Accompanied by some members of my family, as well as an elderly mother-in-law, we arranged a three night stay at Fancourt, near George on the Garden Route, about a five hour drive from Cape Town. Renowned for its three golf courses, there is plenty to do for non-golfers. Swimming in both a heated indoor pool as well as an outdoor one, tennis, hiking trails and just relaxing on the terrace of one's well-appointed villa rooms. Young children have a supervised kiddies' club and older ones have a cinema facility and can move about the grounds on bicycles and of course use the pools. Food is available in several venues from the fine dining Henry White restaurant, the Italian style more casual La Cantina as well as the golf club bar. Room service dining is also available. Lavish breakfasts are served in the La Cantina restaurant and these are top class serving a range of dishes, both hot and cold to serve every taste. The place is ideal for a few days of R&R for non-golfers and for golfers it must be fantastic. Golf carts zap around, if you do not wish to walk to the various venues. Two minor quibbles, some of the villa rooms have several steps leading up to the accommodation. Not always easy for the elderly or infirm. The second negative is a pig farm in the near vicinity that announces it's presence when the wind blows in an unfavorable direction. The staff are friendly and courteous and I have no hesitation in giving this place a major thumbs up.
- 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