Travel Tip Of The Day: Where To Golf And See Wildlife

You finally booked that trip to Africa to see wildlife, but you’re also looking to work on your golf game. So why not do both at the same time?

There are several places throughout the continent where you can tee off while you watch zebras or giraffes run by in the distance (or even across the green).

If you’re in East Africa, one of the best places to go is the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort in Kenya.

It was voted the leading golf course and Kenya and golfers can tee off as zebras stroll around behind them.

Another great choice is Skukuza Golf Course inside Kruger National Park.

While playing a round at the 9-hole course, you are likely to see a few guests such as hippos, impalas and warthogs — you should probably just leave your ball if you hit it in the water.

In Zimbabwe, Elephant Hills Resort makes a great choice, but despite its name, doesn’t feature elephants (though they can be found in the area surrounding the course).

On the other hand, you can see wild antelopes grazing, as well as troupes of baboons wandering the course.

If you want to see monkeys, head over to Prince’s Grant Golf and Country Estate in KwaZulu Natal.

While there, you will probably spot monkeys roaming the grounds, and even puff adders (you probably don’t want to see these though).

In addition to the monkeys, there are over 400 species of birds that live in the area.

Another great spot to see birds is Goose Valley Golf Club in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, which features guinea fowl and peacocks wandering the links.

And finally, if you want to see giraffes, go straight to the Hans Merensky Hotel and Spa that borders Kruger National Park.

Just remember, you might have to wait awhile if a few giraffes are hanging out on the green.


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