Experience a world-class golf holiday in sun-drenched exotic destinations
Although golf in Africa & the Indian Ocean is still in its infancy, nothing can be taken away from the region's dedication and emphasis on becoming the next great golfing destination. Mauritius, South Africa, Tunisia and Morocco are leading the way globally with their incredible course designs and immaculate condition. While perhaps not at the top of everyone’s golfing lists it should be if you value a great unique golfing experience.
Why play golf in Africa & the Indian Ocean?
- A true golfing adventure in a next generation destination
- Incredible course designs in immaculate conditions
- Play exotic landscapes in a wonderful climate
- Beachfront golf resorts to picture-perfect boutique hotels
Popular golf destinations in Africa & Indian Ocean
There is nowhere like it
Home to an array of outstanding and unique golf courses, the Africa & Indian Ocean region is beginning to understand its full potential in the world of golf as the next big thing.
There are several outstanding courses all of which are kept in immaculate condition year-round, however, there are a few notable crown jewels in the region. Ile aux Cerfs in Mauritius is a Bernhard Langer designed course which promises to ‘arouse all the senses’. Having opened in 2003, it is a staple course to play while in Mauritius.
The Gary Player Course in South Africa is another highlight in Africa & the Indian Ocean. A well-known European Tour venue it is a brutally challenging course and is one of the Rainbow Nations best. The Mazagan Golf Course is one of Morocco’s best and an absolute pleasure to play. Designed by Gary Player, this 6878-yard links course is suitable for golfers of all abilities.
What makes the courses here so great is that for many well-travelled European golfers, the course designs can begin to seem a bit stale and similar, whereas the landscapes here are entirely different from those that you will find in more traditional destinations like Europe. You are almost guaranteed a completely unique golfing experience on interesting and contemporary courses.
Play top-class golf
From the exotic landscapes to the wonderful climate, you will experience a golf holiday that is truly out of this world and completely worth the journey.
Discover the picturesque paradise island of Mauritius or the jaw-dropping landscapes and wine regions in South-Africa’s Garden Route, where you can play golf in areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Explore unique cultures in Tunisia and Morocco, while experiencing the nightlife off the course in popular places like Marrakech and Sun City. A golf break in Africa & The Indian Ocean means you can stay and play in some of the most luxurious golf resorts in the world for fantastic value.
Conveniently, there are direct flights with British Airways to both Johannesburg and Cape Town with a flight time of approximately 11 hours. Morocco is also very accessible from the UK with flight times under four hours.
The best time to travel to Mauritius is between November and March as most rainfall occurs in the summer. Direct flights are available from the UK with Air Mauritius and BA or you can stopover in Dubai with Emirates.
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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice. Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Seaside resorts to wine estates
When it comes to accommodation, there is something for every golfer. From exotic beachfront golf resorts to picture-perfect boutique hotels and tranquil rural escapes, you are spoilt for choice.
If you’re looking for a relaxing romantic golf holiday away to escape the hustle and bustle, we recommend the exceptionally unique and luxurious Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort in Mauritius, set between crystalline lagoon and lush green hills. With its elegant ethnic décor, you will get a taste of the island’s sensual African heritage. Or, you can experience a taste of heaven at the equally seductive Tamarina Hotel, golf beach & Spa 4* or Constance Belle Mare Plage.
There is also a huge selection of golf courses and resorts to match all budgets and tastes in South Africa, from the spectacular offering at Lanzerac Wine Estate to the peaceful setting at the Spier Hotel & Wine Farm. We recommend the Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate 5* which boasts fabulous state-of-the-art facilities and is perfectly situated at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in the heart of the Garden Route. The tranquil African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa is an excellent alternative set in the countryside.
When it comes to Morocco, whether you’re after a golf holiday in historic El Jadida, a quiet break in Essaouira or a city break in Marrakech we’ve got plenty of luxury, budget-friendly hotels and resorts located near the country’s finest golf courses. The Tikida Golf Palace 5* is a must-stay and a stunning example of traditional Moroccan architecture.
The Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech 5* is a firm favourite featuring lavish villas, a spa & sports centre, and fantastic restaurants.
Exploring off the course
When it comes to off the course activities, each destination boasts a plethora of amazing attractions and exciting places to visit. From the lively souks of Marrakech, traditional villages, mountains and amazing beaches of Agadir, there are more than a hundred things to do in Morocco. It’s a country filled with colour, culture and mouth-watering cuisine.
Ranked as one of the world’s top holiday destinations, South Africa offers a plethora of activities to keep you entertained when you’re not on the fairways perfecting your swing. Experience a must-see historic Cape Town city tour which includes Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, with breath-taking views of Table Bay and Robben Island. Take a trip on Rovos Rail or travel to the Kruger Park for a safari and stay and play at spectacular Sun City! Enjoy authentic boma-style South African cuisine, bush breakfasts, barbeques and sundowners at scenic spots. Wine lovers can explore the Stellenbosch and Franschoek Winelands, home to some of the world’s finest vineyards.
Despite its size, Mauritius is also home to many wonderful things to do and see. Blue lagoons and white sandy beaches are merely the tip of the iceberg of what Mauritius has to offer. Bustling with life, boasting unique flora and fauna and home to a fantastic African culture cuisine and architecture, it is the place to be. Take a trip to one of the colourful local markets and test your taste buds on the world’s finest rum. We recommend the lively Port Louis central market.