Johannesburg, Kruger & Durban Golf & Game Adventure South Africa
Explore the East of South Africa with this ultimate golfers getaway. This superb itinerary is packed with absolutely world-class golf courses such as the majestic Leopards Creek. Combine that with 5-star luxury accommodation and spectacular scenery and you have a winning recipe for the ultimate South African golf holiday.
Golf Holiday Summary:
- Flights from the UK & all internal flights (23kg luggage + golf clubs)
- Private transfers where required
- 9 days car hire
- 12 rounds of golf, buggies & halfway house included where noted in itinerary
- From Nov 2018 – Nov 2019
- Meet & Greet & Transfer from Johannesburg Airport to The Residence
- 4 nights at The Residence – Luxury Room (Bed & Breakfast)
- 1 Round of golf at Glendower Golf Club with return transfer
- 1 Round of golf at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club with return transfer
- 1 Round of golf at Steyn City Golf Club with return transfer
- Transfer from The Residence to Johannesburg Airport
- Transfer from Nelspruit Airport to Buhala Game Lodge
- 2 nights at Buhala Game Lodge – Standard Room (Bed & Breakfast)
- 2 Rounds of golf at Leopard Creek Country Club with return transfers, includes golf cart & Halfway House snacks
- Game drives available upon request as an added extra
- Transfer from Buhala Game Lodge to Nelspruit Airport
- Land at Durban Airport & pick up your hired car – travel to Champagne Sports Resort
- 2 nights at Champagne Sports Resort – Standard Room (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
- 2 Rounds of golf at Champagne Sports Resort
- Travel to Fairmont Zimbali Resort from KwaZulu-Natal
- 6 nights at Fairmont Zimbali Resort – Deluxe Room (Bed & Breakfast
- 2 rounds of golf at Zimbali Country Club (Golf Cart included)
- 1 round of golf at Durban Country Club
- 1 round of golf at Princes Grant Golf Club
- 1 round of golf at Simbithi Golf Club
Fairmont Zimbali Resort
Fairmont Zimbali Resort, situated inside the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Estate, is an excellent choice to play golf in South Africa along the Garden Route. The hotel is a tranquil retreat offering the utmost in stylish comfort and unrivalled service. Situated 16km from King Shaka International Airport, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort is easily accessible for golfers.
The Zimbali Country Club is a prime location for a golf holiday to South Africa. The 18 hole Tom Weiskopf designed course is an extremely popular choice for golfers from all parts of the world, with the variety of holes within a forest and others with ample sea views ensuring that your experience is one to be remembered.
Relax and unwind at the Willow Stream Spa, or increase your heart rate with an exhilarating workout at the Health Club. Kids will be entertained at the Y-Univers Kids Club, while you enjoy a round of golf.
A South Africa golf holiday at the Fairmont Zimbali allows you to enjoy pure paradise, where you can effortlessly immerse yourself in South Africa’s unforgettable charm and allure.
The Residence Johannesburg
The Residence is an extraordinary boutique hotel that is truly one of a kind; no effort has been spared in creating the most sublime surroundings to surpass your greatest expectations during your stay on a golf holiday in South Africa. Let the immaculate surroundings and opulent spaces put you at ease and delight you.
Buhala Game Lodge
Buhala Game Lodge is an enchanting colonial style thatch roof lodge, situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River. The ample outdoor veranda space provides all guests with an opportunity to relax and dine outside on their South Africa golf holiday while admiring gorgeous views of the Kruger National Park, and all the wildlife splendour it has to offer. Members of the Big 5 are frequent visitors to the Buhala Lodge along with hippo, crocodile and many antelope species.
The lodge is a family owned and run business which focusses on guest comfort and relaxation paired with all the luxury you would expect.
Champagne Sports Resort
Nestled in the picturesque Central Drakensberg, discover the Champagne Sports Resort. A perfect place to stay on your golf holiday in South Africa. The resort offers a variety of superb, fully serviced accommodation, great dining experiences, a gorgeous golf course & world-class leisure amenities.
The Champagne Sports Resort buffet experience is gaining a reputation for the large variety of wholesome and hearty dishes on offer. Situated off the main dining room, Cathkin Arms is a popular meeting spot, especially on big sports days where a large screen TV broadcasts the action.
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club
Leopard Creek Golf Course
Zimbali Golf Course
Durban Country Golf Club
Glendower Golf Club
Simbithi Golf Club
Prince’s Grant Golf Estate
Golf Course at Champagne Sports Resort
Fairmont Zimbali Resort
The Residence Johannesburg
Buhala Game Lodge
Champagne Sports Resort
Melia Grand Hermitage
Some oTher Hotel
Internationally recognised as a world class golf course, Leopard Creek, designed by Gary Player, is located strategically for golf holidays in South Africa. The course typifies the essence of African golf at its best with indigenous bushveld bordering the pristine fairways and greens. The course has hosted many PGA professional tournaments including the well known South African Sunshine Tour.
Home to the annual Alfred Dunhil Golf Tournament, this wonderful layout has numerous animals strolling on the fairways. It’s common to hear a buffalo snort or see a giraffe near the fence on your drive, while the pitch shot might need a hit over a lake full of crocodiles and hippos. The clubhouse, filled with golfing memorabilia, is one of the best in all of Africa: an extraordinary course for your South Africa golf holidays.
The Zimbali golf course was designed by Tom Weiskopf – his first in Africa – where he has incorporated natural features such as indigenous trees, vegetation and some beautiful wetland areas, whilst still managing to challenge players of all handicaps. The course is an outstanding choice for golf holidays in South Africa.
A truly spectacular golf estate which offers up sweeping panoramas of the surrounding, ocean, hills and forest, Zimbali Country Club, opened in 1996 and has firmly cemented itself as one of the area’s favourites. Located just outside of Ballito on KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast, Zimbali occupies some of the finest estate in the country.
The course itself takes you along a front nine, links layout before turning and blending into the coastal forest and wetlands for the back nine, providing a very different challenge and an opportunity to come back at your opponent.
You know you are in for a golfing treat when your golf course gets featured on top 100 lists of the world’s finest golf layouts for many years. Add to this the distinction of possessing the greatest third hole in the world, and the Durban Country Club becomes the perfect golf course for a golf holiday in South Africa.
It comes as no surprise then that it has been the chosen venue for the SA Open Championships 14 times. The rare combination of scenic surrounds with a challenging course make a South Africa golf holiday at Durban Country Club uniquely memorable.
The course is extremely demanding and requires you to play well in order to score well. The renowned par 5 third hole has a truly magnificent aura, following a narrow and undulating valley to a challenging target. The first five holes provide a testing challenge, leaving very little margin for error on the narrow, bush-lined fairways. The elevated tees and steep slopes combine with the strong onshore winds blowing through the valley to make it a course that is often enjoyed but seldom mastered.
Glendower Golf Club is an exquisitely designed, highly ranked parkland golf course in Gauteng, South Africa. A challenging golf course set amidst gorgeous surroundings, Glendower Golf Club is said to be a test for the world’s best golfers, hence the welcome return in 2013 where Morten Orum Madsen was victorious in lifting the trophy. Then in January 2015, Glendower hosted the prestigious 104th South African Open Championship, where Andy Sullivan won in a dramatic play-off against Charl Schwartzel to claim victory.
The course boasts lovely kikuyu fairways with 64 bunkers, 27 on the front nine and 37 on the back nine and water hazards on 11 of the 18 holes. Glendower truly offers a challenge and accuracy is the key. The practice area is located behind the clubhouse, and the practice putting green is in front. Chipping Greens and bunkers can be found beside the 10th tee.
The jewel of the Simbithi Country Club is undoubtedly the magnificent 18-hole golf course, designed by Peter Matkovich. Thoughtfully-placed greens that hold a well-struck shot, pristine fairways and a layout that allows you to play every club in your bag. South Africa’s first executive course, Simbithi has a par of 60 comprising par-3s, par-4s and one par 5.
The golf course has a links/parkland layout, designed and constructed by Peter Matkovich, and is laid out over four ridge lines overlooking the Indian Ocean. Sweeping, majestic views over the ocean, with spectacular coastal forest, makes this one of the most scenic and visually stunning golf courses in South Africa. But it is the quality of the golf course design and the lovingly groomed condition of greens and fairways that make Prince’s Grant a bucket list golf course for golfers of all ability levels.
The golf course at Champagne Sports Resort is considered one of South Africa’s most beautiful courses with the clubhouse rated in the top five 19th holes in South Africa. The greens are of the highest quality and are planted with L93 bent-grass which has proven extremely suitable for the region. The 84 well-appointed and well-shaped bunkers that line the fairways and greens all have white silica sand and will be appreciated by professional and novice alike for their consistency. The fairways are all planted with Kikuyu grass presenting a wonderful green carpet, further enhancing the beauty of this truly unique championship golf course. While badly misdirected shots will be punished, particularly in the wetlands and at the water holes, fairways are wide and bordered by light rough.