Guests booking their next stay at one of Legacy’s luxury properties should remember to pack their golf clubs and bring along the whole family.
Golfers who are tired of the same 18 holes at their local country club are invited to tee-off in some of South Africa’s wildest locations, whether it’s the world-famous Kruger National Park or the majestic Pilanesberg.
For guests looking for a short golfing weekend or a longer family trip, the following properties are ideally located. Less than half a day’s drive from Johannesburg, the Kruger Park Lodge and Elephant Point are two luxurious properties that are close to some of South Africa’s most beautiful golf courses.
Located 6km from the KNP’s Paul Kruger Gate, Elephant Point is an estate of 16 private lodges. Ranging from two to five bedrooms, every lodge is equipped with WiFi and selected lodges have swimming pools, making them ideal for the whole family.
Guests can enjoy game drives in the Kruger National Park or choose from three self-guided walking trails on the property. Those looking just to relax can indulge in spa treatments in the privacy of their lodge.
Guests at Elephant Point can also enjoy access to nearby golf courses at the Kruger Park Lodge, Sabi River Sun and Skukuza, and those at Umganu Lodge have the added benefit of exclusive access to preferred rates at the Leopard Creek golf course and clubhouse. A quick call with concierge services will ensure guests’ tee-off times are booked.
Kruger Park Lodge offers a nine-hole, Gary Player-designed golf course and its stunning thatched chalets are the perfect place to rest after a round. With access to a swimming pool, volley ball court, trampolines, jungle gym, mini golf and a tennis court, there’s something for every guest.
For the foodies in the family, G’s Restaurant at Kruger Park Lodge offers breakfast and dinner à la carte as well as a buffet menu. The bar and outdoor terrace overlooking the Sabie River is an idyllic setting for sundowners or a meal.
The golf course is home to some incredible wildlife, and players shouldn’t be surprised to see a herd of impala crossing the fairway. Guests looking for something a bit more wild can book game drives in the Kruger National Park with the concierge services.
In the Pilanesberg, guests at Bakubung Bush Lodge, Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge and Tshukudu Bush Lodge are perfectly situated to play a round of golf at one of South Africa's most iconic golf courses, the Gary Player Country Club.
Home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, this course attracts the most ambitious of golfers – those seeking a more relaxed round can enjoy the scenic Lost City Golf Course, where the guest relations manager will organise a round.