The Skukuza Golf Course is a magnificent 9-hole (18-tee) course situated in the world famous Kruger National Park just on the outskirts of Skukuza restcamp. This rich wildlife sanctuary surrounding the golf course is home to the Big Five, a huge variety of birds and countless other species, which all provide the visitor with a harmonious close-to-nature golfing experience.
The course is a Par 72, and is 5950m (6450 yards) for men and 5059m (5480 yards) for women. The course is not fenced-in so uninvited spectators are a common sight such as hippo, impala, warthog and baboons to mention but a few.
The course offers the pleasure of a challenge and an adventure.
Foot Safaris in the Kruger National Park - Time spent on foot in a Wilderness area is the very embodiment of a memorable safari experience. Trained field guides with backup rifles take groups of up to 8 people out into the bush for a few hours. Track rhino, elephant and lion on foot and learn and observe fascinating facts about the African bush. Participants walk for about 2 to 4 hours. Stops are made to enjoy the beauty of the area and to view plants and smaller animals. Children under 12 years are unfortuantely not allowed.
Bush Walks.... in the Kruger National Park .... time spent on foot in a Big 5 Wilderness area is the very embodiment of a memorable safari experience. Nothing could possibly beat the excitement of tracking rhino, elephant and lion on foot through the heat of the bush. It is also one of the most incredible ways to learn about the fragility of the ecosystems of the Kruger National Park and to see the smaller, but in no way less exciting, animals and insects of the park like termites, birds and plants that tend to be ignored when on a game drive. Trained field guides with backup rifles take groups of up to 8 people out into the bush for a walk which can last up to four hours and stops are made to allow replenishment and a chance to take in the beauty of an area. In the Kruger Park it’s advisable to take your own snacks and sunscreen and most of the camps do morning and afternoon walks. Children under 12 years are unfortuantely not allowed.
Game drives are what the Kruger National Park is all about. If you’re on a kruger park safari then the highlight to any day is venturing out on the back of an off-road vehicle, binoculars clutched in one hand whilst the other hangs on for all you’re worth to the constantly rolling vehicle as it makes its way through the bush in hot pursuit of the latest pride of lions, sighted feeding on a kill just over the rise.
Vehicles of 10-seats as well as the more economical 20-seater trucks are used. The availability of the 2 types of vehicles will vary from camp to camp and it is not possible to book the type of vehicle in advance.
The following drives are offered:
Sunrise drives, Mid-morning drives, Sunset drives, which are done at most camps and Night drives done only at Olifants, Mopanii & Letaba.
For those booked on a safari or into a private game lodge, regular game drives with an experienced ranger are part and parcel of your trip, and for those on self-drives through the Kruger National Park, Olifants, Mopani and Letaba restcamps provide night drives, whilst most of the restcamps offer early morning, mid-morning and sunset game drives. For the most part game drives last around 3 hours, and private lodges and game farms usually include a coffee break, breakfast or sundowners in the bush as part of the game drive experience.