Staff Picks – Our Favourite Golf Destinations

Feeling overwhelmed with the sheer number of golfing holiday destinations on offer? If you’re having trouble narrowing down the choices for your holidays this year, you’re not alone. At Chaka Travel we’ve tried to take some of the uncertainty out of this process with our staff picks of our favourite golf destinations. As we travel to the destinations to provide first-hand accounts of our trips and what you can expect while you’re there, we’re more than qualified to help you in your quest to find the perfect golfing holiday this summer.


A personal favourite of staff member Stuart, Long Beach Mauritius offers not one but two world class golf courses: the Ile Aux Cerf Golf Club and the Anahita Golf Club. Facing an extensive seafront along the famous Belle Mare Beach, this beautiful resort offers a wide variety of experiences to suit any tourist, including a sea-inspired spa, swimming pools, a climbing wall, water sport activities; the list goes on and on. Long Beach is also ideal for families, with ANGELS and WAVES club catering for children and teenagers up to the age of 17.

South Africa

For a different kind of golfing holiday, our MD Mark and his wife Marcella couldn’t wait to take the Rovos Rail Golf Safari, a total adventure, and a once-in-a-lifetime kind of trip. With 8 nights aboard the Rovos Rail train, guests get the opportunity to play on 5 different gold courses, including Leopard Creek, Royal Swazi, Durban Country Club, Champagne Sports Resort and Sun City Lost City – a totally unique experience for any keen golfer. The cars have a charming Victorian atmosphere, and there is a focus placed on maintaining an old-style version of travel. There is no radios or television sets on board – but the stunning backdrop of South Africa is sure to enchant every guest and passenger on board. It’s an absolute must for golfers and non-golfers alike – we can’t recommend it highly enough.

Abu Dhabi

For the Formula I fans out there, you will recognise the iconic Yas Viceroy Hotel as the modern curvy building in the middle of the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit on Yas Island. This incredible hotel boasts 499 rooms and suites and 12 different restaurants. It’s a beautiful, modern setting, and guests can also expect to play 4 rounds at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, and Yas Links Golf Club. We love this hotel’s setting at its modernist style – it’s the perfect resort for the golfer who wants variety without any compromise on quality. If this sounds like your scene, contact Stuart who can help you plan your trip.


Worldwide, few hotels are as instantly recognised as the Burj-Al-Arab, the most luxurious hotel in the world. Our offer at Chaka Travel includes four nights at the iconic Burj-Al-Arab, with 4 rounds of golf at Emirates Faldo, Dubai Creek, Els Club, and The Montgomerie GC. Guests can take advantage of the 6 restaurants and lounges that the hotel offers, as well as the shopping complex, swimming pools and leisure complexes. It really doesn’t get more luxurious than this – so why not treat yourself?

At Chaka Travel, we are golf holiday specialists, and we guarantee that any golf enthusiast will have the holiday of the lifetime with one of our holidays tailored to suit your needs. Why not give us a call on 028 9023 2112 today and begin planning the trip of a lifetime?