BEST SOUTH AFRICA GOLF TOURS

 

There’s a good reason why hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to South Africa for a holiday of a lifetime… it’s a bucket list destination that includes everything from Big 5 safari tours to birding and photographic tours, Cape winelands tours, historic city tours, adventure tours and of course, golfing tours.

If you’re an avid golfer, why not pair South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations with excellent golf at the best golfing courses in the country, some may say the world? Here’s a tantalising list of the places you can visit and the golf courses you can play at in South Africa.

 

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK A SOUTH AFRICA GOLF TOUR

 

South Africa offers avid golfers an incredible selection of golf courses coupled with fantastic weather and outstanding adventures and tourist activities; all at a fraction of what it would cost you in Europe or the United States. The best thing about a golf holiday in South Africa is your choice of things to do after you’ve played a round of golf is endless; regardless of which region you visit.

#1 Huge variety of championship golf courses in South Africa

South Africa has more than 500 golf courses to choose from; in fact, it’s ranked in the Top 20 countries with the most golf courses. The vast majority of them are championship courses that have been designed by world-renowned course designers, including our very own legendary Gary Player and Ernie Els.

#2 Golf courses in spectacular settings close to iconic tourist destinations

Many of the outstanding premier golfing destinations in South Africa have to be seen to be believed. They are breathtakingly-beautiful with panoramic views of either an ocean, impressive mountain ranges or Big 5 bushveld surrounds. You may find yourself dodging a lazy crocodile or loping giraffe at a course close to the Kruger Park or teeing off over a cascading waterfall on the Garden Route on a hole dwarfed by ancient Milkwood trees.

#3 So much to see and do on a South Africa golf tour

You arrive in South Africa to play golf and then have the choice of pairing it with a Big 5 safari tour, wine tasting, surfing, mountain biking, hiking, whale watching, shark cage diving, cultural village tours, historic city tours and so the list goes on.

#4 Wide choice of golf tour accommodation in South Africa

You also have an incredible choice of accommodation available for every travel budget; from ultra-luxury hotels on prestigious golfing estates to rustic tented camps in the Kruger National Park. Many of the top golf courses in South Africa are central to a secure golfing estate with quality guest houses, B&Bs and even hotels available to rent on the property; or they’re located in tourist-rich destinations and conveniently situated close to hotels and guest lodges, restaurants, banks and shopping malls.

#5 Highly affordable golfing rates

The current exchange rates are extremely favourable for overseas golfing enthusiasts, which means regular and even novice golfers can choose a luxury golf tour package which combines a Big 5 safari tour or a scenic tour of the famous Garden Route and Western Cape.

 

TOP 10 GOLF COURSES IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

Here’s a quick look at the Top 10 golf courses in South Africa that are rated among the Top 100 golf courses in the world by Golf Magazine US.

 

Durban Country Club

 

Golf course details

Located

 

Durban, KwaZulu Natal

Holes

 

18

Par

 

72

Length

 

6 733 yards (6 157 metres)

Established

 

1922

Designed by

 

George Waterman and LB Walters

Type of course

 

Semi-links

Grass type

 

Combination coastal varieties

 

Durban Country Club is an iconic golfing destination in South Africa that’s steeped in tradition and history. It’s hosted more South African Opens Championships than any other golf club and offers an extremely challenging course for even the most skilled golfers. Durban Country Club is a must-play golf course for a luxury golf tour package on a visit to KwaZulu Natal.

 

Located in the lush tropical province of KwaZulu Natal, the course winds its way through thick tropical vegetation and intimidating sand dunes, flanked by towering indigenous trees with stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the Blue Lagoon estuary.

It’s signature hole is the Par 5 3rd hole which is rated as the best third hole in the world. Players hit from a tee at the highest point in the course into a valley below, completely exposing their drive to the ocean gust, and play to avoid the trees on the right and the large fairway bunker that sits in the landing area on the left.

 

Wild Coast Sun Country Club

 

Golf course details

Located

 

Wild Coast, KwaZulu Natal

Holes

 

18

Par

 

70

Length

 

5 828 yards (5 329 metres)

Established

 

1983

Designed by

 

Robert Trent Jones II

Type of course

 

18-hole coastal layout

Grass type

 

Combination of coastal varieties

 

Wild Coast Sun is a stunning but extremely challenging 18-hole golf course that lies stretched out along the beautiful coastline of the Eastern Cape, known as the Wild Coast because of its thick tropical vegetation and wild, windswept shores.The popular golf course is located mid-way between East London and Durban. It’s known for its incredible views over the glistening Indian Ocean and magnificently curated fairways and greens.

American golf architect, Robert Trent Jones Jnr, used the natural topography and geography to create a golfing masterpiece that blends seamlessly into its natural surrounds. The fairways are uncommonly wild and the greens are exquisite. At the 13th hole, golfers tee off over a magical waterfall.

The Wild Coast Sun Golf Course has hosted many Sunshine Tours and welcomed world-acclaimed players such as Seve Ballesteros, Ian Palmer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosman and Mark McNulty. Wild Coast Sun is a must-play golf course for a luxury golf tour package on a visit to KwaZulu Natal.

 

 

St Francis Links

 

Golf course details

Located

 

St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

Holes

 

18

Par

 

72

Length

 

7 300 yards (6 675 metres)

Established

 

2006

Designed by

 

Jack Nicklaus

Type of course

 

Links

Grass type

 

Perennial rye

 

The legendary Jack Nicklaus who designed the St Francis Links course said at the opening in 2006 that it may be the best course he had ever seen. It’s designed on a perfect natural coastal canvas with no less than seven dunescapes that are covered in indigenous grasses and beautiful fynbos (fine bush). The 18-hole course winds its way over undulating sand dunes with natural Milkwood trees and dense tropical vegetation flanking its borders.

Located an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, it’s one of the best signature golf course on the stunning Garden Route with many of the links traits. St Francis Links is a magnificent golf course with long fairways and immaculate greens. It’s well bunkered and has ample water hazards to keep even the most skilled golf players on their toes.

St Francis Links is a must-play course for a luxury golf tour package on a trip to the Garden Route. It’s both a physically and mentally challenging golf course because a bad shot puts you deep into the thick coastal shrub where you don’t want to find yourself. Added to its prestige as a world-class golf destination, St Francis Links also boasts a 1 000 square driving and putting range.

 

Royal Johannesburg and Kensington East Golf Club

 

Golf course details

Located

 

Kensington, Gauteng

Holes

 

36 (2 x 18 hole courses)

Par

 

72

Length

 

EAST COURSE

6 955 yards (6 360 metres)

 

WEST COURSE

6 765 yards(6186 metres)

 

Established

 

1890

Designed by

 

Robert Grimsdell

Type of course

 

Parkland

Grass type

 

Kikuyu and bent grass

 

Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is without doubt one of the most prestigious golf clubs in South Africa. Established in 1890 as the Royal Johannesburg Golf Club, it’s steeped in tradition and history. The 36-hole golf facility was created when the historical golf club merged with Kensington Golf Club in 1998 and in 2017 was raised to meetinternational golfing standards with a full revamp.

Fit for royalty, the premier golf club has hosted 7 South African Opens and a number of major tournaments that have attracted the crème of the crop in international golfing circles. Royal Johannesburg is home to the biggest annual professional golfing event in Africa; the Johannesburg Open which was inaugurated in 2007 and is the preferred venue for the International Final Qualifier (Africa) for the Open Championship.

The East Course is consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 golf courses in Johannesburg. Although not as highly rated, the West Course is the preferred course of the clubs’ members; largely because it’s more forgiving than the other two courses. The Royal Johannesburg & Kensington 36-hole combo is a must-play golf destination for a luxury golf tour package on a trip to Johannesburg.

 

Blair Atholl Golf Club

 

Golf course details

Located

 

Close to Johannesburg, Gauteng

Holes

 

18

Par

 

72

Length

 

7 500 yards (6 585 metres)

Established

 

2007

Designed by

 

Gary Player

Type of course

 

Unique to destination

Grass

Cynodon and Bent grass

 

 

Blair Atholl is one of the longest golf courses in South Africa and the pride and joy of Gary Player who is a Proudly South Africa golfing legend. Set in the heart of a prestigious security complex on the outskirts of Johannesburg, Blair Atholl winds its way across rolling country fields a short 20-minute drive from the central business district of Sandton in Johannesburg.

It boasts no less than 11 challenging water holes and is designed to test even the hardiest of scratch players. Despite its reputation as a physically and mentally challenging course, Blair Atholl is still immensely rewarding all year round for your average handicapped golfer.

This outstanding golf course was developed on the original farm owned by Gary Player, who set about transforming it into a world-class golfing destination and residential estate with the same zeal and dedication he applied to his own competitive game of golf. It’s essentially a members-only golf course but a select number of guests each year have the privilege of playing at Blair Atholl.

Locally-based European Tour professionals favour the championship course as an excellent option to prepare for international golfing tournaments. Interestingly, Blair Atholl has 5 par-threes; the best being the 3rd hole which is known as Blair Atholl’s signature hole. It’s a must-play course on a Luxury golf tour package on a trip to Johannesburg.

Gary Player made brilliant use of the natural resources and integrates the Crocodile River and estate dam into the course layout; with many avid golfers saying it is one of the best layouts in the country. It’s a championship golf course designed to host major golfing tournaments attracting the elite international golfers, but it’s also perfect for local tournaments and its own golfing members.

 

Pearl Valley Golf Estate

 

Course details

Located

 

Paarl, Western Cape

Holes

 

18

Par

 

74

Length

 

6 660 yards (6 909 metres)

Established

 

2003

Designed by

 

Jack Nicklaus

Type of course

 

Parklands

Grass type

Combination

 

 

Pearl Valley Golf Estate lies in the heart of the Cape Winelands and has Jack Nicklaus’ championship stamp all over it. It’s the realisation of the Golden Bear’s vision of the highest tier of design in one of the most spectacular settings in the Western Cape. The glorious course is surrounded by Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountain range and is perfectly situated close to some of the best wine estates in the country in the Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek valleys.

Laid out within the prestigious Val de Vie Estate, the course is characterised by lush green all-season fairways, beautiful yet challenging water features and exceptional sand bunkers. Nicklaus designed it with the prevailing winter north-easterly and summer south-easterly winds in mind; where all par 3s and par 5s play in different directions with varying conditions throughout the year.

It’s been said that Pearl Valley golf course is possibly the most scenic course in the southern hemisphere, if not the world. It’s natural surrounds are postcard-perfect; flanked by vineyards and tropical fruit orchards that run the length of the Berg River that flows through the Val de Vie valley.

Pearl Valley is a must-play golf course for a luxury golf tour package on a trip to the Western Cape, particularly if you pair it with food and wine tastings at the premier wine estates in the valley. Pearl Valley golf course is open to the public but it’s highly recommended that you book well in advance to avoid disappointment because it’s a popular course, frequented by locals and international travellers visiting the fairest Cape.

 

Arabella Golf Club

 

Course details

Located

 

Close to Hermanus, Western Cape

Holes

 

18

Par

 

72

Length

 

6 890 yards (6 300 metres)

Established

 

1999

Designed by

 

Peter Matkovich

Type of course

 

Parkland

Grass type

 

Kikuyu and bent Grass

 

Arabella Golf Club is yet another magnificent golfing destination in the Western Cape that has earned international repute as one of the best golf courses in southern Africa. The course and residential country estate lies in the shadow of the striking Kogelberg Mountains which form part of a protected biosphere reserve.

The golf course at Arabella moulds itself around the scenic Bot River and is known for its pristine fairways, running greens, sneaky bunkers and challenging water hazards. The 8th hole is regarded as one of the most stunning par 5s in South Africa and the 18th hole is rated as one of the finest finishing holes in the country.

Arabella is a must-play course for a luxury golf tour package on a trip to the Western Cape, particularly if you’re making your way up the magical Garden Route.

 

Gary Player Country Club

 

Located

 

Sun City, North West Province

Holes

 

18

Par

 

72

Length

 

7 587 yards (6 938 metres)

Established

 

1981

Designed by

 

Gary Player and Ron Kirby

Type of course

 

Kikuyu and bent grass

 

Located a scenic 2-hour drive from Johannesburg at South Africa’s favourite holiday destination, the world-famous Sun City; the Gary Player Golf Course consistently ranks as one of the best golf courses in southern Africa. It was established in 1979 when the visionary hotel magnate, Sol Kerzner, created the continent’s most exciting entertainment and casino complex in what was an independent homeland called Bophuthatswana.

The parkland jewel of the North West Province is one of the longest golf courses in the world, and its knitted kikuyu and bent grass greens stand up admirably to the harsh semi-arid conditions of the region. It’s both a physically and mentally challenging course with devastating bunkers, ingenious water hazards and blind pins as well as immaculate fairways.

The Gary Player Country Club hosts a selection of premier championship tournaments; the highlight being the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge which attracts many of the world’s elite golfers. It consistently receives rave reviews from the golfing professionals who generally agree that the course is both demanding and fair.

Other facilities at the Gary Player Golf Club include a popular bar and restaurant, pristine chipping green, jogging and mountain biking track, squash courts, steam room, tennis and volleyball courts and an abundance of indoor and outdoor water activities that you find at the Sun City complex. Playing a round of golf at the Gary Player course at city is a bucket list moment for a luxury golf tour packages; particularly as you walk in the steps of the golfing greats who have played before you.

 

The Links at Fancourt

 

Located

 

Close to George, Garden Route

Holes

 

18

Par

 

72

Length

 

6 048 yards (5 530 metres)

Established

 

2000

Designed by

 

Gary Player

Type of course

 

Cool season bent grass

 

Fancourt is a spectacular golfing destination on the famous Garden Route, located close to the picturesque town of George which is dwarfed by the towering Outeniqua Mountains. The golf estate consists of three golf courses, including The Links which is a privately-owned club for the exclusive use of a small membership base.

The Links at Fancourt is the hallmark of this outstanding golfing destination. It’s an exclusive golf club that limits its membership to only 100 people. Sculpted by the legendary Gary Player who refers to it as his greatest feat as a course designer, The Links at Fancourt is consistently ranked by Golf Digest South Africa as the #1 course in the country. This magnificent golf course is characterised by undulating, windswept terrain and dune-styled landscape.

The golf connoisseur’s course is not for the faint-hearted but with some of the best caddies in the world taking you through your paces, it’s an experience and a privilege like none other to play at The Links at Fancourt.If The Links at Fancourt is included as part of a luxury golf tour package; you truly have arrived in golfing heaven.

If you aren’t able to play at The Links, you have the choice of two other outstanding Fancourt courses. The Montagu golf course is known for its tree-lined pristine parkland layout and undulating landscape. The Fancourt Outeniqua golf course is designed as a leisure golfing experience for local and overseas holidaymakers and is slightly more merciful than its neighbour.

 

Leopard Creek

 

Located

 

Close to Kruger Park, Mpumalanga

Holes

 

18

Par

 

72

Length

 

7 352 yards (6 723 metres)

Established

 

1996

Designed by

 

Gary Player

Type of course

 

Parkland

Grass type

 

Kikuyu and bent grass

 

Leopard Creek is owned by one of the richest men in South Africa, Johann Rupert, who spared no expense in developing his vision of a world-acclaimed golf course that lies adjacent to the iconic Kruger National Park. Lying snugly on the bank of the Crocodile River, players have a panoramic view of the rugged protected wilderness region and outstanding Big 5 and bird sightings.

A highlight on the Leopard Creek golfing calendar is the Alfred Dunhill Championship which is a men’s professional golf tournament and part of the Southern African Sunshine Tour. It is one of four golfing events in South Africa that is co-sanctioned by the more prestigious European Tour.

The golf course is renowned for its innovative architecture and landscaping brilliance which ensures Leopard Creek blends seamlessly into its natural surrounds. The river has been diverted ingeniously through the golfing development to create scenic vistas and create interesting golfing challenges. Many of the water hazards are also home to crocodiles and hippos.

Leopard Creek’s signature hole is the 510-metre par 5 4th hole which sits elevated above the Crocodile River. The par 5 18th hole is equally spectacular with its island green; and the par 4 9th hole has a peninsula green that juts out into the same river. Again, if Leopard Creek is included as part of a luxury golf safari tour package; you truly have arrived in golfing heaven.

 

SOUTH AFRICA GOLF & SAFARI TOURS

 

South Africa is a Big 5 safari destination and is world-renowned for its spectacularprotected wilderness regions, including the iconic Kruger National Park and the premier private game reserves that fall within the Greater Kruger in the northern region of South Africa.

While the Kruger National Park remains South Africa’s flagship national park and is the most popular Big 5 safari destination in South Africa; game reserves in the Eastern Cape, North West Province and Northern Cape are growing in popular largely because they’re located in malaria-free regions. This includes:

Golfing accommodation close to the Big 5 safari destinations ranges from budget-friendly self-catering chalets and guest houses to tented safari camps and luxury hotels and guest lodges in golf estates.

 

Bestranked golf courses close to the Kruger National Park

  1. Leopard Creek Golf Course
  2. Hans Merensky Golf Course
  3. Nelspruit Golf Club (Matumi Golf Club)
  4. Sabi River Golf Club
  5. Highland Gate Golf Club
  6. White River Golf Club
  7. Skukuza Golf Club

 

Bestranked golf courses close to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve& Madikwe Game Reserve

  1. Gary Player Country Club
  2. Lost City Country Club

 

Best ranked golf courses close to the Addo Elephant National Park

  1. Humewood Golf Club
  2. St Francis Links
  3. East London Golf Club
  4. Fish River Sun Golf Course
  5. Royal Port Alfred Golf Club

 

SOUTH AFRICA GOLF & CAPE WINELANDS TOURS

 

You need more than one day to explore the Cape Winelands and more than one day to enjoy the best golf courses in the stunning winelands region. It’s best to start with the historic Constantia Wine Route; it’s located about 20 minutes from the Cape City Bowl and is home to the country’s oldest and most prestigious wine farms that date back to the 1650s.

The balance of what is known as the Cape Winelands is found about 40 kilometres to the east of Cape Town, and comprises a collection of historic towns that date back to the Cape Dutch and French Huguenot period. The most popular Cape Winelands tours follow the:

The famous Route 62 is awe-inspiring route that takes travellers from the Cape Winelands to the quaint coastal towns of the Garden Route. It’s also the world’s longest wine route, with highlights such as the popular Robertson wine valley along the way. It winds through vineyard-laden valleys, past imposing mountain ranges, across the tranquil Karoo landscapes and over the Swartberg Pass to the breathtakingly-beautiful Garden Route.

Golfing accommodation close to the famous routes in the Cape Winelands ranges from budget-friendly self-catering chalets and guest houses to luxury hotels and guest lodges in golf estates.

Best ranked golf courses close to the Cape Winelands

  1. Arabella Golf Course
  2. Pearl Valley Golf Estate
  3. Erinvale Golf Club
  4. De Zalze Golf Club
  5. Royal Cape Golf Club
  6. Steenberg Golf Club

 

SOUTH AFRICA GOLF & GARDEN ROUTE TOURS

 

The Garden Route is one of the most breathtakingly-beautiful regions of South Africa, stretching from the quaint coastal towns of Witsand, Stilbaai and Albertina and winding its way some 200 kilometres through George, Mossel Bay, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay to its end point at the magical Tstisikamma Forest and Storms River Bridge.

This spectacular tourist destination is characterised by dramatic mountain ranges, stunning beaches and coastal bays, tranquil lakes, dense indigenous forests and sparkling rivers and wetlands. It’s hugely popular as a holiday destination because it offers something for everyone; ranging from hiking and mountain biking to beach holidays, fishing, whale watching, scuba diving and food and wine pairings.

The Klein Karoo lies on the outreaches of the Garden Route, and boasts one of the most significant geological features in South Africa; namely the Cango Caves which is a series of caverns and chambers that have been carved out in the limestone underground.

Oudtshoorn is the gateway to the Little Karoo and is known as the “Ostrich Capital of the World”. From Oudtshoorn you travel over the historic Swartberg Pass to reach the low-lying coastal towns on the Garden Route.

Golfing accommodation along the Garden Route ranges from budget-friendly self-catering chalets and guest houses to tented safari camps and luxury hotels and guest lodges in golf estates.

Best ranked golf courses along the Garden Route

  1. The Links at Fancourt
  2. Fancourt Montagu
  3. Pinnacle Point Golf Club
  4. Simola Golf Club
  5. Plettenberg Bay Golf Club
  6. Oubaai Golf Club
  7. Fancourt Outeniqua
  8. Goose Valley Golf Club

 

SOUTH AFRICA GOLF & DURBAN SIGHTSEEING TOURS

 

Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa and is the unofficial capital city of KwaZulu Natal. The region is rich in history; it lies at the heart of the Zulu Kingdom and is much-loved for its melting pot of cultures. Local holidaymakers know it as the “Playground Capital of South Africans” and flock to the beach resorts and accommodation on the golden coastline for the big holidays.

A tour of the Durban highlights ranges from an exciting day at uShaka Marine World and historic city tour to the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Big 5 safari tour or a sightseeing tour of the sleepy, lush Midlands, majestic Drakensberg mountain resorts and the Lesotho Highlands; with a breathtaking drive over the ancient Sani Pass.

After a challenging game of golf in Durban; you can head to any of the region’s Blue Flag beaches, head inland for mountain biking and hiking, take a boat out to sea for a fishing trip or pack a picnic for a magical day in the Big 5 game reserves north of Durban.

Golfing accommodation close to best golf courses in KwaZulu Natal ranges from budget-friendly self-catering chalets and guest houses to luxury hotels and guest lodges in golf estates.

Best ranked golf courses in Durban and surrounding regions

  1. Durban Country Club
  2. Cotswold Downs Golf Club
  3. Wild Coast Sun Golf Club
  4. Zimbali Golf Course
  5. Royal Durban Country Club
  6. Camelot Country Club
  7. Champagne Sports Golf Course
  8. Prince’s Grand Golf Course
  9. San Lameer Golf Course
  10. Boschhoek Golf Club

 

SOUTH AFRICA GOLF &JOHANNESBURG SIGHTSEEING TOURS

 

The majority of international visitors arrive in Johannesburg via OR Tambo International Route. Before heading off to the major tourist destinations in South Africa, it’s highly recommended that you book a day tour to the historic landmarks in Johannesburg and Pretoria that capture the rich history and cultural dynamics of our colourful country.

This includes a tour of Soweto, Johannesburg CBD, the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Gold Reef City and Pretoria. MoAfrika Tours is the leading day tour operator in South Africa and offers a wide range of fascinating tours to these iconic destinations where you’ll learn more about the history of South Africa and its struggle for freedom and equality.

Golfing accommodation close to best golf courses in Johannesburg ranges from budget-friendly self-catering chalets and guest houses to luxury hotels and guest lodges in golf estates.

Best ranked golf courses close to Johannesburg

  1. Royal Johannesburg & Kensington West Course
  2. Johannesburg Country Club
  3. Bryanston Country Club
  4. Glendower Golf Club
  5. Kyalami Golf Club
  6. River Club
  7. Royal Johannesburg & Kensington East Course

 

FAQs ABOUT SOUTH AFRICAN GOLF TOURS

 

Which airlines allow you to fly with golf clubs?

 

It’s advisable to check your baggage allowance with the airline before flying to South Africa for a golf tour as the airlines change their rules from time to time.

South African Airways: allows you to take one additional piece of sports equipment on select SAA flight; as long as it doesn’t weigh more than 23 kgs per passenger.

Emirates: accepts all sport equipment as part of your standard baggage allowance, including golf equipment

Virgin Atlantic: allows you to take your golf equipment as part of your baggage allowance as long as it doesn’t weigh more than 23 kgs per passenger

Etihad Airways; accepts golf equipment at no extra charge as part of your checked baggage allowance; meaning you can carry on one set of golf equipment weighing a maximum of 15 kgs

 

Best time to visit South Africa for a golfing safari tour?

 

The most popular time for a golfing tour in South Africa is in the months from December through to April, mainly because it coincides with the country’s summer holidays. December has the most sunlight hours and February is typically the hottest month of the year. However, it’s also the rainy season and in the northern regions, this includes lightening.

Golf safari packages

If you are combining golf with a safari tour to Kruger National Park; the best time to visit is in the cooler winter months between May and August. The days are cooler and you’re almost guaranteed that rain will not spoil your golf; it’s also the best time of year for a safari tour because the bush is dry and thinned out and game is easier to spot.

Golf sightseeing packages

If you are combining golf with a tour of the Cape Winelands and/or Garden Route; the best time to visit is in the dry summer months from September to April. Winter is the rainy season in the Western Cape and you could find yourself sitting out golf if a prolonged cold front hits the region.

 

Can non-members play at golf courses in South Africa?

 

The premier golfing destinations in South Africa tend to be restricted to members on an exclusive-use basis. However, the leading tour operators offering golfing safari and sightseeing tours negotiate upfront select openings for visitors to play at the courses.

Apart from a select few elite golf clubs, you don’t need to be a member of a golf club in South Africa to play the available courses. Courses are open to visitors who pay a higher rate to play but have access to the club facilities, including the driving and greens practice range and club house.

 

INTERESTED IN A SOUTH AFRICA GOLF TOUR?

 

MoAfrika Toursoffers a wide range of budget and luxury golf tour packages which take you to the different corners of South Africa for everything from golf and safari tours to golf and wine tasting, golf and sightseeing and golf and outdoor adventures.