Day 1: Cape Town


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Arrive in Cape Town and become instantly revived by the special energy of this truly beautiful place. Your personal qualified guide will greet you, assist you with the carhire procedures and take you to get settled into your accommodation at Glen Avon Lodge. This quiet, picturesque location on the slopes of Table Mountain in Constantia, will relax you in no time.

Close by are some of the best golf courses in the Cape, including Steenberg, Clovelly and Westlake.

Accommodation: Glen Avon Lodge / Constantia or similar (B)

Day 2: Cape Town


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Enjoy an early breakfast then head off for your first round of golf at the stunning Clovelly Golf Club. Situated between the fishing villages of Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek, Clovelly and is a real treat, not only because of its amazing views, but for its fine clubhouse. Put your skills to test, as this course is narrow and sometimes windy, but always in excellent condition.

Take a leisurely afternoon admiring Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens, then maybe a drive to the top of Signal Hill to watch the sun drop into the Atlantic Ocean.

Accommodation: Glen Avon Lodge / Constantia or similar (B)

Day 3: Cape Town


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Discover the true beauty of the Cape today, with a tour of the peninsula. First stop is Hout Bay, where you can enjoy a boat ride to Seal Island and see these playful creatures leaping in the swell. Then enjoy one of the most spectacular cliff ocean drives in the world as you make your way to the Cape of Good Hope. Return via the Navy port of Simon’s Town, stopping for a close encounter with the famous penguins at Boulders Beach.

Accommodation: Glen Avon Lodge / Constantia or similar (B)

Day 4: Cape Town


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Westlake Golf Club is your venue for today’s golfing, and once again offers fantastic sea views and a superb 18-hole championship course. The natural vegetation and impressive surroundings make this one of the most beautiful courses in the whole Cape.

A visit to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete with a trip up Table Mountain, which is an option for this afternoon, followed by time to explore the bustling V&A Waterfront, and its fine shops and restaurants.

Accommodation: Glen Avon Lodge / Constantia or similar (B)

Day 5: Cape Winelands-Stellenbosch


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The Cape has over 300 wine estates, and the centre of the wine region and historic old town of Stellenbosch, is only 1 hour’s drive from Cape Town. To fully enjoy this scenic mountainous area, you will stay at L’Avenir Wine Estate for the next two nights. Your comfortable room has TV, telephone and a ceiling fan for hot summer days. Visit another wine estate during the afternoon, and sample the fine Cape wines.

Accommodation: L’Avenir Wine Estate or similar (B)

Day 6: Stellenbosch


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Today's golf is on Stellenbosch Golf Course, which on a fine day, offers views as far as Table Mountain. This course is more challenging than first impressions suggest and will test your ability. Afterwards, relax with some more wine tasting and maybe a drive to the picturesque village of Franschhoek, in a beautiful valley hemmed in by mountains.

Accommodation: L’Avenir Wine Estate or similar (B)

Day 7: George


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Depart early from Stellenbosch, to reach the start of the Garden Route at George, where you stay in the Cape Dutch style Cedar Manor Guest House. Luxuriously appointed rooms overlook wonderful mountains and heatherlands. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, with several activities to choose from such as the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train, along the coast to Knysna.

In the next couple of days, you will get the opportunity to play at superb golf courses in the region such as Fancourt and the popular, scenic, George Golf Course.

Accommodation: Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate or Cedar Manor Guest House (B)

Day 8: George


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Fancourt Estate hosted the 2003 Presidents Cup, and today you will play on one or more of their four famous courses. This is a sophisticated golf estate where you can play all day, or take a break and relax with some treatments in their health and beauty spa.

Accommodation: Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate (B)

Day 9: George


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Today you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to play at the George Golf Course – which remains one of the popular spots for golfers. This part of the Garden Route is one of South Africa’s major tourist attractions and it is easy to see why as the scenery is breathtaking and the course itself is one the prettiest in the country.

In the afternoon explore the neighbouring village of Wilderness, or take a game drive at nearby Botlierskop Farm.

Accommodation: Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate (B)

Day 10: Knysna and Plettenberg Bay


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Drive along the Garden Route to the renowned town of Knysna, situated on a lagoon, between sea and forests. To experience its majestic beauty, take a boat trip across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve – a natural heritage site. Enjoy sundowner drinks by the water and perhaps indulge in some famous Knysna oysters, served fresh from the local oyster farms.

Accommodation: Hog Hollow Country Estate or similar (B)

Day 11: Plettenberg Bay


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After breakfast we suggest a round of golf at the famous Sparrebosch course of Knynsa. You will be enthralled by the ocean scenery on one side and the lagoon on the other. Situated on the West Head at the entrance to the lagoon, this course will offer you an extreme golf challenge. The greens are massive and lightning quick – four putts are not unusual, so beware. Each hole offers a unique view of the surrounds and there are a number of blind tee shots, so be sure to read the story on the tee boxes.

After your golf, pay a visit to the bubbling town of Knysna and its lovely craft shops and market. Knysna has been voted South Africa’s prettiest town a number of times.

Accommodation: Hog Hollow Country Estate or similar (B)

Day 12: St. Francis Bay


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Continue along the Garden Route through the Tsitsikamma forests, where a pioneering marine reserve protects the delicate Tsitsikamma shoreline and fynbos and forest as well. Reach St. Francis Bay, where the thatch and whitewashed houses, situated along a system of seawater canals, are designed to please the eye. The Indian Ocean and the navigable Kromme River, both contribute to the quiet and uplifting atmosphere of this village.

Stay overnight at Sandals thatched lodge, decorated in an Afro-Caribbean style, and set amongst lush indigenous milkwood trees. The palm fringed pool, fully licensed bar and craggy rocks create a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Spacious bedrooms have baths, showers, extra length beds, private decks or patios and all modern comforts.

Accommodation: Sandals Guest House (B)

Day 13: St.Francis Bay

Your last round of golf will be at the challenging golf club in St. Francis Bay.

You’ll find this course rewarding and fun, with stunning sea views and very possibly a good strong wind to contend with!

Accommodation: Sandals Guest House (B)

Day 14: Port Elizabeth – Home

This is the last day of your self-drive golf tour and you drive to Port Elizabeth airport, where you can hand in your hire car. Check in for your flight, which may be to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Kruger Park or wherever your heart desires.

We will gladly quote and book individual, add-on services such as car hire, activities, safaris and day tours.

B = Breakfast included