• Overview

    We have been travelling to South Africa for over 20 years now, and much as we try to vary the programme each year, when visiting the Western Cape, it would be an injustice not to spend some time in Cape Town!  This year, we are splitting our time between Cape Town and the Winelands, with four nights in each.

    Please see the itinerary page for details of this tour.

    David Short

  • Itinerary

    Sunday 11th February – Welcome to Cape Town 

    Cape Town is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and there is no better place to stay than on the V&A Waterfront.  The V&A Waterfront, with its plethora of fine restaurants and shops, overlooked by Table Mountain and facing out to Table Bay, is the perfect location for our tour of Cape Town.  And we will be staying in one of the finest hotels too, the 5-Star Commodore Hotel. With its stylish and elegant setting, superb service and some magnificent views of Cape Town Harbour, Table Mountain and Robben Island, the Commodore and its setting on the V&A Waterfront will ensure for a most special few days in Cape Town.  After checking in, we will spend the afternoon settling into the Capetonian way of life.  

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront 

    Monday 12th February – Cape Town Tour

    For the first full day of the tour, we will explore one of the most extraordinary cities in the world, Cape Town. We will have a tour guide joining us for the day and showing us the very best of the region. We will travel into the city and assuming that the ‘table cloth’ is not present we will ascend Table Mountain and experience what is surely one of the most amazing 360 degree panoramas in the world.  Following Table Mountain, we will head to a very nice venue for lunch.  The cost of the lunch is not included in the tour cost, simply because we don’t want to limit the quality of what you might like to choose.  Following lunch, we will embark on a short tour of Cape Town, such as visiting the Company Gardens for example.  We want the day to be a relaxed one, that involves very little travelling, but which still provides an inspirational experience.  If you have any particular experiences that you would like us to include during the day, please let us know in advance and we will do all that we can to adapt the day accordingly.

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront

    Tuesday 13th February– Clovelly Golf Club 

    We head to what has become our favourite course in the Western Cape over the last two decades, Clovelly.  Clovelly Country Club is one of southern Africa’s most picturesque and challenging courses and boasts undulating fairways, magnificent landscaping and features natural sand dunes that abound the course, as well as many natural water features.  Clovelly really is one of the most enjoyable courses in the Cape and a course that we return to year after year.

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront 

    Wednesday 14th February – Milnerton Golf Club

    We travel the short distance from the hotel to Milnerton Golf Club.  The Milnerton course is one of the few genuine links courses in the Cape Town area, and not only is the course a fine challenge, but the panorama of Table Mountain across Table Bay is simply breathtaking.  Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Rietvlei River, this lush links-type course is fairly flat with few trees. With the sea and the lagoon bordering most holes, and the seven beautiful water holes waiting to claim the wayward shot, it offers a truly unique golfing experience.  If we are lucky, we may even spot a school of Dolphins that frequent the area.

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront 

    Thursday 15th February – Departures and onward into the Winelands

    After breakfast, we check out of the hotel, say farewell to the Cape Town Waterfront and Table Mountain and head inland to the Winelands. Today will be another sightseeing day, visiting some of the famous Wine Estates in the area, as well as exploring Stellenbosch, one of the most enchanting towns in the Western Cape, with its Cape Dutch architecture.  In the afternoon we will check in to the quite exceptional Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.  The hotel is situated on one of Franschhoek’s original country retreats and is in itself a luxury retreat with picture postcard views of the towering Franschhoek Mountains and manicured gardens.  & is the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape Wine Routes.& is the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape Wine Routes.& is the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape Wine Routes.All of the bedrooms reflect the contemporary styling and grace which one would expect from a 4-star hotel in the heart of the Winelands, with elegant finishes, careful attention to detail and gorgeous views from every room. The understated tones of the décor in the hotel maintains just enough Cape Dutch charm to compliment the quaint pastoral aura of the surrounding vineyards.  A sublime hotel, in a most enchanting corner of the Western Cape.

    Overnight at the Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

    Friday 16th February – De Zalze Golf Club

    We head to the ever popular De Zalze Golf Club today, which is situated within the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate.  The course was designed by Peter Matkovich, who also designed Leopard Creek, Arabella and Pinnacle Point, amongst others, and who has made the most of the stunning setting and created a course that places a premium on accuracy.  The course has an excellent mix of parkland holes, with its main challenges presented in the form of the water features on several holes, as well as the oak tree lined Blaauwklippen River, which winds its way through the Golf Estate and comes into play at various intervals.  A magnificent golf course, in a truly inspiring setting.

    Overnight at the Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

    Saturday 17th February – Pearl Valley Golf Club 

    We will take on one of the great courses in South Africa today, the Jack Nicklaus Pearl Valley Golf Club, host to the South African Open and ranked the fifth best golf course in South Africa in the 2010/2011 Golf Digest rankings.  The course is one of the most visually spectacular golf courses in the country and arguably the world.  Every hole is played against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains surrounding the estate and all are challenging due to the strategically set bunkers and fast greens. All par 3s and par 5s play in different directions, ensuring that the same conditions are seldom experienced during a round.  The 13th hole, par 3, is the ‘signature’ hole of the course. The water cuts from the right and a greenside bunker awaits the cautious tee shot. This hole tests both our ball striking and our nerve.  Hole 4 is also challenging, with no room for error as we need to cross the creek three times en route to the green.  This par 5 is listed as one of the best par 5s in South Africa – a real ‘risk and reward’ classic! 

    Overnight at Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis, Paarl 

    Sunday 18th February – Departures and onward to the Garden Route 

    After breakfast, we check out of the hotel, say farewell to the Winelands and head to 5-star Fancourt Resort in George.  The journey will be by plane from Cape Town to George with a transfer from George Airport to the Fancourt Resort.

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price per Golfer:
  £ 2,750.00

Price per Non Golfer:
  £ 2,450.00

Single Room Supplement:
£65.00 per person per night

Notes on the internal flights

If you would prefer to fly from Cape Town to George, as opposed to driving in the tour bus, we can arrange the appropriate flight and transfer to Fancourt in George. We have not included a cost for the internal flight, as it may well be less expensive if you book the flight as part of your overall flight programme. We will liaise with each client individually, act as required, and add the cost of the internal flight to each client’s account if necessary.  If you do require us to book the flights, the flights will be booked with our associate Travel Agent, Select World Travel.

Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:

– Services of your tour host, David Short 

– Accommodation  

– Daily breakfast 

– Daily transfers 

– Golf 

– Sightseeing / Activities as specified 

Price Excludes:

– International and internal airfares

– Drinks or meals unless stated