- No of days / nights: 7/ 6
- Tour starts: Phalaborwa
- Tour ends: Nelspruit
- Includes: Accommodation, Car rental –Group C(Toyota Corolla or similar), Green Fees
- Accommodation: Combination of Standard and Comfort
- Courses played: Hans Merensky GC, Sabi River Sun GC, Skukuza GC (9 holes) & Leopard Creek
- Best time to visit: September –May
Fly via Johannesburg to Phalaborwa. Upon arrival at Phalaborwa Airport, you will collect your rental car and drive to the nearby Hans Merensky Hotel. Rest of the day at your own leisure.
Your golfing safari starts with an early morning round at the picturesque Hans Merensky GC. After golf drive south past Hoedspruit and into the renowned Timbavati Game Reserve (approx driving time 2½ hours).
Arrive in time for high tea which is served at around 15h00. Thereafter it is time for an afternoon/evening game drive in an open 4×4 Land Rover together with your knowledgeable guide (Game Ranger ) and other guests from the lodge. Stop to enjoy a spectacular African sunset with a sundowner drink and snacks before returning to the lodge in the dark, where you may be lucky to spot a rare nocturnal animal with the aid of powerful torches. Dinner served under the stars.
The Early rise followed by coffee and rusks and then a morning game drive. The Timbavati is well known for its excellent game viewing and if you are lucky you may even spot one of the famous white lions of the Timbavati. Other than the Big 5 there are great opportunities to see all sorts of creatures, both big and small and you ranger is an expert on the area’s flora and fauna.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before having time to relax during the heat of the day, either at the pool or in the comfort of your room. In the late afternoon, it is once again time for a game drive in the hope of seeing some more exciting animals. Dinner is served at the lodge on your return.
The final game drive followed by breakfast and checkout. Continue your journey southwards to Hazyview, a drive of approximately 2½ – 3 hours.
Today you will enjoy a round of golf at the popular Sabi River Sun GC, which is situated on the banks of the Sabi River. Rest of the day at your own leisure.
Early morning breakfast followed by checkout. Drive to Paul Kruger Gate to the Kruger Park and then further along to Skukuza where you will play a 9- hole round of golf at the unique Skukuza GC.
After golf continues with a scenic drive through the Kruger Park exiting at the Malelane Gate. From there it is a short drive to Buhala Game Lodge that overlooks the Crocodile River.
Breakfast followed by checkout. The golfing highlight of the tour is saved till last as you play a morning round of golf at the exclusive and spectacular Leopard Creek GC. This course has consistently been ranked in the top 2 courses in South Africa since it opened in the late 1990’s. After golf, continue to Nelspruit’s KMIA Airport where you will return your rental car and await your onward bound flight.