If you can’t get enough of golfing, then the Drakensberg is a dream destination. With over 20 golf clubs, and a stunning course around every corner, you could play a different course every day while on holiday in the Drakensberg.

Treks, Trips and Trails is situated in the heart of the Central Berg, and our beautiful Bergvlei Cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the best golf courses in the area. Bring up the family or travel as a group of friends, and rest assured that everyone will have their own comfortable space. And when you’re done golfing, enjoy a braai or cook up some grub in the fully-equipped kitchen before settling back to watch the sun set over the mountains.

Here are four of the closest golf courses, that we think offer the best golfing in the Drakensberg:


Champagne Sports Resort

The 18 hole championship course at Champagne Sports Resort is lauded as one of the most beautiful in South Africa. With 84 bunkers and a variety of water obstacles, it is bound to put up a challenge for even the most seasoned of golfer. The halfway house, with its beautiful deck overlooking the course, is a great spot to relax and take a break with an ice-cold beer and a good meal. There is also a pro-shop and golf carts are available.

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

The 9 hole, 18 tee, 72 par golf course at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is a favourite with locals and anyone who wants to enjoy a quick game. This golf course offers some of the most beautiful views of the Central Berg, and you can see the Monks Cowl mountain itself from every tee. Recently upgraded, the course features a few dams and a river as well as a fun swing bridge to the fifth hole.

Chathedral Peak Hotel

The highest golf course in the Drakensberg is located at Cathedral Peak Hotel. This 9 hole course has two sets of tees so you can enjoy a 18 hole game, crisscrossing the valley. After your golf, settle down on the deck of the clubhouse with a cold drink and take in the panoramic views of the mountains.

Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort

The Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort in the Northern Berg is home to the Amphitheater Golf Course. This 9 hole course has 18 tees and golf carts are available to hire. Although only 9 separate holes, this course is particularly challenging . Overlooking the Amphitheatre, the course is also home to a great variety of flora and an abundance of bird life.

Estcourt Golf Club 

The Estcourt Golf Club is local club, home to a 9 hole undulating course, as well as a driving range. The clubhouse features a great bar and restaurant while clubs and golf carts are available for hire. Situated just off the N3, this is a great spot to visit if you want to get in a quick round on your arrival or departure day.

Ladysmith Golf Club

Offering a par 71, 18 hole course, the Ladysmith Golf Club is situated less than an hour’s drive from the Treks, Trips & Trails property. Looking for a great day out? Enjoy a round of golf in Ladysmith in the morning, then go for an afternoon game drive in the Big Five Nambiti Game Reserve, and still be back here at Bergvlei Cottage for your evening braai!