Cape Town & Garden Route – South Africa Golf Safari Holiday
For me, the Western Cape is my favourite area in South Africa and without a doubt our most popular place to send clients when heading to the Rainbow Nation.
- Flights from the UK
- 13 Days Car Hire
- 3 nights Radisson Red
- 2 nights Whale Rock Lodge, Garden Room
- 2 nights Gondwana, Kwena Huts and 2 Game Drives per day*
- 3 nights at Fancourt Hotel Country Club and Golf Estate
- 2 nights Orange Inn Knysna
- Includes 7 rounds of golf at the courses detailed below
Golf Courses you will play:
- Steenberg Golf Club
- Fancourt (Montaque / Outenique)
- Pinnacle Point
- Pezula Golf Club
- Simola Golf Club
*excludes conservation levies
If you are sure a safari isn’t your thing, you can drop the game drives and replace them with an extra round of golf- see here
Radisson Red Cape Town South Africa
"The Radisson Red in the V&A Waterfront which is the place to be in Cape Town. As soon as we walked into the Radisson Red I knew it was my kind of place, an ultra-modern and trendy place that has a completely laid back and relaxed feel without compromising the level of service in any way."
"The hotel lobby is filled with modern art and is also home to a ping pong and foosball table where the staff are more than happy to give you a game!"
"The rooms themselves were just like the hotel itself, modern, sleek, clean and comfortable with all of the amenities that you could require."
"The daily morning breakfast was up there with the best I’ve had in any hotel or restaurant. Freshly poached eggs served on home-baked sourdough bread and smothered in smashed avocado with a side of smoked pork belly lardons was a personal favourite of mine."
"The location of the hotel is absolutely perfect as well, just a 2-minute dander into the heart of the V&A Waterfront where you are spoilt for choice in terms of bars, restaurants and shops."
Gondwana Game Reserve
Gondwana Private Game Reserve provides an authentic African safari and South Africa golf holiday experience close to Cape Town. Less than a four-hour drive from Cape Town International Airport, along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, the 11,000-hectare (26,000 acre) Private Game Park offers a distinctive and luxurious Safari Holiday destination with free-roaming Big 5 Safari Animals (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, and leopard).
Herds of wildlife including eland, giraffe, hippo, cheetah and zebra can be seen on the majestic landscape with awe-inspiring views of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in every direction. Indigenous Fynbos vegetation cloaks the undulating valleys, adding vivid colour and interest to a Big 5 Game Viewing and wilderness experience.
This Exclusive Safari Park offers guests attentive service, wholesome African Cuisine, inspiring interiors, expert Game Rangers, and an array of activities including Big 5 Game Drives, Mountain Biking, Hikes, Africology spa treatments, and the popular Junior Ranger program.
With the amazing Pinnacle Point golf course only 20 minutes away, a stop at Gondwana Game Reserve is a must on your golf holiday in South Africa.
Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate
An exceptional blend of modern luxury and classic elegance, Fancourt Resort Hotel offers 115 luxurious rooms and suites that allow you to fully enjoy South Africa golf holidays.
Rooms are situated around the facilities with views of the golf warm-up area, Montagu golf course or beautifully landscaped gardens. All rooms have a balcony and from whichever direction, the views are stunning.
Fancourt has become a global landmark for golf holidays in South Africa but its gradual expansion can be traced back to the establishment of the Manor House by its first custodian, Henry Fancourt White.
The estate was transformed into a hotel and golfing destination in 1989 under the direction of Andrea and Helene Pieterse. Now, under the ownership of Dr Hasso and Sabine Plattner, the Fancourt estate boasts a contemporary outlook on its early beginnings, with award-winning golf courses and unparalleled service offerings, against the backdrop of the ever-present Outeniqua mountain range.
Steenberg Golf Course
Clovelly Golf Course
Hermanus Golf Course
Fancourts Montagu Golf Course
Fancourts Outeniqua Golf Course
Simola Golf Course
Pezula Golf Course
Pinnacle Point Golf Course
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Gondwana Game Reserve
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Rated among the top 3 golf courses to visit in South Africa, Steenberg, nestled in the crook of the Constantiaberg Mountains, lives up to its fame with a charming location. Designed by the eminent golf course architect Peter Matkovich, Steenberg follows his principle that good golf course architects “listen to the land”. Recently voted “Top foreign golf resort” by Conde Nast Traveller readers, Steenberg is one of the most prestigious golf courses for golf holidays in South Africa.
The greens on the course are especially laudable, but the quality of the fairways or the rest of the course is in fact, equally impressive. Signature holes are the 7th and the 14th. Large aprons around the greens are another special feature and the vineyards also provide a unique visual aspect, as well as a charming added hazard.
With five different tee positions the course can be enjoyed by all, from championship to junior level. This superb soft spike course is widely renowned as having the best greens in the Cape.
Situated in the Fishhoek Valley, this parkland course is one of Cape Towns best golf courses for golf holidays in South Africa, boasting a unique combination of mountains, sea and lush fairways.
Known for its year round conditioning, the relatively short course possesses a unique character by virtue of its proximity to the sea. The dune lined fairways lead to excellent bent grass; while the many trees create shelter from the strong summer sea breeze.
The rolling computer-irrigated fairways complement visually pleasing water features, which impact the 1st, 10th, 15th and 17th holes. The signature hole is the 4th, a par-4 with out-of-bounds and a stream on the left, and a green guarded by a water hazard. The clubhouse presents a high vantage point not only of the 18th hole, but also the 1st and 10th which both feature sharp doglegs, to the right and left respectively.
We highly recommend this wonderful golf course for your South Africa golf holidays in Cape town.
The Hermanus Golf Club has held a reputation for excellent year round standards thanks to the dedicated and professional management. With the recent refurbishments giving the course a unique makeover, the Hermanus Golf Club today presents an incredible challenge and experience for your golf holidays in South Africa.
In 2006, the classic country course underwent a major overhaul with the introduction of nine new holes. The course itself was considerably lengthened and the charming and gentle layout of the past has today been replaced with a modern classical design. The gorgeous sea views, mountainous surroundings, charming hospitality and former tradition remain. Yet, this golfing venue has truly reached a new zenith under South Africa’s foremost golf course architect.
Peter Matkovich infused his special brand of flair and experience to maximise the potential on this scenic and gentle landscape. The introduction of visually pleasant grassy mounds adds definition and shape to the holes. Superb new greens and bunkering have also been introduced.
This modern course with a mature parkland feel, is considered one of the best-conditioned courses in South Africa. It is cleverly designed, picturesque, and presents an enjoyable challenge to all levels of golfers. One of our favourite courses, to play here you have to stay be a hotel resident. Serious golfers will love Fancourt and it is the ideal base for South Africa golf holidays.
The Montagu course is named after the mountain pass of the same name and is part of the original 27-hole design at Fancourt by the legendary Gary Player in the early 90s. This classic tree-lined parklands layout underwent a major facelift in 2005 under renowned Scottish golf architect David McLay Kidd.
The upgrade saw two completely new holes, the 1st and the 9th, redefined bunkers and greens and the introduction of several water features such as the dam. Celebrated for its immaculate, round the year conditioning, the Montagu GC is currently ranked at #6 in South Africa, prime location for golf holidays in South Africa (Golf Digest, 2014). The signature hole is the Par-3 17th, reminiscent of the 12th hole at Augusta National, the permanent home of the US Masters.
Named after the mountain range that runs along the garden route, this parkland resort course has aesthetically pleasing design features such as rivulets and colourful gardens. Like its neighbour, the Montague, it is in magnificent condition year round and is a prime location to play golf in South Africa.
Although set in the same surroundings as its better known counterparts, the Outeniqua has developed an individual personality rivalling the others. Excellent water features and creeks interspersed with uphill and downhill challenges and excellent bunkering (recently renovated) are all augmented in the charm and challenge by the colourful flora to be seen throughout the course.
The views from the fairways, the knowledgeable caddies and the quality of the course combine to make this a must play course when on a golf holiday in South Africa.
If your golf holidays in South Africa include the Knysna on the Garden Route, we recommend you play at Simola, one of the best courses to play golf in South Africa.
Set high inland, Simola Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offers stunning views across the lagoon. A good test whatever your standard of play, the course winds through two valleys and golf carts are a must.
The excellent Bent Grass, smaller than expected of a modern course, in typical Nicklaus fashion, are strategically designed to challenge the golfer to choose the right approach to them to maximise scoring chances. The second tee is in an elevated position and we loved the hang-time driving down into the valley.
This championship links style golf course lies high above the heaving Indian Ocean and the vast Knysna lagoon – a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine indigenous landscape.
The terrain of rolling fairways, fynbos and eyebrow bunkers make the course difficult to walk making the use of golf carts a necessity. There are three signature holes, the 13th through 15th and they are all on the cliff that overlooks the Indian Ocean. The downhill holes, matched with classic sweeping fairways winding through forested areas, make for an unforgettable round of golf.
The Pezula Golf Course is one of the top courses in South Africa and we highly recommend playing here on your South Africa golf holidays.
The Pinnacle Point Golf Course, co-designed by renowned golf architect Peter Matkovich and professional golfer Darren Clarke, stretches along four kilometres of spectacular coastline and boasts dramatic cliff-side holes as well as a virgin beachfront.
Awe inspiring views are a given with the stunning ocean visible from every hole, stunning location for golf holidays in South Africa. The emerald green fairways and tees offer a perfect surface for making shots and the bent grass greens will ensure a challenging and entertaining game.
The seven holes perched precariously along the cliff edge not only intimidate but also seduce the golfer with both their challenges and their beauty, and are justifiably some of the world’s most photographed holes.