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
Fancourt Resort
  • 18 holes ·
  • 7625 yards -
  • 5725 yards ·
  • 73 par
Fancourt is undeniably Africa's premier golf resort. It offers 3 top class golf courses. The Links is the No 1 course in South africa, as well as one of the most difficult. Gary Player has created an extraordinary inland links course which hosted the 2009 Presidents Cup and the 2005 South African Open. The Montagu and Outeniqua courses are modern but mature parkland courses that weave between ancient trees and modern developments. There is a degree of undulation here, immaculate greens, and a splash of well-placed water, all under the gaze of the Outeniqua mountains. All three courses are rates amongst South Africa's top 10!
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Rovos Rail
Rovos Rail 5 Star Hotel

Known as the most luxurious train in the world, Rovos Rail is a not-to-be-missed experience. Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard the reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. There are all sorts of different itineraries available on selected dates. The best journeys for golfers are the African Golf Collage which goes from Pretoria to Cape Town and the Golf Safari which starts and ends in Pretoria but goes South taking in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Swaziland.

There are 3 different types of Suites aboard Rovos Rail - Pullman Suites, Deluxe Suites and Royal Suites. All suites are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower.The spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury, with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.

There is a huge range of different itineraries for Rovos Rail journeys. There are two main itineraries for the golfer. The African Golf Collage which is a 9 day journey and goes from Pretoria to Cape Town taking in game drives, cities, and some of the best golf courses in South Africa. The Golf Safari is also a 9 day journey which starts and ends in Pretoria and takes in Sun City, Durban and Leopard Creek amongst other places.

Meals are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty. Breakfast is between 07h00 and 10h00, lunch at 13h00, tea at 16h30 and a formal dinner at 19h30. A gong heralds lunch and dinner.

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