We arrived here in the evening on a Sunday, pretty tired from our traveling along the Garden Route. We were greeted with a champagne welcome with some snacks. We rode in golf carts with our luggage being pulled behind in a trailer and checked into our rooms. Nice rooms, but not over the top. We had a "luxury" room with a balcony and view of the golf course. We went immediately to the other building--the clubhouse area for a snack since it was Sunday night and the restaurants were closed by then. We had nice cocktails and salad/soup and sandwich fare.
The next day we walked the grounds and took in the beautiful and fragrant florals! The most wonderful bush I ever met is called a "Yesterday,Today & Tomorrow" bush and it was sooo fragrant you wouldn't believe it!! It was green and about 6 feet tall with small lavender and white azalea type flowers!! Heavenly!!! We also ate breakfast in their outdoor patio area under a purgola with purple Wisteria flowers hanging down--just lovely! And the food especially a certain type of local honey (name?) was very good! We also had some dirty clothes that we sent to be laundered with a same day return--and they came back delivered to our room in a velvet-like covered box with removable lid--very elegant!! We did not play golf--but just from walking around and looking--the course looked very well groomed. The pool area was nice--although it was cool and no-one was using it. They have a nice clothing store and I even used the hair salon to have a wash and a nice braid done--very professional, accommodating and friendly! Overall-it was a very nice place to stay along the Garden Route!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Positioned on 613 hectares in the magnificent Garden Route, outside George, Fancourt is South Africa’s premier lifestyle estate with mountains, forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity. 135 luxury rooms, fantastic family facilities, three Gary Player designed golf courses, a Spa, a Kids Club and various restaurants guarantee enjoyment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fancourt Hotel George
- Fancourt Hotel Country Estate