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The surprising region of KwaZulu Natal on the east coast of South Africa has all the elements to make a perfect Golf Experience: the excellent climate, the breathtaking landscapes, a great variety of activities, excellent road infrastructure and its wealth of wildlife. The great charm of this part of the country is that you can discover the incredible marine habitat of the Indian Ocean, learn about the Zulu culture and admire the legendary Big 5, all in a short time and covering short distances.

GENERAL MAP

Consult the general map to plan the organization of your golf experience in SOUTH AFRICA – Kwazulu Natal Region. Inside you will find golf courses, airports and the main places where you can practice Tours & Activities (this Logo that you can see here) in order to have a general vision that allows you to plan first. Remember to integrate with the hotel booking map regarding the choice of the best hotel / villa / apartment.

GOLF COURSES WEBSITE

Durban Country Club

Zimbali Country Club

Champagne Sports Resort

Cotswold Downs Estate Golf

Prince’s Grant Golf 

Gowrie Farm Golf Course

Victoria Country Club Golf Course

San Lameer Country Club

Outdoors Equipment

Vulintaba Country Estate

Mount Edgecombe Country Club

Umhlali Country Club

Umdoni Park Golf Club

Selborne Golf Club

Kloof Country Club

Southbroom Golf Club

Simbithi Country Club

Royal Durban Golf Club

To book Tee Time, it is best to send an email to the secretary of the Golf Club you have chosen, asking for availability, obviously indicating the day and an indicative time. You can find the e-mail address by opening the Golf Club website and then searching for “contacts” or some Golf Clubs have the form to fill out to get the Tee Time. I think it’s better to send an email to the Secretariat. Opens Google Map at the point of the Golf Club. You can have the necessary information to reach the playing field or to know the distances for example from the Hotel you have chosen for the stay.

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WHEN TO GO TO SOUTH AFRICA Kwazulu Natal – Weather

The climate of Durban, in general, is defined by experts as “Sub Tropical”, having 2 fairly defined seasons (the seasonal cycle is reversed compared to the Italian one). The Durban summer is characterized by heat and humidity, the average temperature is around 24 ° C and the humidity exceeds 40%; in general, the afternoon breeze lowers the values, also helped by the typical thunderstorms of late afternoon and evening. The average annual rainfall is 1000mm, the wettest period is November-March, while the winter period is drier, with pleasantly cool temperatures (Between 15 and 20 ° C on average) The sea never drops below 22 ° C, but exceeds 24 ° C in the summer, but always pay attention to the temperature range, at night it generally tends to get cooler.

The best time to organize a Golf Experience in the Durban area is the driest and coolest winter period from APRIL TO SEPTEMBER; in this period you will rarely be surprised by sudden downpours. Temperatures are cool, the average is around 17 ° C, but high peaks of 22.5 ° C are not uncommon. Rainfall is minimal: 40mm / month on average. If, on the other hand, you prefer the sea, the best period is summer due to its higher temperatures (on average 22 ° C – 24.5 ° C in the hottest month), but beware of rainfall, these are the rainiest months and you could be surprised by a downpour while on the beach.

In Durban we have a dry and rainy season, the first one concerns the winter period (southern winter), therefore it goes from April to September, while the second one concerns the summer period and covers the months from October to March.

Dry season (April-September)
It includes the months between April and September, the average temperature is 17 ° C, the coldest month is July, with an average of 16.5 ° C, the rainfall is minimal, on average 50mm / month, the driest month it is June with 30mm / month. Humidity is very low throughout the season.

Rainy Season (October-March)
This season runs from October to March, passing from the last months of spring to early autumn. Temperatures rise to an average of 22 ° C, the hottest month is February, with an average of 25 ° C and peaks of 28.5 ° C, humidity rises together with rainfall, which reaches a seasonal average of 110mm / month, the rainiest month is March, where the rains are concentrated before the dry season.

WHERE TO STAY IN SOUTH AFRICA Kwazulu Natal

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WHAT TO EAT IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Republic of South Africa, as its name suggests, is a southern African country located at the tip of the African peninsula. The coastline that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean starting from Cape Point, stretches for 2,789 kilometers towards the Indian Ocean. Known as a cultural melting pot, South Africa boasts a very large cuisine, nicknamed “Rainbow Cuisine”, thanks to its great variety of multicultural influences and sources. In addition to African traditions, there are also other flows of South African cuisine, inherited from the influence of a large multitude of cultures such as Dutch, German, French, English, Indo-Asian and Malay, which combine elements of cuisine, with Indonesian styles. and to the Portuguese ones. This means that on the streets of South Africa, there is a great variety of culinary styles and traditions to taste. Below is a list to better understand the varied dishes of South African cuisine not to be missed.

The Gatsby

Known as the South African version of the American classic ‘Hoagie’, Gatsby is a long sandwich typical of the Cape region. The sandwiches are made with baguette-type bread open along the length and filled with a choice of ingredients that include french fries, spiced Masala steak, chicken, hot dogs, fish, bologna, squid, grilled steak, and more. This dish was born with the Cape Flats where the premises filled with leftovers in baguettes to be divided into four parts. This tradition soon caught on the streets and is now sold in one piece, in half or in quarters.

Samosa

Dish of Indian origin, the Samosa are made of puff pastry, fried or baked, with a spicy filling made of a variety of ingredients such as spiced potatoes, peas, onions, garlic, lentils, minced meat, soybeans, pine nuts, and more yet. Samosas are also known as Sambusa by locals and are easily found in many restaurants, bakeries, corner shops and petrol stations. The external crust is based on white flour which is made in a cone and then filled with minced meat, chicken or soy and then sealed and cooked in the oven or fried in oil. The result is a crisp, triangular-shaped crust of pasta with a tasty fill, best eaten hot.

Boerie Rolls

The Boerie Rolls are the South African variant of the American Hotdog and are prepared in a similar way. The dish is named after ‘Boerewors’, which is a type of South African meat sausage (lamb, pork, beef or a mix of two or three) and spices. The sausage is first grilled on a barbecue and then placed between sandwiches and garnished with ketchup, tomatoes, chili pepper and onions. Just like the American hotdog, the Rolls Boerie can be found everywhere in South Africa, especially in parking lots and during sporting events.

Fish n Chips

The typical English dish Fish n Chips is also one of the most popular South African dishes. The dish is easily found in the Cape region and is usually prepared with Haddock or Atlantic cod. The fish is first cut and boned and then dipped in a batter made from white flour, water, baking soda, beer or milk. The fish is then fried and served with french fries.

Bunny Chow

Another typical South African dish originating in Durban is the bunny chow also known as Kota (neighborhood) in other regions of Africa. The dish originated from the large Indian community residing in Durban, and was one of the best-selling dishes during the Second World War. To prepare a bunny chow a typical packaged loaf is used, a quarter is cut, the end of which is first dug and then filled with a spicy curry that can be vegetarian or not. The curry absorbs the walls of the bread and gives the dish its characteristic taste. It is one of the most popular Indo-African cuisine and is excellent as a takeaway food.

Potjiekos

The dish is named after the three-footed pot used in traditional South African cuisine known as Potjie. The name Potjiekos translates from Afrikaans into ‘small plate of food’ and is a broth prepared inside the Potjie over an open fire. The recipe consists of meats, carrots, cabbage, squash, cauliflowers, potatoes or rice seasoned with Dutch-Malaysian spices and slowly cooked to perfection. The meats can be of any type, lamb, beef or pork and is usually spiced and with a marinade of spices and alcohol, mostly beer or sherry or dessert wine.

Melktert

Melktert literally translates from Afrikaans as a milk tart and is a famous South African dessert created by the Dutch. The recipe consists of a tart base with a creamy filling made of milk, eggs, flour and sugar. In some variants the cream filling is prepared before cooking and is then put in the oven to cook together with the crust. Before serving, the cake is often sprinkled with powdered cinnamon.

Bobotie

The dish, born from the Dutch-Indonesian influence, is one of South Africa’s most popular dishes. The dish is prepared with minced meat which is cooked in the oven with an egg cream. Curry powder is often added to provide a spicy hint along with the addition of raisins and other dried fruits. The dish, however, is not very spicy but provides an explosion of various flavors.

Johnny’s Roti

One of the favorite dishes originated in Dublin, the “Johnny’s chip and cheese Roti” which is only found at Sunshine Chip and Ranch. Similar to a Mexican burrito, Roti chip-cheese is prepared by wrapping fries, strips of cheese and an assortment of ketchup and sauces along with sliced tomatoes, peppers and onions wrapped inside a roti (Indian piadina) or tortilla.

Spiced Pineapple Wedges

Not many have tried this dish, but South African pineapples are among the sweetest. This is known to be an immensely popular street food and is readily available everywhere in South Africa. It has served the streets and seas for decades. The Masala, sprinkled on these sweet and juicy pineapple wedges, creates a mix of spicy and sweet much loved by the locals.

Most traditional South African dishes are served either stewed or grilled, and are cooked over an open fire or in a ‘Potjie’ which is a traditional three-footed saucepan. Be sure to try these dishes for a great culinary experience in South Africa.

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SOUTH AFRICA TRAVEL GUIDE

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