Golfing in Africa
Well-renowned golf courses, located in superb and unusual settings, combined with year-round sunny weather, make Africa a golfers paradise. This itinerary is designed to ensure you experience the highlights of South Africa whilst playing in some of the country’s best golf courses. As part of our service we can pre-book T-off times for you in the various resorts.
With almost 500 acres, South Africa is a golfer’s playground and offers an ideal opportunity to play golf on some of the world’s best courses whilst exploring South Africa.
Below are some recommended golfing safaris:
Golfing safari 1: The Lost City Golf Course
The Lost City Golf Course is a new desert-style course with some very interesting features, including live crocodiles at one of the water holes! The style of the course provides a good contrast to the Gary Player Country Club course and has already hosted PGA events. This course has more of a links feel with fairways which encourage the bump-and-run approach. Other interesting features include the two Baobab trees which flank one of the greens. Further interest is provided by some of the greens and tees which have been terraced into the side of the Pilanesberg Mountains. The views of the surrounding countryside and the Palace are breathtaking. Buggies are compulsory.
Location: The golf course is situated at Sun City in the Northern Province, approximatedly 150 kilometres from Johannesburg.
Holes : 18
Par : 72
Type : Bushveld Golf Course
Fairway grass : Kikuyu
Greens grass : Bent Grass
Championship : 6947m
Club : 6947m
Senior : 6947m
Ladies : 6947m
Club : 76
Fees : R200 - R300
Fee Rules :
• Including Golf Cart
Accommodation: Palace of the Lost City
The Lost City in Sun City is an African fantasy world of incredible jungle, cliff-tumbling gardens, sparkling streams, waterfalls and swimming pools, and al fresco entertainment areas. One of the world's best hotels in every regard it includes the Valley of Waves, the only sub-tropical water adventure park in Africa. The skyline is dominated by the Palace of the Lost City, one of the finest and most extraordinary hotels in the world. The Palace's 338 rooms and suites are decorated in unique style to reflect the rich fauna and flora of the area. The hotel offers the incredible King, African, Royal and Desert suites - each is individually decorated in evocative African style, colours and the ultimate in luxury. Standard rooms have entrance foyers, en suite bathrooms and seating areas. Amenities include air-conditioning, TV, radio, safe, telephone, minibar and butler station. Superb cuisine is offered in the Palace's two top class restaurants and elegant bars and lounges provide the perfect atmosphere for casual pre-dinner and after-dinner drinks. It has several exclusive shops, and the hotel's facilities and services meet all conference and banqueting requirements.
Golfing safari 2: CAPE TOWN & GARDEN ROUTE GOLF TOUR (SELF-DRIVE)
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Cape Town and the Garden Route, which stretches along the southern coast, are easily combined to offer some of the countries best golf courses and scenic touring. This self-drive program offers the golfer the choice of deluxe or superior accommodation and a variety of championship and holiday golf courses.
DAY 1 - 3 CAPE TOWN
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport and transfer to your hotel. You will spend three nights in Cape Town on a bed and breakfast basis.
Cape Town is home to a number of world-class golf courses; you will play two of them and also enjoy high quality sightseeing during your stay.
Clovelly Country Club in the southern Peninsula is best combined with a tour to Cape Point in the Cape Peninsula National Park and a visit to the penguins at Boulders beach.
Spier Country Club is a brand new course designed to international standards and set alongside vineyards at Spier in the Winelands region. After 18 holes you can enjoy a memorable lunch at one of the estate's restaurants or embark immediately on a tour of the Stellenbosch winelands.
Your free time in the "Mother City" can be filled in numerous ways - relax on one of the many beautiful beaches, join a ferry tour to the infamous Robben Island - South Africa's Alcatraz is best known as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for almost two decades or ascend Table Mountain (on foot or by cable car - weather permitting).
DAY 4 - 6 GEORGE / GARDEN ROUTE
Depart Cape Town and drive to George on the Garden Route (approximately 450km on well-maintained, tarred roads).
Spend three nights in George on a bed and breakfast basis and play three rounds of golf during your stay. Fancourt Hotel and Country Club will host the golfer on the deluxe tour whilst a superior guest house or hotel will provide a comfortable base to the golfer on the standard tour.
The two 18-hole, Gary Player-designed championship parkland golf courses at Fancourt - with world-class conditioning - meet the exacting requirements of champions as well as the needs of the improving golfer. These two courses, the Montagu and the Outeniqua, are only available for the golfer residing at Fancourt.
However a third course - The Links - opened in September 2000 has added a dramatically different dimension to the estate's existing world-class golfing facilities and is open to the golfer not staying at the estate.
George Golf Course consists of beautifully green and well-maintained Outeniqua kweek fairways and bent grass greens. There are no water hazards on the course but it has numerous bunkers and deep rough.
The 18-hole Mediterranean-style Sparrebosch Golf Complex, located on the top of the Knysna Heads provides another memorable golfing experience with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Knysna itself is a vibrant town and lies on an estuary, offering the visitor many attractions including boat cruises, oyster tasting and plenty of local art and culture in its flea markets and galleries.
Your leisure time will readily fill up in this region of infinite diversity and contrast, from golden beaches, rocky shorelines, and mysterious indigenous forests to breathtaking mountains. The year-round mild climate provides numerous opportunities for leisure activities such as watersports, hiking, whale watching (seasonal) and adventure sports.
DAY 7 - 8 PLETTENBERG BAY / GARDEN ROUTE
Travel along the heart of the coastal Garden Route via Wilderness and Knysna to Plettenberg Bay where you will spend two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Enjoy a round of golf at Plettenberg Bay Golf Club. A scenic parkland course situated in a proclaimed nature reserve sports newly designed greens surrounds and bunkers to USGA specifications. The enlarged, gently sloped bent grass greens, designed by Rob O'Friell, now have strategically placed bunkers and four new water features.
Leisure time in Plettenberg Bay will most likely include some hours on its stunning beaches or for the more adventurous a hike in the Robberg Peninsula Nature Reserve or scenic flight over the bay to spot the resident dolphins and whales (in season only).
DAY 9 PORT ELIZABETH
Continue along the remainder of the Garden Route through the Tsitsikamma Forests to Port Elizabeth (approximately 250km) superbly set on the shores of Algoa Bay. Drop off your rental car and board a flight onwards.