For the international tourist, South Africa stands out as one of the most scenic, pleasurable and affordable golf holiday destinations anywhere in the world. Firstly, from a
golf point of view, South Africa has an incredible mix of golf courses ranging from big budget resort and estate layouts to small country club golf courses filled with charm and hospitable members.
blessed with very fine weather, South Africa is a haven for those who like to follow the sun and enjoy their golf holiday with the sun on their backs. At the same time, the South African climate allows for the golf
courses to be kept in immaculate condition. Indeed, Kwazulu-Natal, home to South Africa’s "Golf Coast" has perfect playing conditions even in their winter. Little wonder the local professional tour is named
The Sunshine Tour.
The Golf Coast of Kwazulu-Natal sets up as an ideal golf holiday destination – not only is it home to three of South Africa’s best golf courses, there are nine 18 hole
championship golf courses all within a hours drive. The Wild Coast Country Club, San Lameer and Selborne Country Club and Spa are the flagships, yet all these courses are a treat to play. The Indian Ocean and many
coastal lagoons all feature in scenic backdrops, as well as the lush sub tropical coastal vegetation. Nothing can quite compare to worry about over-clubbing and finishing on the beach where the waves crash into the rocks
below or selecting enough club to carry across a waterfall and land on a bent grass green.
Cape Town and the Garden Route is an area, which has snatched many headlines as a golf holiday destination. Recently on a
well documented UK travel programme, Cape Town was voted as one of the ten places you must visit before you die. This was obviously not the reason why The Presidents Cup 2003 was hosted in this region, but still it does
say something about the beauty, history and of course golf courses in the Cape region. Fancourt, Sparrebosch (Phezulu) and Erinvale have quickly become household names, but while Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els and Gary Player
continue to design here, many more are making a name for themselves.
|Golf in South Africa for the international tourist is extremely affordable. Quality championship venues and resort holiday courses are priced in comparison below
what is deemed as an "average" golf course in the UK. Another important factor often overlooked by locals is how "not busy" the golf courses here are. All golfers on holiday in South Africa will
comment on how they almost had the golf course to themselves. Weekdays are often the best to play and one can enjoy an unhurried round, savouring the spectacular scenery and sunshine.
Coastal Golf and Safari combines these remarkable golf holiday destinations together with the many varied tourist activities available in South Africa to present a truly
memorable holiday experience. From a 4x4 game drive where you are sitting metres away from a White Rhino, to smashing through the surf in an ski boat to view dolphins and whales, or even to sail away in a hot air balloon
– Coastal Golf and Safari passionately puts together a golf holiday package that encompasses the best of South Africa golf and tourist activities.