Travel Hints for Golfers
Travel to South AfricaYour first point of entry to South Africa is arrival at the Johannesburg International Airport. This airport is home to 45 airlines from all five continents. Flights from Europe are normally overnight. A direct flight from U.S.A. to Johannesburg or Cape Town takes approximately 15 hours; and a flight between London and Johannesburg takes approximately 12 hours.
Time DifferenceSouth Africa operates two hours before Greenwich Mean Time throughout the year. This means that South Africa is:
one hour ahead of Central European Winter Time;
seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Winter Time;
seven hours behind Australian Central Time.
CurrencyThe currency for South Africa is called Rand. Foreign currency can be exchanged at local banks. Most major credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, Amercin Express and Diner Club are widely accepted. With the current exchange rate in your favour, you'll find South Africa an inexpensive destination.
Best time to visit South AfricaSouth Africa is an all year-round destination. Golf can be played all year-round, as we can guarantee sunshine in winter. South Africa experiences the highest number of 'sunshine hours' per year than any other country.
Passport and VisaAll visitors must have a valid passport and in some cases a visa. Please remember that your passport must have at least one unused page when presenting your passport for endorsements'. Failure of this requirement will result in refusal of entry to South Africa. This requirement is in line with all major global travel destinations
Non GolfersWe recommend sightseeing and shopping trips.
Dress CodeJeans and Collarless T-shirts are NOT permitted.
Smart golfwear is acceptable in golf clubs.
Soft spikes are mandatory on most golf courses.
Handicap CertificateThough seldom requested by the golf clubs, it is advisable to bring along your handicap certificate. The handicap limit for most golf clubs is 24 for men and 36 for women.
Eastern Cape Climate Chart
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