Shongololo Express – Good Hope Golf

Cape Town, South Africa

Shongololo Express overview

The Shongololo Express provides a fantastic adventure for golfers seeking a unique tour across some of South Africa’s most beautiful destinations. The trip provides a perfect way to experience some of South Africa’s best golf courses, with multiple stops in locations such as Durban and Cape Town.

Golf Courses

A wide range of courses can be incorporated into your itinerary. While visiting the Drakensberg Mountains and Durban, guests can play fantastic courses such as Leopard Creek and Durban Country Club. Guests will also have the opportunity to play Oubaai golf course, a fantastic Ernie Els-designed course situated on the Garden Route.


72 Guests can be accommodated in two categories of comfortable en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, while the vintage carriages hark back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the high romance of African exploration.

The two types of cabins are refined and spacious, offering passengers privacy and comfort with double or twin beds, and fittings and facilities of the highest standard. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms with double-headed power shower, toilet and basin, tea and coffee facilities, (Emerald only) safes, air-conditioning and amenities, and are serviced daily.

Restaurant & Bars

Breakfast and evening meals are eaten in the attractive Edwardian-period style dining carriage.

On Site Activities

The open-air Observation balcony carriage allows guests to explore the exquisiteness of South Africa whilst in the comfort of the train.


A grand adventure offering an amazing experience of well-known destinations throughout South Africa. The route encompasses visits to the Drakensberg Mountains, Swaziland, St Lucia Wetland Park, Durban, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth, and the magnificent Garden Route.

Golf courses near to Shongololo Express – Good Hope Golf

Zimbali Country Club
at Fairmont Zimbali Resort

Style: Parkland

The Zimbali Country Club is a hidden gem amongst the many amazing South African courses. The Tom Weiskopf design combines a perfect mixture of immaculate rolling fairways and scenic changes in elevation, offering stunning views of the Dolphin Coast.

Outeniqua Course
at Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate

Style: Parkland

The Outeniqua is a majestic parkland layout at the Fancourt Resort. It is similar in character and design to its sibling, the Montague, and its challenging design and fine conditioning will ensure an excellent test for golfers of all standards.

Arabella Golf Course
at African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa

Style: Parkland

One of an extensive choice of over 2,500 stunning venues in the UK and across the globe. If you would like to know more then get in touch today.

Oubaai Golf Course
at Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa

This course is located only 10 minutes’ drive away from George Airport. If you’d prefer to drive along the Garden Route, Cape Town International Airport is 5 hours’ drive away.

Durban Country Course
at Durban Country Club

Style: Inland Links

Durban Country Club offers exceptional golf with amazing leisure facilities for golfers and professionals alike. Rated one of the top golf courses in the world, it is a popular host of the South African Open and the Volvo Championships.

Montagu Course
at Fancourt Hotel & Golf Estate

Style: Parkland

The majestic parkland Montagu Golf Course, designed by Gary Player is one of the best conditioned in South Africa and has regularly been ranked as the top golf course in the country.

Pezula Golf Course
at Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

Style: Inland Links

Covering 254 hectares on the Knysna clifftops, the Pezula Championship Course has views of both the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean. The par-72 course is designed to be challenging, rewarding and complete golf experience for players of all levels.

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