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The Whales & Wildlife Golf Experience combines the best land based whale watching in the world in Hermanus, with the wonderful sight-seeing of Cape Town and indulging , wine tasting and truly wonderful golf – proudly brought to you by Biggestleaf Travel.

This 11-day adventure will have you indulging in the tastes and charms of the Whale route, and winelands. You will also experience the best golfing this area of South Africa has to offer.

  • 10 nights accommodation in some of South Africa’s most picturesque destinations – Including Cape Town, the Winelands, and Hermanus!
  • Rounds of golf at some of the country’s very best golf courses
  • A variety of spectacular sightseeing spots – e.g. Table Mountain and Cape Point
  • Wine tasting in the world-renown Wine Capital of the Cape.
  • Various transport options available on request
Day 1 – Arrival in Cape Town
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a Biggestleaf Golf representative and assisted with your rental car. Follow our representative to the hotel where he/she will give you a comprehensive orientation and answer any questions which you might have about your golfing holiday. Our representative will also suggest a range of optional sight-seeing attractions for your consideration while in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Hermanus.

Overnight: Steenberg Hotel & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 2 – Golf at Clovelly Country Club
(Optional) After golf we suggest you visit The Cape Point Nature Reserve, a declared Natural World Heritage Site that boasts 7750 hectares of varied species of flora and fauna. With over 250 species of birds, this special spot is a nature lover’s paradise. The Cape of Good Hope is also situated in the reserve – it’s easily spotted by the 238m high lighthouse that towers above the waves. You can access this historical building by way of an exhilarating 3-minute ride in the ‘Flying Dutchman’ funicular that carries visitors from the lower station at 127m above sea-level, to the upper station.
With so much on offer, you’ll want to have your camera ready to capture all the beautiful and historic sites held in this protected space.

Helpful hint: don’t forget to stop at the natural penguin colony at Boulders Beach on your return and remember not to feed the cheeky baboons you may meet along the way.

Overnight: Steenberg Hotel & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 – Sight-Seeing day
(Optional) Weather permitting, we suggest you take a short boat trip from the V&A Waterfront, across Table Bay to Robben Island. Visit this iconic landmass to understand the importance of South Africa’s 500-year-old multi-layered history and experience where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for so many years before being freed and uniting our country as a rainbow nation. For another unique experience, you may also want to join a conducted Township Tour of the various locations in Cape Town.

Overnight: Steenberg Hotel & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Golf at Steenberg Golf Club
(Optional) Spend the afternoon exploring the vibrant city of colourful Cape Town.
Helpful hint: We know it’s hard to pry yourself from the bustling streets and corner cafes of the Mother City, but we suggest heading up Table Mountain, via cable car, the first chance you get. The weather dictates the pace for this excursion, and the weather in Cape Town can be unpredictable, so to avoid disappointment, we suggest you head for the ‘table top’ as soon as mother nature gives you the ‘all clear’.

Overnight: Steenberg Hotel & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 – Cape Town to Stellenbosch
Depart for the town of Stellenbosch along the N2 highway and check into the 5 star, boutique hotel that is Majeka House. This afternoon we recommend some wine tasting and possibly lunch at Vergelegen Wine Estate where the award-winning Camphors restaurant overlooks the rolling lawns and towering trees (planted way back in 1700s) – creating a peaceful ambience in which to dine and relax. If you’re looking for a more laid-back experience we suggest you explore the Stables at Vergelegen; a classic ‘bistro’ style restaurant with a modern twist that showcases a varied and contemporary menu of simple but beautifully created cuisine.

Overnight: Majeka House
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 – Golf at Erinvale Golf Club
(Optional) Wine tasting at Spier Wine Estate and a visit to the Bird of Prey Sanctuary. Eagle Encounters at Spier is a non-profit, wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, education and eco-tourism center that affords people the epic opportunity to experience a personal encounter with the majestic raptors of the sky. We will also asses the weather and offer some suggestions on where to head for another phenomenal dining experience on the day.

Overnight: Majeka House
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 – Stellenbosch to Hermanus
Drive along the beautiful coastline via Gordons Bay, Rooiels, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond to the beautiful Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa that overlooks the Indian Ocean and the Bot River estuary.
(Optional) Spend the afternoon in the spa at Arabella enjoying a pampering session that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated – ready for the next day’s adventure.

Overnight: Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Golf at Hermanus Golf Club
(Optional) Spend the afternoon in the spa at Arabella or delve into a good book beside the pool!

Overnight: Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 – Sightseeing Day
(Optional) Spend the afternoon perusing the popular seaside town of Hermanus where you’ll find an abundance of local trinkets and treats to take home, not to mention some of the freshest seafood around. You’re also invited to join a whale-watching experience in Walker Bay where (hopefully) the gentle giants of the ocean will be frolicking and playing; they may even pop up to say hello!
You may choose to enjoy some wine tasting through the Hemel-an-Aarde Valley.

Overnight: Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 – Golf at Arabella Golf Club
(Optional) Spend the afternoon exploring the quaint little towns of Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay, where beach paths, sandboarding, pottery and chocolate-making are aplenty.

Overnight: Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 – Depart Cape Town
Check out of the Hotel and spend the rest of the morning relaxing before returning your rental car to Cape Town International Airport in time for your flight home.

Overnight: Depart
Meals included: Breakfast

Steenberg Hotel & Spa

Accommodation at Steenberg will have you enjoying the luxury that comes with 5 Star Hotel status. The hotel buildings (Manor House, Jonkershuis and The Barn) are all intricately restored and traditionally decorated with antiques dating back to the 17th Century. A gracious marriage of old world charm and modern conveniences are offered; including Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, Mini-Bar, Bathrobes and Charlotte Rhys Toiletries. Premier rooms are modern with open plan spaces and feature terraces with vineyard or golf course views.

Majeka House

Design and décor are often features of a hotel rather than the focal point, but it is difficult to not openly gawk at the sublime fixtures at Majeka House, in Stellenbosch. The contemporary synthesis of wood, plastic, leather and colourful fabric punctuated by orchids and wall murals is just the beginning: located in South Africa’s oldest town at the heart of the Cape Winelands and home to an award-winning restaurant, Majeka House is the perfect base from which to explore the area.
Stellenbosch, founded in 1679, is a historical treasure trove. Museums, galleries and classic Cape Dutch architecture rest along roads lined with hundreds of oak trees planted over three centuries ago. The greater Stellenbosch area is an epicure’s delight with over 140 wine estates, most with their own restaurants, while the surrounding mountain ranges and valleys provide escapes for the nature-lover.

Arabella Hotel & Spa

With a sprawling estate rivalling the best of Florida’s hotel-spa-Golf combos, the Arabella Hotel & Spa in Kleinmond (about half an hour outside Hermanus) offers guests across-the-board five-star splendour. Whether it’s a spa day, a round of golf or something a bit more outdoorsy you’re after, Arabella offers something for everyone – without skimping on luxury.
Tucked away in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and overlooking the Bot River Lagoon and the rolling greens of the estate’s 18-hole golf course, Arabella is an exercise in grandeur. If on business, which goes well with golf after all, the hotel’s conference facilities are sure to be just the thing. Then unwind at the award-winning on-site spa complemented by a heated indoor hydro pool and sauna. Beyond the walls tonnes of activities, from kayaking to horse-riding, await.

Steenberg Golf Club 

Can be found nestled under the Constantia mountains in the quaint Constantia valley – this beautiful course meanders through the vineyards of South Africa’s oldest wine farm dating back to the days of Simon van der Stel. The course has an admired reputation for boasting the best greens in Cape Town and plays off no less than five different tees; ensuring that the course can be enjoyed by all levels of player. The setting contributes hugely to the attractiveness of the course; providing magnificent views of the vineyards, surrounding fynbos and majestic mountains.

Course Info 
Par: 72 | Distance: 6115m | Year Opened: 1996 | Designer: Peter Matkovich

Clovelly Country Club 

With a reputation founded on the warmth of its character, its outstanding facilities, and steps taken to ensure a true reflection of its motto: “Fraternitas Ludorum” (Brotherhood in the Game), it’s no wonder Clovelly Country Club features on most golfer’s ‘must-play’ list. Ranking as one of the finest and most picturesque and challenging courses in South Africa; it’s a fine blend of testing holes with the Silvermine River and adjacent pools adding to the ambience.

Course Info 
Par: 73 | Distance: 5908 | Year Opened: 1934 | Designer: Charles Molteno Murray

Erinvale Golf Club

Nestled at the foothills of the Helderberg and Hottentot Holla mountains in Somerset West near Cape Town is one of South Africa’s great golfing challenges. Designed by Gary Player, this world class green is ranked as one of the top 20 courses in the country. Positioned in the heart of the Western Cape wine region, the surrounding mountain and sea views play an important part in making this golf course an unforgettable one.

Course Info 
Par: 72 | Distance: 6,202m | Year Opened: 1995 | Designer: Gary Player

Arabella

Arabella Golf Club is a Peter Matkovich design and set between Hermanus and Kleinmond; carefully laid out, making use of the beauty of the Bot River Lagoon and the majestic surrounds. Arabella is a rare gem of a golf course and the theme is balance. Challenging enough to bring you back for more, enjoyable enough to make you not want to leave.

Course Info 
Par: 72 | Distance: 6,082m | Year Opened: 1999 | Designer: Peter Matkovich

Hermanus Golf Club

Hermanus Golf Club lies along the stunning stretch of coast, referred to as the Whale Coast, 100 kilometres from Cape Town centre. Hermanus has become one of the most popular golf courses in the country and a definite ‘must play’ course. It is a private course, offering exclusivity to the members, yet accessibility to the public.

Course Info 
Par: 72 | Distance: 5,741 | Year Opened: 1907 | Designer: Bob Grimsdell/Peter Matkovich

Why Book a Golf Tour With Us

  • Our packages are tailor-made by experienced and knowledgeable consultants.
  • We’ve hand-picked golf courses, that offer the very best in South African golf.
  • We offer our own transfer service, adding a special touch to your getaway
  • Hassle-free, convenient booking process
  • Competitive rates and flexibility to suit your budget
  • Quick response and turnaround times
  • Local industry leaders and destination experts
  • Customer-service orientated team – we go the extra mile

Rates

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Included

  • Accommodation in luxury en-suite rooms
  • Golf as specified in itinerary – including requested tee times (subject to availability)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transport option as requested

Excluded

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • All entry fees for sightseeing
  • All beverages
  • Optional extras such as spa treatments and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Golf cart hire (please request to have this included in your itinerary)

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