Archbishop Desmond Tutu affectionately coined the phrase Rainbow Nation to describe post-apartheid South Africa after their first fully democratic election in 1994. While cultural diversity was the origin for the term, Rainbow Nation is indeed an apt descriptor for the rich palette of sights, aromas and sounds that emanate from South Africa’s iconic flora and fauna.
This tour brings to life South Africa’s rich history, culture and traditions, awe-inspiring landscapes, iconic game viewing at Kruger National Park, boutique wines and quality golf courses stretching from Sun City to Cape Town. If you enjoy the challenge of a coastal course, there is a stunning selection available. If you prefer playing at altitude, where the ball flies that much further, the selection is just as exciting.
You will be impressed with the quality of the accommodation, golf courses and the many tour inclusions. Our local guide is one of the best we have come across and your safety is assured. No other tour company has taken more golfers to South Africa than Go Golfing. Join us to experience the ultimate golfing safari. This is always a sell-out. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Reserve your spot today.
Welcome to South Africa! You’ll be greeted with a friendly smile by our South African guide at Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg). From here, you’ll be transferred to Protea Hotel by Marriott in the heart of the well-heeled area of Sandton in Johannesburg. This evening we’ll bond over a welcome dinner and drinks as we get to know our fellow tour members and new found friends.
(D) Hotel: Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg
Today, depending on how you feel after your your international flight, you are free to either indulge in some relaxation in or around the hotel or join a half-day sightseeing tour of Soweto – an iconic address of South African pride and history.
(B) Hotel: Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg
Anticipation will be running high this morning as we prepare for our first game. We make our way to Sun City, also known as South Africa’s Kingdom of pleasure: a fully integrated lifestyle resort with two world-class Gary Player-designed courses. You’ll be keen to tee it up on the Lost City Golf Course. This desert style course is surrounded by spectacular views across the African wilderness. Beware of the famous 13th, a par 3 with Nile crocodiles residing in the moat around the green. Along with golf, Sun City also has great restaurants, boutiques, spa, casino, water park and a game reserve that will keep us busy for the next 3 nights.
Non-golfers: enjoy a tour of Predator World to see many of Africa’s predator species up close and personal while the golfers are busy on the green.
(B, LG) Hotel: Sun City Hotel
This morning you’ll play the famed Gary Player No1 course. This course offers lightning fast putting surfaces, constant changes in elevation and challenging water hazards. Its kikuyu fairways and bent-grass greens provide the perfect playing surface. You’ll find the highly experienced resident caddies a tremendous help. So much so, you’ll want them every time you play.
(B, LG) Hotel: Sun City Hotel
This morning will be at your leisure to explore the many attractions that Sun City has on offer. You might even like to tee off for another round on one of their world-renowned courses! The resort complex has a touch of Las Vegas with a pinch of Indiana Jones and provides all kinds of holidays rolled into one, you’ll have a myriad of attractions to keep you excited. This afternoon we combine WOW with wildlife on a sunset game drive at Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Pack your cameras, the big 5 await!
(B) Hotel: Sun City Hotel
Following breakfast we depart Sun City and travel east to the Lowveld of Mpumalanga, where Perry’s Bridge Hollow Hotel, is located just a short drive from the entrance of Kruger National Park. This evening we’ll join for dinner and gush over the beauty that surrounds what will be our home-away-from-home for the next two nights. There’s something wonderfully intoxicating about this place. It’s laying in bed to hear the animals calling, it’s waking up in the morning to the smell of the African wilderness, it’s something special that you’ll only understand once you get there.
(B,D) Hotel: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Hotel
This is what Africa is all about. We head to Kruger National Park in search of the ‘locals’ for a game drive until late afternoon. It’s easy to see why Kruger ranks as Africa’s best wildlife experience. More than 2 million hectares with countless wildlife and more species than any other park. Mother Nature’s grandest display includes 49 species of fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. You’re sure to have some wonderful stories to share as we join together for a group dinner this evening.
(B,D) Hotel: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Hotel
Still in awe of our Kruger wildlife encounters we check out and travel to Johannesburg for a flight to George. We check into the Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa, perfectly positioned between the Indian Ocean and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains for a stunning 4-night stay. It’s here you’ll discover one of South Africa’s best kept secrets, the Garden route. The scenery alone is enough to make you stop and stare. We’ll join together for dinner tonight at our new hotel.
(B, D) Hotel: Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa
This morning we visit the Knysna Elephant Park as we continue on to play the magnificent Pezula Golf Club. This is one of the most scenic golf courses in the world with sweeping vistas over the Indian Ocean and pristine fairways like carpet draped over the rolling landscape. Pezula is often a highlight on tour.
Non-golfers: Cruise along the Knysna Estuary and tour the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
This evening, we’ll join to dine in the elegant surrounds of the Knysna Waterfront.
(B, LG, D) Hotel: Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa
There’s no need for transfers today as we play the famed Oubaai Golf Course perfectly situated right on our hotel grounds. The Ernie Els 18-hole Championship course is kept in perfect condition and is one of the most beautiful settings in the golfing world.
Non-golfers: Enjoy a tour of an African Ostrich Farm where you’ll learn the fascinating story of ostrich farming in Oudtshoorn. Get up close and personal with these marvellous creatures and enjoy the quirky ostrich races!
(B, LG) Hotel: Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa
The golfing highlights continue today playing the prestigious Fancourt Golf Club, ranked 6 in South Africa. Designed by Gary Player, not a detail has been spared in the finish and sculpturing of this course.
Non-golfers: You’ll visit the picturesque town of Mosselbay where you’ll enjoy views from the St Blaize Lighthouse lookout, explore the Diaz Caravelle Museum Complex and take a boat ride to see the Cape Fur Seals on Seal Island.
(B, LG) Hotel: Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa
This morning we check out of the hotel and head toward the Cape via the N2 Highway to arrive in the Winelands late in the afternoon. The landscapes traversed on this trip are said to be some of the most scenic in the world. Rolling fields of canola and wheat set in a fynbos-laden mountain backdrop, cover the landscape as far as the eye can see. We settle into our hotel in Somerset West before joining for dinner.
(B, D) Hotel: Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa
Today we’ll experience the Winelands and visit the fascinating towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The area is stunning and the quality of the food and wine is stupendous. Luckily for us, we’ll sit down for a sumptuous lunch before we make way back to our garden oasis at the Erinvale Estate.
(B,L) Hotel: Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa
Golf is first up on the agenda today at the highly ranked Erinvale Golf Course. If the challenge of a Gary Player designed 18-hole golf course, coupled with breathtaking Winelands, sea and mountain views is what you are looking for, then you’ll love playing this course.
Non-golfers: Enjoy a visit to the Cheetah Outreach Project set on land provided by the Spier Wine Estate. Of course, we’ll combine our visit with a well-deserved wine tasting.
This afternoon, you’ll be delighted by more amazing scenery as we travel onward to Cape Town. Known as ‘The Mother City’ this is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is a must on any South-African itinerary. Our home for the next 3 nights was originally built as a convict station. Today The Portswood Hotel is somewhere you’re far more likely to want to extend your stay.
(B, LG) Hotel: The Portswood Hotel
Today we’ll head out for a stunning tour of Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Beach. Over 2000 African penguins call the sandy beaches and coves of Simon’s Town home, we’ll watch in awe as they waddle about their day. We’ll check out Table Mountain by cable car and enjoy amazing views of the cityscape and as far as Robben Island. You really can’t say you’ve visited Cape Town until you’ve stood on top of it, now named a ‘New Seven Wonder of Nature’ this is sure to be a treat.
(B) Hotel: The Portswood Hotel
Our final round is at the mighty Atlantic Beach. Selected as a qualifying course for the British Open, it’s arguably the best links course in South Africa. With the grandeur of Table Mountain as the backdrop to your round, it will be easy to be distracted. Non- golfers can explore the city and markets for last minute shopping and souvenirs or wander the breathtaking waterfront. This evening we sit down for a celebratory dinner to toast our champions and celebrate new friendships and great memories.
(B, LG, D) Hotel: The Portswood Hotel
It’s time to say your goodbyes as our trip comes to an end. We recommend booking flight SA334 departing Cape Town at 13:15 for connections through Johannesburg to home. Departure transfer, based on this flight to Cape Town Airport is included. (B)
16 nights accommodation as per itinerary
One-way internal flight – Johannesburg/George (One checked-in bag of 20kg + 15kg for golf clubs)
7 rounds of golf, inc. motorised carts:
Sightseeing / Experiences:
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Golfer- Twin Share AUD 8,247 pp
Non-Golfer- Twin Share AUD 7,065 pp
Golfer Single- AUD 10,097 pp
Kruger National Park and the animals were amazing. Our tour guide, Nic, was absolutely brilliant, extremely knowledgeable about the history and customs of the areas we travelled through, nothing was too hard for him.
Martin (VIC) Feb 2017 South Africa
The highlights were the safaris – seeing so many amazing animals up close; the tour group were fun and Cape Town was fabulous – vibrant, great food, entertainment and shopping.
Barbara (NSW) Feb 2017 South Africa
GREAT TRIP. The whole trip was incredible. We really enjoyed Kruger National Park and it was a great bunch of people to be with.
All in all, a great trip.
Tony (QLD) Feb 2017 South Africa
We really enjoyed the golf course, there was a good mix of totally different types. Overall it was a great experience.
Bernie (VIC) Feb 2017 South Africa
Had a fantastic trip!
Marysia (VIC) Feb 2017 South Africa
Good group with a good mix of golf and touring. Well organised; fantastic local guide, Nic.
Golf courses were all fun and different.
Julie (NSW) Feb 2017 South Africa
Wonderful wildlife and scenic experiences, especially at Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The golf courses were excellent and very different, ranging from coastal links type, coastal hilly with spectacular views, to carved-out-of-the-bush courses with abundant wildlife.
Paul (NSW) Feb 2017 South Africa
The golf was great and the competition was good also, with a well-developed scoring and handicap system. The sightseeing was great- our encounter with an elephant will be good for many stories over a drink for years to come.
Barry (QLD) Feb 2017 South Africa
The highlight of the tour was the safari into Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls. The local tour guide had so much knowledge and was so interesting. Nic was excellent I would give him 5 stars!
Jenny (VIC) Feb 2017 South Africa
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Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away. At the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below. Come early and tick Victoria Falls off your bucket list.
Land at Johannesburg Airport and make your way to the conveniently located City Lodge Airport Hotel, where you’ll stay overnight. You’ll have time to freshen up and prepare for the adventure that awaits. The next morning, board a flight to Victoria Falls where you’ll stay at the Elephant Hills Hotel for 3 nights. The next two days are made for fun and adventure as you’ll embark on guided sightseeing trips to explore the wonder that is Victoria Falls. Finally, you’ll fly back to Johannesburg where you’ll be transferred to the Protea Hotel to meet with the rest of your ‘Wild About South Africa’ tour companions.
Twin-Share – AUD 2,850 pp
Single – AUD 3,180 pp
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