Protea Hotel by Marriott Zebula Lodge in South Africa is beautifully situated in the shadow of Limpopo’s Waterberg Mountains. Two hours’ drive from Johannesburg, and 1.5 from Tshwane, this impressive 1,600-hectare golf estate and spa is also the gateway to an incredible nature reserve. Not only do you have top quality golf on your doorstep, you also have incredible wildlife-watching to follow.
The Peter Matkovitch-designed Golf Course
follows the natural contours of the terrain in a masterful symphony of bush, fairways, greens, water hazards
and the dreaded bunkers. Zebula’s golf course is currently in its best condition for years. Limpopo has experienced severe drought over recent years – thankfully, regular rain this season has been kind to the course. The rain, combined with Zebula’s innovative water-harvesting system, ensures water is available for the newly installed irrigation systems. The course is always in pristine condition for play.
Zebula boasts a well stocked ProShop, full of all the biggest names in golf kit and accessories.
Away from the greens, a range of memorable activities at the hotel guarantees a great time for all the family. This includes, horseriding, quad biking, elephant interaction and educational talks, game drives and walks. Zebula also has two resident cheetahs, so guests can observe these iconic cats at close quarters as they take their regular exercise. Meanwhile, the Raptor Center provides a fascinating opportunity to observe majestic birds of prey in flight.
A visit to the award-winning Spa at Zebula is a must for all golfers. Here, trained therapists will help soothe aching muscles and ensure you tee-off in tip-top condition. Syringa Restaurant and Golfers Express Restaurant ensures every palette is deliciously catered for. A round of drinks at the hotel’s new bar, Dirk’s Place, is the perfect way to round off your day’s play. A host of conference and event spaces is also available.
Last but not least, there is a superb variety of accommodation available. From 5-star lodges to self contained 8-bedroom houses, refined comfort and stunning views combine with friendly, professional staff to create the perfect stay.