Over the past few weeks, we’ve had a look at what the perfect day in the Drakensberg looks like through the eyes of our guests. The foodie, the hiker and the adrenaline junkie have all shared their top things to see and do in the Berg. In this blog – the golfer gives us their perspective on the very best golf courses in the Drakensberg!
Champagne Valley Golf Courses
I enjoy a quick cup of coffee on my deck at Bahati Tree Lodge, overlooking the dam, before venturing just down the road to one of two courses located right here in the Champagne Valley. The Champagne Sports Resort is my top pick – it offers an 18 hole championship course with fantastic views of the Drakensberg mountains. Their halfway house is also a great spot to enjoy brunch midway round the course.
However, if I still feel like fitting in another game further afield in the afternoon, then I head off to the 9 hole, 18 tee course at Gooderson Monks Cowl Resort right next door to Champagne Sports.
Cathedral Peak Golf Courses
If I’ve opted to take it easy in the morning then I know I can still fit in another round in the evening at Cathedral Peak. The Cathedral Peak hotel which is located about a 40-minute drive away from my accommodation at Treks, Trips and Trails offers a really pretty course which is the highest, altitude-wise, in the Drakensberg. It’s a great spot to enjoy a round as the sun sets before venturing back to my Drakensberg accommodation for a traditional braai around the fire pit!
Other Golf Courses in the Drakensberg
In reality, my perfect day in the Drakensberg could be extended into a full week. That’s because within about an hour’s drive from Treks, Trips and Trails I will find the Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort 9 hole, 18 tee course which looks onto the famous Amphitheatre, as well as courses at Estcourt, Ladysmith and Harrismith! The Drakensberg really does have it all on offer for golfers and Treks, Trips and Trails provides the ideal base for exploring a range of brilliant courses!