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The garden province of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal is a subtropical region of lush and well-watered valleys, washed by the warm Indian Ocean. KwaZulu-Natal has abundant golf courses and one of the KwaZulu-Natal golf courses, Durban Country Club, is regarded as the number one golf course in South Africa and on the African continent. A number of quality KwaZulu-Natal golf courses dot the coast line, from Amanzimtoti country Club down South up to Mount Edgecombe Country Club further north. Zimbali Country Club, the popular Umhlali Country Club and the new links-type Prince’s Grant are a few of the highly enjoyable and top quality options.
One of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, the province stretches from mountains to the ocean, from Port Edward in the south to the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique in the north.
KWAZULU-NATAL GOLF COURSES
Durban Country Club
A course steeped in history and tradition, Durban Country Club boasts the unique claim of being the only course in Africa to be rated in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World by Golf Magazine USA. It is also rated in the Top 5 golf courses in South Africa by Golf Digest SA. Durban Country Club is a shot makers course that you have to think your way around.
uShaka Marine World
uShaka has brought together cultures, like no other place in Africa into a safe, secure and clean environment that resonates the sound of fun, laughter and the spirit of togetherness. Entertainment is non-stop, extending from the daytime operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk.
Zimbali Country Club
Sun Coast Casino – Tsogo Sun
Being an eco-conscious golf course and estate, Zimbalis tee boxes are often situated in slightly tricky positions to avoid environmental disturbances. The first eleven holes take you over rolling hills, which present ideal vantage points from which to enjoy the magnificent views. Thereafter, holes twelve to eighteen explore the Zimbali indigenous forest.
Experience the thrill at Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment, Durbans premier destination. With sun, sea, great food, ice-cold cocktails and plenty of entertainment, itll set your night on fire.Suncoast boasts 1,600 Slot machines and 67 gaming Tables, as well as an exclusive Salon Prive called 77 Ocean Drive for higher limit Slots and Tables.
San Lameer Resort
Set in the heart of this unique natural environment, San Lameer offers you everything you would include in a dream course. Eighteen memorable holes that weave a natural challenge through the open glades, forest and wetlands with the relaxed roar of the Indian Ocean cheering you on.
The course itself was designed by Peter Matkovich and Dale Hayes.
Wild Coast Sun
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Southbroom Golf Club
Only a mere stones throw from the Indian Ocean, Southbroom Golf Club affords golfers impressive views of pristine beaches and the sea; the tranquility of playing alongside the lush indigenous vegetation of the Frederika Nature Reserve; and an opportunity to feel the pride of the Southbroom village as the course meanders past elegant coastal residences.
The Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve lies snugly at the head of a spectacular river gorge lined with dense coastal bush and forests, just inland of Port Shepstone. The breathtaking scenery along the Umzimkulwana river gorge makes this a photographers and nature lovers paradise. Oribi Gorge has a wealth of smaller wildlife species and visitors have occasionally see leopards.
Cotswold Downs Golf Estate
Cotswold Downs boasts one of South Africa’s finest and most impeccably manicured golf courses. Designed by Peter Matkovich to USGA specifications, this magnificent 18-hole championship parklands type course blends seamlessly with its surrounds, and features bent grass greens, undulating fairways and outstanding natural water features.
Nottingham Road Brewery
Nestling in the shady grounds of the elegant Rawdons Hotel, in the heart of the Midlands Meander, youll find a thriving independent brewery which has long been delighting locals and visitors with a range of naturally brewed ales and lagers.
The secret of the companys success lies in the outstanding range of beers produced here.
Champagne Sports Golf Course
Valley of a 1000 Hills
Nestled within this spectacular leisure, conference and time-share resort is the magnificent clubhouse, which overlooks a hidden golfing masterpiece.
The top 30 ranked championship golf course has been rated as SA’s most beautiful golf course in recent years with the clubhouse rated in the top 5 19th’s holes in SA.
The Valley of 1000 Hills is KwaZulu-Natals doorway, situated close to the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean as well as the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, further inland. On the crest of the hills overlooking the valley are leafy suburbs and village centres, which have astonishing views and a year round holiday climate of warm summers and cool winters.
Umhlali Country Club
The eighteen-hole course was designed by Peter Matkovich and is characteristically varied, providing a fantastic golfing test over the relatively short distance. Indigenous flora and fauna are abundant here too and the course has simply been sculpted around the inherent beauty of the land. To the east lies the Indian Ocean and to the West, the rolling hills.
Set in the heart of Zululand, the oldest game reserve in Africa where Zulu kings such as Dingiswayo and Shaka hunted and put in place the first conservation laws, where today the “big five” of African legend stalk the verdant savannah. Established in 1895, game viewing is the prime attraction. Viewing hides overlook waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range.
Princes Grant Golf Estate
Shakaland Cultural Village
The golf course has a links/parkland layout, designed and constructed by Peter Matkovich, and is laid out over four ridge lines overlooking the Indian Ocean. Majestic views over the ocean, with spectacular coastal forest makes this one of the most scenic and visually stunning golf courses in South Africa. But it is the quality of the golf course design.
Shakaland has been hailed as one of the best Zulu experiences on the continent, thanks to its authenticity and the sheer element of fun that infuses every part of it. This is, technically, a replica of a traditional Zulu homestead. But, in reality, it is so much more. It pays homage to the Zulu nations history, explores its contribution to modern society.
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