• Overview

    The purpose of the tour is to play some wonderful golf courses, but 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. The restaurants, the cuisine, the wine, the settings, they are all unrivalled, and a trip to South Africa in February and March is the perfect escape from the winter blues back at home.

    All the details of this week can be found in the Itinerary below.

  • Itinerary

    Sunday 28th February – Welcome to Knysna

    For the second week of the tour we return to the ever popular Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route.  As with many recent 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.

    Overnight at the Pezula Resort & Spa, Knysna

    Monday 1st March – Plettenberg Bay Country Club

    Our golf on the Garden Route warms up with Plettenberg Bay Country Club, a favourite with clients.  The course is easy to walk, and the two main inclines can be observed from the veranda of the club house.  Lush Kikuyu grass fairways and bayview greens recently over seeded to bent grass, provide players with an excellent playing surface.  The course also has no intrusive houses or traffic noise and is populated only with indigenous flora and fauna. The natural beauty of the course has been carefully retained.   Baboons, vervet monkeys, birdlife like the Knysna loerie and woodpeckers as well as the occasional bushbuck and deer, are the most likely distraction to our game.  After the round we will head into Plettenberg Bay and the Lookout Deck & Restaurant, which has one of the most spectacular settings along the Garden Route and serves very good food too!

    Overnight at the Pezula Resort & Spa, Knysna

    Tuesday 2nd March – Knysna Golf Club

    Today we play a most enjoyable round at Knysna Golf Club, which is located very close to the hotel.  Nestled on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon and close to the Knysna Heads, the course meanders through tidal pools and between magnificent indigenous trees.  The course has been enhanced greatly over the past ten years or so since we have been playing it and it has some of the best greens in the Southern Cape.   We will book morning tee-times, which will provide time in the afternoon to explore Knysna, so frequently voted South Africa’s favourite town.

    Overnight at the Pezula Resort & Spa, Knysna

    Wednesday 3rd March –  Simola Golf Club

    Year after year this is the course that clients rave about and want to play over and over.  The Simola course as a golf course challenge is magnificent, but add in the setting, and the jaw drops at the splendour of the forest and the views over the valleys and the Indian Ocean in the distance.  Simola is the first Jack Nicklaus signature course on the Garden Route, reflecting the maestro’s philosophy of attuning the layout and design to the natural lie of the land.  The course offers challenge and reward amidst the spectacular scenery.  Set below the high ridges, the course is free from the wind that so often plagues coastal courses. The fairways flow with the natural undulating contours of the terrain and the unusual configuration of five par 5s and five par 3s adds a new dimension to the round.  Its par for the course that every hole boasts exceptional views; either out across the Knysna Lagoon all the way to the Heads or over the picturesque Knysna River as it twists and turns through the valley below.

    Overnight at the Pezula Resort & Spa, Knysna

    Thursday 4th March – Non Golfing Day

    Increasingly over the years we have found that the formal sightseeing days have become less popular, as clients like to relax for the day or head into town to shop, browse and potter around.  We are therefore not putting any formal arrangements in place for this day.  However, David and Trevor will provide an option on the day.  For example, a trip to Noetzie beach in the morning to see the famous beach side castles, before enjoying a fine lunch and a similar agenda for the day will be suggested once everyone is on-site.

    Overnight at the Pezula Resort & Spa, Knysna

    Friday 5th March –  Plettenberg Bay Golf Club

    We return to Plettenberg Bay Country Club for a second round on the course, such is the quality of the course.  The Club is a traditional Members’ Club, and is a super course in its own right, and also captures the very essense of playing golf in South Africa.  We may well make a return visit to the Lookout Deck & Restaurant, as it too is most worthy of two visits!

    Overnight at the Pezula Resort & Spa, Knysna

    Saturday 6th March – Pezula Golf Club

    For the last round on the Garden Route we tackle the breathtaking and award-winning on-site Pezula Golf Club, which provides one of the ultimate challenges in the area.  A tough challenge, with some of the best scenery from a golf course in South Africa, we will certainly be putting ourselves to the challenge today.  Our tee-times will be in the morning, providing time in the afternoon to explore the town and area, or indeed to pack in readiness for the return home.  We’ll also allow plenty of time for one final exceptional meal to sign us off in style, until we next return.

    Overnight at the Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa, Knysna

    Sunday 7th March – Homeward bound!

    After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and head to George airport for the journey home.

  • 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:

Single Room Supplement:
£55.00 per person per night


For this trip we can accommodate
18 clients

Notes on the Prices:

Notes on the internal flights
Please book your return flight from George Airport back to the UK, via either Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Price includes:
Services of your tour host, David Short

  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily transfers
  • Golf
  • Sightseeing as illustrated

Price excludes:

  • International and internal airfares
  • Drinks or meals unless stated