South Africa has much to offer the discerning traveller, from world class accommodation, to sublime bushveld experiences, and professionally designed, world-class golf courses.

For the discerning traveller who demands exceptional service, unparalleled beauty, and the finest that life has to offer, we have personally selected the Royal Malewane, Birkenhead House and La Residence as the pinnacle in luxurious accommodation and experiences.

African Fairways invites you on The Royal Experience – a magical journey of exploration where you will spend 12 glorious days discovering the golf courses and activities Southern Africa has to offer.

Highlights

  • Royal treatment throughout your stay with value adds exclusive to African Fairways guests
  • The opportunity to play on a magnificent array of World class championship golf courses including Leopard Creek, Arabella and Pearl Valley (with Steenberg as optional extra)
  • Enjoy up-close and personal experiences with the Big Five in the phenomenal African Bushveld while staying at one of the country’s most exclusive and luxurious lodges
  • Visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek famous for their beautiful scenery, fine cuisine and art galleries. Remember to stock up your wine cellar with premium wines from more than 200 working wine farms in the region who will happily ship your purchases home for you
  • Be enchanted by the sea-side town of Hermanus – the whale capital
  • Learn more about the culture and history of the Cape by visiting the District Six Museum, the South African Museum and Company Gardens, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope, Signal Hill, Green Market Square and Camps Bay and Clifton beaches

Full Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met by a friendly African Fairways representative. They will assist you onto a scheduled flight to Hoedspruit Airport where you will be collected and transferred to Royal Malewane – scheduled transfer of approximately 30 minutes.

Day 1 – 3

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Early mornings and late afternoon’s are the best times to catch the magnificent wildlife as they move towards the water holes throughout the reserve.

On one of your days you will be assisted with a private chartered helicopter flight over the reserve, to Leopard Creek Country Club.

Optional extra: visit to the Cheetah Project, or Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Day 4

Hermanus, South Africa

After your last early morning game activity, you will be transferred back to Hoedspruit Airport where you will board a scheduled flight to Cape Town International Airport.

Again you will be met by one of our wonderful representatives who will assist you with private transfer to the Birkenhead House in the picturesque seaside village of Hermanus. You will step back in time when you stay at Birkenhead House, a magnificent Victorian recreation perched high upon the cliffs of Hermanus.

It’s not just the inspiring location, or the stylish and luxurious decor that sets Birkenhead House and Villa in a league of their own, their commitment to providing guests with a truly unforgettable experience has lead to international acclaim and numerous prestigious awards.

Destination: Garden Route
Accommodation: Birkenhead House

Day 4 – Day 6

Arabella Country Club, South Africa

Spend your stay on the exquisite Arabella Country Club’s golf course with striking views over the Bot River lagoon and the Kogelberg Mountain Range. Consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in South Africa.

Do not forget that Hermanus is also known as the whale capital so keeps your eye out for whales as well as dolphins. And for the brave hearted, you can participate in Shark Cage diving in Gansbaai only 40 minutes away.

For the non-golfers and non-golfing days: Spa treatments, Birkenhead Brewery Tours, Cheese tasting Tour, guided nature walks and endless other possibilities.

Destination: Garden Route
Accommodation: Birkenhead House

Day 7

Cape Winelands, South Africa

A scenic and breathtaking country drive takes you through St Lowry’s Pass and Houwhoek Pass before entering into the famous Cape Winelands.
The luscious Winelands, filled with quaint historical towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington, calls you softly to discover hidden treasures in her rolling vineyards and majestic mountain peaks.
You will spend the next three nights in lavish opulence at the magnificent La Residence in a Luxury Room, on a full board basis including local beverages and laundry.

Destination: Franschhoek
Accommodation: La Residence

Day 7 – 9

Cape Winelands, South Africa

While in the Winelands you will experience the pleasure of playing Pearl Valley’s golf course, designed by the legendary Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus.

The rest of your day is at leisure. There is a veritable plethora of wine farms along the wine route, opt for the more renowned producers or stumble across a hidden gem at one of the smaller boutique estates.

This area is also known as the Brandy Route and is home to Van Ryn’s Distillery near Stellenbosch – their 20 year old luxury Potstill is officially nominated as the World’s Best Brandy at the international Wine & Spirit Awards for 2011.

Franschhoek Motor Museum provides the avid car lover an insight into over 100 years of motoring history.

Destination: Cape Town
Accommodation: La Residence

Day 10 – 13

Cape Town, South Africa

A private road transfer of approximately an hour takes you to Cape Town where you will spend the next three nights in a Luxury Room at the Cape Grace hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Destination: Cape Town
Accommodation: Cape Grace

Day 13

Depature

You will be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport where you bid a fond farewell and board your flight back home.

Destination: Cape Town
Accommodation:

Included

  • One Free night accommodation included at either La Residence or
  • Birkenhead House
  • 30 Minute back and Neck Massage at Royal Malewane
  • Complimentary transfers to/from Arabella and Pearl Valley Golf Courses.
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers to Birkenhead and from La Residence in Cape Town
  • Complimentary Golfers Gift box that includes, Cap, Shirt, Golf Towel, Pitch fork, Box of Titleist Pro V1 balls, Bag tag

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Domestic flight Johannesburg Int. to Hoedspruit and Hoedspruit Airport to Cape Town Int. Airport (can be included or booked in conjunction with international tickets)
  • Meals and beverages not specified as included in the above itineraries
  • Halfway house at Arabella Country Club and Pearl Valley Country Club
  • Club hire throughout
  • Optional extras as specified in the itinerary
  • All items and purchases of a personal nature