Each year my wife and I have the pleasure of escorting a group of travelers to my home country of South Africa for an amazing twelve day luxury experience that includes golf, safari, premier wineries and sightseeing. If Africa is on your bucket list you may want to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ …reading that is….
Our group departs the US on January 4th bound for Johannesburg. From here, we take our private charter flight to the spectacular Makanyane Safari Lodge in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Makanyane is one of South Africa’s premier game lodges with five-star accommodations, excellent service, and an incredible food and wine list. The lodge has recently hosted both the Bush and Obama families! The game viewing is some of the best in the country and features the elusive Big Five – lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant and rhino. You will also have an opportunity to sleep out under the African stars and participate in a thrilling game walk. Recently, thirteen African Wild Dog pups were born on the Makanyane (which is Tswana for ‘Wild Dog’) property and guests are enjoying sightings on a regular basis. With stunning rooms directly on the river, game can also be viewed from your chalet – elephants, hippos, and monkeys often visit the river.
Following our stay at Makanyane, our group travels to the majestic city of Cape Town. Here we will stay at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. Rooms all have a view of the harbor and stunning Table Mountain.
While in the Cape we will play three rounds of golf at: Arabella Golf Club; De Zalze Golf Club; and Pearl Valley. Following golf each day, we will tour and taste at some of South Africa’s top wineries: Hamilton Russell; Ernie Els; Guardian Peak and Fairview are all on our list. We will also spend a glorious morning touring Table Mountain, where you will get a panoramic view of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
The cost for the trip is $9950 per person for golfers and the dates are January 4-17, which include travel days. We currently have space available for 3 additional couples and are open to customized itineraries for your group to South Africa or New Zealand. Please feel free to visit our website for more details syncexcursions.com.
Here is a video collage from a few of our previous trips: