Cape Winelands Golf Courses

Some of the world’s finest wines are made in the Cape Winelands. But don’t take our word for it, combine a golfing holiday in South Africa with the opportunity to sample some of the region’s fabulous wines and superb cuisine. With so many golf courses to play, you’ll be able to indulge in the fine wines and 12 course tasting menus with a clear conscience!

The Cape has a number of wine growing valleys, the most famous being Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. They are all easy to reach and located about an hour’s drive from central Cape Town. In this region alone there are eight good quality golf courses to play. Pearl Valley and Erinvale both feature in the top ranked courses in the country and both have played host to the South African Open Golf Championships.

Just outside of central Stellenbosch, De Zalze Golf Club and Stellenbosch Golf Club sit virtually side by side. The latter has undergone a partial revamp making the back 9 more challenging. The clubhouse restaurant prides itself on an extensive wine list from local estates, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a post-game tipple.

The Cape Winelands courses can easily be reached as a day trip from a hotel base in central Cape Town or you can choose to stay locally in one of the many hotels or B&B’s in the Winelands. There are a number of wine estates that offer accommodation on site, which is a great way to sample the local produce without the need to drive!

We offer a number of golf holiday itineraries that combine a two-centre stay in Cape Town and the Winelands, with a few nights in each and a good variety of different courses to play. We can tailor make an itinerary to suit you.

If you would like any advice about a golf holiday in South Africa, which courses to play, or where to stay, our experts would be happy to advise you. Contact us on +44 208 249 5919 for more information. Alternatively contact us here.


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De Zalze Golf Club

golfers walking across the bridge on the lake at De Zalze to play their shots.

The De Zalze Golf Club is set amongst vineyards and orange groves of the Cape Winelands, alongside the Blaauwklippen River. With magnificent mountain backdrops, this exquisite setting presents an exciting challenge for all golfers.

Erinvale Golf Club

Deep pot bunker with radiating railway sleepers in front of the 18th green and clubhouse at Erinvale.

Hidden in a valley between the villages of Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay in the Cape Peninsula, this picturesque course is a firm favourite with overseas visitors. Superbly maintained, Clovelly has narrow fairways, plenty of trees and quite a bit of water.

Paarl Golf Club

Mountains and lakes surround the golf course at Paarl.

A mature, established course, Boschenmeer Golf Estate and the Paarl Golf Club offers golfers a challenging 27 hole course, a mixture of parkland and target style golf. Visitors are assured of a friendly welcome at this open, picturesque course.

Pearl Valley Golf Club

Trees reflected in the lake that lines the fairway at Pearl Valley Golf Club.

earl Valley, the Jack Nicklaus designed course, has been rated as one the top 10 courses in South Africa. Surrounded by a trio of majestic mountains, Pearl Valley is only 10 minutes drive from the delightful Franschhoek, a popular base to stay.

Stellenbosch Golf Club

Evening sunlight on the Simonsberg Mountains seen from Stellenbosch Golf Club.

Stellenbosch the historic, bustling winelands town, boasts a beautiful home championship course, the Stellenbosch Golf Club. This mature parklands course is characterised by narrow fairways, closely guarded by large trees and thick rough.

South Africa Golf Holidays

Long shadows over the fairways at Stellenbosch Golf Club.

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, and Table Mountain, Cape Town is regarded as one of the world’s great cities and leading golfing destinations. Drive 45 minutes and you’re in the Winelands. Enjoy a two centre golfing holiday to explore them them both.