GOLF

Southern Africa (Nambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe) is a golfer's paradise, with courses which compete with the world's best (and most unusual!). We can incorporate a couple of rounds of golf into your stay while still giving you an otherwise full and balanced itinerary.

GOLF IN NAMIBIA:

Swakopmund in Namibia boasts one of five desert golf courses. The 18 hole course offers plenty of challenges. While golf clubs are on hire, it is recommended that you bring your own. The Windhoek Country Club and Casino boasts a beautifully maintained 18 hole course, situated conveniently (some say necessarily) close to the pool and bar.

GOLF IN SOUTH AFRICA:

South Africa's "Golf Coast", spanning a 150 km stretch of coastline between Margate and the Wild Coast, offers no less than nine excellent 18 hole golf courses in this subtropical paradise of golden beaches, coastal forests and endless sunny days. The Selborne course is built on a magnificent site, with huge indigenous trees flanking the fairways.

For a game that will really put your skills to the test, the spectacular Wild Coast Golf Course is rated as one of the best courses in Southern Africa. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, this course is one of Sun International's most challenging and scenic. Home to the annual Skins Tournament which attracts the world's best players, the course has been sculpted out of wild, undulating terrain.

The championship golf course at Sun City's Gary Player Country Club is a favourite with top international players, and has been home to the Million Dollar Challenge for many years. With the opening of the Palace, a second championship course was laid out, covering 55 hectares. It is a desert style course with magnificent views at every twist and turn of the fairways. The course is bounded by the Pilanesburg National Park, so baboons sometimes bark encouragement from the safety of nearby acacia trees, while the crocodiles at hole 13 offer an unusual hazard - unlucky for some !

Golf at Fancourt captures the natural beauty of the garden Route - the mountains, the water, the wildlife - with world class conditioning. Golf at Fancourt's 2 Gary Player designed 18 hole courses is for the improving golfer and the potential champion. "the golf course and overall facilities rate as SA's best" - U.S. Open champion Ernie Els on the Fancourt.


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The Royal Swazi Sun in the neighbouring kingdom of Swaziland boasts a magnificent 18 hole championship golf course which makes challenging use of the Lebombo Mountain Range contours.

GOLF IN ZIMBABWE:

The quality of Zimbabwe's golf courses is indisputable, with top international players coming each year to compete in the Zimbabwe Open. The spectacularly beautiful setting of many of the courses and the sheer variety of them, are reasons enough to tempt the ordinary golfer on holiday. Year-round good weather, uncrowded fairways and very reasonable green fees make the prospect even more appealing. All of the following clubs and more are known to extend a friendly welcome to visitors, whatever your golfing skills may be.

Bulawayo Golf Club - 18 holes, 6430 m, par 72 This is the oldest club in Zimbabwe, established in 1895.

Elephant Hills Golf Club - 18 holes, 5205 m, par 72 Parkland course on banks of Zambezi River within National Game Park. Crocodiles in water hazards, wild animals visit fairways and greens. Observe instructions with reference to the animals - it is worth bringing your camera on your round.


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Leopard Rock Golf Course - 18 holes, 6164 m, par 71 Undulating course set in the Upper Vumba in the Eastern Highlands. Spectacular scenery. Built to US Golf Association standards and specifications

Royal Harare Golf Club - 18 holes, 6427 m, par 72 Parkland course, 3kms from Harare centre

Troutbeck Golf Club - 18 holes, 5520 m, par 71, SSS 69 Undulating parkland course beside lake in Eastern Highlands.

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