Golfers are spoiled for choice on the Garden Route, often referred to as South Africa’s “Golf Coast”. Our recommendations, all within easy striking distance, are: the George Golf Club course (+27 (0)44 873 6116), still one of the most scenic, and offering excellent value. Pezula (+27 (0)44 384 1222), designed by Ronald Fream and David Dale, enjoys a glorious location perched atop the Knysna East Head cliffs. Deeper inland, on undulating hills that overlook the Knysna river and lagoon, is the perfectly groomed Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Simola Estate (+27 (0)44 302 9677); this course has an interesting configuration: 5 par-threes and 5 par-fives.