Sport & Event Holidays

South Africa is proud of it’s reputation as one of the World’s foremost sporting nations and rightly so. With success in the Rugby World Cup, as well as a number of winners of Golf’s major championships, they boast a pedigree to be proud of. There is also a horseracing calendar to rival that of the UK summer. There are a number of properties which offer world class sports facilities for the active minded traveller.

We are delighted to be able to offer a series of holidays revolving around the major events it hosts, or just simply offer you the chance to play on one or more of it’s fantastic golf courses. If you would like your sporting activity to be part of your larger African holiday experience, we can help plan a custom itinerary for you.

We can also arrange access to some of the most exclusive golf courses in the country, including Fancourt’s fabled Links Course, the Lost City Course and Gary Player Country Club at Sun City or even Leopard Creek, nestled on the border of the Kruger National Park where you share fairways with the local animals as they go about their day. If you want a dedicated golf tour then we have a team on hand to handle this, but if you are just looking for a round or two whilst on holiday please do let us know and we would be delighted to make the arrangements.

 

Sport & Event Holidays Ideas


15 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,945

Tee-off across South Africa

Stunning natural beauties, pleasant weather and magnificent green landscapes make South Africa one of golfers’ most sought-after destinations in the world. From vibrant Cape Town to enchanting Garden Route, this is a must-go for all green lovers. 

10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,845

Cape & Kruger Golf

Love golf? Love safari? Get the best of both worlds with this itinerary! Cape Town offers some of the most impressive and oldest golf courses in Africa, and your stay in this magical city offers a round of golf at three different courses, each offering the golfer different challenges. When you are not on course, Cape Town itself has so much to offer with its vast array of galleries, cafes and restaurants, not to mention the abundance of history. Last but not least you head off into the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, where you can enjoy morning and evening game drives, with one day reserved for you to test your wits at one of South Africa’s most famous courses, Leopard Creek.

Brief Overview

  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • 3 nights Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • 2 overnight flights

 

10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £2,390

Sun City & Legend's Resort Golfing Extravaganza

Experience the opulence of Sun City and the natural beauty of Legends Golf and Safari Resort whilst playing golf in some of Africa’s best courses. At Sun City, in addition to enjoying an exciting safari, you test your skills on two exceptional courses, each designed by Gary Player and offering different challenges. The Legends Resort offers a completely different experience, with the course there designed by several big names in golf, each with its own characteristics and then there is the world renowned 19th - do you dare?

Brief Overview

  • 4 nights Pilansberg National Park border
  • 3 nights Limpopo
  • 2 overnight flights
10 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,875

Glamorous Cape Town including L’Ormarins races

Held in January every year, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is one of the most prestigious events in South Africa’s horse racing calendar.  We can get you the best track-side seats and a seat at the Chef’s Table, ensuring that you have a sublime experience, complete with superb food and wine.  This itinerary also enables you to spend time in beautiful Cape Town, staying in the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, and the idyllic wine region of Franschhoek, staying at the magnificent La Residence.

Brief Overview:

  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • 3 nights Franschhoek
  • 2 overnight flights
11 Nights | Incl. Fights
From £3,995

The Art of South Africa

Blessed with incredible public galleries, private collections and vibrant street art, South Africa is an art lovers dream. You'll get to experience these things and more all whilst staying at some truly extraordinary luxury properties on our specially designed tour. 

Brief Overview:

  • 2 nights Johannesburg
  • 3 nights Franschhoek
  • 3 nights Cape Town
  • 2 overnight flights

Travel Tips

The Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is one of the most iconic cycle races in the world. Traditionally staged on the second Sunday in March, the event previously known as the Cape Argus attracts tens of thousands of riders from around the globe and is the world’s largest timed cycle race. Next year will b...

A Helicopter over Victoria Falls

There are some experiences in life that leave you with such a sense of fulfilment and joy that you find yourself reminiscing about it for years afterwards. One activity that’s guaranteed to have this effect is a magnificent helicopter flight taking you over Victoria Falls. Take a Hel...

The Victoria Falls Marathon

Dawn has just broken in the normally sleepy resort town of Victoria Falls. But today is different. It is the day of the Econet Victoria Falls Marathon, and the main street has been transformed into a river of vibrant colour, energy and chatter. The full marathon runners have already gone, ...

Our Favourite Events in South Africa

South Africa is home to a plethora of events throughout the year. Whether you are looking to get cultured, embark on a gourmet dining experience, soak up the sporting festivities or just get back to nature, here’s a list of what not to miss.Food & WineThe food and wine on offer in South Af...

Kite Surfing in Cape Town

The exhilarating sport of kite surfing, or kite boarding as it is also known, has gained much popularity in South Africa, with the spectacular beaches of Cape Town making for a fantastic location to partake in it. The unique topography of the Cape Peninsula means that it is possible to find beaches ...

A Day at L'Ormarins

By Lauren Timmer At the beginning of the year I was lucky enough to go to the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – the Ascot of Cape Town. On a blisteringly hot and slightly windy day, this is Cape Town in January after all, we made our way to Kenilworth Racecourse in our finery –...

Cricket in South Africa

With the Cricket World Cup in full swing across Australia and New Zealand, as well as The Ashes on the horizon, (depending on which way you look at it) there is plenty of cricket for England fans to look forward to over the coming months. However, the cricket doesn’t stop at the end of our sum...

South Africa's Great Golfing Getaways

South Africa boasts an abundance of fantastic golf courses and resorts, yet seems to fly under the radar when people are planning a golf trip, which is always a shame, especially in our UK winter months when it is wonderfully warm in South Africa and ideal conditions for golf. With overnight flights...

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

In the UK we enjoy the traditional “Summer Season” of glamorous sporting events; Queen’s Club Tennis, Royal Ascot, Wimbledon, Henley Regatta and Glorious Goodwood to name but a few. Nowhere else in the world offers such a succession of high quality sporting events that are social e...


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