South Africa is a golfer's paradise, with exceptional weather and magnificent golf courses located in areas of pristine beauty.Need Advice?
When booking a golf holiday with African Sky, every leg and detail of your South African golfing getaway is organized by us. From accommodation and transport to course bookings and green fees, our intent is to provide a full package that will leave visitors wanting for nothing.
Only the finest golf courses and accommodations are included in our itineraries. To ensure the most enjoyable and most comprehensive experience, our golf packages incorporate the most exciting regional attractions and highlights to tick off your bucket list.
Choose one of our pre-designed golf packages or allow our team to customize a golf holiday to your unique requirements.
Six Areas in South Africa are home to some of the world's most spectacular golf courses. The courses reflect the unique scenery and wilderness of the area.
Cape Town and its surrounding areas are blessed with magnificent mountain ranges. The area is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. This creates unique settings for picturesque courses, which range in style and character from true links courses to impeccably maintained parkland courses. The cream of the crop of the Cape Town golf courses include Erinvale Golf Club in Somerset West and Steenberg Golf Club on the edge of the Tokai Forest. Designed respectively by golf course legends Gary Player and Peter Matkovich, these courses offer world-class golfing experiences in spectacular environments.
The Garden Route golf courses utilized by African Sky can only be described as breathtaking. The golf courses found in the region include Fancourt, George Golf Club, Pezula and Simola - to name but a few. At least four of the top ten golf courses in South Africa are located in the Garden Route area. The temperate climate of the region merges with majestic mountain scenery and golden beaches to create a golfer's paradise. The area also offers a wealth of other attractions that may be combined with rounds on the Garden Route golf courses listed below. Notable attractions include nature reserves and fine sandy beaches.
Gauteng golf courses are located in South Africa's economic heartland. The province includes both the major cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Though not as scenic as Cape Town nor the Garden Route, Gauteng does offer some exceptional quality golf courses. The best Gauteng golf courses – though certainly not the best in the country – may be Woodhill Golf Course in Pretoria and the East Course of the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. These courses have hosted various competitions over the years, including the South African Open and the PGA Championship.
Kruger National Park golf experiences can be enjoyed on a range of fine courses which border the park or which lie not far from Kruger in the Lowveld region of South Africa. This is one of the only areas in South Africa where golf is best enjoyed during the autumn, winter and spring months. The most notable of the golf course in the region is Leopard Creek. This course is often ranked as South Africa's finest and is a must when planning a Kruger Park golf experience or golf holiday in South Africa. It has been described as 'the Augusta of Africa', and is sure to challenge and delight golfers of all skill levels.
KwaZulu-Natal is one of the top golf destinations in South Africa, with over seventy golf courses to choose from. For golfing purposes, the province can be divided into four main regions, namely Durban, the South Coast, the North Coast and the Midlands or Drakensberg region. The most notable courses are San Lameer, the Wild Coast Sun and Southbroom on the South Coast. On the North Coast, Mount Edgecombe, Prince's Grant and Zimbali are sure to provide challenging rounds. In the Drakensberg region, Champagne Sports Resort offers the finest round of golf and, in Durban, the Durban Country Club is a must when enjoying a golf holiday in this part of South Africa.
Two golf courses of exceptional quality are found at the Sun City Resort; The Gary Player Course, which hosts the annual Sun City Nedbank Golf Challenge, has for many years been regarded as one of the top golf courses in South Africa. The Lost City Course, though not as famous as the Gary Player, is a bushveld course which offers some unique features, including a water hazard which is home to a number of crocodiles. Pecanwood Country Club is located a little closer to Gauteng. All of these courses are meticulously maintained and offer play in superb bushveld surroundings.
South Africa is home to more than 500 golf courses, ranking within the Top 20 countries with the most golf courses. The vast majority are championship courses, often boasting renowned international designers or the patriotic stamp of golfing legends closer to home, like Ernie Els and Gary Player. The gist of it is that you have the cream of the crop to choose from when golfing in South Africa.
Few countries can rival the diversity of golf course settings that South Africa boasts. For example, you can tee off from a clifftop overlooking the blue expanse of the Indian Ocean, or you could relish a round alongside the Crocodile River that forms the Southern border of the Kruger National Park, within view of elephants, giraffes, hippos and more.
While your holiday may focus on a first-class golfing experience, that does not mean you should miss out on regional highlights like a Big Five safari, a trip to the top of Table Mountain, or a tasting tour of South Africa's esteemed Winelands. Advise us of your preferences and we will ensure that your visit to South Africa is as comprehensive and unforgettable as can be.
With more than 500 South African golf courses to choose from, you certainly are spoilt for choice. While we do not offer a comprehensive list of all the country's golf courses, those included on our website are definitely superior and warrant inclusion. If any golf course has caught your eye, we will endeavor to feature it in your custom golf vacation.
Besides playing on South Africa's fine courses, what kind of local tourism highlights would interest you? For example, would you like to include a Big Five safari experience? Wine tasting in the Boland? Relaxing on the beaches of the Garden Route? It would be remiss to travel all the way here and not venture out beyond the fairways.
The time of the year during which you would prefer to travel will largely affect your enjoyment of any particular course. For example, the golf courses of the Western Cape (i.e. Cape Town, Cape Winelands and Garden Route) are best enjoyed in the summertime, when the skies are sunny and dry. In Mpumalanga, however, this period is incredibly hot and humid, and winter or autumn are better suited.