Iconic Africa Director, John Holley’s two passions in life are golf and the bush. Most of his childhood was spent doing one or the other and many memories made while either teeing off at sunrise or toasting to the sunset with an ice cold beer at a waterhole. On that note – another great love of his is wine so a combo of golf, bush and wine… really is (in his mind) heaven! John has put together this incredible Golf & Wine Safari from all of his favourite destinations just for you. Get up close and personal with the magnificent Big Five; tee off on some of South Africa’s most impressive golf courses; discover gourmet restaurants and taste the finest wines that the Cape Winelands has to offer. Click here for full interactive itinerary.
The Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries whose vast expanse ensures the ultimate luxury safari experience as the wildlife is free to roam in a protected area which is slightly larger than the State of South Carolina. It is the combination of viewing Africa’s raw power from the comfort and luxury of your 4×4 game vehicle, enjoying a round of golf at Leopard Creek and relaxing at your 5 Star luxury lodge which has hurtled The Kruger Park lodges into the acclaimed status they now enjoy.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a stunning luxury safari lodge situated in the easily accessible southern portion of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Kruger is home to the Big Five and a wide variety of other animals and birds, which roam freely in their natural habitat.
- Flight from Johannesburg to Skukuza
- Transfer to Lukimbi Safari Lodge
- 3 Nights Accommodation at Lukimbi Safari Lodge on full board (excl. drinks)
- Transfer to Leopards Creek
- Leopard Creek Round of Golf
- Transfer to Skukuza Airport
- Flight from Skukuza to Cape Town
Without question one of the world’s most spectacular cities, Cape Town sits on the southwestern edge of Africa and nestles beautifully between the two national heritage sites of the infamous Robben Island and the iconic “New 7 natural wonders of the world” member, Table Mountain..
Situated in the Cape’s oldest and most beautiful wine valley, the five star ‘The Last Word Constantia’ is close to seven of South Africa’s top wine estates and many internationally celebrated restaurants.
The Last Word Constantia is in a most exclusive area. An easy approach to freeways gives guests superb access to all the Cape’s scenic delights, from Simonstown and the False Bay beaches to the City Centre, Waterfront and beyond. Golf lovers will be spoilt for choice with championship golf courses situated a stone’s throw away.
- Transfer from CT Airport to One & Only
- 2 Nights Accommodation One & Only (B&B)
- Transfer to The Last Word Constantia
- 2 Nights Accommodation at Last Word Constantia (B&B)
- A round of golf at either Steenberg or Clovelly
- Wine tasting
Accommodation: One & Only
A mere 40 minute drive from Cape Town, the Cape Winelands are without doubt one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Leave the coast line of Cape Town and wander towards the culinary capital of South Africa – Franschhoek. Cross rugged mountain passes and descend into century old vineyards framed by high arching mountains. Drive lightly down age-old cobbled driveways and gently make your way into the Cape Dutch style manor houses.
Franschhoek Country House & Villas is situated on the outskirts of Franschhoek in a wonderfully restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890. The hotel offers a world-class on-site restaurant, two pools, and 26 luxury rooms and Villas Suites.
- 1 Night Accommodation Franschhoek Country House & Villa
- Transfer to Pearl Valley
- Pearl Valley Golf Round
Hermanus offers no shortage of entertainment – some passive and relaxing, some active and adventurous. The coastal sanctuary of Hermanus set on the magnificent cliffs of Walker Bay – where the southern right whales frolic has grown from a small seaside resort town to become possibly the best-known place for whale watching in the world
Hermanus offers charming cafés and clifftop walks along the bay where you can look for whales while the Fernhoek Nature Reserve is criss-crossed with exciting hiking trails through the fragrant fynbos – trails that will lift you to the top of the mountains. It is from the peaks that the whole splendour that is Walker Bay will reach your soul.
Perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus’ Walker Bay, The Marina boasts 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites. This unforgettable property overlooks South Africa’s most pristine whale sanctuary offering guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world.
- Transfer from FCHV to The Marine Hotel
- Accommodation at The Marine Hotel (B&B)
- Transfer to Arabella ( return)
- Arabella Golf Round
- Transfer from The Marine to CT Airport
Day 1 - 4: Kruger National Park & Leopard Creek Golf CourseLukimbi Safari Lodge
Day 4 - 7: Iconic Cape Town & Idyllic ConstantiaCape Town
Day 7 - 8: Cape Winelands, FranschoekFranschhoek Country House & Villas
Day 8 - 10: Coastal Paradise In HermanusMarina Harbour Room
Why John’s Great Value Golf & Wine Safari
The magic of the African bushveld touches all that visit it. To share this experience with your loved ones away from the distraction of everyday life is something that you will never regret. Play golf on one of South Africa’s most exclusive golf courses and taste some of the worlds most sought after wines. No matter your holiday desires South Africa has something which will grab you. Honeymooners and romantics will fall further in love with the idyllic views, sunset drives, and white sanded beaches, families can adventure through the bush or enjoy some relaxing whale-watching in Hermanus.