Africa promises the ultimate golfing adventure – think lush, sun-kissed greens paired and the clearest, periwinkle African skies. Golf tourism isn’t just a pastime; it’s an economy booster and a big focus for Team GILTEDGE.
A report by TravelDailyNews reveals that golfers splurge 120% more per day than the average leisure traveler. Plus, in South Africa alone, the golfing industry is a financial powerhouse, raking in a cool 29.2 billion rand ($2.24 billion) and creating over 50,000 jobs, says Sports Marketing Surveys of South Africa.
But did you know that golf vacations don’t have to be just a ‘guy thing’ or a ‘girl- only getaway’?
“They have all the makings of a family adventure to remember. While you’re conquering the greens, your kids could be frolicking in the fresh air outdoors, and your partner could be unwinding at a spa. Alongside golf, expect a plethora of family fun like family-friendly fine dining, wine tasting (sparkling grape juice for the kiddos!), laid-back picnics, and a chance to come face to face with the Big Five,” says avid golfer, family man, and GILTEDGE CEO, Murray Gardiner.
GILTEDGE has got you covered when it comes to family golfing vacations in South Africa. Read on to explore our top five itineraries promising a balance between practicing your putting and spending time with your loved ones – and each spanning at least 12 days.
Where: The adventure kicks off in Cape Town and concludes in Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa.
Who it’s for: Golfers (obviously,) wine lovers, and anyone with an appreciation for nature and the great outdoors.
Which golf courses are covered? Get ready to swing at Steenberg, The Links at Fancourt, Pearl Valley, and more!
Golfing highlights: Six championship courses, each with a blend of challenge and scenery.
Why the family will love it: Wine tasting in Cape Winelands and safari fun at Founders Lodge.
Where: It’s a scenic ride from Cape Town, through the Cape Winelands, along the Garden Route, and wrapping up in Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa.
Who it’s for: Those with a swing in their step, a love for serene spas, and a knack for nature’s wonders.
Which golf courses are covered? Tee off at places like Steenberg Golf Estate and Montagu at Fancourt, among others.
Golfing highlights: Experience championship courses amidst serene vineyards and alongside breathtaking beaches.
Why the family will love it: Luxurious spa treatments, more wine tasting, and game viewing.
Where: Setting sail from Umhlanga and anchoring at Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Who it’s for: The golfer with a penchant for wildlife and a love for sunny beaches.
Which golf courses are covered? Get sporty at Zimbali, the iconic Durban Country Club, River Club, and the iconic Leopard Creek.
Golfing highlights: Jaw-dropping courses accompanied by Big Five safari sightings.
Why the family will love it: Stay at award-winning lodges, play on sprawling beaches, and scope out the Big 5. It’s a triple treat!
Where: The journey unfolds in Cape Town, meanders along the Garden Route, and finds peace in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Who it’s for: The golf enthusiast with a love for a hearty mix of city sophistication and nature and wildlife.
Which golf courses are covered? Take your best shot at Erinvale, Steenberg, Montagu at Fancourt, and Clovelly Country Club.
Golfing highlights: Top-notch golf amidst mountainous scenery and (once again) pristine beaches.
Why the family will love it: A blend of city life, beach retreats, and a chance to meet Africa’s Big Five.
Where: A picturesque voyage from the Garden Route, extending through Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, and ending at the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Who it’s for: The golf fanatic who also craves a touch of luxury and safari fun.
Which golf courses are covered? Play it big at The Links at Fancourt, Montagu at Fancourt, and Leopard Creek.
Golfing highlights: Tee off at South Africa’s #1 course and others with unique golfing hazards.
Why the family will love it: Luxury stays, private tours of the Cape Peninsula, and a Big 5 safari at Kruger Park. Your family will thank you!
Ready to make your dream golf getaway come to life, while also treating your family to an unforgettable African escape? It’s about time you let GILTEDGE tailor a golfing expedition that’s way above par! Contact us today.