Across South Africa you can experience everything from deserts and forests to savannahs and mountains, not to forget the amazing beaches and incredible game reserves. South Africa ticks off an endless list of sights and experiences across the vibrant cities, with the wealth of world-class golf courses simply adding to its appeal.
Here at Your Golf Travel, we can help you choose a destination for your South Africa golf holiday, assist with building out your itineraries and provide you with unrivalled experience from our experts who have travelled throughout this amazing country playing golf along the way. If you want to add a Big 5 Safari, Whale Watching or sightseeing in Cape Town to your golf holiday, then we will help you create a memorable golf holiday in South Africa.
On a whirlwind tour of South Africa with two work colleagues, we spent a night at the Jock Safari Lodge, before heading out at the crack of dawn for an incredible game drive through the park, on which we saw lions, gazelles, a rhino and plenty of elephants.
Jock was an incredible place to stay and they serve an unbelievable braai for your evening meal, where guests gather around open fires under the stars and chow down on world class food, mainly comprised of local South African delicacies.
I would 100% recommend Jock, and also to be sure to leave plenty of time to get to the Kruger National Park entry point on your day of arrival! After a round of golf at Leopard Creek which is only a few minutes down the road, we cut it a little too close for comfort and only made it by the skin of our teeth, with the park gates closing at 17:30 on the dot.
If we’d arrived a few minutes later, we’d have spent the evening sleeping in the car on the border of the park. Do…not…be…late!
Durban was a fun city, where we enjoyed a night out in Umhlanga Rocks where there is a real party vibe if you’re looking to cut loose after a day on the course.
Before heading onto the main strip, an absolute must is a stop off at Lucky Shakers cocktail bar (the best cocktails I’ve ever had) and for food, you can’t go wrong at Butcher Block, a steak house where you can gorge on the best steaks you’ve ever had, unreal biltong and South African red wine. Winner, winner…..steak dinner!
One of the most traditional dishes of the KwaZulu Natal Province is Bunny Chow, and while it sounds odd, sampling it is an absolute must. The origins of the dish actually stem from the depression era and Indian immigrants of South Africa, but in short, imagine a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry.
Durban in particular has one of the largest Indian populations outside of the country itself so if you have a penchant for curry, this is the place to be and the Bunny Chow is to die for!