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    The South African Golf Tourism Association (SAGTA) is as an independent professional membership organization. SAGTA is a non-profit organization which is fully endorsed by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). SAGTA’s mission is to promote golf tourism in South Africa, and in doing so, generate sustainable growth in golf tourism to SA, incremental revenue to the country’s tourism industry and to SAGTA’s members from the national and international golf market. SAGTA also has the collaborative power to speak as one voice to official tourism and golf bodies on behalf of all members.


    Every traveller wants the best price and the best service. All our member tour operators meet the strict codes of conduct set by SAGTA and are authorised to operate in South Africa. Your golfing holiday is uniquely your own and although you might already have an idea on what you want to do in South Africa, our operators will provide you with a variety of options best suited to your needs. You compare the offers and select which operator to work with and deal direct.



    16 August 2011

    The South African Golf Tourism Association (SAGTA) was officially launched just a few months ago with the main goal of marketing South Africa as one of the world’s great golfing destinations both locally and internationally.

    It is the first time a national body has been created to represent the interests of an industry worth approximately R60bn per year – and has now received backing at the very highest level.
    At a special event in Pretoria today (Tuesday August 16th) The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, said that she was proud and excited to be part of a united front aimed at promoting South Africa as a golf destination.

    One of the main drivers for the creation of SAGTA was South Africa receiving Golf Destination of the Year 2011 for the African, Indian Ocean and Gulf States from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) in Spain in November 2011 at the annual International Golf Travel Market.

    Now, the government has shown its support and has given official custodianship of the trophy to SAGTA in perpetuity.

    Deputy Minister Xasa said today: “I would like to start by acknowledging and congratulating the golfing fraternity for the recognition by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) for voting South Africa the Best Golf Destination 2011.

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    South Africa has been named “Africa, Indian Ocean and Gulf States Golf Destination of the Year 2011" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). The announcement was made  in Valencia, Spain at the annual international awards ceremony for the golf tourism industry.

    South African Tourism’s UK Country Manager, Lebo Mokhesi said: "With over 600 golf courses providing every type and level of golf experience, we are proud to be announced as winners of this prestigious award. This is a significant acknowledgement by IAGTO that South Africa is fast becoming an irresistible golfing destination for golfers of all abilities across the world, as well as one of the most diversely appealing destinations on the planet.

    ”With attractions ranging from 21 National Parks and eight World Heritage Sites to over 3,500 kilometers of pristine coastline and a seemingly inexhaustible list of awesome adventures encompassing shark-diving and surfing to wildlife, South Africa is the ultimate destination for intrepid travellers to discover everything they're looking for.

    The selection for winning golfing destinations is made through votes cast by over 300 golf tour operators from 50 countries who consider customer satisfaction; quality of golf courses and accommodation; value for money; support from suppliers, tourist boards and airlines; professional conduct of suppliers; and accessibility to tee times.

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