The Mother City - Cape Town
Mother Nature surpassed herself when crafting the Mother City. Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park at its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Affectionately referred to as The Mother City, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years.
It is in Cape Town that the Rainbow Nation really covers the spectrum. Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine, this city will fill your senses.
Cape Town boasts the top tourism attractions in South Africa, all of which should appear on every visitors itinerary all year round, namely
- Table Mountain
- The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
- Robben Island
- The penguins at Boulders Beach
- Cape Point – The Cape of Good Hope
Cape Town, with its many diverse cultures, natural wonders, and breathtaking beauty is a master at capturing peoples hearts.
ERINVALE GOLF COURSE
The Gary Player-designed golf course was host to the 1996 World Cup of Golf and has fast become renowned both locally and abroad. Erinvale Golf Club’s beautifully manicured par 72 championship course boasts some of the country’s most challenging and spectacular holes. This is a course with two distinctly different nines. The demanding front nine meanders through park-like terrain and the back nine provides a contrasting challenge winding its way through the foothills of the mountains with panoramic views of False Bay. The signature hole is the par-four 17th hole, a great finishing hole that swoops downhill and is an extreme test of nerves playing from an elevated tee towards a long and narrow green.
The impressive club house provides all the appropriate amenities for golfers, including an outstanding Pro Shop. Built on three levels overlooking the 9th and 18th holes of the course the Erinvale Clubhouse is a perfect place to take in the course and the surrounding scenery. The Terrace Bar is situated at ground level and is a favourite venue after a round of golf. There is a restaurant situated upstairs and it offers a fine dining experience.
The Spa at Erinvale features four spacious treatment rooms, a steam room, indoor heated whirl pool, outdoor pool and sun deck as well as a relaxation area with a juice bar. The Erinvale Hotel provides four restaurants and pubs to choose from set in the historic and elegant Manor House. In addition to a round of golf there is a driving range, tennis courts and some amazing hikes and walks that guests can go on.
PEARL VALLEY GOLF ESTATE
This fairly flat and largely uninterrupted terrain enabled Nicklaus the freedom to develop hole strategies making this a golf course the golfer has to think his/her way around. In its engineering and planning detail, the course is very rare. It is crossed by roads in only three places, and the drainage system allows play to continue just minutes after a severe cloudburst. 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. The 13th hole, par 3, is the ‘Signature’ hole of the course and perhaps the most scenic. The water cuts from the right and a greenside bunker awaits the cautious tee shot. Hole 4 – equally challenging; leaves no room for error crossing the creek three times on route to the green. This par 5 is listed as one of the in South Africa, a real ‘risk and reward’ classic!
With panoramic views of the magnificent mountain ranges surrounding the area, the clubhouse is the social hub of the Pearl Valley estate community, providing a stylishly relaxed setting for golfers, residents and visitors. The spacious terrace and bar overlooks the 9th & 18th greens and are the perfect venues to enjoy one of Pearl Valley’s many spectacular sunsets. The clubhouse also offers a restaurant, a halfway house, a well stocked Golf Shop, and comfortable change room facilities – all encapsulated by friendly and professional service.
DE ZALZE GOLF CLUB
De Zalze Golf Course offers a fine mix of parkland holes, its main defences being the water features on several of the holes. The oak-lined Blaauwklippen River winds its way through the golf estate and comes into play at various intervals. The second nine is particularly interesting. You can tee off from an island which will probably make this par-four the signature hole. The par five with two fairways is another interesting hole set amongst the citrus trees. The 300 hectares claims among its many accolades being the host of the 2006 World Amateur Team Championships. De Zalze Golf Club welcomes visiting golfers from around the globe and is geared to provide an exceptional experience from the moment you arrive. De Zalze Golf Course is equally enjoyable and challenging – a big must for holiday golfers of all skill levels.
All golfers visiting De Zalze Golf Club are treated to an extra special warm up range with complimentary golf balls included in the green fees. The 300 hectare Winelands Golf Estate offers golfers and visitors the opportunity to enjoy on site wine tasting, picturesque accomodation, dining at Terroir Restaurant as well as relaxing on the terrace at the spectacular clubhouse where you can enjoy superb breakfasts and lunches. The Clubhouse is uniquely situated within the wine cellar of the Kleine Zalze Wine farm. This Golf Estate has proven to be one of the most sought after golf estate with Stellenbosch’s many tourists. Open-air restaurants and cosy coffee shops line the shady streets and secluded lanes, inviting people to linger and observe the everyday activities of this bustling village.