Offering an amazing trip to Leopard Creek, Durban July
HOW would you like a friendly giraffe overlooking your putt along with the clubhouse gallery and perhaps a herd of elephant and maybe some hippos looking on from in or across the Crocodile River on the 18th? Will make for a few bragging-rights photos to start!
The photo above is not photo-shopped, it’s a screen-shot from a short video taken by a player at the highly exclusive Leopard Creek Golf Course in the South African Lowveld near the world-famous Kruger Park. It’s not an unusual occurence. The video shows the giraffe actually being playful with the pin. Buck and giraffe stray onto fairways and greens here quite often.
Two rounds of golf at Leopard Creek fall within the first part of our “Royally Modern Africa” trip to South Africa we’re announcing and detailing to you today. Our spectacular ten-day adventure takes in a few more sites and events many would consider as bucket-list items and brought to you at superb value offers as part of the IRC’s commitment to members.
We start with lunch in London before our departure on 25 June, 2022 (inclusive also of beer and soft drinks); cruise into Johannesburg for a night at one of the world’s leading entertainment clubs on the rich Rivonia Mile. Then, we depart for Hoedspruit in the Lowveld/Mpumalanga Province, do our golf thing at Leopard Creek before we move on to the glitzy Umhlanga, just 20km outside of Durban City, for another round of golf or a chance at game fishing with Blue Marlin always on the hope-to-catch list. Next, we attend the world-famous Durban July horse race from the IRC’s private suite at Greyville racecourse, overlooking the winning line and with all the extras thrown in. There is personal leisure time in between, you’ll always be guided for safety (and there will be no problems!) and we return to London via Johannesburg on 3 July.
The full itinerary is below, and scroll down to the bottom for a short IRC video and a link to the trip prices. Our clients and members in South Africa can mail us for amended prices with the international flights excluded.
LEOPARD CREEK/DURBAN JULY AFRICAN ADVENTURE
25 JUNE – 3 JULY 2002.
Hosts: Joao Da Mata, Scott Ellis, Aoife Wigzell and Charl Pretorius of the IRC:
25 June: IRC Lunch prior to departure
25th June: Depart London Heathrow to Johannesburg International
26th June: Arrive Jhb – Golf in the afternoon in Johannesburg or an evening at the Grand Premium Entertainment Club
27th June: Jhb to Hoedspruit
Leopard Creek 1st Round Of Golf
Overnight at classy Hamiltons Lodge, on Riverside Farm in the heart of the agricultural hub of Mpumalanga just 500m from Malelane Kruger Gate, 45km from the borders of both Mozambique and Swaziland. SA Style Barbeque (Braai)
29th June: Game Drive and 2nd Round of Golf at Leopard Creek.
30th June: Leopard Creek to King Shaka Airport and then to Umhlanga
The Umhlanga night strip is vibey, modern and glamourous, SA’s equivalent of Beverly Hills and right near the beach.
1st July: Round of Golf at a Durban or adjacent course (all top class) or Game Fishing (Blue Marlin possible)
2nd July: Attend Group 1 July Handicap in private IRC suite all inclusive
One of the most exciting race days in the world, South Africa’s equivalent of the Melbourne Cup.
3rd July: Umhlanga to JHB and Return flight to London.
-Accommodation in JHB (Holiday Inn or similar, 1 night)
Accommodation (3 nights Hamiltons Lodge)
-Breakfast and Braai included
-Accommodation Umhlanga (3 nights Oyster Box £1000 extra), Marriott or Equivalent
-3 or 4 rounds of golf and or 1 Deep Sea fishing
-All food and drink at the Durban July
-All badges and parade ring access on July Day
Oyster Box Package £4300
Marriott Package £3300