Luxury Safari Golfing
Without any doubt, the Leopard Creek Golf Course near Malelane in Mpumalanga, offers the best wildlife / safari golfing experience in the country. The course borders the world famous Kruger National Park, separated only by the winding Crocodile River.
The course is an 18-hole, 72 Par Parklands style golf course with Kikuyu Grass Fairways and Bent Grass Greens. The course is 6 533 meters in length.
The golf course was designed by the one and only, Gary Player. He was particularly proud of his design of the 18th Hole with its island green. The 5th Hole is another memorable experience for golfers at Leopard Creek, as the green is right on the edge of the Crocodile River offering stunning views up the river and into the Kruger Park.
Most of the water is home to Crocodiles, as the naming of the river implies, and sightings of game such as Buffalo, Hippo, Elephants, Antelope and of course Crocodiles is commonplace, on the course or on the border of the Kruger Park. Unusual hazards for the golfer and a dream for the safari enthusiast!
The Country Estate has made every effort to ensure that the Course is indeed one of the finest and lushest playing surfaces in the country. The facilities are of the highest standards and the all-round experience is undoubtedly one of the best in the country.
Green fees are approximately R2 750.00 per person which includes a golf cart as well as tea/coffee and sandwiches/muffins/scones at the Halfway House.
Please note that bookings are reserved for guests and members, however limited bookings are available for visitors. Bookings are only accommodated through lodges in the area, please see the website for the lodge names and contact details.
Rainfall occurs mainly in the mid-summer months, with November, December and January seeing the highest levels.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 19˚C and 31˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 26˚C.
There are daily flights to and from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town into the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Mombela (Nelspruit). Car rental companies are available for easy access to the surrounding areas. Leopard Creek is approximately a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.
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