Zebula Golf Estate
Dale Hayes joined in and local expert, Peter Matkovich, was asked to design a bush golf course. Said he:
“I have lived all my life in Africa and to be given the opportunity to design a truly African bush golf course is the challenge I’ve always wanted. This course will be different from any I’ve ever designed. It will have world class playing surfaces, it will be fun to play and, at the same time, will be a challenge”.
The resort was recently awarded a 5 Star rating by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Only 160 Bush Lodges are being built on this 660 ha malaria free golf / bush venture – a mere hour or so drive from Pretoria.
Central facilities sport a magnificent clubhouse with restaurants, a pro shop and bar. Sumptuous Sunday buffets are enjoyed. Breathtaking views from the patios over the Waterberg mountains complement the feeling of tranquility. Saturday night braais in the Boma are very popular. There are tennis courts, a hot spa, swimming pool, ultra modern gym, squash court, driving range and hiking trails. A Spa / Health centre is being planned.
Guided tours are undertaken to view the Big Five in the adjacent Mabalingwe Game Reserve. Game viewing by horseback riding is also done. The nearby Python Dam is stocked with fish - fishing tackle available.
Zebra, Kudu, Eland, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Impala, Giraffe, Waterbuck etc. abound – more than 500 beautiful creatures.
Maintenance and housekeeping services are available. Even punctured wheels are repaired and braai wood delivery by the bakkie load – available on request.
The annual Beeld Children’s Fund and other tournaments are held. Dale Hayes gives tips in the monthly newsletter and says about Mabalingwe:
“If you have Africa in your blood and you love the game of golf, Mabalingwe is for you. No tar roads, a limited number of houses and a truly bush golf course, plus you can nip across to Mabalingwe and view the ‘Big Five. Live just doesn’t get better”.
The Socoro Syndicates Group found that the Mabalingwe Country Club slotted in well with their investment concept of secure, well run, golfing estates with vast infra structure and perceived excellent capital growth potential. Our involvement started in late 2003 with almost a dozen projects off the ground after the first year with the last completed early 2005 – all sold out. A share gives 5 full but separate weeks spread over a calendar year on a moving scale – Friday to Friday.