South Africa’s Leg­end(ary) Hos­pi­tal­ity

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A mix of cos­mopoli­tan city life and na­ture’s wild beauty, South Africa has earned it­self the tag of one of the most fas­ci­nat­ing des­ti­na­tions of mod­ern times. The coun­try is now pro­mot­ing newer niche tourism prod­ucts. MICEtalk was in­vited to Leg­end Golf and Sa­fari Re­sort, in the Lim­popo prov­ince of South Africa, which brings together South Africa’s age old at­trac­tion, its wild bush, with its fast devel­op­ing lux­ury of­fer­ing, Golf. It is hardly sur­pris­ing that it is woo­ing the MICE trav­eller in a big way.

Sit­u­ated in the Entabeni Sa­fari Con­ser­vancy, Leg­end Golf and Sa­fari Re­sort is a new ven­ture that is promis­ing to pro­vide an ex­clu­sive ex­pe­ri­ence of ev­ery­thing that is unique to South Africa. With an en­trance styled like the Zim­babwe ru­ins, the re­sort proudly flaunts an 18-hole sig­na­ture golf course, lux­u­ri­ous ac­com­mo­da­tions and the fact that it is sit­u­ated right at the heart of a Big 5 Game Re­serve that is Entabeni

Golf at the Leg­end

MICE at Leg­end also means the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence… at 6,534 me­tres for daily play and can be ex­tended to 7,748 me­tres for tour­na­ments by one of the world’s lead­ing golfers. It is recog­nised as “Best New Course in South Africa” by Golf Digest Par 3. This is ac­ces­si­ble only by he­li­copter and is sit­u­ated at the top of Han­glip Moun­tain; 361 me­tres shot – 400 breath­tak­ing me­tres be­low Tee. It is gen­er­ally ad­vised to book well in ad­vance for a game of Golf. All golf ac­tiv­i­ties are closed on Mon­days. cart and Half­way House. Golf carts are avail­able but are not com­pul­sory per caddy Ranger. The ini­tia­tive forms part of our over­all so­cial de­vel­op­ment plan. with strict con­trol over the pace of play. Players who do not ad­here to the pace of play will be asked to leave.

of the dan­ger­ous an­i­mals or Big five.

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locker rooms, lounge and bar area and restauant. Course: th­ese will in­clude both pro­fes­sional and am­a­teur tour­na­ments.

Post-event ac­tiv­i­ties

MICE ac­tiv­i­ties at Leg­end Golf and Sa­fari Re­sort also means that groups can en­joy a host of post-event ac­tiv­i­ties…

Game View­ing

The Entabeni Sa­fari Con­ser­vancy is home to a num­ber of species of an­i­mals, with the Big 5 tak­ing cen­tre stage. Wildlife en­thu­si­asts can wake up with the first light of the sun to watch th­ese an­i­mals wak­ing up from their slum­ber. The thrill of watch­ing th­ese wild beasts from an open 8-seater ve­hi­cle and to see them non­cha­lantly over­look your pres­ence will stay with you for­ever.

The Sanc­tu­ary is also home to a num­ber of plant and animal species. Game view­ing here is also an op­por­tu­nity to see di­verse ecosys­tems – grass­lands, bushveld, forests, moun­tains, riverbeds.

En­dan­gered wild life cen­tre

The high­light of the cen­tre is the White Lions. African leg­end says that they are the “son of the God,” and have the task of sav­ing the world. The an­i­mals live in an is­land, se­cured with elec­tric fences and guests have plenty of op­por­tu­nity to cap­ture their beauty in

cam­eras, with­out the ob­struc­tion of cages. The wildlife cen­tre also pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to see other species like chee­tahs, par­rots and macaws in all their splen­did beauty. In the win­ter months, guests can go on buf­falo breed­ing tour. In­ci­den­tally, th­ese are con­sid­ered to be the most dan­ger­ous and un­pre­dictable an­i­mals here.

Spa Fa­cil­i­ties

En­joy a num­ber of spa plea­sures here. Vis­i­tors are ad­vised to make their book­ings for the spa fa­cil­i­ties at the re­cep­tion, as they check into the re­sort for their stay.

The rooms are won­der­ful

A be­fit­ting sup­port to the ac­tiv­i­ties at the Leg­end Golf and Sa­fari Re­sort are the lux­u­ri­ous ac­com­mo­da­tions here. The re­sort has 201 rooms built across the bush. Each of th­ese com­prises a spa­cious bed­room, a small seat­ing area, lux­u­ri­ous en­suite bath­room with spa­cious shower and bath area.

Walk­ing out to the pa­tio out­side a room af­ter sun­set can be a sur­real ex­pe­ri­ence, with the sur­round­ing en­veloped in dark­ness. Even as you lose the sense of time and space for a few sec­onds, look up to the sky above you. In the clear, pol­lu­tion free en­vi­ron­ment, the twin­kling stars in the sky, hun­dreds and hun­dreds in num­ber, seem to be smil­ing down at you.

Leg­end Golf and Sa­fari Re­sort, in short, en­com­passes the spirit of Africa, which re­mains pris­tine, beau­ti­ful and warm, wel­com­ing trav­ellers to ex­pe­ri­ence its unique­ness that re­mains un­touched, de­spite the fast pace of life char­ac­ter­is­tic of mod­ern times.

Vis­i­tors to the re­sort are en­cour­aged to use the re­sort trans­porta­tion sys­tem to get around. This com­prises the 10-seater game ve­hi­cle. They func­tion as shut­tles tak­ing vis­i­tors to dif­fer­ent parts of the re­sort.

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