Playing golf in South Africa

A holiday to South Africa is unforgettable but combine it with playing golf and you have the trip of a life time.

Playing golf in South Africa is more than enjoying 18 holes of golf, it’s the experience of playing golf in a country full of delights.  Can you imagine what it must be like to tee off a hole with an elephant or hippopotamus watching on?  This is just one example of the unique golfing adventures you can enjoy in South Africa.

However, the first thing to note when planning a golf holiday in South Africa is the climate.  Due to the size and diversity of the country, the climate can differ between regions.  For example, you will find hot weather between November and March in Cape Town, with the cooler temperatures falling between June and September.

The great thing about the climate is you can visit South Africa at any time of year and find the temperature warm enough to have a fantastic round of golf.  Average temperatures rarely drop below 16 degrees and you will find the weather dry throughout much of this period.

South Africa is famed for many special attractions, including Kruger National Park, Western Cape, Drakensberg, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Garden Route.

Some or all of these thrilling South Africa attractions can easily be added to a golf holiday and combine with time on the golf course to produce a stunning vacation.  However, you may struggle to find time to fit anything else into your itinerary when you set on eyes on the golf courses in South Africa.

There are over 500 golf courses to play in South Africa and you will find some of the best golf courses in the world at your disposal.  The only problem you will encounter when planning a golf trip to South Africa is which of the tremendous golf courses to include on your itinerary.

For many visitors, time is of the essence and trying to play as many golf courses as possible in South Africa is not the best approach.  You are advised to plan your South Africa golf holiday sensibly, allowing time for golf and sightseeing. 

It is easy to get carried away due to the natural beauty of the country and the wealth of top golf courses.  However, if you were forced to choose we recommend starting with the Gary Player Country Club, arguably the most well known golf club in South Africa.  If you are planning to include a trip to Kruger Park when playing golf in South Africa then you must book a tee time at Leopard Creek.  Here you can often see sightings of wildlife while on the golf course.

Other highly rated golf courses in South Africa include the Links Course at Fancourt, the Country Club Course at Durban Country Club, Humewood and the East Course at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington.

In South Africa you will find expertly prepared golf courses, in first class condition all year round.