Recommended Golf, Game and Adventure Itinerary

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This vacation is based on a 14 day stay.

Overnight flight Europe to Johannesburg, South Africa. Connect from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth (flying time approximately 1h 30 minutes)

Day 1
Arrive in Port Elizabeth. Pick up your rental car and go to your pre-booked accommodation. You will be issued with a folder containing all the information and contact details you require for your holiday. The folder will also contain “local’s tips” on places, sights and restaurants that you may wish to visit during your trip.
 
Day 2
Tee off at one of the world’s only true links courses outside Britain. Humewood Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of South Africa’s top ten golf courses. Its fairways are exposed, undulating and wide to compensate for strong winds. Bunkers are few with steep faces, greens are firm and fast and the rough is thick coastal bush. There are no water hazards. After your guaranteed challenging round, relax in the clubhouse with a cold one.


Day 3
Go and see what Africa is famous for - The BIG 5! Travel to your pre-booked game reserve for either a day trip or an overnight experience. The game reserve is located in a malaria free area; therefore there is no need to take malaria tablets prior to your trip.

The day trip includes a safari cuisine meal and a 3 hour guided game drive in an open backed land rover.

 
Day 4
Travel to Plettenberg Bay and begin your journey along the Garden Route.  
Whilst in Plettenberg Bay, relax on the beach and soak up some sun. For those of you who want more adventure, please see the following activities which can be arranged in and around Plettenberg Bay.

Monkeyland
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Bloukrans Bridge Bungy
Blackwater Tubing

Day 5
Tee off at Goose Valley Golf Estate
The Goose Valley Golf Estate is situated in pristine surroundings, only 2km from Plettenberg Bay and bordering on the Keurbooms Lagoon. This magnificent estate offers a Gary Player designed 72 par, 18 hole golf course in the heart of the Garden Route. Golfers will experience views of the Keurbooms lagoon, the ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains.



Day 6
Take the opportunity to go to sea on an Ocean Safari and experience up close, whales, dolphins, seals, sharks and the marine bird life that lives in abundance in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Plettenberg Bay. Ocean Safaris in association with the Centre for Dolphin Studies is legally licensed and holds official permits which allows their boats to approach whales within 50 meters. Please note that in Plettenberg Bay & Knysna, the official whale season starts on the 1st of July and runs until the end of November. (winter to late spring)
Throughout the rest of the year you should see multiple species of dolphin and other marine life.


Day 7
Travel 30 km down the coast to Knysna and check in to your pre booked accommodation. Tee off at Simola Golf Course nestled high above Knysna. The course overlooks the valley and river that leads to the famous lagoon and Knysna heads. This relatively new course is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Africa. On completion of your round, relax in the fantastic clubhouse which has panoramic views of the valley, heads and ocean.


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Take the day to explore Knysna and surrounds using the "tips" in your travel folder. Browse the markets or take a cruise over the lagoon to the Featherbed nature reserve. Alternatively hop on the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train. The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe is a vintage steam train that takes a magnificent route which winds along the coastline of the Garden Route to George. It is a fantastic day trip.


Day 9
Continue driving down the garden route from Knysna to Hermanus. The picturesque resort town of Hermanus, which is 140 km from Cape Town, is known as the worlds best land based whale watching destination. The whale season is from July to November.
Check into your pre-booked accommodation.


Day 10
If you have an interest in attempting to witness first hand the power of nature’s best designed predator, then this day trip is for you. See the Great White Shark in its natural habitat and have the choice of coming face to face with it in a dive cage. You have probably seen the documentaries about the Great White on Discovery Channel, The BBC or National Geographic. Most of these have been filmed in the waters where the highly qualified Shark experts will take you. Nowhere else on earth can natural predation involving Great Whites be seen on such a regular basis. With some luck you too can witness this remarkable creature.

  Picture taken by our visitors, Harald and Fredrik, on their great white shark adventure.

Day 11
Travel to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, check in to your pre booked accommodation in Camps Bay. Camp’s Bay is one of Cape Town’s most fashionable locations. It is a lively, trendy part of the city in beautiful surroundings. With its astonishingly white, sandy beaches edging the soaring Twelve Apostles, (the buttresses of Table Mountain) it is an ideal holiday location - and it is only minutes away from all the attractions of the V&A Waterfront, the city centre and Hout Bay.



In the afternoon, tee off at one of the following magnificent
courses:
Atlantic Beach – situated in a superb seaside location within a protected nature reserve with spectacular views of Table Mountain.
 
Durbanville – the golf course of Durbanville is set in a beautiful park landscape, softly undulating with picturesque mountains in the background. The very well maintained course is amongst the best in the Cape Region and is extremely reasonably priced.

The Rondebosch Golf Club - The Rondebosch Golf Club was founded in 1911 already and is one of the oldest courses in South Africa. Due to a river and numerous streams running through the course water hazards are a regular feature.


Day 12
Orientate yourself in the “mother city” by taking the cable car up to the flat summit of Table Mountain. It is from here that you can truly appreciate the peninsula and layout of Cape Town and the surrounds. The cost is R110 per adult (not
included). On coming down from the mountain, enjoy a drive around the beautiful Cape  Peninsula, stopping in at Llandudno, Hout Bay, going over Chapman’s Peak and on to Cape Point.
Drive back along the eastern side of the peninsula via Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg.
Hout Bay Simon's Town
 
Day 13
Wine lover or not, a visit to the Cape Winelands is an absolute must as the region has magnificent views and majestic mountain backdrops while being steeped in rich culture and history. If you would like to take full advantage of the wine route (including wine tasting!), leave your hire car for the day and join a professionally guided tour where you can witness the wine making process from the vineyard to the bottle and visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Paarl.
 
The Wine Route
 


Day 14
During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its incarceration of Nelson Mandela amongst other prisoners. The island lies 12 km off Cape Town in Table Bay. The three and a half hour tour includes a return trip across Table Bay, a visit to the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner and a 45 minute bus tour with a guide providing commentary.


After 14 unforgettable days drop your car back at the airport and travel back to Europe.



Please be aware that this itinerary is just an example of a suggested Golf and Game holiday. It can be tailored to suit your individual needs, budget and the length of time you have available for your holiday. Contact us directly or make use of the “Tailor your Own” section to create a personalised holiday.











 

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