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With an abundance of sunshine and some of the best and most beautiful golf courses, South Africa is a great destination for golf enthusiasts. There are hundreds of golf courses to choose from. Your only problem is choosing which courses you are not going to play and how much golf you should sacrifice in order to catch up with some sightseeing! But the fact is that golf and sightseeing go hand in hand in South Africa.

Golf in the bush
The climate in the Kruger Park is subtropical with hot, rainy summers from October to March, followed by warm, dry winters. During winter, the temperature is lower and less dense vegetation, making it easier both to play golf and see wildlife on safari.

In and around the Kruger National Park in north-eastern South Africa, there are a number of golf courses where your audience can consist of, for example, giraffes, hippos and elephants! Play at Hans Merensky Golf Course, a course that is a must for all golf enthusiasts who love the wilderness. You can also enjoy a round at the very exclusive Leopard Creek Country Club, which is open only to guests at certain lodges.

There is also the White River Country Club, located in incredibly beautiful surroundings at the beginning of the Panorama Route. Designed by one of South Africa's legendary golfers, Gary Player, the course is a delight for players of all levels, who must tackle the river that winds through the course.

Golf in Sun City
150 km north of Johannesburg you will find Sun City, South Africa's Las Vegas, with two amazing world class courses, both designed by Gary Player.

Gary Player Country Club is recognised as a demanding and difficult golf course that is considered to be one of South Africa's, as well as the world's, best courses. There's also the breathtakingly beautiful Lost City Golf Course, where you have to watch out for the approximately 38 Nile crocodiles - some up to two meters long - living in the water hazard on the 13th hole. This makes for a unique and exciting experience for amateur and professional golfers alike. Bring lots of balls!

Combine a few rounds of golf with an evening at the casino, and a safari in the neighbouring Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa's third largest national park, where you may be lucky to spot the Big Five and so much more.

Golf Coast
KwaZulu-Natal, on South Africa's east coast, has a subtropical coastline that not undeservedly is called the Golf Coast - here you'll find championship courses in a row. Add to this long stretches of beaches, warm water, great natural beauty and first class nature reserves and you have a golf experience beyond the ordinary.

Durban Country Club is still considered one of the best golf courses in South Africa and in Africa. No other club has hosted the South African Open and other major tournaments that often. The course is situated adjacent to the beach. It is both beautiful and challenging and to get a good result you must also play well. The strong winds from the Indian Ocean do not offer you assistance!

On the North Coast you will find Zimbali Country Club, designed by Tom Weiskopf, winner of the British Open. The course is moderately difficult and winds through dense subtropical vegetation, wetlands and open spaces, while it offers incredible views of the Indian Ocean.

Here, among the large sugar plantations, you will find the beautiful links course Prince’s Grant Golf Course, designed by Peter Matkovich, and Mount Edgecombe Country Club, which consists of two championship courses.

Selborne Country Club is located just south of Durban on the South Coast and is recognised by some as the most spectacular 18 holes in South Africa. Bird life, the lush vegetation and an abundance of water - no less than 15 holes have water hazards - makes a round at this top ten golf course an amazing experience.

What's more, Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate offers wonderful, luxurious accommodation. This stately mansion is interwoven between the cliffs and lush coastal forest and has a subtropical garden leading down to a private beach club just a stone's throw from the beach. There is also a spa where you can relax, be taken care of and recharge. All of this, together with fantastic food and drinks, will make your trip a wonderful experience!

In the area you will also find the championship course San Lameer, which is built on a wetland. South of Port Edward is the challenging and beautiful Wild Coast Sun,, a top ten golf course in South Africa, designed by Robert Trent Jones, where you will play over ravines, ponds and a waterfall.

Golf and gorgeous beaches
The beautiful Garden Route stretches along the southern coast of South Africa. It starts in Mossel Bay and ends in Port Elizabeth and its indigenous forests, lakes, white sandy beaches, lagoons and stunning mountain passes turns this stretch of coastline into one of South Africa's most popular destinations.

The large number of quality golf courses guarantee you varied and exciting golf every day and there is so much else to explore. Consider dolphin or whale watching in Plettenberg Bay, a visit to an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn or a spend day at the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park.

Fancourt Hotel and Golf Estate is undoubtedly one of the world's best and exclusive golf hotels. Here are some of the best golf courses in South Africa - all designed by Gary Player - Montagu, Outeniqua and The Links. The latter is reserved for members and guests only.

An alternative to these golf courses is the top ten course George Golf Club,, located a few km west of George at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains. The course is hilly and surrounded by the dense, partly indigenous rainforest. There's also Oubaai Golf Course, a championship course designed by Ernie Els, with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean to the south.

Pezula Golf Course is located in Knysna, high on The East Head, overlooking the Indian Ocean to the south and the lagoon and the Outeniqua mountain range in the north. No other golf court in South Africa has such a spectacular view! Undulating fairways and a lot of bunkers make this links course a challenge.

Between your rounds of golf at the Goose Valley Golf Club in the holiday paradise of Plettenberg Bay, you can enjoy the long, glorious beaches.

World class golf courses
Cape Town is a paradise that everyone should experience at least once in your life. With beaches, mountains, forests, huge shopping malls, incredible restaurants, and much more, it is no wonder that visitors travel from far and wide to enjoy the African sun. You will want to spend as much time as you can on Cape Town's golf courses - they are world class! Just don't forget to explore the rest of the Cape Peninsula – Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Simon's Town with its penguins – and visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for so many years. You might even have so much energy that you want to climb Table Mountain!

Royal Cape Golf Course is South Africa's oldest golf club, and is known to be incredibly beautiful. Here the South African Open has been played many times, and it is an honest test of your golf skills - especially when the strong winds blow from the southeast.

Clovelly Golf Course is incredibly beautiful in a valley surrounded by mountains and overlooking False Bay. In contrast to many other courses, it is well protected from the wind by the many trees lining the fairways, but the track is still challenging. Steenberg Golf Course is just a short distance from the centre of Cape Town, in Constantia Valley with its vineyards, mountains and forest backdrop. This golf course is very nice to play at whether you are a beginner or a professional, and it is said to have Cape Town's best greens.

A golf course you should not miss is the Arabella Golf Club, voted the second best golf course in South Africa and the absolute best in the Western Cape. Again, it is Peter Matkovich who takes credit for the design of this unique golf course that is very beautifully located at the Bot River Lagoon and Kogelberg Mountain, just west of Hermanus.

The many rivers in Rondebosch Golf Course contribute to an extremely rich bird life and a round at Westlake Golf Course with views of False Bay provides an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Finish off with a glass of wine
Less than an hour outside Cape Town you will find most of the wine regions in South Africa and this area offers magnificent mountain ranges, green and lush valleys, historic towns and villages, and orchards and vineyards. Some of the world's finest wines are produced in this area, so you should definitely take the opportunity to sample some of them on a wine-tasting tour.

De Zalze Golf Course is located on De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate in Stellenbosch and offers you the opportunity to finish your golf adventure with wine-tasting and a delicious dinner. The course was designed by Peter Matkovich and does not play easy. Its biggest challenge is in the form of water hazards on many of the holes, but also the Blaauwklippen River that, lined with oak trees, meanders through the course. In the neighbourhood you will also find Stellenbosch Golf Club and Devonvale Golf Estate.

Erinvale Golf Club is one of the best golf courses in South Africa and has been the host to many major tournaments. Gary Player designed this championship course where the first nine holes meander through flat terrain, while the back nine offers a drastic climb up the mountain, with the last holes offering spectacular views of the coast.

Pearl Valley Golf Course in Paarl carries the Jack Nicklaus signature and is one of the most exclusive and difficult courses in the Cape. It is surrounded by several mountains and bordered by vineyards and the Berg River as ever-present water hazards. The number of bunkers are not few either, and in total you will have to navigate past 76 of them along the course.
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