Golf holidays in South Africa

South Africa

It may come as a surprise to some, but the mountains, forests, coasts and deserts of the ‘rainbow nation’ have made it one of the most exciting and varied golf destinations on the planet. And with the tiny time difference, friendly people, year-round warmth and a favourable exchange rate, it makes a surprisingly refreshing change. Cape Town, Durban and the Garden Route are dotted with fantastic courses such as at the fabulous Fancourt Resort, which can be topped off with a safari in Kruger National Park for an action-packed trip. On the course, weave your shots between ancient trees, over cliff top gorges and along dramatic coastlines, ending the day with a sunset cocktail at your luxury hotel. And of course, twinned with a safari, beach or wine tasting break, you couldn’t ask for more.

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Golf Hotels and resorts in South Africa

Must Play Course
Must Play Course
Zimbali Country Club
  • 18 holes ·
  • 7177 yards -
  • 5344 yards ·
  • 72 par
Designed by Tom Wieskopf, Zimbali is a spectacular course that makes the most of its setting, offering stunning ocean views as it navigates through dense forest and natural wetlands. The dramatic elevation changes and abundant water features provide a thrilling test of skill, staying true to the designer's aim of rewarding the good shots and punishing the bad.
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Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & Resort
Fairmont Zimbali Lodge & Resort 5 Star Hotel

On Kwazulu-Natal's Dolphin Coast lies Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, under a forest canopy. This sanctuary in a charming and unspoiled region is a nature-lover's wonderland, with endless beaches and clear skies and a 50-hectare conservation reserve with viewing decks. Whether visiting for business or leisure, guests enjoy five-star service, including an on-call butler.

All 76 rooms at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offer five-star luxury accommodation, and are designed to harmonise with the surrounding forest. African classical architecture is complemented by warm wood tones, while bathrooms are luxurious, featuring freestanding Victorian baths. Each room is stocked with a selection of beverages, snacks and a mini bar, and butlers are always on hand.

Guests at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge can enjoy golf at the nearby Zimbali Country Club, and tennis within the hotel grounds. There are two outdoor swimming pools overlooking the Indian Ocean, and a health and beauty spa providing various treatments. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy bird- and butterfly-watching, and shopaholics will love the gift shop.

The Fairmont Zimbali Lodge offers a selection of fine dining options. The Restaurant and Fountain Court offer indoor and outdoor dining in a lavish atmosphere, while, at The Lounge, guests can enjoy an after-dinner nightcap by the inviting fireplace. Light snacks are served at the Pool Bar, overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean, and in-room dining is available upon request.

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