Travel around the courses designed by Ernie Els - 12 Days

South African born Ernie Els is one of the most successful golfers of all time. Since turning professional in 1989, the ‘Big Easy’ has won more than 60 tournaments, including 3 Major Championships, 2 US Opens and an Open Championship. He holds a record 7 World Matchplay titles.

Never one to sit still for very long, Els established Ernie Els Design, a full service golf course design company which currently has 10 golf courses open for play and many other exciting new projects in various stages of planning and development. Ernie Els Wines based in Stellenbosch has already produced eight award winning wines from its vineyard on the Wineroute.


Itinerary Snapshot

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg / option for day at leisure or visit the Apartheid Museum / Emperors Palace
Day 2: Johannesburg / Play The Els Club Copperleaf / Afternoon flight to George / Hyatt Regency Oubaai
Day 3: George / Play Oubaai Golf Club / Hyatt Regency Oubaai
Day 4: George / Afternoon flight to Cape Town / Majeka House
Day 5: Cape Town / Tour Ernie Els Wine Farm and lunch at The Big Easy / Majeka House
Day 6: Cape Town / Choose from one of the recommended golf courses in the area / Majeka House
Day 7: Cape Town / Day at leisure or optional tours of Table Mountain or Robben Island / Flight to Johannesburg / Emperors Palace
Day 8: Morning flight from Johannesburg to Mauritius / Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Day 9: Mauritius / Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Day 10: Mauritius / Play Anahita Golf Course / Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Day 11: Mauritius / Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Day 12: Morning flight to Johannesburg / Begin journey home


Activities

  • Golfing at Anahita Golf Course, Els Club Copperleaf, Oubaai
  • Diverse scenic wonders of George, with the majestic Outeniqua Mountain to the North and the Indian Ocean to the South
  • Visit some of South Africa’s award winning wine growing areas
  • Experience Cape Town and its famous Table Mountain
  • Enjoy the sun and sea at Mauritius

Recommended Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met by a friendly African Fairways representative and assisted with a transfer to the Peermont D’Oreale Grande at Emperor’s Palace. You will stay here on a one night’s bed and breakfast basis. Your day will be at leisure or you will have the option to visit the Apartheid Museum.

Opulent and luxurious are two words that best describe the exquisite D’Oreale Grande. This palatial hotel features marble floors, magnificent stained glass domes and hand-painted murals and frescos. Situated within the Emperors Palace resort, guests at D’Oreale Grande will enjoy a sublime dining experience in the five-star Aurelia Restaurant, overlooking the beautifully manicured Gardens of Vespian. Octavia’s Sensorium will provide guests with the ultimate in relaxing spa treatments.

Day 2

After a restful night’s sleep you’ll hit the fairway at Els Club Copperleaf.

Named “Best New Golf Club” by Compleat Golfer in 2008, The Els Club, Copperleaf plays out amongst unique grasslands and rocks with views of the Magaliesberg mountain range. The course is currently ranked 31st on Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses for 2012.

Built in the Tshwane Metropolitan area on the plot of land where Els’ grandfather Ernie Vermaak grew up, there is a strong emphasis on nurturing and rehabilitating the natural wetlands and reserve within the Estate. The course has wide fairways, spectacular water hazards and challenging bunkers.

After lunch you will be transferred back to Oliver Tambo International Airport to board a flight to George Airport in the Western Cape. George is the perfect base from which to explore parts of the “Garden Route” with areas like Wilderness, Mossel Bay and Knysna all within an hours’ drive.

Here you’ll stay on a two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast basis, at The Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa. The area is known for its pristine beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves. Nestled between the shimmering Indian Ocean and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in Herold’s Bay the Hyatt Regency Oubaai offers visitors a superb and entertaining vacation.

George has much to offer its visitors with many nature-based activities such as hiking, bird watching, whale watching in season and horse riding.

Day 3

Today you will get into the swing of things at the Oubaai Golf Club and then spend the rest of your day at leisure. The course is one of Ernie Els’ favourites to play and rolls out against the backdrop of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and winds its way along the Indian Ocean coastline.

Situated at Herold’s Bay along South Africa’s Garden Route, this traditional links course is ranked 28th on the top 100 by Golf Digest (2012).

Day 4

Your morning is at leisure and then you’ll take an afternoon flight to Cape Town.

On arrival in Cape Town you will be assisted with a private transfer of 30-45 minutes to the heart of the beautiful Winelands where you will be staying at Majeka House for three nights’ on a bed and breakfast basis.

Extensively renovated in 2011, Majeka House on the outskirts of Stellenbosch is a picture of contemporary elegance and quiet luxury. The sprawling five-star boutique hotel seamlessly combines old world style with a fashionable contemporary twist.

With a focus on relaxation, Majeka House offers a number of leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool with retracting roof, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gym and library.

Day 5

Pay a visit to Ernie Els’ wine farm and enjoy a delicious lunch at “The Big Easy”.

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 that will happily ship your purchases home for you.

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.

Day 6

Cape Town is a magnificent city with much to experience. Fill your days lazing on the gorgeous white-sand beaches at Clifton or Camps Bay or explore the world-class vineyards and gourmet restaurants in the Winelands. Re-visit history at the famous Robben Island and many local museums and historical areas. If you haven’t been up Table Mountain – one of New Seven Wonders of the World, then this is the perfect opportunity.

While you are staying in the fairest Cape, why not take the opportunity to play one of the many amazing courses is this region? Recommended courses in Cape Town, Hermanus and the Winelands include; Arabella, Clovelly, Devonvale, De Zalze, Erinvale, Royal Cape, Steenberg and Pearl Valley.

Day 7

Spend your day at leisure in Cape Town and catch a late afternoon flight to Johannesburg where you’ll overnight at Emperor’s Palace Peermont D’Oreale Grande.

Day 8 - 11

Time for the sun and sea! Today you board a flight to Mauritius Airport where you will spend four glorious nights at The Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita.

Mauritius is a feast of endless expanses of sparkling, crystal blue waters, white-sand beaches and luscious rolling green mountainsides. This idyllic destination is home to Ernie Els’ magnificent Anahita Golf Course and is ideal for luxury family vacations.

Spend your days at leisure soaking up the sun on this idyllic island paradise and testing your mettle with a round or two at the Four Seasons Golf Course at Anahita.

Day 12

Today you’ll catch a morning flight back to Johannesburg for the start of your journey back home.


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