This colossal mass is a land of great contrasts, and it is now an increasingly attractive option for an escape to the sun. North Africa is a great alternative to the established favourites in Spain and Portugal, offering the chance to discover some hidden gems. Tunisia and Morocco are the best developed destinations, and are also blessed with amazingly reliable sunshine, ideal for a winter escape. Hammamet is the focus of Tunisia’s golfing action, where the delightful Yasmine and Citrus Golf Clubs lie in wait. Alternatively, head to fascinating Morocco, whose golfing leader is the 5* Palmeraie Golf Palace in Marrakech.
New resorts have also sprung up across Egypt in recent years, transforming it into a first class leisure destination. In Taba Heights and Sharm El-Sheikh, these fantastic developments have added golf to the region’s existing reputation for world class diving and water sports. Alternatively, combine your golf holiday with a cultural and historical experience at the pyramids of Cairo.
The final, and perhaps most exciting African destination, is South Africa. Pioneers like Gary Player and Ernie Els have done much to publicise golf in the republic, particularly with reference to the astonishing resorts at Fancourt, Sun City and Arabella. Safari and wine tours add to the mystical charm of this astonishing landscape.