For the golf enthusiast, South Africa is a wonderful destination - and that's an understatement. The country boasts an ideal climate for spending time out on the fairways under the bright African sun, and golfers here are blessed for choice.

A number of South Africa's top-end hotels feature regularly in some of the best known "world's best" lists, such as the World Travel Awards, Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice survey, and Travel & Leisure magazine's World's Best Awards.

Most of the time you'll be most comfortable in light, summer-weight clothes but do include a warm jacket as African nights can be surprisingly chilly. Don't forget socks, good shoes and a rain jacket.