Se7en Takes a Tour of Fancourt…

After a media weekend in Fancourt, on the Garden Route in South Africa, I thought I would take you along on a tour of the exclusive resort. Almost as soon as we arrived we were whisked away for a tour of Fancourt South Africa, and the most striking feature of the resort, the key feature that stood out was not just the beautiful surroundings or the fantastic facilities, but the friendly team of professionals they have working there. Every single member of staff was happy to engage with us and proud to show us the part they play in the running of Fancourt.


Let’s meet the media team from all over South Africa,

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And our tour guide and and all round “help with anything at all that you might need for the entire weekend,” Michelle, the Marketing Manager.


Fancourt For Golf

When most people head for Fancourt it is for the golf. With two courses, the Outeniqua and the Montagu, open to guests and elite course The Links, exclusive and for members only, Fancourt is indeed a golfers paradise. All three of the courses were designed by the legend Gary Player and are amongst the top ranked courses in the world.

Not only three courses to play on but teaching and training by professionals in The Academy too.

The Links is the number one golf course in South Africa and provides an exceptional and private golfing experience to its members.

You can see why this course is considered to be one of the most challenging ever and a dream course for golfers, the world over, to play on.

Honestly, I have never played golf in my life and the closest I got to a golf ball was through my camera lens.

The point is that while Fancourt is an absolute dream holiday for golfers, there is so much more to it, and people like myself and families can have a fantastic holiday experience without ever having to head for the greens at all.

Fancourt For Functions

What folk might not know is that Fancourt also has conference facilities…


And they can service almost any kind of function…

While we were there, there was a banquet for Miss South Africa and the CANSA association…

And the most splendid wedding, that every girl can only dream off… I managed to sneak a photo of the dessert platter… I know dreamy!!!
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And there are little sweet touches wherever you look… this would definitely be an unforgettable memory.

Fancourt For Activities

While Fancourt is all about the golf, there is so much to do there that isn’t golf.


And a variety of trails for walking, running…

And cycling…

Indoor swimming pools…

And outdoor swimming pools…

A well equipped gym…

And for the less energetic there is even a cinema…

Or the Club Lounge…

A comfortable lounge area to relax…

Or party…

Fancourt For Families


Children are very welcome to join the Fancourt family and so many of the facilities are available to them… but, just so that their parents can get a little down time, and because young children might not enjoy watching their parents play golf or linger in the spa…

There is a fabulous airy club for children to play in, with activities and a busy busy program for them to join or dip into throughout their stay.

Your kids will be busy with face painting, arts and crafts, games, play doh, movies and pool time, all supervised by friendly and engaging staff.

Safety is paramount and there are plenty of staff available to look after your children…

Catering from tiny tots to teens…

There is a well stocked teen lounge for those kids who are older than tots, but not keen to play golf all day…

Fancourt for Beauty and Relaxation

For those of you who are not into golf, or just need a break from all the activities available on the grounds, there is a fully equipped spa to gather your strength and recoup yourself. Apart from Treatments and Massage their is also a Hair Salon, and for any aching muscles there are physiotherapists.


Not one for idle lingering myself, I could honestly settle here for an afternoon.

The Spa facilities look out of this world…

Including the incredible Roman Baths…


The Manor House

From the grounds we went on to look at all the accommodation… starting with the master bedroom suite.


The view…

The grandeur and the butler… Your own car and driver for the duration of your stay…

Did I mention the gowns…

Every detail…

This bathroom, with the fireplace… just lovely…

Love the details, like this beautiful chair…

And the lounge…

Ranked as Africa’s most romantic retreat for years… the Manor House has a number of exclusive rooms…


I just loved the room numbers…
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The private pool…

And endless fresh towels…

Beautiful lounge…

Chess and good books… of course!!!

Fancourt Suites


And so many details… not just petals…

Origami skills… And towels everywhere…

My Room


With this glorious bed all to myself… and now I know why people spend so much on luxurious sheets…

A large lounge area, and, “Just call if you need help to start your fire.” and I have to mention the underfloor heating and heated towels. Obviously a chocolate and tomorrow’s weather as part of your evening “turndown.”

Fancourt Service

I think one thing that really characterises Fancourt would be their attention to detail… every detail. And in a nutshell service. Their service consistently went above and beyond reasonable expectations. Golf carts to carry us or our bags around, friendly faces charging our battery packs (ahem might have forgotten to pack those vital cables) and gifts on your pillow. In fact I was kind of sorry it didn’t rain, because there was umbrella in the closet just in case.


What can I say, attention to detail and excellent service made for a fabulous weekend.

Fancourt, the Garden Route

This is not a sponsored post, I was not paid to write it and opinions expressed are my own. That being said, Lesley Simpson Communications did invite me to the media weekend and together with Fancourt South Africa provided me with a weekend away.

8 Replies to “Se7en Takes a Tour of Fancourt…”

  1. Thanks for this write up. I have been to the garden route so many times but never made the turn to Fancourt. It looks world class!
    How is the drought and fires affecting the area? Is it safe to go down? Summer might be more dangerous?

  2. Hi Matthew, I think Fancourt Resort, being on the Garden Route is not as hard hit by the drought as the immediate Cape Town area. Even though they have started to take water saving measures in the region, visitors will be well taken care of. The fires that struck the Garden Route earlier this year did not reach George or Fancourt… while the region was hard hit, I think the resilience of the locals and their support for each other has been unprecedented. Obviously, I cannot guarantee your safety, but I can say that your visit will be out of this world fabulous and that Fancourt would go the extra-mile again and again to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. Hope you take the trip and wish you all the best.

  3. WoW! such an amazing place. All pic that your share is very beautiful. Provide world-class facilities. Thanks for sharing such nice information.

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