A holiday in the Kruger Lowveld region isn't just about game viewing in the Kruger National Park. Many of the best golf courses in South Africa are tound locally in the Kruger Lowveld region and they're not without their wildlife either.
So be sure to pack your golf clubs and binoculars!
The White River golf course offers a great challenge to the amateur and professional golfer in a beautiful setting. It is reputed to have one of the finest opening holes in the country. The course is one not to be missed on any South African golfing holiday; it was designed by two of South Africa's greatest golfers, Gary Player and Reg Taylor. The 18 hole, 6061 meter, par 71 golf course provides you with ample opportunity to test your skills on the interesting water features that come into play at 9 of the holes.
Contact: 013 751 3781
The Skukuza golf course was built in 1972 and offers a unique opportunity for golfers to play in one of the world's greatest conservation areas. The magnificent 9-hole (18 tee) course is designed for all levels of golfers and provides the visitor with a harmonious close-to-nature golfing experience.
This course is a Par 72, 5950 meters for men and 5059 meters for women. Since the course is not fenced in, 'uninvited' spectators are a common sight and include hippo, impala, warthog and baboons, giraffe and more.
Contact: 013 735 5543
The Sabie River golf course is rated among the top 10 golf courses in South Africa. Water is a big factor here and is present in the form of 'hazards' on all but 4 of the 18-holes. The course was redesigned in 1992 by Peter Matkovitch and Dale Hayes and is considered to be a 'user friendly' 18-hole golf course.
Hippos and crocodiles are permanent residents in the course's main dam. The course is Par 74, 5990 meters for men and 5059 meters for women, and is fairly hilly but very scenic.
Contact: 013 737 7311
The Nelspruit golf course is the busiest in the region. There are no fairway bunkers here but this is compensated for by the strategic positioning of trees. The course is Par 71, 6074 meters for men and 5234 meters for women.
Contact: 013 744 0958
For further information on any of the courses mentioned above, please visit the comprehensive site of www.wheretogolf.co.za