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 ([tel] 044/873-6116), still one of the most scenic, and offering excellent value. Pezula ([tel] 044/384-1222; www.botlierskop.co.za), 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 ([tel] 044/302-9677; www.simolaestate.co.za); this course has an interesting configuration: 5 par-threes and 5 par-fives.