A Guide to Cape Town Golf Vacations

November 6, 2009


Arabella Golf Club – One of South Africa's Top Courses

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and is South Africa’s most popular tourist destination. With many world class golf courses to choose from, golfers worldwide have discovered that Cape Town is a bit of a golfers paradise. As Cape Town also includes many other tourist attractions besides its golf courses it is truly a top destination for golfing holidays. The favorable South African Rand exchange rate is also an attraction for tourists coming from Europe or North America. The price of accommodation, restaurants and golf green fees is a fraction of the equivalent cost in the United States or Europe when converted to dollars or euros.

There are many Cape Town golf courses to choose from, both in and around Cape Town. Golf Digest has ranked 15 of these courses in South Africa’s top 100 courses. This includes the internationally renowned Arabella Golf Club and Resort which is one hour’s drive from Cape Town. This championship course is arguably the best course in the Western Cape, and with good reason. This golf course has hosted many South African opens, and is set in spectacular surroundings right next to the Bot River lagoon. Arabella has a good selection of tee boxes to suit golfers of all levels. Recommended golf courses in the beautiful Cape Winelands area near Cape Town include the Jack Nicklaus designed Pearl Valley Golf Course, Erinvale Golf Club, De Zalze Golf Club, Stellenbosch Golf Club and Paarl Golf Club.

Within the city and suburbs of Cape Town itself there is a wide selection of top courses with enough variety for an extended golfing vacation. Recommended Cape Town golf courses include Steenberg Golf Club, Royal Cape Golf Club, Clovelly Country Club, Atlantic Beach Golf Club and King David Golf Club, to name just a few. To obtain further information about all the Western Cape and Cape Town golf courses go to the Western Cape golf directory provided by GolfLinx.

Besides the Cape Town golf courses there are many other top tourist attractions in Cape Town. There is Table Mountain which towers over the city of Cape Town. At over 3000 feet high, it can be seen from anywhere in Cape Town. You can take a revolving cable car, or hike up to the summit of the mountain using numerous hiking trails. The viewing station at the top has a restaurant and a bar with spectacular views of the city and the Atlantic.

The wine farms in the Cape Winelands produce some of the finest wines in the world. Wine tasting and tours of the cellars and vineyards are offered by most of the wine farms in the region. There are numerous wine routes one can take through the region, and there are many guided bus tours which leave from Cape Town. Another popular attraction in Cape Town is its beaches. The numerous beaches in Cape Town have spectacular mountain backdrops as the scenery as well as soft, white sand.

The V&A Waterfront is Cape Town’s most visited attraction, and offers good shopping facilities, wining and dining establishments, various live shows and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Many boat trips can be booked from the V&A Waterfront, including a boat trip tour to the Robben Island where one can tour the maximum security prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Besides the Cape Town golf courses, theses are just some of the other attractions that Cape Town has to offer.

To find available accommodation in Cape Town, take a look at the Western Cape accommodation guide provided by GolfLinx.

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