The remarkable Fancourt estate in George has just been crowned South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2019 in the prestigious World Golf Awards.   And no wonder. In addition to luxury accommodation at the Fancourt Hotel and the Manor House, the resort boasts three award-winning golf courses, comprehensive practice facilities, a Golf Academy for golfers of all ages and abilities – and an enviable offering of activities and attractions on the Cape’s most beautiful coastline.

Fancourt’s understated luxury and warm, relaxed generosity has been attracting families from around the world for decades. You can’t fail to notice how important families are at Fancourt. It’s a resort that clearly deserves every one of its five stars, but could easily pick up the same number again simply for letting kids be kids, embracing the needs of families and creating unforgettable childhood memories.

If you’re looking for an action-packed holiday or a place to simply relax and reconnect, look no further than Fancourt. The resort has a bold take on family activities, so when they ask what you want to do on holiday, go with your wildest dreams. Ask for anything from ocean safaris, extreme sandboarding to sunrise meerkat safaris or game drives, and Fancourt will make it happen.

Aside from its strong spirit of adventure and extraordinary location on one of ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Drives’ (high praise from National Geographic), Fancourt is just a short drive from several beautiful beaches and is only seven kilometres from George Airport and the historic town of George - if you decide not to drive along the Garden Route, daily flights from Cape Town to George take just under an hour.

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Relaxing at the Fancourt Estate is easy. The resort has created the perfect environment within which to enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Between the morning meerkat encounters, famously fantastic thin crust pizzas at Fancourt’s La Cantina restaurant (best in Western Cape some say), or lazing at the resort’s pools (one heated), you’ll love every moment of your stay on the estate.

Kidz Club gives kids aged between three and 10 space to play, get creative and make new friends, all under the supervision of Fancourt’s experienced and well-trained team of carers.

Teen Lounge is heaven for young gamers, cool for just hanging out and the epicentre of fun activities for kids aged 12 and over, AKA the toughest to please of all guests.

Fancourt is the perfect base from which to explore the Garden Route. Kids of all ages like Redberry Farm. Right next door to Fancourt, it’s packed with family activities, including strawberry picking in season, a ride on the Redberry Express Mini Train and a wander through the largest hedge maze in the southern hemisphere.

Victoria Bay’s beaches are 20 minutes from the resort for swimming, surfing and family picnics – as is the beautiful tidal pool at Herold’s Bay.

If you’re not heading to the beach, Fancourt’s 613ha of unspoiled countryside is made for walking, hiking, horse riding or mountain biking, and the resort’s leisure team is happy to arrange anything from bikes and boots to calm ponies for first time equestrians.

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