South African Golf courses that bring you closer to nature
Ever wondered what it would be like to play a round of Golf in Africa? The answers could either be completely normal or extremely outrageous! We are blessed to have a wide range of Wildlife in Africa and more often than not they show signs of human interest particularly when it comes fun and recreation to the point of sharing the golf course. We have compiled a list of strikingly different golf courses in South Africa to look out for when visiting our beautiful country.
LEOPARD CREEK GOLF COURSE
The Leopard Creek Course
at the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is an incredible course that boasts innovative architecture and picturesque landscapes. You’ll have your camera out throughout your game of golf, as much of the lakes are home to some special friends, like crocodiles, hippos, antelopes, buffalos and elephants. Don’t be surprised if you get held up along the way!
SKUKUZA GOLF COURSE
Up next, we have the Skukuza Golf Course
also located in the Kruger National Park. The Skukuza Golf Club pride themselves in creating a close-to-nature experience for golfers. This is particularly evident when you realise that the course is not fenced at all. Make sure to keep your eyes open for hippos, impalas, warthogs and baboons to mention a few.
THE LOST CITY GOLF COURSE
The Lost City Golf Course
is another interesting course located at Sun City in the North West. This amazing course offers a beautiful scenery, as well as a crocodile pit at the third hole! Don’t worry, the course is completely safe although you will have to keep a watch out for the “not so friendly” baboons, they sometimes try and take your belongings without asking.
HANS MERENSKY GOLF COURSE
The Hans Merensky Golf Estate
located in the Limpopo province is well known for their wildlife presence and unique bushveld atmosphere. You might be able to share your 18-hole experience with some of the giraffes, hippos, crocodiles and many others are considered as the permanent residents.
KNYSNA GOLF CLUB
The Knysna Golf Club
is located On the beautiful Garden Route and the course stretches along the banks of a lagoon and tidal inlets, filled with salt water, which attracts various species of birds including cormorants, spoonbills, little egrets and avocets. You might also get a sight of fish eagles, forest buzzards, hadedas and sacred ibis on a good day!