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South Africa Tour 2024

Day 1: Sunday 8th September

Welcome to Cape Town! We will pick you up from the airport and transport you to your accommodation. Qantas code share flights arrive around 8:30pm local time where we will meet you at the arrivals lounge. If anyone wished to arrive a day or two early, private transport will be arranged for you

Depending on the time, a quick welcome drink together at the hotel will be a great opportunity to get to know one another.

Rest up and get used to the new time zone as we have a lot of activities planned ahead!

Day 2: Monday 9th September

Today is your first day in Cape Town Africa! Spend the day exploring at your own pace around the V&A Waterfront and catch the hop on hop off bus tour for a guide of cape towns most popular spots. 3 different routes will offer you a good chance to take in the sights of the beautiful coastal city and learn about it's interesting history. Did you know that South Africa has 11 official languages? Cape Town is a melting pot of so many diverse cultures that are evident throughout the city.

 

In the evening we will head back to our accommodation to freshen up for our Welcome Dinner at 6:30pm at an award winning and unique African restaurant 'Gold' with some live performances.

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This is a photo I took last year of Cape Town

Day 3: Tuesday 10th September

Today, we have our first round of golf at Pearl Valley Golf Club. This magnificent course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design and one not to be missed in the Cape Town Region. This exclusive club is one my favourite in the Cape Town Region 

For non golfers, You will have the option to join the tourist van that is heading to:

  • Tokara wine and olive farm

  • Imazamo Yhethu Township Tour- one not to be missed and an eye opener into the life of many South Africans post apartheid

 

  Then the group will rejoin together and head to the Ernie Els vineyard back in the stellenbosch region

 

Day 4: Wednesday 11th September

Today we will have our second  free day off of the golf course to explore beautiful Cape Town. Join Ari in catching the Cable Car up Table Mountain to enjoy the views overlooking the city and southern cape of South Africa.

 

After taking in the sights, you might build up a bit of a thirst! We will head to the Stellenbosch region for the day and purchase a ticket for the 'Hop on Hop off' Tram that takes you to the best wineries in the area. The Stellenbosch region is the most well known in South Africa with 3 centuries of wine growing heritage. Visit a minimum of 3 wineries on the tour of the region and enjoy some of the amazing South African hospitality along the way

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Table Mountain Views

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Historic Robben Island

Day 5: Thursday 12th September

Today you'll have an early start to the day setting off on a one hour drive to the magnificent Arabella Golf and Country Club which held the Gary Player Invitational until 2008. Tee off is at 9:30am.

Our Non Golfers have the option of heading out in the tourist van to:

  • V&A Waterfront canal cruise

  • Bo-Karrp cultural walking tour- Highly Reccomended from last years tour

  • Afrikoa Chocolate tasting experience (if time allows)

 

Day 6: Friday 13th September

Enjoy a day to yourself or join Ari to catch the Ferry to Robben Island. The short Ferry ride will take you to where Nelson Mandela was held with tours offering an insight into the historic location. Hear from past detainee's of their stories and how prisoners managed to create a revolution behind bars.

There's plenty of other things to do in Cape Town too! We will also be taking you to:

 

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Stellenbosch Wineries

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The Garden Route

Day 7: Saturday 14th September

An early start to our day will see us leaving Cape Town and heading east along the Garden Route towards George for our next 4 nights.  The 4 hour trip is much like our Great Ocean Road snaking along the eastern coastline when we get closer to George. Your Accommodation will be at the Protea by Marriott. If time allows, we will be stopping off at smaller touristy towns and botanic gardens on the way to the accomodation.

 

Day 8: Sunday 15th September

Today we will be heading to the stunning Pezula Golf Course for an 11am tee off. This course has holes running along the ocean on the headland much like you see in Hawaii and San Diego, but with views of the Indian Ocean and Outeniqua mountains. A short chipping clinic will be conducted beforehand if time allowes

For non golfers, Herald wine farm and estate may tempt you into some gourmet food and wine tastings along with some outdoor activities.

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Oubbaii Golf Club

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Kysnya Elephant Park

Day 9: Monday 16th September

Today, we get to play the stunning Pinnacle Point Golf Course just outside George. This links style golf course is set ontop of clifftop with 270 degree views of the Indian Ocean. This course is known to be a challenge however on a good day, its likely you'll take more photos than golf shots. Tee off is at 11am

For those that aren't golfing, perhaps Pinnacle Point's Spa could interest you. With one hour massages starting from $50 aud and 3 hour pamper packages from around $100, you'll be able to relax and take in the sights and have a drink overlooking the golfers on course.

Day 10: Tuesday 17th September

Today is  your free day in the Garden Route Region of George with lots of sight seeing in the beutiful region. Join the group ar 9:30 on the Outeniqua power van that heads through the forest / waterfalls and tunnels of the Outeniqua mountains. Feel free to bring your own lunch for a picnic with a view. After that, we are heading to the Knysna Elephant Park for a 2:30pm tour and feeding of the elephants. Get up close and personal to the elephants for the perfect photo oportunity while the guides educate you on some of the most interesting facts. Can you guess what the closest relative to an elaphant is?

Day 11: Wednesday 18th September

Wednesday marks the end of our time in George and the Garden Route. We will have an early breakfast and head off to George Airport to catch our Fly Safair flight FA251 at 8:30am to Johannesburg. Please don't forget to purchase these tickets and any required luggage you may need. The two hour flight will have us landing around midday with a 3 transfer to Sun City and the Bakubung lodge. You'll have a moment to change and refresh before we head off for your first Safari in an open top vehicle.

Day 12: Thursday 19th September

After an early breakfast, we will head off for a morning safari tour (3 Hours) in the Pilansberg National Park that neighbours the Sun City Resort. Hopefully you'll be able to spot the Big 5 along the way. Our expert guides will be sure to guide us safely through the national park onboard the open top 4x4 vans. Do you know what the big 5 animals are? And what do you think are the hardest to spot?

You will arrive back in the morning and have a completely free day to make the most of the resort facilities which includes shuttle bus to the different resorts, pools, restaurants, casino and bars. You can find more details here.

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Sun City Safari Tour

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Lost City Golf Club

Day 13: Friday 20th September

Today will be an early morning as we set off at 5:30am for a morning safari. Catch the animals in their most active times before they seek shade before the midday heat.

 

After that, we will be teeing off at the Gary Player Country Club for 18 Holes at 9am. Navigate your way around the golf course keeping in mind the wasteland bunker hazards, water hazards, and alligator enclosure hazard on the downhill par 3 13th hole! For Non-Golfers, You can catch the shuttle to the Sun City Resort. Enjoy your time at the shopping centre, casino, cafes, bars and even the wave pool to cool you down!

Day 14: Saturday 21st September

You will have a nice relaxing slow morning today before golf in the middle of the day. We are playing on the Lost City Course at 10:50. After your enjoy a drink at the end of your round, We will have our final  group Dinner to announce the winner of the skins event and to conclude the trip.

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Sun City Resort

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Pilansberg National Park

Day 15: Sunday 22nd September

All good things come to an end and unfortunately this is our last day in Africa. Most will be flying out on the Qantas flight in the evening so transport will be organised to get you there with plenty of time to relax after one final early morning safari with breakfast following that. The 3 hour journey will get you back to the Johannesburg airport at 2pm.

Disclaimer

This Itinerary is subject to small changes along the way. Your inclusions will stay the same however some timing might change. The website will continually be updated to the latest version of the itinerary. 

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