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Oct 6, 2011

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

General Information:

The Legend Golf and Safari Resort is situated within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the malaria-free Waterberg Region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa, just a 35 minute flight or a two and a half hour drive from Johannesburg. This new resort is setting new standards in exclusivity and tranquillity and reflects the rich cultural legacy of this ancient part of Africa.

The Legend Golf & Safari Resort consists of an exceptional and unique 18-hole Signature Course, a luxury estate and many other facilities, situated on a Big 5 Game Reserve in the heart of the African bush.

Resort Suites:

As the Legend Golf & Safari Resort Suites are built in the bush there are no fences or gardens within the resort grounds – just 190 wonderful rooms, built across the bush within the resort.
The suites, consisting of three or four individual bedrooms linked by walkways, offer accommodation of unmatched, timeless elegance dedicated to relaxation and reflecting the African wilderness. Bedrooms measure approximately 36.21 m² in size (including en-suite). Panoramic views are enjoyed through large picture windows while glass sliding doors lead onto a secluded outdoor patio. The generously proportioned bedrooms include a small seating area and luxurious en-suite bathroom with double vanity, spacious shower and separate bath. The combination of design elements and high quality finishes ensure a uniform standard of luxury and elegance throughout the Resort.

Golf Course:

The Golf Course, designed as an 18 Hole Championship golf course, is the longest golf course in South Africa, providing all golfers, irrespective of their handicap, the experience of a true African Challenge. The course plays at 6,534 meters for daily play but is capable of being extended to 7,748 meters for tournaments, making it one of the longest in the world. The world class championship course, the Signature Course, with each hole designed by one of the world’s leading golfers, has been ranked “The Best New Course in South Africa” by Golf Digest and provides one of Africa’s most spectacular game and golf experiences.

18 Legendary Golfers
Trevor Immelman (South Africa) Hole 1
Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) Hole 2
Jim Furyk (USA) Hole 3
Bernhard Langer (Germany) Hole 4
Michael Campbell (New Zealand) Hole 5
Colin Montgomerie (Scotland) Hole 6
Mike Weir (Canada) Hole 7
Camilo Villegas (Colombia) Hole 8
Justin Rose (England) Hole 9
Padraig Harrington (Ireland) Hole 10
Raphael Jacquelin (France) Hole 11
Ian Woosnam (Wales) Hole 12
Luke Donald (England) Hole 13
Robert Allenby (Australia) Hole 14
Vijay Singh (Fiji) Hole 15
Sergio Garcia (Spain) Hole 16
KJ Choi (South Korea) Hole 17
Retief Goosen (South Africa) Hole 18

The course has flowing fairways which wind through the open grasslands and dense bush. The design and layout of the course are in complete harmony with the natural resources. The pristine bushveld environment has been preserved and the course remains one of the most environmentally sensitive in Africa.

The Extreme 19th:

The now world famous Extreme 19th is the world’s longest and highest Par 3, providing every golfer with an unforgettable golfing experience. Accessible only by helicopter, the hole is situated on the top of Hanglip Mountain with a 361 metres shot to the green situated 400 breathtaking metres below the tee.

Once the exhilarating helicopter flight to the top of this mystical mountain is completed, the player is treated to the golfing view of all time – miles of African bushveld stretching as far as the eye can see, a vista of epic proportions, and nestling at the foot of the mountain is the green – contoured and shaped like mother Africa herself. There is nothing like it anywhere else on planet golf!!

Tribute Course:

The Tribute Course, a ten-hole Par-3 course, with each hole being modelled on the best par 3 holes in the world, is designed to be played in approximately 2 hours. This par 3 course is a journey around the best holes in the world and provides a stunning additional golf experience to the championship 18-hole Signature Course.

Club House:
A “temporary” clubhouse has been specially constructed with all the facilities you would expect at a world class resort – despite it being under canvas; It boasts changing rooms and luxury showers for men and ladies plus a golf pro-shop and a bar and dining area capable of seating 120 indoors and more on the outside decking which offers magnificent views of the golf course and spectacular

Waterberg scenery:

This facility will be moved to another area of the resort when the mighty Monomotapa style main clubhouse construction is completed later this year. The main clubhouse will boast state of the art facilities plus bars and restaurants.

Sporting Facilities:

Visitors to the resort can learn and practice the game of golf at the unique Golf Academy and Family Golf Centre which includes a driving range as well as chipping and putting greens. The state-of-the-art sports facility, the Field of Legends, currently offers tennis and soccer facilities; a netball/basketball court and volleyball facilities.

Golfing activities may be pre-booked when making your accommodation reservation or, alternatively, by contacting the Pro-Shop for tee times once at the resort. Note however that all golfing facilities are closed on a Monday – except for public holidays.

Dining:

The newly completed Lookout Restaurant is available for private dinners. The magnificent 460-seater White Lion Boma and the Brul Bar are available for large functions while the Clubhouse, Farmhouse Tea Garden and Baobab Coffee Shop offer light meals and refreshments.

Activities:

Game Viewing:
The wildlife experience is impressive with more than 55 mammal species (including the big five, consisting of lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) 300 plants species and 380 bird species….not to mention the wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians all co-existing in five spectacular diverse eco-systems including grasslands, bushveld, forests, mountains and river beds.

Game drives may be pre-booked when making your reservation or at the resort. Now nature and modern leisure meet in perfect harmony as The Legend Golf & Safari Resort is developed in a way that minimizes the impact on the development of the natural environment. Indeed with socio-economic responsibility programs in place the resort is helping to breathe new life into the region.

Endangered Wildlife Centre:
The Legend Golf & Safari Resort Wildlife and Cultural Centre is a must visit. Here our white lions live. Some now living on purpose-built island, there is no fence between you and the lions….a great photo opportunity. Also see two male cheetah and a variety of other great animals including buffalo and parrots!! The centre also boasts the Pedi Village African cultural centre, and a Tea Garden.

Helicopter Flights:
For an experience beyond comparison, combine an exhilarating helicopter flight with a romantic meal on a secluded mountain top and enjoy the indescribable natural beauty of the Waterberg.

Spa Facilities:
The spa facilities are located at the 5* Hanglip Mountain Lodge at Entabeni and at a small site opposite the second fairway, overlooking a wonderful dam. Again booking of spa treatments is only a phone call away and our reception will be delighted to make the arrangements for you.

Swimming Pools:
The swimming pool at Legend Golf & Safari Resort is situated near the Driving Range. Additional pool facilities are also available at the wonderful lodges situated on the Lower Escarpment of Entabeni Safari Conservancy and guests are welcome to book a transfer to visit these facilities;

Internet/Broadband Access
Due to the fact that Legend Golf & Safari Resort is situated in a remote, rural location, the Telecom Service Provider can only supply a single-link Diginet Broadband Service. Due to the fact that this service is made use of by all internal users as well as guests, the following service is available to guests:

Public Areas & Conference Facilities:
– Wifi Access @ 512Kbps per user
– Maximum 50 users otherwise the quality of service may decrease

Resort Suites
– Direct Connection via Network Cable @ 512Kbps per user
– Maximum 80 users otherwise the quality of service may decrease

Transfers

Clients are requested to park their cars at the resort suite and utilize the resort transport system to get around. Transport is in rather wonderful 10-seater game vehicles with drivers. These operate on a shuttle system at busy times and a request based system at other times.

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