Friday, March 02, 2012:
Arrive OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg on flight LX288 @ 10h25, own arrangements. After clearing customs and emigration you will be met by The Tourists Friend for the 2½ hour road transfer to Sun City. Rest of the afternoon free. Overnight at The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City on a bed and breakfast basis.
Saturday, March 03, 2012:
After breakfast you will meet at the Pro-shop at the Gary Player Country Club & Spa for your first round of golf in South Africa. this is arguably South Africa’s most famous course courtesy of its status as host to the Million Dollar Nedbank Golf Challenge. The course cuts through the African Bush and flanks the Pilanesburg Nature Reserve. Blessed with superb greens it was ranked as the # 1 course in South Africa in 2002 & 2003. Currently ranked # 2 by Golf Digest. Your tee-off time has been booked for 09h00 and the club has requested that you report to the Pro-shop a half hour before your scheduled tee-off time. Please note that golf carts are not allowed on the Gary Player Country Club, you must walk the course. Caddies are available. After your round of golf, the rest of the afternoon is free, and you wont be at a loss for things to do at Sun City. Overnight at The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City on a bed and breakfast basis.
Sunday, March 04, 2012:
After a early breakfast, your tee-off time at The Lost City Golf Course is at 08h10. The course was carved out of undulating and rocky terrain. Situated over the hill from the Gary Player Country Club & Spa, the Lost City’s layout is different in character. The fairways are wide, the greens receptive and all things being equal it presents an enjoyable golfing experience. The clubhouse is modeled on the Zimbabwe Ruins. Currently ranked # 19 by Golf Digest. After the round and a shower you will be transferred by The Palace to the Pilanesburg Airport to connect with your 1 hour charter flight to the TSB Airport which departs Pilanesburg at 15h00. On arrival at TSB @ 16h10 you will be met by Tim of Dive The Big 5 for the short road transfer to Buhala Lodge. Overnight at Buhala Lodge on a dinner bed and breakfast basis.
Monday, March 05, 2012:
After an early morning cup of coffee you will be collected from Buhala at 06h30 so as the be at Leopard Creek by 07h00 for our 07h30 tee-off time. We will have breakfast at Leopard Creek at having played the 1st 9 holes. Leopard Creek is a private and exclusive course set in the Mpumalanga bushveld adjoining the southern border of the Kruger National Park. Spectacular Gary Played design with holes bordering the Crocodile River. Wild animals can be found on the course, which annually hosts a major European Tour event, The Alfred Dunhill Championship. Currently ranked # 1 by Golf Digest. No caddies are available at Leopard Creek. After the game you will have the afternoon free. It will be Tim’s pleasure to take you on an afternoon safari into the Kruger National Park. This can be decided on after the game. After the afternoons activity Tim will host you to dinner at Hamilton's. Overnight at Buhala Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012:
No golf today! After breakfast Tim will collect you from Buhala for the road transfer back to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport through the Kruger National Park. We need to be at KMIA by 12h15 to check-in for SA Airlinks direct flight, SA 8664, to Cape Town which departs Kruger Mpumalanga International at 13h15. On arrival in Cape Town at 15h55 you will be met by Tatenda Tours for the short road transfer to the Waterfront and The Victoria and Alfred Hotel (The V&A). Overnight at The V&A in a single Mountain Facing room on a bed and breakfast basis.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012:
An early breakfast as you will be collected from the V&A hotel by Ralph of Tatenda Tours at 07h30 for the 1½ hour road transfer to Arabella to be there in time for your 10h00 tee-off. This is a championship venue in a magnificent setting alongside the Bot Lagoon that will test the best of golfers. But it’s also very playable for the average “hacker”, having a fair amount of room. The splendid scenery is a feature of the round. This is both a resort and an estate course. Currently ranked # 5 by Golf Digest. After the round you will return to Cape Town with Tatenda Tours who will be at your disposal for the entire day. Overnight at The V&A hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.
Thursday, March 08, 2012:
After breakfast, at about 07h30 you will be collected from the V&A by Tatenda Tours for the 1 hour road transfer to the town of Paarl, where Pearl Valley is located. Your tee-off time at Pearl Valley is at 09h10. Pearl Valley was the second Jack Nicklaus signature design to be opened in South Africa, in 2003. Nicklaus was in top creative form in laying this course out on a flat property between the Paarl mountain range and the Berg River. Tremendous design, well bunkered, very fair to all levels of golfer, that asks for top-class approach shots. Currently ranked # 8 by Golfers Digest. After golf Tatenda Tours will transfer you back to Cape Town via the famous "Cape Wine Route" where you will have the opportunity to stop in at one or two of the wine estates en route for a wine tasting or two. Just as well you are not doing a self-drive! Overnight at The V&A on a bed and breakfast basis.
Friday, March 09, 2012:
No time for breakfast I'm afraid as you will be picked up from The V&A by Tatenda Tours at 05h30 for the road transfer to Cape Town International Airport where you will board SA Airlinks 07h15 flight, SA 8621 to George. On arrival at George Airport @ 08h05 you will be met by Fancourt for the short road transfer to the Resort. The rest of the morning is free until your 12h30 tee-off on Fancourt's Outeniqua Course. Named after the mountain range that runs along the Garden Route coast, this resort course has pleasing design features. Like its neighbor, the Montegu, it is in magnificent condition year round. Currently ranked # 16 by Golfers Digest. Overnight at Fancourt on a bed and breakfast basis.
Saturday, March 10, 2012:
A relaxing morning as you again have a late-ish tee-off, a 12h00 tee-off time on the Montagu Course at Fancourt. One of South Africa's top courses, a former # 1 on the Golf Digest rankings, this superb Gary Player course underwent a dramatic and expensive redesign by Scotland's David Mclay Kidd in 2004. Two new holes were built, the expansive greens were redone, new tees were created, and the overall effect of the changes is stunning. Currently ranked # 6 by Golfers Digest. Overnight at Fancourt on a bed and breakfast basis.
Sunday, March 11, 2012:
Leisurely breakfasts and mornings at leisure are a thing of the past as you have to be at the Pro-shop by 07h00 for your 07h30 tee-off time to play The Links at Fancourt. Please remember, The Links is a walking experience, no golf carts permitted. Caddies are available. You will end your 10 day South African golf safari on a high! A man made links course, The Links at Fancourt is quite possibly the most difficult in South Africa. Be patient and accept that this was never meant to be a low-scoring, target golf course, and you will have a unique and challenging experience. Currently ranked # 3 by Golfers Digest. After the round you will have time for a shower, a few drinks to reminisce on the rounds you've had at The Gary Player and Lost City courses at Sun City, Leopard Creek, Pearl Valley, Arabella, and the Outeniqua, Montagu and The Links courses at Fancourt before departing Fancourt for George Airport. At a time to be advised by Fancourt, they will transfer you back to George Airport where you will board SA Airlinks flight, SA 1506 which departs George Airport @ 16h00 for OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport @ 17h50 you will have ample time to make your way to the International departures hall to connect with flight LX289 which departs OR Tambo International @ 20h15. End of services.