About Simola

Simola Golf & Country Estate was conceived as one of South Africa’s most desirable golfing destinations - and (forgive us, we’re boasting!) we think you’ll agree: it’s succeeding.

Attractions on the 325 hectare estate include the Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa; our 18-hole, par-72, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course (designed by the Golden Bear himself); and our exclusive River Club - where home-owners and guests enjoy swimming, paddling, fishing and birding on the peaceful Knysna River, and in the indigenous Knysna forests. 

Investment Opportunities at Simola include both free-hold properties and fractional title schemes. 

… Simola Golf & Country Estate is pure bliss.


The Golden Bear - Jack Nicklaus himself - personally designed the golf course at Simola.

This outstanding masterwork was the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Africa, and offers top-class facilities to complement the surroundings and enhance your enjoyment of your time on the course. 

Writing on nicklaus.com, Larry Gould said of Simola that its location, “high above the scenic town of Knysna, merits the description of being one of South Africa’s most spectacular.”