South Africa boasts some of the most perfect greens in the world. With moderate temperatures and perfect wind conditions beginning in the autumn month of May and lasting until spring at the end of September, why not look at teeing off at Ernie Els’s fabulous collection of golf courses?
Ideally spread over a diversity of landscapes, they give you the complete range of 18 perfect holes.
Our suggestion is a combination of three of these famed courses:
The Els Club at Copperleaf
As an open links-style course and within an easy forty minutes’ drive from the hub of Sandton in Johannesburg, the estate lends itself as a wonderful introduction to your golf holiday in the country. Host of the 2013 and 2014 European Tours Tshwane Open, the established features are suitable for beginners and advanced players. With further luxury facilities like a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, mini cricket oval and accompanying pavilion, as well as acres of walking and biking routes, a magnificent clubhouse, a café, luxury spa and a fully supervised children’s centre, it is an ideal destination for the whole family.
Ideally situated in the tranquil surrounds of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga and on the way to an onward safari destination in the nearby Sabi Sands, the latest Ernie Els signature golf course has already made its mark amongst keen golfers wanting to experience a new challenge.
Between rounds the area boasts superb trout fishing, a range of mountain bike trails, fantastic birdwatching, and breathing space in lush surroundings. With accommodation options aplenty, we are able to arrange your stay at a preferred and superior estate such as Walkersons Hotel & Spa.
Oubaai at Herold’s Bay
The Garden Route has long been a golfer’s dream destination and with a dramatic setting overlooking sea, river and mountains, the Oubaai course entices regulars and new golfers alike. A number of golf awards, top-end accommodation, a superb spa and numerous outdoor activities in the area provide reasons aplenty for a longer stay.