One of the world’s best destinations for a luxury golf and lifestyle travel experience is South Africa. Any golf, wine, culture and adventure seeking traveler will check off all the right boxes when combining world-class golf with Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the famous Garden Route, and finally a 3 – 4 day safari in Kruger National Park or Madikwe Game Reserve.
South Africa’s phenomenal golf is reason enough for a visit. The game’s rich history and impressive new construction provides an abundant selection of outstanding layouts. Then, when you add a safari, plus Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, plus the Garden Route, perhaps Sun City Resort, the experience proves to be truly one of the most eventful – and exotic – golf and travel experiences imaginable. A bucket-list adventure for travelers of all ages! NEW UPDATE! Read more “Family. Culture. Adventure – A True South African Vacation”
At the recent International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) awards ceremony held in Spain, South Africa was awarded the ‘Africa, Indian Ocean and Gulf States Golf Destination of the Year 2011’. The winner of this prestigious travel award is a result of votes cast by more than 300 golf tour operators of many different nationalities.
As the demand for trips which incorporate golf along with the breathtaking safari on offer in South Africa grows, it comes as no surprise that this wonderful country is being recognized as a superb location for golfers from all over the world.
One of the reasons why South Africa is a popular destination for our groups – aside of the excellent golf – is to see wild animals in their natural habitat. Kruger National Park is a massive reserve, nearly 2 million hectares in size, which was established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld. Among the diverse animal population are more than 3,000 hippos and 5,000 giraffe. You can see everything (at a safe distance) from the elevated game-watching platforms. The wildlife is so varied and vast; elephants, lions, leopards, water buffalo, antelope, zebra, and wildebeest.
For accommodation, we highly recommend Jock Safari Lodge & Spa which is located right in the heart of the reserve and offers game drives in open Landrovers…what a spectacular way to get even closer to the wild animals!
By Denise McKee. Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is a member of our admin team.