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South Africa often is associated with wonderful nature and exciting wildlife, as well as outstanding hospitality and its welcoming, friendly people. Excellent South African wines enjoy popularity all over the world.

However, few people know that the Rainbow Nation also offers brilliant conditions for golfers.
Here are five reasons why you should definitely spend your golf vacation in South Africa:

  • Reverse seasons: countless hours of sunshine and warm temperatures from October to March
  • Western standards, hip golf hotels and more than 500 golf courses
  • No time difference, not jet lag
  • Great combinations possible: round trip, safari, sightseeing, shopping and vacation at see
  • Favorable exchange rate - value for money

General information on Golf in South Africa

Gary Player and Ernie Els have given South Africa an international reputation among golfers. Golfing has been established in South Africa more than a hundred years ago. With over twenty golf courses, Cape Town is the Mecca for golfers, offering a variety of challenges and diverse panoramas of the Mothercity and Table Mountain.

Every year the most expensive golf tournament in the world, the Million Dollar Golf Classics, takes place at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, in the north of the country. Not only are the scenic locations of the Golf courts fascinating; the exciting wildlife is appealing as well: In South Africa you can not only meet ambitious golfers on the green, but also giraffes, zebras or baboons!



Golfing in South Africa is very reasonable. An 18-hole green fee costs around EUR 70,-  which, given the necessary backdrop, the perfect climate and good infrastructure, hardly any other destination can match.


Giraffe auf dem GolfplatzZebras auf dem Green


  • Transport of your golf equipment free of charge

    With South African Airways your golf equipment is flying free of charge up to 23 kg. So, if you decide to fly with the experts to Southern Africa and to benefit from a generous seat pitch of 85 cm in Economy Class, you will not only expect a high level of comfort on your flight; in addition, you will save the extra fees for transporting your golf bag, which many other airlines are charging. When booking a flight with us, please note that we can offer the free transport only on flights operated by SAA (all two- and three-digit SA flight numbers).

    We kindly request that you register your golf baggage with us by providing your booking reference by phone (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm at 0049-69 299 803 20) or by e-mail ( You can hand over your golf equipment at our check-in counter in Frankfurt and at the baggage claim counter in Munich, which is only a few steps away from our check-in.

  • Rental car for your vacation

    Get the best rates for your rental car with SAA. When choosing a car, it is important that you do not choose the smallest category because both your luggage and the golf bags should fit in the trunk. We therefore recommend a spacious SUV or limousine.


  • Why South African Airways is your preferred carrier to Southern Africa

    • Great route network in Southern Africa

    • Best Service in Africa and Skytrax 4 Star Airline

    • 85 cm seat pitch in Economy Class

    • Free transport of sporting equipment up tp 23 kg

    • Good connections for longhaul and domestic

    • Star Alliance Member

    • Affordable, low fares

    • Excellent wines of South Africa


  • Time flys our Business Class

    • delicious menu selections created by South African celebrity chef Benny Masekwameng

    • Rewarded South African wines, complementing the food choice

    • Excellent service

    • Generous seat pitch of 185 cm

    • Flat beds with a soft blanket, oversized pillows and a padded mattress

    • Luxury amenity kit with travel care products and exclusive cosmetics

    • You are maximum one seat away from the aisle

    • Peaceful, private atmosphere

    • Charging station at each seat for your laptop and mobile devices, so that you can work on board, if you wish to