Mookgophong golf, Limpopo
Did you know?
Euphoria is one of the first golf courses in the world to have its own cableway.
Golfers who want to try something different, should head out to the Mookgophong area in South Africa's Limpopo province.
Courses to consider out this way are the Legend Golf and Safari Resort, the Naboomspruit Golf Club, Zebula Golf Estate & Spa (a Peter Makovitch-designed Bushveld Links Course), Euphoria Country Club and the Waterberg Golf Course.
Aside from the obvious golfing attractions, the area is home to great wildlife, spas and resorts.
The Euphoria Country Club is part of the Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro and is the perfect blend of golf and relaxation. Bear in mind however, that the course has no less than 85 bunkers, meaning you definitely need to bring your 'A' game, as well as your sand wedge.
The Legend Golf and Safari Resort is home to what is widely regarded as the world's toughest par-3 hole, the Xtreme 19th, for which you will need to take a helicopter ride to get to the tee box.
A round of 19 holes, including the helicopter ride, will cost around R2 000, but according to the Xtreme 19th leaderboard, many people have enjoyed it so much, they have been back again.
The Waterberg area is enjoyable all year round though summer can get extremely hot.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Legend Golf & Safari Resort
Tel: +27 (0)12 470 5300
Euphoria Golf Estate and Hydro
Tel: +27 (0) 14 743 3759
Limpopo Golf & Safari Route
Tel: +27 (0)78 456 5070
How to get here
Mookgophong is located 200km north of Johannesburg in the Waterberg region of Limpopo. Take the N1 highway from Johannesburg/Pretoria to Polokwane. Approximately 30 km after the Kranskop Tollgate, take the Mookgophong off-ramp.
Best time to visit
Any time of year is good, but it can get extremely hot in summer
Around the area
Welgewonden Game Reserve, and the village of Vaalwater in the friendly heart of the Waterberg, and is worth a visit for its bistro and art & craft gallery - The Black Mamba.
Self-drive is the most convenient option.
Length of stay
You’ll want to spend at least three days at one of these golf resorts, and longer if you’d like to see more of the beautiful Waterberg.
What to pack
Clubs and other golfing paraphernalia, along with a hat and lots of sunscreen.
What to eat
A meal or sundowners at Euphoria's Sun Deck restaurant, reachable by cable car, is a memorable way to celebrate a good round of golf.