South Africa

South Africa is a large, diverse and incredibly beautiful country, with spectacular scenery, excellent weather, friendly people and great value for money. From the rugged coastline of Cape Town to the ferocious beasts of Kruger National Park it has something to offer everyone and with no jet lag to worry about it is no surprise that South Africa is known as 'A World in One Country'.

South Africa is world renowned for its excellent safari’s, featuring the famous “Big Five” - Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo, as well as a variety of other equally awe-inspiring indigenous wildlife. Wildlife spotting is at its best during their winter months (May – August) when lack of rain causes the wildlife to congregate around waterholes and the bush is less dense, making them easier to spot.

Choose from a variety of wildlife experiences ranging from the most luxurious Private Game Reserves featuring exciting game drives with your own experienced ranger sharing his knowledge of the native beasts and the history of the landscape. Or take a self-drive exploration through Kruger National Park, explore at your own pace and keep your eyes peeled for the awesome sight of a creature in full flight.

The 'rainbow' nation offers so much variety and Joe Walsh Tours can offer you endless opportunities to experience this diverse destination. Let our experienced travel consultants recommend your ideal itinerary.

When you have got some ideas on your holiday, please feel free to contact our experienced Worldwide Travel specialists on 01 241 0800 or email

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Cape Town and Winelands
Cape Town is an exceptional city that combines modern sophistication with fascinating native history and culture. Known as “The Mother City” it is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and witnesses the meeting of two great oceans – the Atlantic and Indian... read more

Garden Route
The Garden Route is a truly beautiful stretch of coastline running from Mossel Bay to the Tsitsikamma National Park. It is a popular self-drive route, taking in breathtaking scenery, with beautiful beaches, championship golf courses, lakes and lagoons between majestic mountains, lush forests and picturesque villages... read more

Safari in Kruger
The Mpumalanga region is the safari capital of South Africa and home to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This wildlife park covers almost 2 million hectares and is home to a huge variety of indigenous species, it offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa... read more

Safari on the Cape
While discovering the diverse beauty of the Cape region you can enjoy a top-class safari experience in one of the many excellent private game reserves... read more

Enjoy a captivating array of scenic splendour, well-managed game reserves, historic battlefields, traditional art and crafts, magnificent beaches and the legacy of Shaka Zulu... read more

Sun City & Johannesburg
Johannesburg, popularly known as Jo’Burg, has managed to survive its turbulent history and is striving towards becoming a modern progressive city. Sun City is renowned as South Africa's glitziest holiday resort with a huge variety of entertainment, activity and excursion options... read more

Getting Around

Air, Overland Rail, 4x4 Journeys and Self-Drive Options

South Africa enjoys a superb infrastructure with good air links, excellent roads and a range of modern accommodation to suit all budgets.
Discover the ever-changing landscape of South Africa on a unique overland rail journey. With Rovos Rail and The Blue Train you will enjoy a deluxe experience featuring fantastic gastronomy while you feast your eyes on the highlights of stunning scenery, while the Shongololo Express offers a 3 star rail alternative with a diverse array of side trips and excursions.
Alternatively, Drifters takes adventurers out into rural terrain to showcase the best of the African Wilderness.
If you want to explore at your own pace and discover the lesser known gems of South Africa then why not embark on a self-drive holiday in your choice of modern vehicle. Self-drive holidays are an excellent way to explore this beautiful country. Joe Walsh Tours’ recommended itineraries feature a vast array of options to suit all budgets and desired holiday experiences and our range of modern hire vehicles are second to none. We can arrange a full tailor-made itinerary with car hire and accommodation, day tours and cultural excursions or alternatively we can arrange your flights and car hire with your first few nights’ accommodation.
Our experienced consultants are available to discuss your needs and to tailor-make the most attractive options to make the most of your holiday in South Africa.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 241 0800, email


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Golfing in South Africa

South Africa is a golfers' paradise with top class courses to challenge even the keenest player. Picture yourself

teeing off in spectacular settings - overlooking the Indian Ocean or amongst wildlife.

The Garden Route is slowly becoming known as `the Algarve of South African golf’ and is home to Fancourt, which

hosted the 2003 Presidents Cup. Cape Town offers superb golf courses, including the oldest course - the Royal Cape

and the beautiful Erinvale course, while Sun City offers the Gary Player Course, which hosts the annual Million

Dollar Golf Challenge.

ERINVALE - Winelands

The only Gary Player design in the region hosted the 1996 World Cup. The flat first 9 features many water hazards &

the back 9 offer amazing views of the blue False Bay Waters.
*Grading: Platinum
*Green Fees: From €70 non-affiliated, €30 affiliated
*Par 72

ROYAL CAPE - Cape Town

The oldest club in S.A., dating back to 1885 and steeped in tradition. Relatively flat parkland layout, with modern

greens built to USGA specifications. The course offers superb mountain views and tight tree-lined fairways.
*Grading: Gold
*Green Fees: From €75
*Par 72

ARABELLA - Cape Town

Ranked Golf Digest’s top course in the Cape, Arabella was also voted South Africa’s best new course in ‘99. Designed

by Matkovich & rated as one of his finest, the course is a tough test off the back markers & has superb scenic

*Grading: Platinum
*Green Fees: From €75
*Par 72

CLOVELLY - Cape Peninsula

Clovelly is situated in a secluded valley, with its clubhouse overlooking the course and the suburb of Fish Hoek. A

short layout with tight fairways & superb greens.
*Grading: Gold
*Green Fees: From €60 non-affiliated, €45 affiliated
*Par 72


Hosted the Presidents Cup in 2003 and is widely expected to become one of the best courses in South Africa. Enjoy a

unique experience on an unspoiled course with stunning views.
*Grading: Platinum
*Green Fees: From €100 Hotel Residents
*Par 72


Consistently ranked no.1 or 2 course in South Africa and home to the prestigious Nedbank Million Dollar Golf

Challenge, the clever design and multiple tees make this course equally enjoyable for both the keen novice and the

skilled professional.
*Grading: Platinum
*Green Fees: From €70
*Par 72

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