The Sabi River Sun Golf Course in the lowveld is ideal for a golfing safari in South Africa.
The Sabi River Sun Golf Course is located in the Mpumalanga province, home to the famed Kruger National Park with its prolific population of African wildlife. The course lies within a convenient half an hour of the reserve, just outside the charming Lowveld town of Hazyview. Kikuyu sheaths the fairways while the greens are coated in Bayview grass. Hippos and crocodiles inhabit the larger water hazards, so guests should be wary with wayward balls; they may not be able to retrieve them.
Today part of a lifestyle resort, the Sabi River Sun Golf Course was originally established by farmers in the area who sought nearby recreation. It is currently one of only four 18-hole courses in Mpumalanga. The parklands-style course is home to 200 different species of bird, which means that avid birders will enjoy the course’s natural spoils even more.
The region’s mild climate allows for year-round playability on the striking untamed stage of the Lowveld. Freshly upgraded, the Sabi River Sun Golf Course offers entertaining play for both the beginner and the expert. A trip to this golf course should absolutely be combined with a safari to one of the nearby private game reserves or the Kruger Park itself to ensure the maximum benefits are reaped from the experience. The park is home to a remarkable diversity of species and breathtaking natural scenery.