From Cape Town and the Winelands to Sun City and the Garden Route, South Africa is blessed with Championship golf courses. A few days playing courses such as Pezula, Clovelly, Fancourt or Pearl Valley and you will be the envy of your golf club.
Looking beyond the Golf, South Africa is a magical destination with a rich culture and awe-inspiring landscapes which are home to an abundant animal kingdom.
Here are 5 excursions to make the most of your next South African Golf Holiday:
Visit the South African Winelands
In addition to Golf, South Africa is also famous for its wine. Any South African Golf Holiday itinerary wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the vast winelands and a few samples of the many popular wines which originate from this scenic area. We recommend a visit to Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek following 18 holes of Championship Golf on Pearl Valley Golf Course.
Take a Safari Game Drive
In a list of South African holiday excursions, you probably expected to see a Safari Game Drive on here somewhere. At Gondwana Game Reserve, a private safari park on the scenic Garden Route, you can stay in spacious luxury lodges complete with all the necessary facilities including a large infinity pool. A couple of nights in Gondwana and you are bound to see herds of giraffes, cheetahs and zebra but also have the chance to see ‘The Big 5.’
Not to mention, Pinnacle Point Golf Course is on your doorstep, only 20 minutes away!
Take a Sunset Lagoon or River Cruise
Watching the bright and blazing sun come down in all it’s glory over the South African horizon will be a staple part of any golf holiday to South Africa and if you are lucky you may get to see quite a few. One of the best ways to enjoy this life affirming natural wonder is from a Sunset River or Lagoon Cruise. A few drinks and uninterrupted views are the perfect way to relax in the middle of your South Africa Golf Holiday.
A featherbed sunset lagoon cruise with dinner will be a real highlight of our Chaka Cup Escorted Tour.
Attend a traditional Braai
Essential eating during a South African Golf Holiday is a traditional Braai. Some might describe this to you as a BBQ, but it’s actually an entire ritual.
A Braai is always cooked on an open fire and never a gas grill. There is often only one person taking care of everything, so don’t go being backseat Braai-ing. South Africans will Braai absolutely anything and the amount of food is uncanny. After eating, it’s common for guests to spend the rest of the day around the fire having a few drinks and laughs.
Take in the views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain
Table Mountain is without a doubt the most iconic and recognizable sight in Cape Town, three and a half thousand feet of sandstone is hard to miss! Getting the cable car up the top is a must do experience as the views overlooking the city with Robben Island on the horizon are absolutely phenomenal.
On a clear day you can see all the way down Cape Peninsular. It’s also well worth a day trip the whole way down Cape Peninsular, you can follow one of the most scenic roads you’ll ever see which winds along the rugged coastline. Stop half way for lunch with a view and finish off by visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach, possibly the only place on earth where you can freely swim with penguins, be warned however, they do bite!