South Africa has some of the most spectacular golf courses in the world; however your vacation would not be complete without spotting the “Big Five” on safari (Africa’s greatest wild animals – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). Jock Safari Lodge is a “must stay” for groups looking to experience safari at its best. The world-renowned Kruger National Park consists of nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled and diverse life forms fused with historical and archaeological sights. Jock Safari Lodge offers many tours and they will do their utmost to ensure you catch the “Big Five” on camera while in South Africa!
I love a golf challenge…and this is certainly a challenge! Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa offers a golfing experience that must be on the bucket list!
It’s called the “Extreme 19th” and is accessible only by helicopter with the tee set 400m up on the majestic Hanglip Mountain and played to a green the shape of Africa some 400m below. Click here to view the video of Padriag Harrington; the first person to make a Par 3.
By Denise McKee. Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is responsible for our South African programmes.
Cape Grace Hotel in South Africa is a popular choice while in Cape Town; it was recently voted “Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East” by Travel & Leisure Magazine 2011. Click here for details of the great awards the hotel has received.
One of the four World Golf Championship events will be held in South Africa from 2012 after the Sunshine Tour announced a five-year deal to stage the tournament. Although an exact date and venue for the event have yet to be decided, just announcing the staging of a WGC event in South Africa is a major coup for golf in the country, which was given another massive boost at the weekend with Charl Schwartzel’s victory at Augusta.
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.