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SAFARI GOLF TOURS


INTRODUCTION

South Africa has won more of golf’s ‘Majors’ than any other nation on earth except for the USA.......so come and find out why.

On a Safari Golf Tour with the Green Pages you will embark on a trip that will be hosted throughout by a qualified golf Professional and on an itinerary which will feature some of the country’s iconic courses, including the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City and The Fancourt host venue to the Presidents Cup in 2003.

Big game, great golf courses, sunshine and the wide open blue skies of Africa...what more could any golfer want?

 

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The Programme:

While we have a number of established tours, each programme is ultimately tailor made to suit the specific objectives, time limitations and travel requirements of our guests.

The travel programme is hosted by a qualified coaching Professional who will be on hand to help with any swing problems or questions about the game of golf.

The programme provides an ideal vehicle through which to play golf on some of the region’s finest golf courses and see South Africa at the same time.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY

A typical itinerary would be structured as follows:-
 
Day 1:  Sun City -
  • Arrival in South Africa at OR Tambo international airport.
  • Transfer to Sun City by road.
  • Check into hotel of residence.
  • Introduction to the programme and the host Professional.
  • Welcome dinner.

Day 2: Sun City -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • On range at The Lost City for a pre-game warm up session.
  • On course at The Lost City for 18 holes.
  • Evening game drive and boma ‘bushveld’ braai (Bar-B-Q).

Day 3: Sun City -
  • Champagne breakfast in the Pilanesburg Game Park.
  • On course for 18 holes at The Gary Player Country Club.
  • Dinner.

Day 4: The Fancourt -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • Transfer to Lanseria international airport by road.
  • Arrival at George airport on the Garden Route.
  • Transfer to The Fancourt.
  • Check into hotel of residence.
  • Dinner.

Day 5: The Fancourt -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • On range for a warm up session.
  • On course for 18 holes at The Fancourt.
  • Dinner.

Day 6: The Fancourt -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • Morning at leisure / optional round of golf.
  • Lunch.
  • Regional tour.
  • Dinner.

Day 7: The Fancourt -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • 18 holes on course at George Golf Club.
  • Lunch.
  • Regional tour.
  • Dinner.

Day 8: The Cape -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • Transfer to George airport.
  • Arrival Cape Town international airport.
  • Transfer to hotel of residence by road.
  • Check into hotel of residence.
  • Wine lands tour.
  • Dinner at a wine farm. 

Day 9: The Cape -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • On range for warm up session.
  • On course for 18 holes at Stellenbosch Golf Club.
  • Visit to Cape Point or Table Mountain
  • Dinner at the V&A Waterfront.

Day 10: The Cape -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • On range for warm up session.
  • On course for 18 holes at Pearl Valley.
  • Prize-giving dinner at hotel of residence.

Day 11: Sandton City -
  • Transfer to Cape Town international airport.
  • Check into hotel of residence in Sandton.
  • Visit to the Cradle of Humankind.
  • Farewell dinner at hotel of residence.

Day 12: Sandton City -
  • Breakfast at hotel of residence.
  • Day at leisure to do any last minute shopping.
  • Transfer to OR Tambo international airport – departure.

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NOTE

The programme modules can accommodate more on course time, different time frames and can include a variety of regions such as   Kwa-Zulu Natal in a ‘3 Cities Tour’ which includes Durban, Cape Town and Sun City, and extended trip along the Garden Route and alternative destinations such as Swaziland, Botswana, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

THE VENUES 
 
Excellent golf courses and hotels are available throughout southern Africa.  
Each venue has been selected to provide the best combination of course, practice and functions’ facilities.
A Safari Golf Tour venue will provide most of the following.
 
  • A championship class course; most of the courses have, or do host full PGA tour events.
  • Practice facilities, which incorporate both a golf driving range and short game areas and which have resident qualified instructors.
  • A fully stocked retail outlet and catering from snack meals to formal dinners.
  • Most golf courses will have hotels on site or access to 4 star plus hotel facilities in the immediate area.

THE COSTS 
 

Each programme’s final budget is tailor made and determined by various factors including the number of guests, choice of venue, type of functions and activities, etc.


NON GOLF ELEMENTS

The ‘safari’ elements of our golf tours are overseen by Albert Driescher from Perception Travel.

Albert started his career in conservation in the mid 1980’s as a junior ranger working for the former Natal Parks Board in Zululand on the North Coast and Drakensberg areas of the province. He then worked as a conservation officer for the South African Defence Force at various training areas across South Africa and was actively involved in rhino monitoring and security for the better part of ten years while in service of the Mpumalanga Parks Board.
After completing his post-graduate studies in environmental management, he was part of monitoring team surveying vegetation across South Africa and managed a research site for three European universities on animal behaviour for four years. 

He is a qualified trails ranger and his taste for adventure has taken him down roaring rapids in his kayak, up to cloud base in his paraglider and across the Indian Ocean to distant islands on a sailboat.
Currently he is running his own business enterprise called Perception Travel, providing personal guiding services for the discerning traveller, while preparing himself for a small climbing project on Everest! 



CONCLUSION
 
The Safari Golf Tour programme provides an ideal multipurpose holiday whatever the final composition of the participants’ golf ability levels or preferred destinations. 

The programme options are completely flexible and provide golfers with an opportunity to play some of the country’s finest courses, while taking in some of South Africa’s most popular wildlife, cultural and tourist attractions.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information please contact: John Cockayne: Telephone 0027 73 8967931 / Email cathco@mweb.co.za
 



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