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Vacation dates: Sunday August 25th 2024 - Sunday September 1st 2024

 

Sunday August 25th 2024 

Start: Cape Town International Airport

Road transfer

You will be met on arrival at Cape Town International Airport and driven to Boschendal Farm in The Franschhoek Valley

1hr 10mins

 

Notes

• Airport transfer to Boschendal Farm & porterage included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrive at Boschendal Farm

The Franschhoek Valley, Cape Winelands, South Africa 

4 nights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why you'll love it

The fabulous range of activities on the farm, from wine tasting and spa treatments to horse riding, mountain biking, picnics and everything in between.

 

 

EVENING SCHEDULE

Spend the evening enjoying a traditional South African braai with Pickleball locals promising an authentic 'braai' experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDED

• Luxury Retreat cottages at Boschendal Wine Farm 

• Accommodation in luxury single suites 

• All meals 

• All beverages excluding premium brands 

• Gratuities 

• Private Traditional South African Braai dinner

 

 

 

Monday August 26th

 

MORNING SCHEDULE

Enjoy an early morning guided hike in the Winelands followed by breakfast.

Freshen up before your shuttle transfer to local community school to meet Cape Town's young aspiring Pickleball stars in the making. This will be a full day of pickleball drills and open play with a short lunch break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

Shuttle from the courts to a renowned wine estate in the Stellenbosch winelands for a tasting and gourmet picnic lunch. 

After lunch shuttle back to the Pickleball courts for a Pickleball Play & Coaching Session with our certified instructors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENING SCHEDULE

Return to the hotel and freshen for dinner with a twist.  Enjoy another South African cooking tradition with a Potjiekos Competition. Chefs and Pickleball locals will share their methods, tips and flavor secrets to create a winning dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDED

• Luxury Retreat cottages at Boschendal Wine Farm 

• Accommodation in luxury suites 

• All meals 

• All beverages excluding premium brands 

• Gratuities 

• Sunrise guided hike in the winelands 

• School Visit ($100 Donation toward Pickleball youth development included) 

• Chocolate & Wine Pairing 

• Interactive Potjiekos Competition

 

 

 

 

Tuesday August 27th

 

MORNING SCHEDULE

Relax and rejuvenate with a private morning yoga session with a qualified instructor while being held by the beauty of the bursting vineyards, sweet-smelling orchards, and picturesque mountain views. Stretch and tone muscles and allow all your tension to melt away followed by a healthy breakfast. Freshen up before you depart for Cape Point where you'll spend time doing Pickleball drills on the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

Transfer to Cape Point Vineyards for lunch followed by a visit to Boulder Beach. Continue with a city orientation tour and make your way to the Table Mountain Cable Station to take the cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain for more breathtaking views and scenery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENING SCHEDULE

End the day at the V&A Waterfront. Enjoy a private sunset cruise with sparkling wine followed by dinner at a restaurant in the V&A Waterfront.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDED

• Luxury Retreat cottages at Boschendal Wine Farm 

• Accommodation in luxury single suites 

• All meals 

• All beverages excluding premium brands 

• Gratuities 

• Sunrise yoga in the winelands 

• Pickleball Beach Drills

• Oyster & Wine Pairing 

• Private 2-hour sunset cruise including sparkling wine 

• 3-Course dinner at the V&A Waterfront including drinks and gratuities.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday August 28th

 

MORNING SCHEDULE

Depart after breakfast for the Cape Whale Coast for the ultimate Shark Cage Diving and Marine boat experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

Enjoy wine tasting & lunch at a traditional farm restaurant in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley before returning to Boschendal Estate.

 

EVENING SCHEDULE

End the day with an Interactive Djembe Drumming Session and a 14 Dish African feast at the Gold Restaurant in the city center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDED

• Luxury Retreat cottages at Boschendal Wine Farm 

• Accommodation in luxury single suites 

• All meals 

• All beverages excluding premium brands 

• Gratuities 

• Shark Cage diving experience

• Lunch & Wine Tasting at Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 

• Fresh African Cocktail 

• Interactive Djembe Drumming Session 

• African feast and entertainment experience

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday August 29th

 

Road transfer

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred from Boschendal Estate to

Sanbona Gondwana Lodge

3 hrs 35 mins

Notes

Transfer and portage included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday August 29th - Sunday September 1st 2024

 

Sanbona Gondwana Lodge

Klein Karoo, South Africa - 3 nights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why you'll love it

The closest safari to Cape Town, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is as unique as they come. In the middle of this arid landscape you’ll find the Big Five, San rock art, boat trips and some very smart accommodation.

 

What you'll do

Immerse yourself in a landscape where wildlife and flora leave you truly captivated and transformed. Sanbona is one of South Africa’s largest privately-owned nature reserves, stretching across 58 000 hectares of rich protected ecosystems within two biodiversity hotspots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDED:

• 5-star lodge in the Sanbona Private Wildlife Reserve
• Accommodation in luxury suites
• All meals
• All beverages excluding premium brands
• Laundry service
• Pop up Pickleball activities
• Open vehicle safaris by day and at night
• Environmental awareness walking safaris
• Conservation fees & park levies
• Transfers between the airport and lodge

 

Sunday September 1st

 

Enjoy your last activity and breakfast this morning, before you are transferred from Sanbona Gondwana Lodge to the Cape Town International Airport.

 

Notes

• Airport transfer & porterage included

 

 

 

 

Trip Inclusion

Want for nothing as we include everything to ensure your trip is a seamless success!

What's included

• Luxury accommodations 

• All meals 

• All beverages excluding premium brands 

• All gratuities 

• All activities as specified 

• All entrance fees & park levies for specified activities 

• Pickleball activities with certified teaching professionals

• Privately guided tours with a professional English-speaking group host 

• Transport in a luxury airconditioned vehicle driven by a professional licensed driver 

What's excluded

• International flights to and from South Africa 

• Travel Insurance 

• Items of a personal nature

 

Pickleball Information

Monday, August 26th on the stellenbosch courts we will have access to permanent courts. At boschendal estate and in our time in Klein Karoo we will use a mobile court for pop up activities. We will likely have between 10-12 hours of pickleball throughout our week long trip including group instruction and group play. Please reach out if you would like more information on the mobile court we will use.

Instructors

Ryan Reader and Zach Higginson are both IPTPA Certified Instructors with a combined 20,000 hours of on court training and development of athletes over the last 6 years. Together they co-own and operate ParadisePB, a sports organization that specializes in Pickleball events, skills camps, clinics, tournaments and more! Both have a deep admiration for the sport of pickleball and articulate the game on a different level than most. You can find out more about them here www.paradisepb.com

Notes

$100 USD contribution included in the package costs goes directly toward the Pickleball Cape Town (non-profit company) toward the development of Pickleball in disadvantaged schools and communities.  Pickleball equipment donations can also be brought along to empower a little aspiring pickler. 

Space is limited, our group size will be a maximum of 16.

Per person deposit is required at time of booking,  the remaining trip balance to be paid 90 days prior to departure.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

To fully enjoy your trip and minimize the financial risks associated with traveling, we require that all travelers invest in travel insurance. Travel insurance offers valuable resources to assist you in the event of unexpected circumstances before or during your trip, such as trip cancellation, flight changes, lost baggage, stolen items, and medical costs. We advise you to speak with your insurance provider to inquire about the travel insurance policies available to you. We also work closely with insurance agents that we can recommend to you as well.

CANCELLATION POLICY 

90 days or more prior to the scheduled departure date - Forfeit nonrefundable deposit

60 to 89 days prior to the scheduled departure date - 50 % Transferrable

0 to 59 days prior to the scheduled departure date - Nonrefundable

Investment

Double Occupancy - $6,650 per person

Single Occupancy - $7,750 per person

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Calling Academy School Visit & Community Engagement

Guided Hike in the Winelands

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Stellenbosch Picnic Lunch

Interactive Potjiekos Competition

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Yoga in the Winelands

Oyster Pairing & Lunch

African Penguins at Boulders Beach

Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour

Sunset Cruise & Dinner at the V&A Restaurant

Shark Cage Diving Experience

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GOLD Feast & Live Entertainment

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Klein Karoo

South Africa

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