Golf Holiday - 13

Travel to South Africa and embark on a voyage onboard the most luxurious train in the world. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.

Rovos Rail offers two beautifully rebuilt classic trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers who are accommodated in the most spacious and luxurious train suites in the world. The use of traditional furnishings and period decor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the dining, lounge and observation cars.

Enjoy a delightful nine-day Golf Safari to entertain the most discerning player with optional excursions for non-playing guests at all venues. In addition, we're also offering a stay at Irene Country Lodge prior to departure on Rovos Rail as well as the day that the journey comes to an end. The Add-on includes all transfers and a privately guided Historic Pretoria Tour (highly recommended).

This journey is available in April, September and December annually.

Tour Includes

 • 8 nights 5 star accommodation, Pullman Suite (double or twin); to include all    taxes, service charges, all meals and drinks onboard Rovos

 • All transfers and sightseeing in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.    Driver/guide has a Professional Driver Permit (PDP), is a THETA registered    tour guide and the vehicle has Passenger Liability Insurance

 • 5 x 18 holes per person

 • All ranger guided safaris as per itinerary

 • All privately guided excursions as per itinerary

 • Complete vacation travel packet including final itinerary, vouchers, road    directions, maps, sightseeing suggestions and restaurant recommendations    and other helpful hints

 • Top Link Travel and Consulting Tour Specialist on call 24hrs a day

Please note that the train departs Capital Park Station, Pretoria, at 12h00 on Day 1 and returns at 10h00 on Day 8. Should you wish to add a night prior to the journey's departure; and one night after arrival, we offer the following:

Irene country Lodge Add-on

 • 2 nights 4 star accommodation, twin/double occupancy to include all taxes,    breakfast and service charges

 • All transfers and sightseeing in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.    Driver/guide has a Professional Driver Permit (PDP), is a THETA registered    tour guide and the vehicle has Passenger Liability Insurance

 • Privately guided Historic Tour of Pretoria

Add-on Price from: R 3 600 pps

You save R 600 pps with Golf 2 Africa

Should you wish to include the Add-on, kindly inform us on the Booking Form (Comments section).

Itinerary- 8 nights/ 9 days

Day 1

Arrive Joburg International Airport. Airport meet, greet and assist by a Top Link Guide who will transfer you in comfort to Capital Park Station where you'll board the Pride of Africa.

The train will head east towards Nelspruit and the picturesque Lowveld region. Enjoy the views from the large windows of the observation car, catch up with your reading in the lounge car and take advantage of the fine dining in the beautifully restored dining cars.

Day 2

At 10am the golfers tee off at the Hans Merensky Golf Estate's 18 hole course.

This championship golf course borders the Kruger National Park resulting in wildlife often being spotted on the fairways. Greet the African dawn on the manicured fairways of the challenging 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course, where crocodile and hippo add spice to the normal hazards of a good game of golf.

If you are not a golfer you depart at 9am on a game drive in the Kruger Park followed by lunch, returning in time to join the golfers and continue onto Swaziland.

Day 3

09h00 You tee off at the Royal Swazi Sun Country Club near Manzini.

The spectacular 18 hole championship course at the Royal Swazi Sun Country Club is one of the most scenically rewarding to be found anywhere in the world, with a different mountainscape to be enjoyed from every tee and green.

As a non-golfer you head to the Ngwena Glass Factory, at 09h30. Followed by lunch at Malandelas before you go on a game drive in Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Day 4

An early start this morning as you set off at 06h00 on an early morning game drive in Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Set in the heart of Zululand, the oldest game reserve in Africa where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws, where today the "Big Five" of African legend stalk the verdant savannah.

Established in 1895, game viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range.

By 10:30am you are on the train again, heading for the east coast city of Durban where you will have dinner at one of the city's restaurants.

Day 5

Tee off at Durban Country Club Golf Course. Golf carts included.

Extremely challenging to the most skilled golfer, the course will be enjoyed, but rarely mastered. Elevated tees and greens are guarded by an array of tropical bushes, tall trees and large bunkers. This, together with the narrow fairways and steep slopes make for a challenging round of golf.

If you are not playing golf you can go on a city tour of Durban, followed by lunch at the Durban Beachwood Country Club.

Day 6

The golfers can take in the majestic mountain scenery as they play the course at Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensberg. All the greens are of the highest quality and are planted with L93 Bent-grass which have proven extremely suitable for the region, particularly in winter where the greens remain 'green', receptive and true to line, whilst the 84 well appointed and well shaped bunkers that line fairways and greens all have white Silica sand and will be appreciated by professional and novice alike for their consistency. Golf carts available.

For the non-golfer, today you can take in the scenery on a walk around the Champagne Sports Resort or go on a professional tour of the Battlefields near Ladysmith, followed by a spot of shopping before rejoining the train.

Day 7

You depart Ladysmith early in the morning and spend the day at leisure on the train as it passes through sprawling rural landscapes on your way to Sun City.

Day 8

Tee off at Gary Player Golf Course.

This is a notoriously difficult course set in Sun City's spectacular grounds. All 18 holes are challenging, boasting plenty of bunkers and water hazards in the shape of rivers and dams.

Although this parkland course is fairly flat, the many water hazards, cunning sited bunkers and hidden pin placement make up for the lack of gradient, the course is immaculate with generally wide Kikuyu fairways and Bent greens.

As a non-golfer you have the chance to explore all that Sun City has to offer. A late lunch for both golfers and non-golfers is served at the club and is followed by a game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Day 9

A short journey in the morning will deliver you back to Capital Park Station in Pretoria.

You'll be welcomed at the station by a Golf 2 Africa Guide and transferred to Johannesburg International where you'll board your flight home /or/ transferred to Irene Country Lodge (Add-on option)

Top Link SA Travel and Consulting

Call us 27-11-0254869

Email : info@toplink.co.za

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