfer where you will find a large infinity pool surrounded by semi-private sun lounging decks, chic open-plan lounge and a bar area connected by expansive wooden decks and walkways, Tented Bush Spa. Our meals will be taken here in beautiful indoor and outdoor settings, including an elegant dining room set around two open fireplaces, and an outdoor thatched modern dining space overlooking two waterholes. Kwena Lodge’s unique layout, design and décor draws inspiration from the way of life of the nomadic Khoi-San people that lived in the area 1000s of years ago.

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
March 27 °C 16 °C

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