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A golf and wildlife fanatic; has played all the top courses in SA and Mauritius

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golf in south africa

golf in south africa

South Africa boasts a superb climate that allows you to play golf in the sunshine all year round.  

While there are well over 400 courses in the country, with a number ranking in the world’s top 50, we have hand-picked our top 15 to give you experiences as diverse as the South African landscape itself.

It’s a country where golf is steeped in tradition with its oldest club “The Royal Cape”, located a few miles south of Cape Town in Wynberg, holding the very first South African Open Championship back in 1910.  If it’s a slice of golfing history that you are after, The Links at Fancourt rated No. 2 is a must.  It was here, as dusk approached, that Tiger Woods and Ernie Els went head to head over the dramatic final holes of the 2003 President’s Cup.

Other courses near Cape Town include Arabella, Clovelly, Pearl Valley and Steenberg.

Further north, near Johannesberg, there’s Leopard Creek.  Set in the bushveld adjoining the southern border of the Kruger National Park, there are many reasons to play this exclusive course. It is designed by Gary Player and is the country’s No. 1 course, but what really sets it apart is that here, you are more likely to encounter a giraffe or “Harry” the hippo than other golfers.

Or experience the elegant charm of a bygone era at The Durban Country Club, or revel in the drama of the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City. Choose South Africa and you choose a world-class golfing destination with a long, proud golfing heritage.

We’ve played all of the top 15 courses we have selected, and many others too.  We can therefore design for you and your friends the perfect golfing holiday to this magical destination.

Being such an enormous country, South Africa's seasons vary from north to south.  For full information, please see seasons in South Africa

Whilst you're in the southern hemisphere, perhaps you would like to head home via the tropical island of Mauritius where there are also some exceptional golf courses to enjoy.  If you're travelling with a non-golfing partner, then the suprb combination of golf and spa resorts in Mauritius may just be perfect for you.

See also: what's so healthy about golf?

Other golfing destinations

European golf and spa resorts

These options are perfect for both adults and families, with excellent year round climates.

7 nights of world class golf on the south east coast

From £2,625 per person

Play some of the very best golf courses in South Africa based at the Fancourt: South Africa’s premier golf resort.



10 nights of the very best golf on the east coast of South Africa and safari

From £2,750 per person

For the golf enthusiast who has the chance to play the very best that the north and south coast of Natal has to offer.



7 nights of indulgent golf and safari

From £2,475 per person

Combine the best of the best with Leopard Creek South Africa’s No 1 golf course and Londolozi one of the top safari lodges in the Sabi Concession within the Kruger National Park.



10 day golf & safari tour

From £2,375 per person

5 days at The Oyster Box, playing the Zimbali & Durban golf courses and then onto Hilltop Camp in KwaZulu-Natal game reserve. The perfect combinations for golfers holidaying in South Africa.



Our golf in South Africa expert, Oliver, would be delighted to tailor-make the perfect golfing tour for you.  Please call 0845 458 0723 to discuss or simply email us

For other ideas for superb golfing destinations, please see golfing holidays

Also, for more ideas and inspiration, please see our top picks for Golf & Spa holidays around the world

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