BEST GOLF HOTELS & LODGES
This Limpopo bushveld estate, with close access to the N1, provides luxury accommodation in 64 bush villas, and has a hydro. Both are close to the clubhouse. A feature of the estate is its mountaintop restaurant, which is accessed by cable car. Euphoria has a challenging layout designed by Annika Sorenstam, and excellent practice facilities.The estate is known for its remarkable variety of bird life, with hiking and mountain bike trails on offer.
VULINTABA COUNTRY HOTEL
Remotely tucked away in the Northern Drakensberg, Newcastle being the nearest town, is the Vulintaba Estate, which last year opened a 69-room hotel and spa to go with the 9-hole golf course originally designed by Peter Matkovich. Ranked one of the best 9-holers in South Africa.
The glitzy and busy Peermont group casino hotel is on site at the Graceland
Country Club, a former Top 100 Gary Player links-style course in the industrial town of Secunda in Mpumalanga. It offers stay-and-play packages.
FAIRWAY HOTEL & SPA
The ideal base for golfers in Gauteng, being on site at Randpark Club with its two quality golf courses, the Firethorn and Bushwillow. There are seven unique golf villas overlooking the Firethorn, each one being a 4-bedroom unit.
REDBOURNE COUNTRY LODGE
Located at the entrance to Plettenberg Bay Country Club in the Garden Route and part of the Lion Roars Group, Redbourne offers luxury rooms.
An attractive Gauteng venue for a weekend getaway on the Vaal River set on the grounds of Riviera Golf Club. You’ll find a 9-hole mashie course and, across the river, Maccauvlei Golf Club.
GARDEN ROUTE CASINO
Find this Tsogo Sun hotel outside the entrance to the Pinnacle Point Golf Estate in Mossel Bay.
A Sun International property that’s perfectly situated for golf at the entrance to Kimberley GC in the Northern Cape.
A Peermont hotel and casino in the North West, adjacent to the Leopard Park Golf Club with its 18-hole Peter Matkovich layout, it’s close to the Botswana border.
FISH RIVER SUN
Originally a Sun International casino hotel, it’s on site at the remote Gary Player golf course in the Eastern Cape, near Port Alfred.
Take in a traditional old resort in the Southern Drakensberg, near Underberg, with a spectacularly hilly and scenic 18hole course.
KING GEORGE PROTEA
Conveniently near George Golf Club in the Garden Route, this large hotel has more than 100 rooms and suites, including some which overlook the course’s 11th hole.
CITY LODGE MOWBRAY
Not only is this hotel a chip shot away from the first green at King David Mowbray, it’s a perfect base for golfers spending time in Cape Town, with quick access to the N2 highway.
Another homely resort in a World Heritage site in the Northern Drakensberg, which introduced its own 9-hole golf course some 25 years ago, it’s ranked among the best in South Africa.
SABI RIVER SUN
This is a 60-room Tsogo Sun hotel at Hazyview in Mpumalanga with a fun 18-hole bushveld course. A popular timeshare experience because of its resident wildlife, it’s close to an entrance gate for the Kruger National Park.
LAKE BOUTIQUE LODGE
Close to the golf clubhouse inside Silver Lakes estate east of Pretoria, this boutique lodge offers 32 rooms and selfcatering apartments.