Arabella Country Club golf course’s fame has spread internationally, hosting top international celebrities in pro-celebrity tournaments such as the Nelson Mandela Invitational. This classic course is famous for its greens which were meticulously designed and built in 1999 by golf course architect Peter Matkovich.

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A short drive from Arabella Country Club is Hermanus Golf Club, one of the few 27-hole courses in Africa.

Arabella Country Club in Overberg has played host to some of the world's greatest golfers. The golf course, located within the Kolberg mountain range and close to the Bot River lagoon, is ranked among the top golf courses in the world.

A feature that stands out in the golf course is its design. The course's ninth, 17th and 18th holes run parallel to the lagoon, presenting lovely scenery to players.

Despite Arabella Country Club's beauty, the 18-hole golf course can be a good challenge. There are several water snags that players should keep clear of. Before taking on the course, players can warm up on the golf course's driving range and putting and chipping greens.

A golf novice can learn to play at Arabella Country Club's South African Golf Estate where a variety of golf classes and clinics are available to guests of all ages, handicaps and levels of experience. These include half-hour and one-hour lessons as well as more specialised one, two and three-day schools for budding golfers.

The golf course also offers a GPS facility for golfers on its golf carts. Players can use the service to order a meal which they will find ready and waiting for them at the Club House after finishing off their rounds.

Arabella is only a short distance from Hermanus, South Africa's whale-watching hot spot. During the months of June and November, a game of golf on the championship golf course in Overberg can be followed by an excursion to Walker Bay where one can enjoy viewing the world's largest mammals splash in the seas.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

For anyone planning to visit Arabella Country Estate, they can contact Email: or telephone 021 284 0000.

How to get here

Arabella Golf Course is situated in the coastal town of Kleinmond in the Overberg region. The town is situated less than an hours drive from Cape Town. Travel out of Cape Town and follow the N2 east over Sir Lowry`s Pass. Take the R43 off-ramp and then turn immediately on to the R44 to Kleinmond/Botriver and follow the signs to the club.

Best time to visit

The Overberg region is an all year round destination but for those wishing to watch the whales the best time to visit betwen December and February.

Around the area

The Overberg region is rich in its bio-diversity, with whales, white sharks, seal, bird colonies and even the Big 5 in close proximity to the Arabella Hotel. There are endless beaches, spectacular mountains and picturesque rivers that offer endless recreational activities and exciting adventures.

Tours to do

There are 1 day to 3 days tours on ofer by many tour operators from Cape Town to the Overberg region. The tours includes scenic drives along the coast and whale watching.

Get around

For visitors planning on exploring the beauty of the surrouding area, the many routes, tracks and trails can be followed by horse, quad bikes, kayaks, and mountain bikes and even on foot. Helicopter services can also be provided on request.

Where to stay

The Arabella Golf Estate encompasses the Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa, a 5 star deluxe hotel and luxury health spa.