Golf in South Africa

Best Golf tours in South Africa

Golf Experiences In South Africa

South Africa has it all, from deserts and rainforests, grasslands and mountains, to wonderful beaches and fantastic wildlife reserves. The abundance of top-notch golf courses in South Africa only serves to increase the allure of the country, which offers an unending number of attractions across its bustling towns.

On your Golf Travel, you'll experience unmatched knowledge from experts who have traveled all over this incredible country playing golf throughout. We can also help you find different locations for you throughout your South Africa golf excursion, assist with developing your tour packages, and supply you with an unmatched experience.

There are several outstanding golf courses in South Africa, each located in a distinctive environment. You could witness wildlife in the loose, sea greens that are adjacent to the coast, and experience a strong ocean wind. Numerous top-tier South African golf courses, including Durban Country Club (South African Open), Fancourt Links (home of the Presidents Cup), Gary Player at Sun City (Nedbank Golf Challenge), and Leopard Creek (European Tour),  are among the greatest in the world.

Then there are the magnificent, more recent designs, such as Pearl Valley in the Winelands, Pinnacle Point on the coast, or Pezula, which is perched on the slopes of Knysna. Everywhere you go in this varied nation, there is a great golf course for you to enjoy, including those that are right in the cities, like the luxurious River Club in Johannesburg or the beautiful Clovelly near Cape Town.

Why Go On A South African Golf Tour?

Choosing golf tours in South Africa provides you with a world-class experience similar to what is experienced in Europe and the US but at a fraction of those prices. South Africa provides avid golfers with a great array of golf courses, excellent weather, and exceptional experiences and tourist attractions. The nicest part of a golf vacation in South Africa is that no matter which location you visit, there are countless options for entertainment following a game of golf.

1. There is a large variety of golf courses in South Africa

There are over 500 golf courses in South Africa, which are among the top 20 nations with the largest number of golf courses. Most of them were created by famous course architects, including our very own famous Ernie Els and Gary Player, who have created several championship-level layouts.

2. Golf courses are near tourist attractions 

Many of South Africa's remarkable prime golfing locations need to be witnessed to be believed. With stunning views of pristine oceans, stunning mountain ranges, or Big 5 bushveld surroundings, that are stunningly gorgeous.

3. There are numerous holiday destinations 

Alongside an amazing golfing experience you can enjoy a Big 5 safari trip, surfing, cultural village tours, mountain biking, wine tasting, historic city tours, whale watching, shark cage diving, hiking, Robben Island visits, and many more.

4. Spectacular lodges available 

There is a fantastic selection of lodging for any traveler's budget, ranging from opulent hotels on prominent golf properties to basic tented camps in the Kruger National Park. Several of the best golf courses in South Africa are located in the center of a safe golf property with top-notch inns, hotels, and bed and breakfasts.

5. Great Prices 

Due to the present favorable currency values for foreign golf enthusiasts, amateur and occasional players may select a luxury golf trip package that includes a Big 5 safari tour or a picturesque tour of Cape Town and the Garden Route.

What are the best Golf Courses to visit in South Africa?

With over 500 Golf courses, South Africa is a golfer's paradise. However, a few cities and towns stand out as particularly popular. We've compiled a list of the best golf courses in South Africa for you to visit.

Golf Courses in Cape Town

Within and around Cape Town, it should come as no surprise that you'll find a wealth of excellent golfing opportunities. The wind may be annoying but be prepared for the jaw-dropping scenery that will pull your attention away from what you're doing.

Clovelly Country Club, in the peaceful Silvermine Valley adjacent to Fish Hoek, is among the greatest destinations for playing golf in South Africa. A second option is the Steenberg Golf Club, which is located close to Constantia. Winding through vineyards, pine woods, and placid streams, this 18-hole champions league course is a true test of golfing skill.

The Pearl Valley Golf Estate is a Jack Nicklaus-designed course that can be found between Paarl and Franschhoek in the center of the Western Cape's famed Winelands area. De Zalze Golf Course and Stellenbosch Golf Course are both fantastic options for golfers in the Winelands. 

Golf Courses in Johannesburg

There are several hotels in Johannesburg that are suitable for business travelers. But most significantly, South Africa is home to several really world-class golf courses like Glendower Golf Club, which are well worth seeing on your next golfing vacation.

However, if you're looking to get away from it all, Sun City is just outside of town and has two golf courses created by Gary Player in addition to some of the best hotels in the world. You might stay in the Palace of the Lost City, one of several hotels in Sun City, or go a little farther out to Madikwe Game Reserve. 

Golf Courses in the Garden Route

The Garden Route in South Africa is well-known for its picturesque drives and whale viewing opportunities. In addition, it houses some of the most prestigious golf courses in the whole country! There are no less than fifteen golf courses that are considered to be of global standards located between Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay. Both the Hermanus Golf Course and the Arabella Country Estate are considered to be among the best in the world, and they can be found in the region of Hermanus, located at the entrance of the Garden Route.

Simola and Pezula are two restaurants that can be found in Knysna. Pezula is an expansive property that features a private estate, a resort hotel with five stars, and a golf course that is of world-class caliber. 

There are three golf courses in the George area: the George Golf Course, Kingswood, and the illustrious Fancourt, which was the site of the President's Cup in 2003. Pinnacle Point and Oubaai are other courses in the region designed by Ernie Els. 

You won't find a finer place than the Garden Route to mix a round of golf with a safari.  Our Travel Experts are able to assist you in making reservations for the most memorable golf vacation in South Africa.

Golf Courses in the Kruger National Park

Mpumalanga is home to many of South Africa's most renowned golf courses. In some parts of the woods, you may play golf while viewing the Big 5, since the presence of wild animals on the fairway is a standard feature of the course.

Leopard Creek is considered one of the best golf courses in South Africa, and it was created by Gary Player. From this course, golfers can get amazing views of Kruger National Park, which is only on the other side of the river. Both the thirteenth and the eighteenth holes are ones to look forward to, but the vista from the thirteenth hole, which is a par five, is especially breathtaking.

You'll be spoiled by the numerous choices on a golfing vacation in South Africa. For more assistance contact one of our Travel Advisors for assistance in narrowing your choices.

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