• Overview

    The purpose of the South Africa golf tour is to play some wonderful golf courses and to truly experience South Africa at its finest, both the stunning coastal and mountain settings, as well as the unique character and charisma of South African society.  We have been touring South Africa annually now for more than 20 years, but each time we set foot on the plane to come home, we simply want to be stepping off it again to commence the return trip.  We will also ensure that the ambience and hospitality of the tour is first class; it is a social tour as much as a golf tour, and we will experience wonderful restaurants, wine estates as well as getting a real feel for the regions of South Africa that we visit.Have a look at the itinerary for details of the hotels and golf courses we will be visiting.To book a place on the tour, please call or email Iain, or send a booking request via the web-site and we will then confirm your booking accordingly.  I very much hope to see you in South Africa early next year.

    David Short

  • Itinerary

    Monday 17th February – Welcome to Cape Town

    Cape Town is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and there is no better place to stay than on the V&A Waterfront.  The V&A Waterfront, with its plethora of fine restaurants and shops, overlooked by Table Mountain and facing out to Table Bay, is the perfect location for our tour of Cape Town.  And we will be staying in on the of finest hotels too, the 5-Star Commodore Hotel. With its stylish and elegant setting, superb service and some magnificent views of Cape Town Harbour, Table Mountain and Robben Island, the Commodore and its setting on the V&A Waterfront will ensure for a most special week in Cape Town.  After checking in, we will spend the afternoon settling into the Capetonian way of life.

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront

    Tuesday 18th February – Clovelly Golf Club

    We head to what has become our favourite course in the Western Cape over the last two decades, Clovelly.  Clovelly Golf Course is one of southern Africa’s most picturesque and challenging courses and boasts undulating fairways, magnificent landscaping and features natural sand dunes that abound the course, as well as many natural water features.  Clovelly really is one of the most enjoyable courses in the Cape and a course that we return to year after year.

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront

    Wednesday 19th February – Informal Cape Town sightseeing day

    Trevor, our coach driver for the tour, will take us on an informal tour of Cape Town and its surroundings, visiting the famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, the beautiful town of Hout Bay as well as the divine Company Gardens and the Constantia region of Cape Town.  We will also make time to travel to the top of Table Mountain, if the weather permits, to enjoy the quite enthralling 360 degree views of the Western Cape.  In the late afternoon we will head up to the Lions Head to watch the sun go down over the ocean beneath us.  Cape Town is one of the most spectacular cities in the world and today we will show you why!

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront

    Thursday 20th February – De Zalze Golf Club

    We head to the ever popular De Zalze Golf Club today, which is situated within the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate.  The course was designed by Peter Matkovich, who also designed Leopard Creek, Arabella and Pinnacle Point, amongst others, and who has made the most of the stunning setting and created a course that places a premium on accuracy.  The course has an excellent mix of parkland holes, with its main challenges presented in the form of the water features on several holes, as well as the oak tree lined Blaauwklippen River, which winds its way through the Golf Estate and comes into play at various intervals.  A magnificent golf course, in a truly inspiring setting.

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront

    Friday 21st February – Milnerton Golf Club

    We travel the short distance to Milnerton Golf Club today.  The Milnerton course is one of the few genuine links courses in the Cape Town area, and not only is the course a fine challenge, but the panorma of Table Mountain across Table Bay is simply breathtaking.  Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Rietvlei River, this lush links-type course is fairly flat with few trees. With the sea and the lagoon bordering most holes, and the seven beautiful water holes waiting to claim the wayward shot, it offers a truly unique golfing experience.  If we are lucky, we may even spot a school of Dolphins that frequent the area.

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront

    Saturday 22nd February – Paarl Golf Club

    We head back into the Winelands today to play the stunning Paarl golf course. The scenic course is nestled in the foothills of Paarl Rock with its distinctive Granite outcrops.  The course is adjacent to the meandering Berg River and surrounded by the majestic Boland mountains.  The course offers tree-lined fairways and an array of water hazards.  Bunkers are cleverly positioned to add excitement and a challenge to the course.  This, coupled with the large and well undulated bent grass greens, provides us with a fine challenge to draw the week in the Cape Town and Winelands region to a close.

    Overnight at the Commodore Hotel, V&A Waterfront

    Sunday 23rd February – Check out and onward to Hermanus

    Today we travel to Hermanus, South Africa’s whale watching capital and home to the best land-based whale watching in the world. That said, the whale watching season is predominantly July to November, but nevertheless, Hermanus is a quite beautiful town and well worth spending a few nights in.  Our accommodation in Hermanus is the quite stunning Misty Waves Boutique Hotel, located on the cliffs with wonderful views of the ocean and the surrounding coastline.Overnight at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel, Hermanus

    Monday 24th February – Hermanus Golf Club

    We play our first round of golf on Hermanus Golf Club.  In 2006, this classic country course was overhauled and nine superb new holes were added. The newly upgraded and redesigned course features modern classicly designed holes, which make full use of the gentle and scenic mountain and coastal landscape.  South Africa’s premiere course architect, Peter Matkovich, played an important role in upgrading the existing 18 holes to an impressive 27 holes and he grabbed it with both hands.  All 27-holes challenge the pro’s and offer unsurpassed reward to the amateur.  The greens are also of the highest standards and fairways extremely well manicured.

    Overnight at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel, Hermanus

    Tuesday 25th February – Hermanus Golf Club

    We return to Hermanus today to ensure that we play all three of the 9-hole loops, as well one of the loops twice of course.  As well as being a great challenge, we are rewarded, hole after hole, with panoramic views that overlook the sparkling ocean and the course really does have a quite magestic setting in the foothills of the mountains above, looking over the town and the ocean beyond.

    Overnight at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel, Hermanus

    Wednesday 26th February – Departures and onward to the Garden Route

    After breakfast, we check out and head east towards the Garden Route, or if you need to head home at this point, transfers to Cape Town Airport will be provided as necessary.  The journey to Knysna will be by road and we will make a day of it in terms of encompassing some sightseeing en-route.  However, if you would prefer to fly, we can arrange for a transfer to Cape Town Airport and an internal flight to George, where you will then be met and transferred to Knysna.  As with the previous years’ tours we will be staying at the 5-Star Pezula Resort Hotel, one of South Africa’s top 25 hotels.  The Resort is set on the cliffs above Knysna, between the Knysna Heads to the west and Noetzie Beach, with its famous castles to the east.  The hotel provides the finest luxury, all amenities imaginable, as well as having the dramatic Pezula golf course on site.

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price Per Golfer:

Price Per Non Golfer:
£ 2,345.00

Single Room Supplement:
£80.00 per person per night

For this trip we can accommodate
16 clients

Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:
Services of your tour host, David Short


– Daily breakfast

– Daily transfers

– Golf

– Sightseeing as illustrated

Price Excludes:

  • International and internal airfares
  • – Drinks or meals unless stated