With magnificent scenery, great golf, and some of the most delicious wines in the world, South Africa offers the total package. If you elect to add in a safari element, it really becomes hard to top a golf trip to South Africa as far as all around experiences go for those seeking to do more than just play golf.
CAPE TOWN AND THE GARDEN ROUTE
Situated at the most southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa with cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. The famous Table Mountain, which defines the city’s backdrop, is just one of the many things that makes this city special. Robben Island, the penguins at Boulders Beach, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront all play a crucial role in making this city such an amazing place to visit. East of Cape Town runs the Garden Route, which includes a stunning coastline as well as provides an opportunity for game drives without having to venture too far north.
If you’re not pressed for time, we highly recommend extending your South Africa trip to include a few days in Kruger National park at Jock Safari Lodge. Play a round of golf at the famous Leopard Creek Golf Club, where hippos, giraffes and elephants and common sightings from the golf course, and spend a couple of days in search of the Big 5.
When & Where:
Being in the Southern Hemisphere, the best time of the year to visit South Africa is during the North American fall or winter although the South African climate is pleasant all year round. Along the Garden Route, the coastal area with magnificent fauna and flora that stretches southeast of Cape Town from Mossel Bay to Storms River, the climate is similar to the Mediterranean with moderately hot summers and mild winters, with the spring and summer months of September through April being the most popular time to visit due to flowering fynbos and the long and warm days. Golf trips to South Africa often combine the Garden Route with a safari component that typically takes place in Kruger National Park. The climate there is considered subtropical with the best time to visit being between April and September. When planning a trip to South Africa, it is best to plan for at least 10-14 days to get the best out of the trip.