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South Africa is often referred to as a “world in one country”. With an envious climate and natural attractions as varied as they are beautiful, it is simultaneously a land of great extremes and contrasts.
Whether you’re gazing at the Big Five or whale watching in the verdant, picturesque Cape, this South Africa Travel Guide will take you where you need to go.
The Western Cape
The Western Cape is one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions, and for good reason. It is home to the famous Table Mountain, vast winelands, magnificent beaches, world-class restaurants, cosmopolitan entertainment haunts and scenic golf courses and golf estates.
Where else on earth can you find a mini-Big Apple existing alongside the remains of the first hominids? Gauteng has a legacy of larger-than-life heroes and villains, ancient civilisations, as well as turbulent political history. With golf courses on offer not only in Johannesburg, but also in Pretoria – Johannesburg is the ideal destination for golf-lovers.
The Eastern Cape
Where else can you surf the world’s biggest waves, ski down the only snow slopes in Africa, go on a `big seven’ safari, visit the birthplace of Nelson Mandela and bungee the highest bridge in the southern hemisphere? The Eastern Cape, of course! A year-round holiday climate, makes the Eastern Cape the perfect place to have a warm day on the golf course.
The Northern Cape
This province boasts a colourful history and a variety of cultural tourist attractions and is particularly well known for its incredible annual floral display that takes place in Namaqualand. It’s beautiful flora and fauna can also be seen on all the golf courses available in the area.
Mpumalanga - which means 'place where the sun rises’- is one of South Africa’s tourism hotspots, loved by both local and international visitors for its beauty and diversity. Cocktails and sun rises on the golf course is on the cards in Mpumalanga!
Traditionally, a popular destination for holiday-makers, KwaZulu Natal is South Africa’s busiest local holiday destination – especially for all golf enthusiasts.
North West Province
Home to the fantastic Pilanesberg and Madikwe game reserves, North West province offers up the big five, fantastic bird-life, wide-open African skies and golf courses in Rustenburg and Hartbeespoort Dam.
This tranquil land is the geographic and agricultural centre of South Africa. However, The Free State is fast becoming a tourist destination in its own right. Famous for its warm South African hospitality, `boerekos’ (traditional Afrikaner farm-style cuisine) and decidedly slower-paced lifestyle, this province has become a draw-card for holiday-makers intent on exploring small-town South Africa. Here is the place to have a lazy day on the golf course.
Straddling the northern Kruger Park, Limpopo province boasts wildlife safaris, nature trails – untamed Africa at its finest. This is the land of wide-open bushveld, big-sky country, the ever-present thorn tree, the mystical baobab tree and scenic golf courses. Have a golf day, African style.
Some of South Africa’s most spectacular drawcards: With more than 3 000km of coastline, the country possesses many unspoiled beaches and an incredible diversity of marine life. The Namaqualand daisies are a sight to behold – with the winter rains, this desert blooms to life with an explosion of bright coloured, dainty flowers.
A visit to the Cape would be incomplete without a hike up Table Mountain, or a cruise out to World Heritage site Robben Island (Nelson Mandela’s prison home for decades and now a museum). And a drive along the world-famous Garden Route, from the Tsitsikamma Forest to Cape Town is a must.
In the Kruger Park, which is roughly the size of Israel, there is large number of elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo to spot, and rumbling through the bush on a game drive at dawn is a tranquil yet thrilling experience. If you’re more into adventure sports and action, the Drakensberg Mountains are the ideal destination for mountain climbing, hiking or more relaxing nature walks and is also the site of bushman rock art sites.
From luxurious five-star South Africa hotels where decadent head-to-toe pampering is the order of the day to quaint and homely bed and breakfasts, our SA On Course – South Africa Travel Guide will steer you in the right direction.
For avid golfers in search of a golfing holiday, there is a plentiful array of South Africa hotels in the vicinity of all of the country’s first-rate golf courses. This South Africa Travel Guide caters to a wide range of preferences, whether nestled at the foot of a mountain, tucked away in an urban haven, or surrounded by pristine vineyards in the Cape Winelands, there is a something to suit every need. Most South Africa hotels cater to a wide spectrum of people including businessmen, travellers, golfers and their families.
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