Robert Stock was born in the UK and has been a P.G.A. Golf Professional for 20 years. Robert has used his Diploma in Education to further improve his golf teaching skills, and takes pride in the successes of his many students. He has lived and worked in France, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Australia, making travel a very important part of his life. Robert has played tournament golf throughout Europe, and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. He is delighted to be the Golf Travel Manager for Travelrite International, the leader in exclusive golf tours for over 20 years.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Friday, 1 November 2024, 2024 Sun City
The group will meet Robert Stock at Johannesburg airport for your transfer to Sun City. Sun City is South Africa’s premier resort destination, home to two championship golf courses. Hotel: The Palace Hotel, Sun City Resort.
DAY 2 Saturday, 2 November 2024 Sun City
Play Lost City
Today we will play Lost City. Covering more than 100 hectares and 28,000 square metres of water features the course has spectacular views across the bushveld, huge waste bunkers, lots of water hazards, pristine fairways and receptive greens. The 13th hole, where the green is shaped to resemble the continent of Africa, is protected by 9 bunkers and crocodiles.
DAY 3 Sunday, 3 November 2024 Sun City
Today we will have a game drive in the 57,000 hectares of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve brimming with almost all of Southern Africa’s game species. On the transition zone of the Kalahari and the Lowveld Pilanesberg offers a unique mix of fauna and flora. A game drive in Pilanesberg in an open safari vehicle allows close encounters with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The Big 5 are joined by abundance of game including rare species such as wild dog or cheetah. More than 300 bird species make things interesting for avid birders.
DAY 4 Monday, 4 November 2024 Sun City
Play Gary Player Country Club (Golf Digest Top 100 Courses South Africa #11)
Today we will play the Gary Player Country Club, which is consistently ranked at the very top in the country and is home of the annual Nedbank Challenge. The strength of this golf course lies in the fact that it doesn’t favour any particular shot, and provides the same result whether playing the forward or intermediate tees. 8000 yards of golfing pleasure await each player with mesmerising views at every turn.
DAY 5 Tuesday, 5 November 2024 Cape Town
Today is a travel day as we fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town. The beautiful city of Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most historically important cities. It was here where the first European colonists set foot in South Africa and home to perhaps the world’s most famous political prisoner—Nelson Mandela—who was held on the tiny Robben Island in Table Bay. Hotel: Victoria and Alfred Hotel.
DAY 6 Wednesday, 6 November 2024 Cape Town
Play Pearl Valley Golf Club
(Golf Digest Top 100 Courses South Africa #14)
In the morning we enjoy a very special trip by cable car to the summit of Table Mountain to view the City and surrounds of the southernmost tip of Africa. Feeling suitably exhilarated we take a short journey through the Cape Winelands to Pearl Valley. Pearl Valley G.C. has panoramic views of spectacular mountain ranges and extensive vineyards. The fairways are unique in South Africa having been sown with ‘all- seasons cool grass’ imported from the USA.
DAY 7 Thursday, 7 November 2024 Arabella
Arabella – Play Arabella
(Golf Digest Top 100 Courses South Africa #8)
Today we take a short drive to play Arabella. This championship course is situated alongside a lagoon bordering the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, with spectacular views of the Kogelberg mountain range. Our previous groups declared Arabella to be one of their favourites. Hotel: Arabella Hotel and Golf Spa.
DAY 8 Friday, 8 November 2024 George
After breakfast we will take a short drive to the scenic town of Hermanus recognised by the WWF as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. With any luck, we will get a close-up view of the migrating Southern White Whale. After hopefully getting some great photos of the whales we continue our adveture along the world-famous Garden Route towards George. Nestled between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean our hotel for the next two days is the Ernie Els Oubaai Hotel and Golf Spa. Keen golfers will be able to play an optional game of golf at the superb Ernie Els signature course. Hotel: Oubaai Hotel Golf and Spa.
DAY 9 Saturday, 9 November 2024 George
Play Pezula Golf Course
(Golf Digest Top 100 Courses South Africa #18)
Today we travel to Knysna and play Pezula Championship Course. It is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful 18 holes. With sweeping ocean and lagoon views, a round at Pezula is both a sporting and visual experience. As a Top 20 South African ranked course, Pezula’s championship design offers a challenge for the seasoned golfer while still being the perfect day out for any skill level. After golf we drive to Knysna Elephant Park where we will get up close and personal with African elephants, on elephant terms. Responsible and educational interactions will allow us to appreciate the awe-inspiring presence of these animals, but still give the elephants the space and freedom to choose where they want to move, what they want to eat and who they want to interact with.
DAY 10 Sunday, 10 November 2024 Fancourt
Play the Fancourt Links
(Golf Digest Top 100 Courses South Africa # 2)
To play world-renowned Fancourt Links you must stay at Fancourt Country Club Estate. The course has received accolades from Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els and, of course, Gary Player! It hosted the 2003 Presidents Cup, always remembered for its darkness-enforced draw, when Tiger and Ernie couldn’t be separated.
DAY 11 Monday, 11 November 2024 Fancourt
Play the Fancourt Outeniqua
The 18-hole Outeniqua (meaning “land of milk and honey”), nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, offers a golfing experience like no other. The course, designed by Gary Player, showcases breathtaking views of the Outeniqua Mountains. With its challenging layout and lush surroundings, Fancourt Outeniqua promises an unforgettable round for golf enthusiasts seeking both beauty and skill.
DAY 12 Tuesday, 12 November 2024 Kruger National Park
Today we fly to the awe-inspiring Kruger National Park, where the magnificent ‘Big 5’ roam free. It is divided into six different eco-systems and is estimated to have nearly 2,000 different types of plant species. You will have the thrill and spectacle of encountering a vast array of animals in their natural habitat. Hotel: Buhala Lodge.
DAY 13 Wednesday, 13 November 2024 Kruger National Park
Play Mbombela Golf Club Today you will play Mbombela Golf Club home to an incredible array of animals and birds. The course designed by local golf architect Grimsdell, consists of 18 strong holes flowing seamlessly through the bushveld. Although stories of leopards spectating on the course are long gone, Mbombela provides a memorable authentic South African experience.
DAY 14 Thursday, 14 November 2024 Kruger National Park
Early this morning we will head out for our Safari in Kruger National Park. Hopefully we will see the ‘Big 5’ (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) We may well also see giraffes, cheetahs and hippos; as for zebras, springboks and impala, they are so profuse you have to ask the ranger to stop to take a photograph! Much of what you see is from quite close too. Unforgettable!
DAY 15 Friday, 15 November 2024 Kruger National Park
Play Leopard Creek (Golf Digest Top 100 Courses South Africa #5) This morning we play our last game at Leopard Creek. The exclusive Leopard Creek Country Club is a lion’s roar from the Kruger Game Reserve, close to the southern border of the park, on the banks of the Crocodile River. This stunning bushveldt course is meticulously laid out to provide a challenge to the professional but also enjoyment to the average player. Big game is part of the charm of the course, including lions, crocodiles and hippos. Let them play through! It is fair to say that you haven’t really played golf in South Africa unless you have played Leopard Creek. Tonight is the farewell dinner and presentation of prizes.
DAY 16 Saturday, 16 November 2024 Departure
This morning we will depart for our journey to Johannesburg airport. The tour concludes when we arrive at the airport for your flights back to Australia.
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Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this tour without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser
GOLF COURSES AND TEE TIMES
Golf bookings have been made at all courses. Changes may occur due to tournament clash or course renovation.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:
Travelrite International has to pay substantial deposits up-front to secure dates on these elite golf courses as well as to book accommodation in the high quality hotels. You are therefore required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $900 per passenger, at the time of booking. The final balance is due within 60 days of departure. Cancellation by you within 60 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. The tour is based on arrangements which do NOT allow for refunds for any services not utilised, once the tour has commenced.
Most clubs expect golfing competence. Please carry your handicap certificate or Golf Link print out, although you may not be asked to produce it
Tour prices are based on the average exchange rates as at 1 October 2023. Travelrite International reserves the right to add a surcharge if the Australian dollar weakens against the South African Rand. No change will be made within 60 days of departure.
The Tour has been based on a minimum of 12 passengers, (including Robert). If less than this minimum has booked 60 days prior to departure, Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the Tour, giving a prompt refund of all monies paid, or to offer arrangements to proceed at a modified cost.
All travellers must be in possession of a valid passport. No Visa’s are required
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How to Book:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:
Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 9836 2522
ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been operating in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for more than 40 years. It is fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) and fully IATA credited and directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international tour and transport operators. Travelrite International has been operating special interest tours for 32 years, and now runs over 120 tours a year. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.
“The golf courses were all amazing. Robert has a great ability to organise people with minimum fuss. He was an excellent guide and golf coach and created a wonderful atmosphere. We has a fabulous time.”
“Keep up the great work. The tour was fabulous and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Robert was the perfect host. Great charm & English wit.”