South Africa, Golf Experience Add-on, February 21-25, 2017

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 nights
  • Four different golf courses
  • Beautiful settings
  • Cape Town & Stellenbosch
  • Price 1280 euro

Four Days with the Best of Cape Golfing

— For a golfer South Africa is a perfect destination. It has world-class golf courses located in breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. Climate is warm but generally not exceedingly hot, not even in summer. The sea is never far away in Cape golf country. And it has the delicious wines and gourmet food to make it all a perfect experience. This is a four day golf experience that you can choose to begin your South African experience with, before you join the wine tour. You will have the opportunity to play on four of South Africa’s best competition grade golf courses.

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This program is an exclusive pre-trip add-on extension option for the Wine Tour to South Africa February 24 – March 6, 2017.

Four days of exciting golf is the perfect start of the wine tour for the golf enthusiast. It allows you to settle down after your long flight to South Africa and it will show you some of the best, most challenging and most beautiful of the Capes golf courses.

The add-on tour includes two nights in Cape Town, by the Waterfront, and two days in Stellenbosch. Four extraordinary golf days are on the program, on four different courses.

It is four days of golfing that will take you to courses that are among the best that South Africa has to offer the golf enthusiast. Read more details on the four golf courses, including videos here: Four fantastic golfing days to add to your wine tour to South Africa.

Two golfers approaching the green

Two golfers approaching the green, copyright BKWine Photography

Program — South Africa, Golf Add-on

Preliminary program. There may be minor changes to the itinerary.

For more details, contact BKWine.

Day 1, February 21 — Arrival in Cape Town and exploring the Waterfront

This day is your arrival to South Africa. A calm and relaxing day to reload your batteries after your flight for the coming days.

A colourful house in Cape Town

A colourful house in Cape Town, copyright BKWine Photography

If you are arriving on an overseas flight it is most likely an over-night flight and you will arrive in Cape Town mid-morning. On arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and escorted to your waiting vehicle.

A short drive into the city will bring you to The Portswood Hotel, located in the famous Waterfront area. As all South African hotels have a 14h00 check in policy, we recommend exploring and having lunch in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Just a short walk from the hotel.

The rest of the day is yours to relax, recover from the long flight and to explore this vibrant location. It is a gathering place for visitors and locals alike. With something to do for everyone – from high speed boats and helicopter flips over Cape Town to street musicians and performers – time will fly by very quickly.

This evening will be at your leisure to enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants. A few recommendation: Tosca de Belem, Den Anker, Harbour House, Baia, Karibu, Meloncino, Balthazar and many more.

Meals included: none.

Overnight: Cape Town Portswood Hotel

Cape Town and Table Mountain

Cape Town and Table Mountain, copyright BKWine Photography

Day 2, February 22 — Golf on South Africa’s oldest course, at the foot of Table Mountain

After a good rest at your hotel you will have an early start but a short drive to your first golf experience on a golf course literally in the shadow of Table Mountain.

Sunset over the Stellenbosch mountains

Sunset over the mountains, copyright BKWine Photography

Today you get straight into the swing of things with your first round of golf. We start early to have time to get you to the delicious lunch that is awaiting you after your first round.

You tee it up on the oldest golf course in South Africa, Royal Cape Golf Club. This parkland course, set in the shadow of Table Mountain, offers an enjoyable golfing adventure for players of all skill levels.

All South African golf courses have a mandatory 15 minute half way stop which gives you a chance to enjoy a nibble or some liquid refreshments, before tackling the back nine.

Royal Cape is the current host of the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open, played in November, and has hosted the South Africa Open (2nd oldest open in the world!) on no fewer than 10 occasions.

After your round we will take you to the oldest wine estate in South Africa, Steenberg Wine Estate, and enjoy lunch at Bistro 1682 (drinks on your own account). After a lazy lunch you will return to the hotel where the evening will once again be at your leisure.

(For the really dedicated golfer – who is not? – we may have the option to add an afternoon round at the Steenberg Golf Club. Please enquire with us for availability and cost at booking if you are interested.)

Meals included: breakfast and lunch (drinks on your account)

Overnight: Cape Town Portswood Hotel

The Steenberg Restaurant in Constantia

The Steenberg Restaurant in Constantia, copyright BKWine Photography

Day 3, February 23 — Golf with views of the sea, the city and Robben Island

This morning you should remember checking out before leaving for the golf course. Your round today will be at a beautifully located course in the Cape close to the sea.

The coastline near Cape Town

The coastline near Cape Town, copyright BKWine Photography

Round two in this golf extravaganza is played at one the finest coastal courses in South Africa, The Atlantic Beach Golf Estate (carts/buggy included), which officially opened for play in 2000.

This stunning 18-hole links-style course has spectacular views of the Atlantic coastline and across the bay to Table Mountain. It is also the closest point on the mainland to Robben Island.

The course meanders through undulating dunes. It is a challenging, yet fair, course which will suit both the professional and amateur golfer alike. You definitely want to remember bringing your camera today.

As you will have checked out this morning, you will head for the winelands town of Stellenbosch. After checking in you will have time to explore South Africa’s oldest town, a charming and very lively place. You will enjoy dinner at your leisure at one of the many restaurants. A few recommendation: the aptly named Wijnhuis, The Hussar Grill, Big Easy (owned by the golf legend Ernie Els) and many more.

Meals included: breakfast

Overnight: Stellenbosch at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa (or equivalent)

By the sea near Cape Town

By the sea near Cape Town, copyright BKWine Photography

Day 4, February 24 — A challenging golf course, with wine and chocolate as a reward

Today you will stay in the Stellenbosch wine-lands and enjoy a challenging and beautiful golf course, followed by a wine tasting and wine and chocolate pairing.

Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch, South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography

A mid-morning tee off awaits you for your third round of golf today at the De Zalze Golf Estate. De Zalze was designed by South African course designer Peter Matkovich, one of the world’s leading course architects. He has made the most of this stunning setting and created a course which places a premium on accuracy.

The De Zalze Golf Course has hosted a number of championship events and was the host venue for the 2006 World Amateur Team Championships (Eisenhower and Esposito Santo trophies) which attracted teams from approximately 80 countries.

After your round you will make your way to one of the most famous wine estates in Stellenbosch, Waterford Wine Estate. Here you will enjoy a tasting of their wines and end off with a wine and chocolate pairing for the last three wines. After your tasting you return to Stellenbosch, where this evening will once again be at your leisure.

Meals included: breakfast

Overnight: Stellenbosch at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa (or equivalent)

Pouring wine at Waterford Wine Estate

Pouring wine at Waterford Wine Estate, copyright BKWine Photography

Day 5, February 25 — For the thinking golfer, a gem surrounded by mountains

Today you will take with you your packed bags before heading out to today’s course, looking deceptively easy on flat land but with unexpected challenges designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch, copyright BKWine Photography

Today you make your way to Cape Town’s jewel in the crown, the Pearl Valley Golf Estate for your fourth and final round. This Jack Nicklaus-signature design will thrill, frustrate and bewitch you.

Surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains, in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley of course (!), you will have no choice but to agree that when God made South Africa, He definitely took His time!

Jack Nicklaus stayed true to his design principles by working closely with nature, and provided us with a wonderful golf course that fits in beautifully with the environment. The relatively flat, and largely uninterrupted, terrain enabled Nicklaus the freedom to develop a course that the golfer has to think their way around.

After your round you will return to the city, Cape Town, to meet up with the rest of the group at your Cape Town hotel. After check in you will have some time to freshen up before dinner.

Ernie Els' Big Easy restaurant in Stellenbosch

Ernie Els’ Big Easy restaurant in Stellenbosch, copyright BKWine Photography

Tee times and lunches

Tee times are normally arranged for around 10h00 which means that the first 9 holes are finished around 12.15-12.30. As a rule South African golf clubs expect players to have a halfway stop to even out the field – and for players to have a light lunch.

An alternative is to have lunch at the golf club (if available) after the full golf round (in this case you need to arrange this with your driver and guide and the other players) or wait until you are back in Cape Town / Stellenbosch.

The program may be subject to minor modifications.

The restaurant team that made the experience very memorable

The restaurant team that made the experience very memorable, copyright BKWine Photography

Fact sheet — Golf Add-on to Wine tour to South Africa

Dates: February 21-25, 2017

Price per person: 1280 euro

Single room supplement: 370 euro

Included in the price:

  • Four nights’ accommodation (Bed & Breakfast) as specified in the itinerary
  • Lunch at Steenberg Wine Estate Bistro 1682
  • Wine and chocolate tasting at Waterford
  • 4 golf green fees:
    • Royal Cape Golf Club
    • Atlantic Beach Golf Estate (buggies / carts included)
    • De Zalze Golf Estate
    • Pearl Valley Golf Estate (buggies / carts included)
  • Transfer from Cape Town International Airport
  • Return transfer to Cape Town to join the wine tour
  • The services of an English-speaking qualified and accredited South African tourist guide throughout the tour (excluding free time in the afternoon)
  • Transport in luxury air-conditioned vehicle (type determined by the number of participants)
  • All entrance and green fees for specified and included activities
  • Porterage at airport and hotels

Not included:

  • Any expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, drinks (including bottled water))
  • Any additional porterage (suggested US$1 or €1 or £1 or ZAR 10 per person) and tips (recommended 10% of the bill when eating out or having drinks)
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides (recommended: £3 or US$3 or €3, or the ZAR equivalent, per person per day to both your tour guide and driver. Recommended for site guides / rangers: £1 or US$1 or €1, or the ZAR equivalent per person per visit).
  • Anything not specified above, or given as optional
  • Personal travel and accident insurance

Please note

Guide and tour management: The golf extension is managed and guided by a local South African guide.

Minimum number: For the golf extension to be valid with the above prices a minimum of 4 participants in total is required. Please check back with BKWine.

Book This Trip

You will find full information on how to book this trip in the booking section of the South Africa Wine Tour program.

Tasting rosé wine at Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek in South Africa

Tasting rosé wine at Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek in South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography

School children on excursion

School children on excursion, copyright BKWine Photography

The beach at Camps Bay in Cape Town

The beach at Camps Bay in Cape Town, copyright BKWine Photography

A lighthouse at sea

A lighthouse at sea, copyright BKWine Photography

Two blesbuck antelopes on the lookout

Two blesbuck antelopes on the lookout, copyright BKWine Photography

A view over Cape Point and the sea

A view over Cape Point and the sea, copyright BKWine Photography

A typical Cape Dutch architecture house at a winery

A typical Cape Dutch architecture house at a winery, copyright BKWine Photography

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