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The Garden Route runs along a scenic stretch of coastline beginning in Hermanus and ending in Port Elizabeth. It is perennially green and therefore a fantastic location for golf courses, with some of South Africa's top rated courses along the route. Styles of courses are either parkland, using the natural lakes and rivers of the region, or dramatic coastal links style courses that wind along the cliffs of the Indian Ocean.

The Garden Route is one of our most popular destinations for golf holidays in South Africa. Generally our guests choose to self-drive, starting from Cape Town and ending the trip in Port Elizabeth which is 800km along the coast. We recommend at least one week for the trip but 10 days is better, giving you more time to enjoy the scenery and the courses.


We offer a wide choice of accommodation along the Garden Route, including 'Bed and breakfasts' up to 5 star hotels. You tell us what you prefer and we can suggest places to suit you. There are some small owner-run B&B places that we particularly like, some quite basic and others that would fall into the more up-market 'boutique guest house' category. We would be happy to discuss your requirements and suggest something that we thought was appropriate.

The Garden Route has the added bonus of safari game lodges close by, particularly towards the end at Port Elizabeth. It is possible to end your golf tour with a couple of nights on one of the private game reserves, such as Pumba.

All of the courses welcome visitors on golfing holidays in South Africa throughout the week. Sometimes it can be difficult to get a tee time over a weekend, but we have a good working relationship with the different clubs, and can generally get a booking. However for that reason we try to plan itineraries where the weekends are spent sight seeing to avoid when the courses are most busy.

Call us on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia) if you would like a copy of our brochure or some advice about a South African golfing holiday. Our experts would be happy to help.

  South Africa Golf Holidays - Fancourt Golf Estate Fancourt has established itself as the top golfing destination in South Africa and deservedly so. With 3 courses maintained to the highest possible standards, this is a golfer's dream destination. A mix of 2 parkland and 1 links style courses, there is plenty of variety. It is a 'must-play' destination......click for full details > >
 

  South Africa Golf Holidays - Humewood Golf Club Humewood Golf Course in Port Elizabeth is as close to a traditional links course as you will get in Africa. It is situated amongst the sand dunes along the shores of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth. For visitors on a South Africa golf holiday, Humewood provides a supreme test of links play skills. Golfers who......click for full details > >
 

  South Africa Golf Holidays - Oubaai Golf Club A short drive from Fancourt and the town of George, is the Ernie Els collaboration, Oubaai Golf Club. It is a links style course with stunning panoramic views of the sea. We thoroughly recommend a round at Oubaai for visitors on South Africa golf holidays. There is a 5 star hotel on the course, or accommod......click for full details > >
 

  South Africa Golf Holidays - Pezula Golf Club The Pezula Championship Golf Course is perched between the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean on the Eastern Heads. The dramatic coastal scenery is matched by the breath-taking holes that wind along the cliffs and are flanked by the fragrant 'fynbos' or indigenous wild plants. The course is one of our favo......click for full details > >
 

  South Africa Golf Holidays - Pinnacle Point Golf Club One of the newest additions to the golf courses of the Garden Route, Pinnacle Point is a spectacular links course the winds along the cliffs at Mossel Bay. It is just a 40 minute drive from George Airport.  "One of the most stunning golf courses I have ever seen", was Darren_Clarke's verdict. The ......click for full details > >
 

  South Africa Golf Holidays - Plettenberg Bay Golf Club Plettenberg Bay Country Club has an 18 hole parklands golf course set in a private nature reserve on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay. The course has been upgraded with superb new greens that were built to USGA specifications, making the course even more of a test for golfers. Their shapes and sl......click for full details > >
 

  South Africa Golf Holidays - Simola Golf Course Knysna has always been a favourite stopping off point for visitors on holiday on the Garden Route, but with three excellent golf courses, it has become a must-play destination for any visitors on a South African golf holiday. Set high inland, Simola Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offers stunning v......click for full details > >
 

  South Africa Golf Holidays - St Francis Links Another creation under the watchful eye of Jack Nicklaus, St Francis Links has tried to replicate the true links-style golf courses of Scotland. In Jack's words..."St Francis Links will challenge all who play it, and reward those who respect it".  The course has matured nicely over the last few years and ......click for full details > >