5 Golfing things you must do in 2016…

2016 is fast approaching and you may not have started planning which golfing related events and trips that you want to make during the next twelve months but this list is sure to help you make some important choices and make sure that you make the most out of your 2016 in the world of golf!

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This autumn time will see the Ryder Cup travel back to the USA to Hazeltine National Golf Club and it will be a spectacle that cannot be missed. This bi-yearly competition is heading back over the pond and everyone is desperate to see whether Team Europe (lead by Darren Clarke) can continue their winning streak or if Team USA can snatch it back this year. This year, there are so many talented Team USA and Team Europe players with players in the Top 20 World Rankings there is no doubt that this could quite possibly be the most competitive Ryder Cup year yet. If you are going to book to go to the Ryder Cup next autumn, then make sure you do it with style and make it an event to remember. Those golf lovers should have a trip to see the Ryder Cup on their bucket list and with the competition being held at such a beautiful course this year it is is the perfect year to tick this certain event off!

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Masters

But before the Ryder Cup, this Spring time will see the 80th Masters Tournament which will be held at its home of the stunning Augusta National Golf Club. This course is famously exclusive and for a chance to get to walk around this beautiful course as well as witness some of the World’s finest players participate in a grand competition, you should not miss out. As it is set in the Spring the weather should be glorious, the azaleas will be out in force and as usual, the greens will be perfect. The ability to be able to enjoy all of this and stay in world-class hotels at the same time is quite possibly the experience of a lifetime. The question on everyone’s mind is, will Jordan Speith win another jacket this year after his convincing win last year? Make sure that you are one of the elite to watch this competition from the course next Spring and book your flights today to make 2016 a memorable golfing year for you.

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Lisbon

This year, make sure a trip to Lisbon is on your golfing itinerary for several important reasons. If you have never been to Lisbon before then you are really missing out, this city is the cultural hub of Portugal and is one of the most interesting and historic cities that is often missed out on. For golfers there are endless reasons to take a golfing break to Lisbon and not all of them involve the magnificent golf courses available, such as Praia d’el Rey and Royal Obidos. There are several spectacular hotels in which you can enjoy your visit to the cultural hub of Portugal in style whilst enjoying some of the finest food and drink that Lisbon has to offer. It is impossible to be bored in Lisbon and on the days where a round of golf is absent from the itinerary there are some lovely historical monuments and most week-ends there are many events and markets that take place within the city allowing for you to experience the full Portuguese culture. For a short flight and some great deals there is no place better to enjoy a cultural holiday than Lisbon this 2016.

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Make 2016 the year that you embark on the journey of a lifetime and book yourself a ticket aboard the Rovos Rail. The Rovos Rail is a majestic train which travels through Africa with you on-board for a nine days, with you stopping off at some of the most fabulous golf courses that are on offer or at game ranges where you can take a walk on the wild side! This is truly one of the most magical experiences that you can ever take part in and doing it aboard the spectacular Rovos Rail just adds to the enjoyment of this amazing trip. With great opportunities for both golfers and non-golfers there is no reason that only golfers will enjoy this once in a lifetime trip making it an experience that you can wholeheartedly share with a non-golfing companion. If you see yourself winding down through Africa this 2016 aboard a dark-wood, old-fashioned yet beautiful train where on-board you will be served with the best food and wine available then make sure that you book your Rovos Rail adventure for this year and enjoy every second of it.

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This winter may have been a grey one for you but there is no reason that winter 2016 has to be the same. Book a golfing trip away to the Canary Islands and soak up some winter sun somewhere not too far away from home. It is undeniable that playing golf in the wind and the rain doesn’t bring as much enjoyment as a stunning round in the sun and what could be better than a stunning round in the sun overlooking the Mediterranean? No matter which Canary Island you choose you will be able to find some fantastic courses with stunning hotels and great little fishing villages, which are perfect for exploring even in the winter because of the constant spring-like climate there! Make sure that your winter 2016 is a great one, filled with golf and winter sun!

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We hope that this list gave you some great and fun ideas for your golfing itinerary during 2016 and that you have a very Happy New Year.

Christmas special – 5 best golfing presents…

This Christmas you may be struggling to find that last minute perfect present for your golfing fanatic loved one. Shopping for a golfer can be hard if you know very little about the sport but these gifts can be sourced by anyone and will surely be appreciated. This list is of five perfect presents for the keen golfer this Christmas.

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First up on the list for perfect Christmas gifts are the products sold by Lynx Golf. From drivers to irons to accessories and stand bags, Lynx Golf has everything that a keen golfer could possible put on their Christmas list! Every club that a golfer could ever dream of possessing can be bought here and the sleek designs of each club just adds to the class and standard of this brand. Not only does Lynx Golf provide sleek products for those golfing men but there are also some fabulous gifts for those golfing wives and children! The Boom Boom clubs are especially regarded as being a perfect gift for those starting out on the course or those aiming to lower that handicap even further! It is no surprise that products from this brand are highly recommended by us for the ideal golfing gift for this Christmas.

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FootJoy

Next up on the list are the fabulous D.N.A MyJoys by FootJoy. At FootJoy there are some great golfing shoes on offer perfect for every single golfer imaginable. The ones on this list are the customizable D.N.A style where even the colour of the laces can be customized to suit your loved ones’ preferences. There is no greater brand of golfing shoes than the FootJoy shoes and this is shown by the Ryder Cup choosing this brand. If you’re looking for high-end quality and class, then this brand of golfing shoe is perfect for a golfing gift this Christmas time. Although the shoes by FootJoy are a little more expensive than some of the high street brands you certainly get what you pay for and these shoes are certainly worth it, especially the D.N.A style. Make sure that these are in your shopping cart this Christmas and then under your tree to make your golfing loved one happy!

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Third on the list of great Christmas gifts for this year are the products designed by Galvin Green. This desirable brand of high quality and high-end designed clothing is perfect for those golfers wanting to feel sleek and professional out on the course come rain or shine. No one knows golfers’ preferences quite like other golfers which makes this brand so perfect as all the products are designed by golfers, for golfers. From cool layers to warm layers to breathable and waterproof jackets there is a clothing piece ideal to combat all of the elements that golfers have to face on their rounds! Every keen golfer appreciates that sometimes a good round can be tainted by that brutal wind or the sparse showers and no present could be better than one which will be used round in round out during their golfing life to prevent these weathers from spoiling a round. It is no surprise that this desirable brand made this list as there truly is no other brand which offers the style and comfort that is offered by the clothing at Galvin Green.

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Next up on this list of ideal golfing gifts this Christmas is the J. Lindeberg jacket. It would be a lie if any golfer were to say that they had not always wanted one of these jackets, which makes this gift a prime candidate for this list of the perfect golfing presents. Even if the jacket isn’t the gift you are looking for then there are plenty of other great quality products available from J. Lindeberg such as some breathable, great quality golf shirts as well as trousers and other golfing accessories. These high quality products cannot be missed out from this list as this brand is so respected and loved by golfers wanting high class, great products – another ideal gift idea for the golfers in your lives.

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Canaries

Last but certainly not least on the list of the perfect presents for those keen golfers this Christmas is the ultimate gift. A golf escape to the Canary Islands could not be a more perfect gift for anyone this Christmas. Whilst in England we sit through the rain and the cold whilst pining after a round in the sun, on the Canary Islands golfers can experience just that. The constant spring climate and the beautiful golf courses featuring stunning views and lovely surroundings makes this the ideal destination for a winter golfing break. Even if we staying in England may not see the sun until May of next year there is no reason why your loved one should not be able to enjoy the perfect round on the perfect golf course in the perfect place this Winter. Whether you choose the tiny yet stunning island of Gran Canaria or the great Tenerife and La Gomera, you nor your gift recipient will be disappointed with what could only be described as the gift of the year! A golf escape to the Canary Islands is truly the best gift that can be given to your keen golfer this Christmas.

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We hope that this list helped that last minute shopping for your golfing loved ones and that you have now got the perfect gift sussed all out for them! All of us at Golf Escapes wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

The Canary Island’s Finest Golf Courses…

The Canary Islands are the perfect destination for your autumn or winter golfing holiday when you need to escape the rain and the grey clouds and experience some spring-like weather and some beautiful golf courses. This list is of the finest courses in the Canary Islands and should well be considered for next time you are looking to leave the cold and fly away!

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Tecina Golf course is on the island of La Gomera but there is a fast ferry which runs from Tenerife to La Gomera so why not make this round into a beautiful and scenic day out? This course could be described as “golfing in paradise”, the views and the scenery of Tenerife and tropical gardens is breathtaking. Not forgetting, the views of the majestic Mount Teide which can be seen from a distance on a clear day. The course features undulating greens and being set on the top of a cliff means that wind often comes into play here making it hard for even the best of golfer to score well! It is rare to see a course with more than one signature hole but Tecina Golf has a trio of signature holes: holes 4, 10 and 12 are truly brilliant and it is worth taking the trip to this course just for those three holes. If you’re looking to play a magnificent course with unpredictable greens, incredible views and a unique layout then this really has to be on your golfing bucket list!

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AnfiTauro

Anfi Tauro is the next course on this list of the finest courses in the Canary Islands, this course is situated on the small and beautiful island of Gran Canaria. This 18-hole course has an Arizonan desert feel to it and is perfect for all golfers of all abilities due to its option of five different tees! This course is always in spectacular condition with beautiful vegetation lining the fairways and stunning waterfalls as well as volcanic-like mountains as a backdrop. Anfi Tauro sits very well within its surroundings and the design makes use of the elevation of the ground meaning that many of the holes have superb views of the volcanic-like mountains or the shimmering Atlantic Ocean making this course a beautiful and picturesque addition to your next golfing holiday to Gran Canaria. With top quality service and a fabulous location this golf course is truly an experience not to be missed for any keen golfer.

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CostaAdeje

On the beautiful island of Tenerife is where our next addition to this list is situated. Golf Costa Adeje is a very popular and beautiful course with very fast greens, strategically placed bunkers and a challenging layout. The course has a great mix of holes of varying elevation and most are accompanied by stunning backdrop of the ocean. Its backdrop and the undulating greens and old wall stones make this course seem like it is at one with its surroundings. This course is always noted for its great service and the atmosphere in the clubhouse – not to mention the great post-round buffet! Golf Costa Adeje is a great, challenging round to play and with some superb views and the great weather of Tenerife what could be better? This course truly is a gem on the island of Tenerife and as the course is always kept in perfect condition so it is no wonder that it has made our list of the finest courses in the Canary Islands.

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Meloneras

Fourth on the list of the finest courses in the Canary Islands is the second course on the list situated upon the tiny island of Gran Canaria. Meloneras Golf is an 18-hole course where the course works from the coastline inwards meaning that this course gets harder throughout the round with the inland winds and target play on the back nine. This course is great for any golfing ability with four different tees and a straight-forward par 4 hole one which prepares you for the round ahead. In Gran Canaria, very few of the golf courses have holes directly at the coast which is a major attraction for those wanting to feel as if they are actually playing on the beach but at Meloneras Golf, several of the holes have this feature. With this course it is impossible to have an unhappy round as the greens are always immaculate, the sky is (mainly) always blue and the views are amazing. No two holes are the same and the service is fabulous! It truly is no wonder why this course made this list of finest courses!

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Salobre-Golf

Last on this list is another spectacular course situated in Gran Canaria – the Old Course at Salobre Golf. The design of this course incorporates the rolling terrain and natural ravines to make this a challenging yet very enjoyable course. This course has certainly stood the test of time and is still in immaculate condition as well as being as popular as ever. With all around views and tee-times at reasonable prices as well as being a more forgiving course than the newer course at Salobre Golf this course is a must-visit for your next golfing break to Gran Canaria. This beautiful, old course is truly considered to be one of the finest in Gran Canaria and so is deserving of a place on this list of the finest courses in the Canary Islands.

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Next time you’re booking your golfing trip to the Canary Islands make sure to check out this list again and book a few tee-times at at least one of these fine courses!

Golf at Spain’s finest…

Often when you’ve decided on your destination for your next golfing trip you think about the exact courses you want to play or the hotel that you want to stay at. We think that is important to experience some of the finer things in life and so here is our list of the five finest courses in Spain.Valderrama

First on the list we have Real Club Valderrama situated in Sotogrande, which is not just the first course on our list but is first on another list; the top courses in Europe. It isn’t hard to see how Valderrama got that impressive reputation with its beautiful and tranquil surroundings. This course is always in perfect condition and although it may not be the cheapest green fee around you certainly get what you pay for here both in terms of service and the golf that is on offer here. The course provides a great test to the everyday golfer as well as those more accomplished golfers as the crosswinds add an element of difficulty as well as strategically placed bunkers and fast greens – making it a perfect course in every way! Many golfers say that this is the most spectacular course they have ever played and so it isn’t really hard to see why this course is first up on our list of the finest courses in Spain.

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Next up on the list of Spain’s finest courses, we have the course at the Finca Cortesin golf club which is located on the Costa del Sol. This course is on of Europe’s longest layouts at 6.802 metres and is known for its beautiful and tranquil surroundings which include natural vegetation and views which stretch as far as the Estepona mountains. Aside from the surroundings, this course is a challenging one and can be extremely tricky with fast, rolling greens and with the inevitable high sea winds this is a challenging course even for the most experienced golfer. However, the course does offer five different tee options and so those who are less experienced are still catered for at this stunning course. This course has been described as the epitome of class; guests are met by staff and led to their named buggies before starting their round. All the facilities are in excellent condition and the treatment received is impeccable. As well as Valderrama this course also has expensive green fees but it is well worth the extra money in order to receive this first class treatment and be able to play on this great course.

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La-Reserva

Third on our list is another Sotogrande favourite – La Reserva. This course is the longest course on the Costa del Sol with 6721 metres of rolling greenery. With views of the glistening Mediterranean alongside you and in front of you for almost the entire course this truly is one of the finest courses that Spain has to offer. With water presenting itself on six of the holes and many risk/reward shots have to be taken in order to succeed on this course making it a fun and challenging course for golfers of all abilities. The back nine holes are worth coming to play this course alone as they make you climb onto higher ground giving you the access to some tremendous views and great tee shots. This course is in spectacular condition and everything about it is majestic including its lovely staff and stunning clubhouse meaning that it is easily classed as one of the finest courses around. With Valderrama as one of La Reserva’s neighbours if you’re looking to play some of the finest courses in Spain then you know which area to come to on your next golfing holiday.La Reserva

Sotogrande

Real Club Sotogrande golf course is the fourth course on this list. This course is a private members course but it is still worth trying to get tee times here to experience the beauty of this course. Real Club Sotogrande was opened in 1964 and even after 40 years is still regarded as one of the top 10 courses in the whole of Europe which shows how well this course has survived the test of time. This course has many strategically placed bunkers and water hazards making it a challenge even to the most discerning golfer and means that a lot of effort and thinking are required in order to score well on the course and avoid these hazards. Just 150 metres from the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and with a careful layout designed to integrate the natural area with a fantastic golf course it is no surprise that this course has made the list of Spain’s finest courses.

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San-Roque

Last on the list are the courses at San Roque Golf Club. The two courses there are as challenging as they are beautiful and although both courses are very different they both offer a fabulous round at one of the finest golf clubs on the Costa del Sol. The Old Course is the club’s pride and joy; it is rated among the top five courses in Spain as well as one of the best in the whole of Europe. With large fairways and narrow greens which undulate gently through forest-like surroundings as well as bunkers and water hazards this course is sure to make for an interesting round. Of course, along with any fine golf course there are some spectacular views and this course features beautiful ones of the mountains which are further inland making this not only an interesting round but a picturesque one as well. The new course at San Roque is by far the most challenging out of the two and so we suggest this course if you’re looking for a tough but enjoyable round. This course features many deep bunkers and the fairways are exceptionally narrow but to experience a fine round on this course is worth the potential poor score!

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South Africa – truly a World in one Country!

At the far southern tip of the continent of Africa, lies one of the most amazing countries that you will find anywhere on Earth. There are many reasons behind this bold statement and certainly the current strength of the pound against the South African rand is massive plus. Being five times larger than the UK, South Africa has such a breadth and depth to offers its visitors. It certainly a country where you can keep all members of the family or group happy whatever their needs and wants are.

History

If we start with the history of the country which is characterised by racial and political violence, territorial conflict, wars of conquest, and inter-ethnic rivalry, the latter of which still exists to this day. The bush-men (Khoi and San) were the original inhabitants having had roots in the region for millennia with a nomadic lifestyle, and empathy to their environment similar in many ways to the aborigines of Australia. Most of the rest of the population trace their history to later immigration. Africans in South Africa are descendants of migrants from central Africa, who first entered southern Africa about 2,000 years ago. White South African were descendants of later European settlers, mainly from the Netherlands (the Boers), Germany, France and Britain. All have left their mark on the country making it the special place it is. The much used term “Rainbow Nation” was first coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to describe South Africa after apartheid rule had ended in 1994, and more than 20 years later the country is so different in many ways. As an example, according to the South African Golf Association, the country now has over 450 affiliated golf courses which service more than 125,000 golfers, the majority of the newest ones tend to have been built in the Western Cape.

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So with the history lesson finished and us being fully up-to-date on to South Africa today let us discover the regions in more detail. What better place to start than the world famous city of Cape Town, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the south and east. This is Africa’s most southerly point and the convergence of two major oceans close to Cape Town gives it changeable weather patterns that are generally Mediterranean with hot summers and warm but wet winters.

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For the wine fanatics, the Cape region is famous for the wine producing regions including Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek as well as the Karoo, a semi desert region and the Garden Route, an area of coastal vegetation called ‘fynbos’ which is found only in South Africa. The route from George through to Port Elisabeth is known as the ‘Garden Route’ and offers some spectacular scenery and flora especially in their spring which is from late September to early November. This is a must visit location on any itinerary

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The Western Cape

As well as being home to the Mother City of Cape Town as mentioned this is included in most itineraries usually at the start or end. As also mentioned the Western Cape is home to the majority of South Africa’s vineyards with such well-known name as Franschhoek (“French Corner”), Paarl and Stellenbosch. A tour to at least one of these areas, with a driver/guide of course, just has to be one of your days out and perhaps the perfect opportunity for a day away from the golf course. Likewise a trip to Boulders Beach to see the penguins, followed by a drive round Chapman’s Peak and a visit to Kirstenbosch also needs to be on your bucket list. But then there is also Bo Kaap, Robben Island, Hout Bay and, of course, Table Mountain.

When it is time to think about getting your clubs out, the golf courses in the province are some of the best in South Africa and offer a challenge to golfers of all standards. And the green fees are such good value!

Just a few miles to the east is the coastal town of Hermanus, famed for its very particular flora, found only in this region, called ‘fynobos’. But is flora is not your thing Hermanus is famed for being the location where the Southern Right Whales come so close to the shore that all you need to do, is sit on the cliff top with a glass of the local produce. If that is still too tame, then take a short trip to Dyer Island and go Great White Shark cage diving. There really is something here for everyone.

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The Eastern Cape

So, that is Cape Town sorted and now is the time to strike out and discover more of the real South Africa. Three choices of quality reveal themselves to the first time visitor. First up, hire a car and drive towards George (it’s scenic in an M4 through Wiltshire sort of way) and the Garden Route unless you cut inland and route through the Karoo. Best visited in their spring (October & November), the region has some quant Cape Dutch homes and beautiful scenery with the lagoon around which Knysna is built being a particular pull.

The golf courses are simply superb, with the likes of Simola, Oubaai and Fancourt courses that you just have to play. Beware Fancourt Links unless you’re serious golfer or your confidence could take a battering.

Head further east through Tsitsikamma and onwards to Port Elizabeth and the malaria free game reserves awaits with names such as Addo, Amakhala and Shamwari, home to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant).

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Mpumalanga / Limpopo

A two hour flight from Cape Town will take you to Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport and another of the major pulls for visitors to South Africa – the Kruger National Park. Named after Paul Kruger who was instrumental in its formation. The park is the size of Wales and borders Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The Kruger has such varying topography that there is a habitat all the major animals you can think of and several hundred more besides. You can self-drive and camp in the Kruger, its great fun and very social but I would also advise spending a little bit more for a few days and finding a rustic lodge in one of the many private game reserves that abut the park.

For some relaxation after the early morning safari starts, head west for an hour or two and visit the area around Pilgrim’s Rest, set in the Drakensberg Escarpment, was one of the Transvaal’s goldfields that drew prospectors to the area in the 1870’s. The scenery is the area is simply stunning with hill walking, white water rafting, hang gliding and horse-riding just some of the activities on offer. Your bucket list in this region has to include visiting the Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window.

The golf courses in the area are not as plentiful as the other provinces but what is lacked in quantity is made up by their quality. Leopards Creek has views into the Kruger and is arguably the No.1 course in South Africa, whilst further into Limpopo is Legends which houses two courses of such quality that is needs to be on every golfers list of courses to play. And then there’s its famous 19th

hole – not the bar but a 400m Par 3 (yes Par 3). Have you ever taken a helicopter to a tee box? The region is malaria free and being at a higher altitude, your ball will travel further in the thinner air. It is an ideal destination for a golf & safari combination and, now, also to some incredible island and resorts of Mozambique, with direct flights from the Kruger to Vilanculos.

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Kwa-Zulu-Natal

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And finally to an area that in my opinion is the pivotal region in South Africa from a historical viewpoint and my particular favourite. The name itself evokes the history of the region – Kwa means ‘place of’, Zulu after the warrior nation who under King Shaka shaped the nation. Then there’s Natal, a shortened version of Natalia, that the Portugese called the region after landing here on Christmas Day. Nowadays it is usual shortened to just KZN.

The region is where most of the battles that forged the nation of South Africa took place between the Boers, the Zulus and the colonial British. You cannot have not seen the film ‘Zulu’ starring Michael Caine, it was a real engagement and you can visit the site of the battle.  This one has to be on your bucket list.

The Drakensberg Escarpment continues in an arc from Mpumlanga and provides a stunning backdrop to the hinterland of KZN, a place to take a picnic and hill walk, or horse-ride, or mountain bike or fly fish. Or just relax and breathe in the clear crisp mountain air. A trip to Cathedral Peak and Giant’s Castle is a day not wasted.

Inland from Durban the country opens out into the rolling hills of the Midlands, rising up to the Drakensberg Mountains and the land-locked nation of Lesotho. There is so much to do in this province that you’ll never have time to be bored, whether playing on some of the hidden gems of courses, relaxing on a beach, listening to the stories of its colourful past or tasting the wonderful fusion cuisine offered.

Moving to the coast KZN has some of the best beaches in Africa, stretching up from Richards Bay to the Mozambique border with names such as St Lucia, Kosi and Rocktail. These are wild and remote beaches with superb diving and space to relax – but do not think loungers, club sandwiches and waiter service.

The game reserves are some of the oldest in South Africa, home to a wide variety of wild life and quite close to the coast; it is perfectly possible to have a game drive in the morning, a dive in the Indian Ocean on the afternoon and drinks at Lake Sibaya as the sun sets. What a superb day!

Golfers are well catered for with several superb courses, including some championship ones, both north and south of Durban and in the Drakensberg. I would definitely recommend Durban Country Club, Zimbali, Prince’s Grant and Cotswold Downs..

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Rovos Rail

If all the above seems a bit too much like hard work and you instead want the height of luxury then we also have the answer. Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has rightly earned an international reputation for its world class travel experiences, with discreet, friendly service, supeb cuisine and some of South Africa’s finest wines.

In a series of journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the sub-continents greatest destinations from Cape Town at its most southerly tip to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and the desert landscapes of Namibia through Kwa Zulu Natal to the wonder that is Victoria Falls. Our personal favourite experience sees the train traverses the spectacular Garden Route to the winelands for a brandy distillery visit and across the Cape Fold Mountains before this magnificent expedition ends in Cape Town. Golfers play Leopard Creek at Kruger, Durban Country Club, Humewood in Port Elizabeth, Fancourt in Knysna & Ernie Els Oubaai in George.

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Whale Tail Classic

Finally, if it some serious competitive golf that takes your fancy then it is with great pleasure that Golf Escapes invite you to the take part in the 2nd Whale Tail Classic, Hosted by Arabella Hotel & Spa, South Africa at the end of September 2016 for 5 wonderful days.

The hotel itself offers the ultimate in five-star luxury and a wealth of leisure and business options. The hotel staff will go out of their way to create a memorable and unique event this September. The fabled 18-hole, Par 72 Championship Arabella Golf Course has once again been ranked number 1 in the Western Cape and Top 5 in South Africa. This rugged stretch of South African coastline snakes along the Atlantic Ocean, with magnificent mountains rising up on the other side. As part of the tournament package, you will have the opportunity to see the region’s namesake – whales – cruising and wallowing in the coastal waters. We envisage guests wanting to add on to this 5-night programme, with pre or post tours to the likes of Cape Town, Fancourt or a safari destination and are happy to provide further details as requested.

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So, that’s our synopsis of South Africa. What more could you ask for, great scenery, stunning diving, challenging golf, endless walking, delicious wines and nation forming history. Want to find out more then get in contact with us today.