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 Putt & Play Tour
15 day / 14 night tour: Durban South & North Coast - Midlands Meander - Drakensburg - Malelane

Duration:  15 days / 14 nights
Departing:  Durban
Information:  Tour Itinerary
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Itinerary and prices are subject to change and availability at time of booking.
Tour  Itinerary

DAY 1
On arrival at Durban International Airport you will be met and transferred to the luxurious Lynton Hall where you will be staying for 3 nights on a Bed and Breakfast basis. The drive will take a leisurely 30 minutes. Your hired car will be delivered to the hotel on your arrival.

Lynton Hall is a colonial estate, host to Royalty, Prime Ministers men of letters and captains of business. Resting at the head of Umdoni Park, a picturesque golf course which meanders through pristine coastal forest and throngs of game and birds, this grand property tumbles down to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

DAY 2
Play golf this morning at the Umdoni Golf Course. Lynton Hall's culinary creations are expressed in an avant-garde New World style where the emphasis is on flavour, texture and individuality.

DAY 3
Play golf this morning at the Selborne Golf Club.
This prestigious 18-hole golf estate is situated along the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Lynton Hall's facilities include a tennis court; swimming pool; historic gardens; horse riding; whale watching excursions and deep sea and rock and surf fly fishing.

DAY 4
Check out of Lynton Hall and transfer yourselves to the Zimbali Hotel and Golf Estate in Ballito on the Durban North Coast. You will be staying at Zimbali Lodge for 3 nights on a B & B basis.

Zimbali Lodge is a luxurious 5* boutique hotel cradled in the pristine and protected Zimbali estate of stunningly beautiful lakes, wetlands and sub-tropical forests. Circled by the magnificent 18 hole golf course and enjoying spectacular views, Zimbali lodge epitomizes elegance and opulence. The luxurious bedrooms are of African- classical architecture each symbolize traditional values imbued with sophistication and style. Each air-conditioned en-suite, balconied room also enjoys a dedicated and personal butler service.

Play golf today at the prestigious Zimbali Golf Club. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, the layout is a subtle blend of the classic and contemporary and is complemented by its unspoilt sub-tropical coastal surroundings. The layout includes both an open "links-like" feel on the opening holes, with some of the last holes sweeping through forest and across wetlands, giving off a "coastal parkland" feel. It is 6524 metres and a par 72 course. Golf carts are compulsory.

DAY 5
Play golf this morning at Prince's Grant Golf Estate. A mere 20 minute drive from Zimbali Lodge and designed by Peter Matkovich in 1994, this 5804 m / par 72 course is exhilarating to play and unrivalled in its sea views and sheer beauty of the land. The challenges on the layout match its aesthetic. Many holes have linksland features - notable in the mounding, the fairway plateaus and the large greens. Others have parkland characteristics - particularly as regards the creative use of water. Many of the holes will linger in the imagination, whilst it is the crescendo of the closing holes which will live on after the experience of playing them.

DAY 6
Play golf this morning at Durban Country Club. Length: 6104 m; Par 72. A mere 35 minute drive from Zimbali Lodge, this platinum rated golf course is situated north of the city centre with views over the Indian ocean. Its pedigree is unmatched: it has hosted more SA Open Championships than any other courses and is the only course to routinely appear in various ranking of the world's top 100. Durban CC is very compact with the premium being on accuracy. Dense tropical scrub lines the fairways as well as the severely undulating, dunelike terrain which serves to seclude the holes offering the golfer tranquility. The course offers golf year round with the winter months being best. Short "character" par 4's are offset by more demanding two-shotters. The par-5 3rd hole is among the finest worldwide.

At Zimbali Lodge, enjoy a game of tennis; splash in the pool; be pampered in the beauty salon or browse through the logo shop. The Zimbali Forest Estate is nature's own wilderness and home to a variety of wildlife.

DAY 7
Check out of Zimbali Lodge and travel into the Midlands to one of Africa's greatest destinations, Hartford House, where you will be staying for 2 nights on a B & B basis.

Renowned for its incomparably styled luxury suites with underfloor heating, heated towel rails, Jacuzzi spa baths and fireplaces, all suites have been decorated with a fusion of colour, style and texture. Savour a candle-lit dinner in the award-winning restaurant. On selected evenings, traditional zulu dancers and singers perform.

DAY 8
After your sumptuous breakfast overlooking the magnificent gardens, play golf at Sakabula Country Estate. Nestling in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Sakabula Country Estate is a unique combination of agricultural smallholdings and a golfing estate. It is easily accessible and came into being after 12 lush farms were amalgamated. The par 73 layout is an interesting combination of holes. A good quality country course with stunning views of the Drakensberg mountains, the water features and stands of trees demand one's full attention while playing.

Facilities at Hartford House include: tennis court; swimming pool; New Wellness House offering various massages and therapeutic treatments and a sauna; historic garden walks; walks on the extensive Game Conservancy; horse riding; trout and bass fishing on the lakeside; a personalized tour of Summerhill: a leading thoroughbred farm or personal tours into the surrounding mountain, game and nature reserves.

Venture through the Midlands Meander: Southern Africa's favourite arts and crafts, pubs and restaurants route.

DAY 9
Check out of Hartford House and take a leisurely drive into the Central Drakensburg. You will be staying at the Champagne Sports Resort for 3 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Nestled within this ragged landscape, boasting spectacular views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, lies a place between two worlds. One of stillness, nature and legend. The other of luxury, fine service and a myriad of adventures to nurture both body and mind. Welcome to Champagne Sports Resort.

DAY 10
Play golf today at the Champagne Sports Golf Course.
Enjoy the facilities on offer: horse riding; bass or trout fishing in the dam; floodlit tennis courts; swimming pools; hiking or mountain biking; bowls, croquet, volleyball, basketball, badminton or table tennis. There is also a billiards room, a gymnasium, a health and beauty salon and sauna facilities.

DAY 11
Experience the wide selection of activities available to you at the resort, or for the wanderer there are many nearby attractions. The world famous Drakensberg choir holds weekly performances; visit the Anglo-Boer war battlefields; take in the artworks at the Ardmore Art Studios or enjoy the gentle beauty of Meadowsweet Herb Farm.

DAY 12
Check out of Champagne Sports and drive to Durban International Airport for your flight to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. Please deliver your hired car to the airport depot. You will be met and transferred by road to Malelane where you will be staying for 3 nights at the luxurious Malelane Sun on a bed and breakfast basis.

This 4* hotel is situated overlooking the Crocodile River to the adjacent Malelane Gate of the Kruger National Park. Rooms are elegantly appointed and guest areas stylishly decorated. A large swimming pool is found central to the hotel and is a great place to soak up the African rays. Enjoy a sundowner drink on the viewing deck whilst watching the fantastic birdlife and wildlife of the Kruger National Park - look out for the hippos and crocs in the river!

DAY 13
Play golf this morning at the platinum rated Leopard Creek Golf Club.This ultra exclusive course and golfing estate is the brainchild of magnate Johann Rupert. Bordering the Kruger National Park, the course represents African golf at its best, with indigenous bushveld bordering the immaculate fairways and greens. This course is 6 571 m and par 72 and is magnificently set overlooking the Crocodile River.

DAY 14
Play golf this morning at the silver rated Nelspruit Golf Club.This course has undergone radial changes and vast improvements in recent times with Peter Matkovich having been commissioned to revamp and modernize this course, which has ultimately strengthened the design. A marvelous range of holes makes up what is a demanding yet fair test and, after a strong start to the round, the course presents opportunities for scoring well. Length: 6 074m / par 71.

DAY 15
Check out of the Malelane Sun and transfer to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and then your connecting flight home.

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