Ernie Els Oubaai Club

When the vision of South Africa’s very own Ernie Els collided with the breath-taking backdrop of the Western Cape, a golfing paradise was born. Ernie Els Oubaai Club in Herolds Bay, George, offers individuals travelling via luxury train travel an opportunity to experience the refined golf estate which retains nuances of the unrestrained beauty the natural landscape purveys.

Oubaai Golf Club was designed with its philosophy rooted in flexibility; the course itself has been sculpted in accordance with the landscape, ensuring that the surrounding environment is enhanced and not hindered. The result is a lush stretch of land that is framed by the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains which hover in the distance, while the Gwaing River Valley winds a vicarious route just below the course. 

This traditional Links course also bolsters panoramic views of the Indian Ocean which can best be admired from the Oubaai Golf Club or Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa. The effulgent area positively bubbles over with the natural scenery of white sandy beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves; its untainted splendour is enough to spellbind even the most steel-skinned individual.

The championship golf course and driving range measure a titanic distance of over 6 500m which makes it wholly unique, as coastal courses do not tend to be that wide stretched. From the first to the eighteenth hole, golfers encounter a share of challenges and hazards, and are also afforded the opportunity to engage with the course strategically.

Travellers on board a train tour of South Africa that passes through the Garden Route will delight in the numerous facilities offered at the adjacent resort and spa. The award winning Freesia Spa is renowned for launching its visitors along a sensory journey. Or if you’re in the mood for a bite to eat, there are three unique restaurants to choose from; Cucina, Waterside Grill and The Clubhouse, each promising an unforgettable fine-dining experience.