For golfers, South Africa is almost like a promised land.
You could encounter lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino (BIG 5) in an exciting game drive, indulge youself in a signature golf course under lovely sunshine, followed by a recharging SPA session. Whatever you pick, all in one day! There are hundreds of reasons why South Africa has been boosted as the Mecca for golfers, and here are the obvious five:
1. Year round beautiful WEATHER –
South Africa is in general a sunny country in which most areas have over 300 sunny days per year. Late spring/early summer starts from late October during which you could experience a warm, dry and sunny day. Western Cape and the North-east region where Kruger Park locates are quite different in seasonal weather. During winter time Western Cape has more rain comparing to the rest of the country but greens are energized with vitality.
2. Wide range of ACTIVITIES –
Many Golf courses are located near wildlife reserves or country parks. You could put game drive as well as quad biking, game tracking and even water activities in addition to golf games. If you are close to city, it can be combined with township cycling tours, jazz evenings at township shebeens, or exploring the country’s fascinating humanity and political past via the Mandela route or Gandhi route.
3. Beautiful FOOD –
There’s nothing better than enjoying a golf game in the heart of the scenic Cape region where you can cycle through vineyards and witness grape stomping. Also not to miss out cuisines at one of the region’s top restaurants.
4. SAFARI as unique characteristic –
Don’t be surprised by the wildlife to be encountered on the greens. Golfing in South Africa means witnessing impala and Zebra grazing the fairways, giraffes nibbling the trees and raptors hovering in the sky. Such “golfing-safaris” would showcase an incredible array of species that are sure to leave you in awe!
5. Numerous ACCOMMODATION options –
South Africa boost a wide selection of accommodations.
From international five star hotels, boutique luxurious inns, exclusive game lodges and tented camps, you can stay anywhere and in any kind of environment according to your taste, your style and budget.