Golf Safaris

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Golf Safaris2019-06-09T11:45:45-06:00

Project Description

GOLF & SAFARI

South Africa boasts some of the best golf courses and with our world class itinerary you will have the chance to play on 6 courses.  When you are not playing golf, sip on award-winning wines surrounded by magnetic mountains and valleys before enjoying a 5 star safari experience.  It doesn’t get better than this!

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South Africa Golf & Safari tour – 12 days and 11 Nights – $3999.00 (CND) per person sharing.

Walking – golfing – drinking fine wines  – safari

Dates: Open

Trip Length: 12 days – 11 nights

Difficulty – Ridiculously Relaxing

Location: View Map

Day #1

Arrive in Cape Town South Africa and met at the International Airport. Taken to your Hotel, the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, on the V & A Waterfront. This is a Free Day. Spend the day exploring Cape Town Waterfront has to offer.

Day #2: Atlantic Beach Golf Club (B)

Pick up from the Hotel at 8am to be transferred to the Atlantic Beach Golf Club. Atlantic Beach Country Club offers you a 5 Star golfing experience, enriched by the most spectacular setting in Cape Town.  Arguably the best golf course in Cape Town. Enjoy a pub lunch at the club or transfer back to your hotel. The afternoon is your to freely enjoy the sites and sounds of Cape Town Waterfront.

Day #3: Rondebosch Golf Course (B)

Pick up from the Hotel at 8am to be transferred to the Rondebosch Golf Club. This Golf Course offer’s 18-hole course which is considered a ‘must-play’ Cape Town course amongst golfers. Situated only ten minutes from Cape Town’s city center, with magnificent views of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain, the course is a popular choice for local and foreign visitors. Enjoy a pub lunch at the club or transfer back to your hotel. The afternoon is your to freely enjoy the sites and sounds of Cape Town Waterfront.

Day #4: Mowbray Golf Course (B)

Pick up from the Hotel at 8am to be transferred to the Mowbray Golf Course. One of Cape Town’s grand old clubs, Mowbray celebrated its centenary in 2010. It’s hosted seven South African Opens in its time, so if you’re looking to play a course with a bit of history and tradition then this is a good choice. Enjoy a pub lunch at the club or transfer back to your hotel. The afternoon is your to freely enjoy the sites and sounds of Cape Town Waterfront.

Day #5: (B) (Transfers to Protea Hotel Stellenbosch)

This is a free day to enjoy the sites and sounds that Cape Town Waterfront has to offer.

Transfer to the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch to be picked up at 4pm.

Day #6: (B)

Pickup up from the Hotel at 8am to be transferred to the Stellenbosch Golf Club. This is the 4th oldest Golf Club in South Africa, changed from a 9-hole golf course to the current 18-hole championship lay-out in 1953. This magnificent golf course has hosted some of South Africa’s most prestigious golf tournaments, including the 1999 South African Open and 5 South African Masters tournaments. Enjoy a pub lunch at the club or transfer back to your hotel. The afternoon is your to freely enjoy the sites and sounds of Cape Town Waterfront.

Day #7: (B)

Pickup up from the Hotel at 8am to be transferred to the De Zalze Golf Course. The De Zalze Golf Course is situated within the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate. Our course is the perfect test for all golfers. Our red and blue markers will be ideal for golfers who is new to the game or prefer a shorter course for more enjoyment. The white and yellow markers is a challenging set up that will test your shot making abilities. Enjoy a pub lunch at the club or transfer back to your hotel. The afternoon is your to freely enjoy the sites and sounds of Cape Town Waterfront.

Day #8 (B)

Pickup up from the Hotel at 8am to be transferred to the Pearl Valley Golf Club. As the name implies, our Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course truly bears the stamp of the world’s preeminent golf course designer. Golf Digest has named the course as ‘Best Conditioned’ in the Western Cape from 2010 – 2019. Enjoy a pub lunch at the club or transfer back to your hotel. The afternoon is your to freely enjoy the sites and sounds of Cape Town Waterfront.

Day #9-11 (B, L, D)

Safari 3-day Tour. You will be collected from your Hotel and be taken to your 3-day Safari Adventure. This offers 2 game drives daily, early morning and late evening. All meals are included in this package.

At the end of the Safari, you will be transferred to the International Airport.

Included:

  • Transportation in and around the country
  • All hotels
  • Breakfast is included in all accommodation while travelling
  • 2 Game Drives Daily
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Conservation Levy
  • 1 Round of Golf, Includes cart
  • Tea, coffee and snacks while on safari
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner while on safari
  • 2 game drives per day with an expert guide
  • Conservation Levy

Additional Costs NOT included:

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laundry
  • Other food not mentioned above
  • Alcohol
  • Water and snacks
  • Food you wish to buy for the local children (optional)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs
  • Restaurant and driver tips
  • Items not mentioned above

Q – How long before we leave should I book?

– As soon as possible, in order to ensure the bookings for each of the Golf Courses.

Q – Do I have to book my accommodation while travelling through Saving The Hungry?

– If you would like to keep your costs down we suggest you book your accommodation through us.  Saving The Hungry has negotiated lower rates with the local hotels and tour providers

Q – Do I need to stay with the team while volunteering?

A – Yes, this is not optional!  Everyone needs to stay together to make it convenient for our partners to transport us.

Q – What deposit do I need to pay?

– 50% deposit is required to book the hotels.  South Africa is our most popular destination and it fills up fast.

Q – When is the final payment due?

– Final payment is required 120 days before you leave.

Q – Will I get my deposit back if I cancel?

A – No sorry deposits are non-refundable.

Q – Do I need a visa to travel to South Africa?

– South Africa makes things easy for foreign travelers. Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a whole free page for your visa.

Q – What is the South Africa currency and conversion rate? 

– The South African currency is the Rand (You can exchange Canadian dollars in for Rand at all the big banks but you do need to order weeks in advance) For 1 Canadian $ you will get around R10.00 Rands (* this is an approximate )

A – Most places in South Africa will allow you to draw Rand from ATM’s.

– How much money should I budget on spending a day?

A – $100 Canadian Dollars per day would be a comfortable budget (additional sightseeing, liquor and souvenirs excluded)

Q – How much do I tip?

Y – Tour guides, cab drivers, waiters and porters generally expect a tip of 10-15% for a job well done.

Q – What kind of accommodation can I expect?

A – Lodging is clean but very simple and rustic.  While volunteering the rooms have nothing more than a bunk bed, ceiling fans and a shelf.   Once we start to explore the country the accommodation will range between 3 and 4 stars which is comparable to Canadian quality.

Q – Is South Africa hot?

A –  South Africa has typical weather for the Southern Hemisphere, with the coldest days in June–August. On the central plateau, which includes Johannesburg, the altitude keeps the average temperatures below 40 °C.  In winter temperatures can drop below freezing, also due to altitude. During winter it is warmest in the coastal regions, especially on the eastern Indian Ocean coast. South Africa is a sunny country, averaging 8-10 daily sunshine hours in most regions.

Q – Is South Africa safe?

A – South Africa has a high level of crime between the citizens because of how the poverty and wealth levels are distributed.  The most violent crimes tend to occur in townships and isolated areas and away from the normal tourist destinations.  Most visits to South Africa are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions and not wander of alone after dark.

Q – What tours would you recommend?

A – The tours that we recommend are all built into the cost of the itinerary.  Should you wish to book additional tours we can assist but they will be considered an “add on”.   South Africa has a lot to offer which is why we build in all the most popular attractions.  This way you will return home knowing you have experienced the best of what South Africa has to offer.

Q – How will I get around?

A – From arrival to departure all your travel is taken care of.

Q – What kind of clothing should I bring?

A –60 days prior to departure we will send you a list of recommended clothing.

Q – What vaccinations will I need?

A –   Typhoid, rabies and Hep B and A are highly recommended.  Malaria will be recommended by your doctor.  Please let him know you are going to a malaria free game reserve.

Please contact your local health authority 90 days before you travel to set up an appointment to ask about vaccinations.

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