Golf & Cricket Tour of South Africa
31st Dec - 14th Jan 2020
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Join your hosts, Steve & Mary McDowall, and our sociable and sport-loving group on this spectacular and unique tour: there's nowhere better to spend New Year than Cape Town, and our group will spend a week there watching the South Africa v England Test Match, with daily tickets to the match included. We'll also welcome in New Year with a celebratory dinner, and then walk it off with an afternoon round of golf on New Year's Day.
For our second week, we switch sports and head down the Garden Route to play 5 of South Africa's finest golf courses. We stay in Fancourt, South Africa's number 1 golf resort, and then move onto to beautiful Knysna for our final stop. The golf courses here are spectacular; a fitting finale to an amazing trip!
New Year's Eve Dinner
1 round of golf
Paddle steamer dinner cruise
Presentation & prize giving
✓14 nights twin-share accommodation on B&B basis
✓Private transfers throughout
✓5 Days Tickets to the Test Match
✓Evening with Cricketing Celebrities
✓New Year’s Eve Dinner
✓1 round of golf in Cape Town
✓5 rounds of golf on the Garden Route
✓Paddle steamer dinner cruise
✓Presentation and Prize giving
✓Accompanying Tour Host throughout
✓24 hour local expert assistance
NB - Price for the holiday without tickets to the Test Match is £2,999.00.
President Hotel, Bantry Bay, Cape Town
Lying in a spectacular setting in Bantry Bay, close to central Cape Town within easy reach of the V&A Waterfront, the President's panoramic mountain and ocean views are spectacular. There's a good selection of restaurants, bars and lounges at the hotel to choose from, or those who want to venture out, Bantry Bay is great for local eateries.
Fancourt Golf Resort, Garden Route
One of South Africa’s premier hotels, and Number 1 golf resort, Fancourt enjoys a glorious location, set against a dramatic mountain backdrop. This luxurious resort combines modern luxury with traditional elegance, offering a host of facilities, including of course its world-class golf courses
Protea Hotel, Knysna Quays, Knysna
Located within the vibrant Knysna Waterfront development, the hotel enjoys a spectacular view of the Knysna Lagoon and has plenty of shops, restaurants and waterfront bars within easy walking distance. The heated outdoor swimming pool has a lovely sun deck to relax on and the hotel has 4 waterfront restaurants and a cocktail bar to enjoy a sundowner in.
01st Jan: To blow away the cobwebs, we'll enjoy a New Year's Day afternoon round of golf at Milnerton Golf Club (cart included). Overnight Cape Town (B)
02-06 Jan: For the next 5 days, tickets and transfers are included to Newlands to enjoy the South Africa v England Test Match (Railway Stand tickets included). On one evening we'll enjoy a discussion on the "state of play" with some cricketing celebrities. Overnight Cape Town (B)
07th Jan: Today we leave Cape Town and travel down the Garden Route to our next port of call, Fancourt, South Africa's No.1 golf resort. Tonight dinner is included at one of Fancourt's excellent restaurants. Overnight Fancourt (B&D)
08th Jan: Round of golf on Fancourt Montague Course, a classic parkland course designed by Gary Player, with its tree-lined fairways running through a beautiful undulating landscape, surrounded by the Outeniqua Mountains.Overnight Fancourt (B)
09th Jan: Round of golf on Fancourt Links Course which consistently ranks as one of the top golf courses in the world. Modelled on some of the finest holes of the classic links courses of Scotland and Ireland, its an extraordinary track which offers a unique and demanding challenge. Tonight dinner is again included. Overnight Fancourt (B&D)
10th Jan: Today we take the short transfer to our final port of call, beautiful Knysna - the rest of your day is free to relax and enjoy your new surroundings. Our hotel is located right on the Waterfront of Knysna's stunning lagoon setting and we have included dinner in one of the Waterfront's excellent restaurants tonight.Overnight Knysna (B&D)
11th Jan: Round of golf at Knysna Golf Club; tucked away behind the Knysna Heads providing protection from the wind and built on the banks of the Knysna Estuary the course enjoys a lovely tranquil environment that is both gentle on the legs and teems with natural wildlife (cart included). Overnight Knysna (B)
12th Jan: Round of golf at Simola Golf Club, this Jack Nicklaus Signature Course lies in a glorious setting above the beautiful Knysna Lagoon (cart included). Overnight Knysna (B)
13th Jan: Round of golf on Pezula Golf Club. This breath-taking, award-winning 18-hole course is one of best and the most scenic golf courses in the world. It’s a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine Southern Cape landscape with stunning views over Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean (cart included). In the evening enjoy a Prize Giving Reception before we enjoy a wonderful dinner cruise on a Steamerboat on Knysna Lagoon. Overnight Knysna (B&D)
14th Jan: Transfer to George Airport for return flight home. (B)