Fancourt was always one of the places on my ultimate bucketlist to travel in South Africa. And earlier this year, I got to make this dream a reality when we travelled to the world renowned resort for a short conference. I got to live out a travel blogger dream for a quick 24 hour stay.
I know this is a bit delayed after my trip BUT it worked out perfectly. Fancourt has just launched a really awesome competition whereby they are asking all their guests in history to share their best #FancourtMoment and stand a chance of WINNING massive prizes!
The legendary rolling hills of the golf greens, and the history and opulence of the property makes Fancourt an extraordinary place to visit on the Garden Route in South Africa, for local and international travelers alike. It’s all about that five-star experience. From the private collection at the airport to the glass of champagne at check in – It’s first class, all the way.
Driving through those gates, I didn’t have any idea what I was in for. I felt that I had been teleported to a classic American country club scene you see in the movies. Couples heading for some lunch after a swim, men walking around in Lacoste branded golf kits, jerseys softly draped over the shoulders and beautiful the ladies heading down to the spa for some ‘me’ time. (Of course, there was a lot more than this going on, I just couldn’t see passed my heart-eyes)
I was so pleasantly surprised when arriving at The Fancourt Hotel and realizing that it wasn’t a hotel as I know and imagined it. The hotel was made up of a good couple of mini semi-detached houses. Each one so gorgeously designed, that the hotel resembles more of a quaint little English Village than a traditional hotel block!
Our huge rooms were filled to the brim with luxury. We arrived to an ice-cold dinky bottle of Graham’s Beck Brut bubbly, and of course, had to pop that open while we got ready and put a new face on for dinner after a great day at the ‘office’.
Dinner was served at the humming ‘La Cantina’ that night and I indulged a little, and treated myself to the Caprese Salad, a stunning bowl of Porcini and Parmesan Gnocchi and a naughty slice of cheesecake for dessert. And of course, our glasses were topped up with the beautiful Tokara Chardonnay all evening long.
Having had visited for work, we didn’t get to lounge around and have little spa treatments, and a swim in the glorious Roman Bath pool and all that. So we’re definitely going to have to go back and enjoy Fancourt and everything it offers again.
If you’re looking for a place for you and your family to really enjoy, where everyone can do their own things are reconnect over a coffee in the café or having dinner – this is the place for you. It’s affordable luxury at its best, and it’s right in the heart of the Western Cape. I think it’s so important to share that Fancourt really has something for everyone. And it’s just the most beautiful, and relaxing place to have an active holiday, in style of course.
Find Fancourt on Social: Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are some awesome offers running at the moment so be sure to visit the site to book your stay. Not in the mood to drive in from the Mother City? Not a problem! Most local airlines, and charter planes now fly right into George International Airport. Just a short 45 minute flight from Cape Town, George Airport is perfectly situated on the Garden Route to give you easy access to Fancourt and some more of my favourite places in the country.
Disclaimer: Although we did visit Fancourt on a hosted visit, this review and write up is 100% personal and the heart. The items we enjoyed at dinner are no longer available, as they were featured on the Summer menu.