Steenberg Hotel’s Golf Academy package, at $1,302 ppdo, offers golfers a five-day/four-night stay with early three-hour lessons for three days that include professional instruction, tips for improvement and driving range balls, as well as light refreshments and lunch.
Advanced players can select a nine-hole playing lesson. All will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program. Travelers looking for a short escape can select the three-day/two night Golf and Pamper package, which includes a three-course dinner with set menu in Catharina’s Restaurant and a 60-minute massage at the Ginkgo Spa or one round of golf. This package is priced at $554 ppdo.
Both packages are available through March 31, 2010, and include daily breakfast, complimentary transfers to local shops and restaurants, and private wine tasting at the Steenberg Vineyard. The Club features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Peter Matkovitch, continuously named one of the best-conditioned courses in South Africa’s Golf Digest’s Top 100 and the number one course in Cape Town. The par-three 14th hole features the largest green in Africa at a little more than 249 feet in length.
A 20-minute drive from Cape Town, the hotel is set on the Cape’s oldest wine farm that still produces award-winning wines. The hotel buildings, dating back to 1682, have been painstakingly restored and declared a national monument. There are 21 guest rooms and three Heritage suites within the buildings. The original wine cellar is now the excellent Catharina’s restaurant, where Chef Garth Almazan prepares innovative cuisine complemented by superb Constantia wines. The hotel has a luxurious spa, two swimming pools and a pool bar, as well as a trendy new tapas bar, Bixtro Sixteen82. Accommodations for both packages are luxury standard room. Rates include VAT and Tourism Levy. The Steenberg suggests reserving spa and golf appointments in advance. This is not available with any other special offers.