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Golf Holidays in South Africa

South Africa as a golfing destination really is second to none. I was lucky enough recently to spend some time down there and can’t wait to return in the future!


Golf in South Africa

During my trip, I was fortunate enough to play some stunning golf courses. Some of those included;

Over the course of the 2 weeks there, I stayed in various types of accommodation. All were truly excellent and offered something a little different each time;

Fancourt Hotel

Of all the places I had the pleasure to visit, Fancourt really was a standout. I have travelled extensively over the years and Fancourt is, without doubt, one of the premium golfing resorts in the world.


Highlights of Fancourt

  • 3 world-class onsite golf courses including the exclusive ‘Fancourt Links’
  • Exceptional service levels
  • 1hr flight from Cape Town
  • Breath-taking scenery
  • Henry White’s restaurant for gourmet dining
  • Great spa and leisure facilities for relaxing away from the golf courses


Why Golf at Fancourt and indeed South Africa?

  • Great year-round climate
  • Relaxing golf experience
  • A mixture of mountain and sea views guarantee fantastic pictures and memories
  • Selection of tee boxes to suit all handicaps and make for an enjoyable experience
  • Championship standard golf courses
  • European and Sunshine Tour venue courses
  • Friendly welcome

The Outeniqua course at Fancourt

What is there to do in South Africa besides golf?

As I have mentioned, the golf courses and resorts in South Africa are amazing. With that said, the destination is so much more than that. Away from the golf courses, you have a wonderful selection of site-seeing and things to do;

  • Robin Island
  • Table Mountain
  • Signal Hill
  • Game Reserves
  • Stunning Beaches
  • Whale spotting in Hermanus
  • Wine tasting tours

The list of things to do and see is endless and so the only question is, will you have enough time to do it all?!

Forget a birdie here's a Rhino at Gowanda Game Reserve!

Flights to South Africa

With direct flights from London, along with connecting flights from many regional airports via London, South Africa is very accessible all year round. If you fly from the likes of Glasgow, Manchester or Birmingham, options exist via London, Dubai, Amsterdam and Paris for example. Many of the airlines offer seat upgrade options.

Due to its geographical location, there isn’t a bad time to visit South Africa. Peak season is the UK winter and so from November through to March. For better value, April, May and September are very good months to travel. I travelled in late April and played golf in shorts each day!

Many golfing destinations offer some great hotels or some nice golf courses. South Africa really does have it all. You have the perfect climate for golf, fantastic golf courses, luxurious hotels, terrific sight-seeing opportunities and the people could not be more friendly either. They really can’t do enough to help and as we all know, little things like that just make all the difference. In addition to all that, dining out is excellent value. Expect to pay around £15pp for a bottle of wine and a fillet steak. Yum!

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