The emergence of the Limpopo Province to the North, where a number of splendid golf estates - including the amazing Legend Resort - have recently been opened, combines championship golf with amazing Big 5 game drives.
These delights are within three hours' drive from Jo'burg, and they themselves are then within striking distance of Sun City should you want to add some more 'Western' style luxury to your package. Alternatively, stop off around Johannesburg as part of multi-centre golf holidays with the Garden Route and Cape Town or the tropical beaches of Mauritius.
The city of Johannesburg is the hub at the heart of this part of South Africa, having been the focus of the gold rush in the late 1800s. There are still considerable riches and treasures to be found around Jo'burg, not least the Sun City Resort, which is a world renowned oasis is the safari wilderness.
The resort was driven and inspired by the passion of Gary Player, whose desire to establish South Africa on the world's golfing map is relentless. The resort now boasts two remarkable championship courses, one of which is ranked second in country-wide.
Johannesburg itself is a vibrant and youthful metropolis which typifies the re-emergence of modern era South Africa; bars, restaurants and shopping centres are juxtaposed by museums and monuments which pay heed to the country's less celebrated times.
Heading inland to Sun City, the Pilanesberg National Park is one of the most celebrated safari destinations on the continent; combine the opportunity to see the ‘Big 5' up close with a magical golf holiday at the 5* resort.
Diversity is the buzz-word in South Africa - not only is the golfing landscape increasingly impressive, but Johannesburg and Sun City offer a whole lot more.