With its picturesque mountain and ocean landscape South Africa’s Garden Route attracts dreamers and romantics from all over the world. Golf-loving couples looking for a bucket-list getaway should look no further than The Manor House at Fancourt (https://manorhouse.fancourt.co.za / Tel. +27 (044) 804 0000), an 18-suite 5-star boutique hotel in the heart of the Garden Route, where they can build their romance through golf on three of South Africa’s best golf courses, including the country’s Number 1 course The Links. Also non-golfers will be delighted with the sophisticated style, idyllic setting and easy access, making it the leading luxury destination in the heart of the Garden Route.
Affordable luxury for honeymooners
Couples will be treated like royalty when booking the Value-Added Manor House Packages, starting from only R5,075 / ca. $346 per person per night sharing for a 3-night stay. Forget the standard-issue bowl of fruit, additional extras include return luxury airport transfer, a daily round of golf or spa treatment, and romantic in-room meals. Details like personalized picnic baskets and a luxury courtesy vehicle within a 10km radius for romantic outings make the stay a true occasion.
A national monument dating back to 1859, The Manor House is the crown jewel of the 613-hectare award winning Fancourt golf and lifestyle resort, located only 10 minutes from George airport. Set amidst lush gardens with a pond, The Manor House exudes sophisticated character and breathes personality. Preserving the rich backdrop of history, the décor balances the estate’s rich past and contemporary present in an eclectic mix of finishes and designs and includes an extensive private collection of antique furniture and art. Complete with butler-style concierge service no stone is left unturned to provide the ultimate hotel experience, from luggage unpacking to personalized meal planning with the Executing Chef. Diners are spoilt at the elegant Henry White restaurant serving rich, classical, local cuisine paired with the best of South African wines. Private dining areas tucked away within the gardens provide the perfect location for romantic lunches or candlelight dinners.
Spa & leisure
Days can be spent lazing by the outdoor pool or relaxing at the state-of-the-art Fancourt Spa offering luxury treatments from around the world. Spa facilities include a Roman Bath, a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. In addition to three Gary Player-designed golf courses a plethora of other leisure activities is on offer, including tennis, leisure trails, cycling and fishing.
Attractions and romantic outings
For those looking to explore the Garden Route attractions on the doorstep The Manor House offers a wide range of unforgettable romantic excursions including sunset cruises, scenic coastal flights, safaris, wine tastings and foodie experiences in the nearby picturesque coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. There are also various scenic inland day tours exploring the Outeniqua Mountain Pass and the breathtaking Swartland region which will imprint themselves on your memory forever.