Explore beautiful Mpumalanga and experience top-quality golfing in anything from 1 day to as many as you wish...
Should you wish to tour with one of South Africa’s Professional Players, currently playing on the Sunshine Tour, our own Steve Basson, we can arrange this at any course of your choice. Steve is available to play any course from 3 day's to as many as you wish. Please see our Golf Tours Home Page for more details on this South African Star!!!
Please note that itinerary’s can be tailor-made to your course preference. See below the Golf Courses available in Mpumalanga.
Stats Par: 72 | Distance: 6,062m | Year Opened: 1996| Designer: Gary Player
Golfing hazards take on a new dimension at Leopard Creek for much of the water is home to hippos and the creature for which the adjacent river is named – crocodile. Working closely with the Kruger National Park and nature conservation authorities, the Leopard Creek golf course was specifically designed to blend in with the surroundings, providing sophisticated leisure amenities in an undisturbed natural environment. Innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the golf course is in harmony with the environment, while lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies. Sightings of crocodile, hippo, antelope, buffalo and wild boar are commonplace, either on the course itself or in or next to the river running alongside several holes.
To single out a signature hole is brave as there are some memorable holes. Not for the faint-hearted, the par five 18th is not particularly long at 475m but the island green presents a tricky shot over water. The 13th is equally dramatic, with the green 'floating' above the Crocodile River which divides the course from the Kruger National Park. A creek first splits the fairway and then runs alongside the left hand side of the hole. The green is built out over the river, which runs underneath.
Perfect Climate Malelane, with its temperate climate, offers year-round attractions – comfort, convenience and informal elegance. The winter season is an especially enjoyable time in Malelane with easy game-viewing and bird-watching, and ideal weather for golf.
Stats Par: 71 | Distance: 6074 | Year Opened: 1939| Designer: Bob Grimsdell / Peter Matkovich
With a par of 71 and measuring 6 063 metres it is not long or overly difficult to play, but Nelspruit golf course has an unusual start to the front nine in that the first is a par 4, the second a par 5, the third a par 3, the fourth a par 5 and the fifth a par 3, before closing off with four straight par 4s. The seven-minute gap between tee times had to be extended to eight minutes to overcome backlogs during peak times because of this. The course offers indigenous Lowveld trees and over 256 different species of birds. Bent grass greens and Cynodon/Kikuyu fairways complement the glorious landscape. A must to play when visiting this outstanding tourist area.
The golf course is a Bob Grimsdell design with a curious history: It was a 9-holer for nearly 30 years before Grimsdell returned to complete a second nine in 1967-68. In the years that followed, the course was left largely untouched until 1998 when course designer Peter Matkovich lead an extensive upgrade. Nelspruit has been called the gateway to Mpumalanga. With its sub-tropical climate and abundant sunshine and lush covered hills and valleys it forms the ideal base to explore Mpumalanga from.