Legend Golf & Safari Resort is one of the most innovative golf and safari developments on the planet.
Multi-award-winning Legend Golf & Safari Resort was the world’s most eagerly anticipated, 21st century leisure complex, a truly modern amenity within an ancient and awe-inspiring landscape.
Situated in the heart of the 22,000 hectare, malaria-free Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa, this is the place where the lion still reigns as king of the land, and the Big 5 still mesmerize with their power and beauty.
This is where all guests, from A-list celebrities to conference delegates, sports stars to independent travellers, golfers and groups, gather at its majestic Monomotapan-style Great Enclosure gates to embark on the recreational experience of a lifetime.
Architecturally inspired by the ancient kingdom of Monomotapa and created to the breathtaking backdrop of the Waterberg Mountains, Legend Golf & Safari Resort has established itself as one of the world’s great golf and safari resorts.
At the heart of the resort is Africa’s most amazing bush golf course: the world’s first championship Signature Course complete with Signature Course Clubhouse — the place where great golfing memories are relived and legendary stories begin.
Designed by 18 of the world’s top golfers including Trevor Immelman, Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia, Retief Goosen and Sergio Garcia, the Signature Course combines the design talents and strategic knowledge of golfing stars from all corners of the globe.
Legend Golf & Safari Resort is also home to the world-famous Extreme 19th, the longest and highest Par 3 on the planet. A golf hole like no other, situated on the top of the mystical Hanglip Mountain, this is the place to follow in the footsteps of champions and make history alongside KJ Choi, Gary Player and movie legend Morgan Freeman.
Accessible only by golf’s most famous helicopter and played to a green crafted in the shape of the African continent some 400 metres below the tee, this is the challenge that has made Legend Golf & Safari Resort the talk of the international golf travel industry.
“The most epic experience of my golfing life.”
“I was skeptical, but what a fantastic fun experience.”
Just some of the comments from those who have been mesmerised by the drama of the Extreme 19th.
Golfing legend Sergio Garcia, following his visit to the resort, said: “This is truly unique. I have never seen a hole like this, and it’s a great challenge. What a hole…what a view…what a resort!”
What a resort indeed. Multi-award-winning Legend Golf & Safari Resort continues to scoop up prestigious property world titles. They include being named Best Golf Development and Best Golf Course in the 2010 Europe and Africa Property Awards, joining the property world’s award-winning elite. It has been crowned Africa’s Leading Sports Resort and South Africa’s Leading Golf Resort at the Oscars of the travel industry, the prestigious World Travel Awards. It was also the recipient of a CNBC Property Award in the category of Best Golf Resort.
And little wonder. In addition to the Extreme 19th, the Tribute Course pays homage to nine of the greatest golf holes ever designed, all Par 3s, and those which have entertained us with some of the most dramatic moments the golfing world has ever seen.
Recreated here in all their glory, and joined by one of the resort’s own design to form an amazing 10-hole journey round the best short golf holes in the world, the course allows golfers to play these holes at one venue and in the shortest of time.
A water-side Tribute Course Clubhouse has been specially constructed with all the facilities you would expect at a world class resort , despite it being under canvas, and offers magnificent views of the resort.
The neighboring Legend Golf Academy and driving range have been built with amateur and professionals alike in mind — those who want the very best facilities to help perfect their game. Three different grass types allow every detail of game play to be addressed while specially built slopes on teeing areas replicate authentic on-course golf experiences.
Legend Golf & Safari Resort is also the place where legend and reality merge, where travellers gather for their modern African adventure.
That adventure includes visiting Legend Wildlife & Cultural Centre, home to the once only mythical white lions. These children of the Sun God now reign supreme on our pioneering center’s progressive Big Cat islands, meters away from the Pedi Village African Cultural Centre where visitors can experience traditional African life under African skies, entertained by the rhythms of African drums and voices.
The resort’s eating and drinking outlets are simply the stuff of legends. Vibrant music and traditional South African cuisine are the order of the day at Legend Wildlife & Cultural Centre’s traditional Shebeen. At 860 square meters, it is the latest social setting at the country’s top tourist development, which include the White Lion Boma – an exhilarating outdoor dining experience just meters away from the Big Cat islands – with quality cuisine and exclusive views as well as a diverse menu of freshly prepared foods to cater to all tastes.
Then there are the other leisure facilities, including two swimming pools; tennis, football, basketball and other sporting activities; quad-biking; ballooning; helicopter flights; special children’s activity programmes and play areas; plus self-guided bird and tree walks through the botanical gardens. Legend Golf & Safari Resort really is driving golf and safari resort experiences to a new level of excellence.
But this is also a place where relaxation is the order of the day. Rejuvenating facial therapies, luxury pedicures, indulgent massages and body scrubs are available at the on-site Legend Health Spa.
Accommodation is another unique aspect of the resort with 450 plots each holding four en-suite double resort suites plus a master suite.With more than 240 luxury bushveld suites harmonising with nature and offering luxurious accommodation, this unique concept in resort development is still open to private investors.
Legend Golf & Safari Resort is gearing up to be one Africa’s principle venues for not only independent travelers and groups but also for major national and international conferences in the 500-seater Queen of Sheba Conference Centre — a specialised conference center with wonderful breakout areas in the heart of the bushveld and supported by the 400-seater Monomotapa Banqueting Hall that caters to all your conference dining requirements. The resort has recently added four smaller conference rooms, each seating between 60 and 80 delegates.
So whether it’s a social golfing holiday, a serious sports training squad, a tournament needing a dynamic new venue, a conference, a special event or that special place for a couple to enjoy their leisure time together, Legend Golf & Safari Resort is ready to welcome visitors. The Legend really has awakened.
This world-class resort is home to the African Golf Safari Invitational (www.agsi.co.za) that will be staged in February 2015. You can participate in this fantastic event with over 120 participants from around the world enjoying 5 days of golf, safaris and entertainment, all set at this fantastic resort. As an added bonus, every participant in the AGSI gets to experience the Extreme 19th and try their luck at hitting the green.
For more information on the African Golf Safari Invitational or information on travelling to South Africa, contact the leaders in golf travel to South Africa – Ascot Golf Tours on +27 836477997 or [email protected] or visit their website at www.ascottours.co.za