Africa's great courses provide the most unusual of safaris, blending beautiful golf courses with rare landscapes and unusual wildlife. Zebra on the fairway, hippos filling water hazards, courses set on private Indian Ocean islands and legendary courses on the pro tour are all included. This 16-day safari will bring exclusive tee off times at 11 of Africa's finest courses. Each offers an indelible challenge, whether that's avoiding the crocodile that is guarding the 13th or winding along...
Johannesburg – Relaxed Day in the Suburbs
Touch down in Johannesburg and be greeted at the airport for your short transfer into Sandton, an upmarket suburb that is filled with great restaurants and bars. The golf begins in the morning, so your day will be relaxed as you recuperate from your flight and take in your first impressions of Africa. Most likely, you will be quite taken by the green landscapes and smiling locals, who are always keen to introduce themselves to visitors from overseas. Rest, relax and picture your first round tomorrow.
Johannesburg – 18 Holes at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club
Sun City – An Afternoon Round on The Lost City Golf Course
Sun City – The Iconic Gary Player Golf Course
Day 5 - 6
Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Luxury Big-Five Safari in Greater Kruger
Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Springbok on the Fairway! An Unforgettable Round at Leopard Creek
Day 8 - 10
George – Three Relaxed Days of Golf at the World-Famous Fancourt Estate
Durban – The Very Prestigious Durban Country Club
Day 12 - 15
Poste de Flacq (Mauritius) – Island Bliss at Africa's Tropical Golf Destination
Poste de Flacq (Mauritius) – Departure
- Play 18 holes at 11 of the world's finest golf courses, each handpicked for their fame, beauty, and unique African design
- Enjoy all three courses, including the remarkable Fancourt Links, at Fancourt in George which is unquestionably Africa's premier golfing destination
- Tee off in Sun City with a round at the iconic Gary Player Golf Course, plus one at the Lost City, where a crocodile pit guards the 13th green
- Mix big-game safari with golf at the spectacular Leopard Creek Course, where zebra grace the fairways and hippos fill the water hazards
- Savor the beauty of wild Africa with a two-day luxury safari in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a charming interruption to your immersion in golf
- Play the seaside playground that is Durban Country Club, one of the world's finest courses and host to the South African Open a record 17 times
- Settle into the lavish luxury of Mauritius on a four-night golfing stay, including a round at Bernard Langer's Ile aux Cerfs, set on its own private tropical island
Africa's golf courses are not your typical up-and-down-in-72 variety. The greens are expressions of the continent as they blur the distinction between remote wilderness and a golfing challenge. Some courses stretch out along the beautiful coastline while others are filled with roaming wildlife. In Mauritius, the golf greens come with all of the tropical tones of the Indian Ocean. There are no standard holes here as you may find your approach blocked by crocodiles, and then test your nerve as you drive over the hippo-filled water hazards, play Gary Player's signature course, and pitch out of the white sand. Africa is spacious, and the golf courses run free, cascading across landscapes that may evoke all of the preconceptions you may have had of the continent. If you want to play on unique and beautiful courses, look no further than this unusual safari itinerary. But do not imagine that these courses are just about the scenery as this golfing safari features courses that are mainstays on the pro tour that have hosted many of the world's top players.
On this 16-day tour, you will travel across South Africa and Mauritius to play at 11 iconic courses. Each has been handpicked for its allure and fame, and while some are not open to the public, you will enjoy exclusive access to courses that only usually invite only the world's top 100 golfers. Direct flights enable you to seamlessly fit in six different destinations, including the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The next two days, you will stop here for a luxury Big Five safari, followed by a round at the iconic Leopard Creek, where wildlife roams across the fairways.
Johannesburg and Sun City are your bases for your first few days and three rounds of golf, including the Gary Player Golf Course, the course that virtually every golfer that visits South Africa wants to play. After your safari interlude, you will spend days several more days at the Fancourt Estate in George, the unquestionable home of golf in South Africa. There are three courses to play, building up to the Fancourt Links, which is widely regarded as the finest course in all of Africa. You will then compare the exquisite coastal holes with those at the Durban Country Club, which has hosted the South African Open more than any other in the country. A direct flight will take you to Mauritius, and four days of beach bliss and excellent golf. Bernard Langer's Ile aux Cerfs is the scenic highlight, although Anahita and Belle Mare Plage are also dominated by exotic landscapes. After the South African challenge, the shorter Mauritius courses bring a relaxed end to your golfing safari.
$8,315 per person (excluding international flights)
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