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Kruger National Park

Skukuza Golf Course

The golf course was built in 1972 as a recreational facility for the Skukuza personnel, and is now available to visitors to the Kruger National Park for the first time.

The Skukuza Golf Course is a magnificent 9-hole (18-tee) course situated in the world-renowned Kruger National Park on the outskirts of Skukuza restcamp. The rich wildlife sanctuary surrounding the golf course is home to the Big Five, a huge variety of birds and countless animals, which all conspire to 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 yardsvn s) for women. Since the course is not fenced-in, uninvited spectators are a common sight, hippo, impala, warthog and baboons to mention but a few. The course offers the pleasure of challenge and adventure. For example #2, Par 3, have water on the left and to the back of the green. The signature hole #9, Par 3 of about 150m is played across Lake Panic. The Skukuza Golf Course has no bunkers, although 'aerial bunkers' abound because of the many trees found on the course.

Tee-off times are available for visitors between 07:00 and 12:00, daily. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Saturdays are Club Days for our members or a Sponsor's Day and it's a Two Field-Morning and Afternoon. It's a Shotgun Start and the morning field is 06.30 for 07.00, the afternoon field is 12.00 for 12.30 in summer and half an hour earlier in winter. No late entries are accepted.

Green Fees

Category Current Rate:
1 January - 31 December 2014
Rates valid:
1 January - 31 December 2015
Green Fees

Affiliated 9 Holes

R170

R180

Affiliated 18 Holes

R200

R210

Non-Affiliated 9 Holes

R210

R220

Non-Affiliated 18 Holes

R290

R310

Clubs Hire

9 holes

R110

R120

18 holes

R130

R140

Motorised Carts

9 Holes

R200

R210

18 Holes

R240

R250

Pull Carts

9 Holes

R40

R40

18 Holes

R40

R40

Caddies

9 Holes

R80

R85

18 Holes

R110

R115


  • An indemnity form must be completed prior to playing.
  • Standard golf dress code applies.
  • Caddies are normally available on weekends but we do not make bookings for caddies.
  • Motorised Golf Carts and Pull Carts are available for hire.
  • Light refreshments and full bar facility daily.

Here is a first for South Africa and the world - a unique opportunity for golfing enthusiasts within one of the world's greatest conservation establishments. The Skukuza Golf Course is designed for all levels of golfers. Please bring along your golf clubs next time you visit the Kruger National Park and enjoy one of the most unique 9-hole golf courses in the world.

For Golf reservations and enquiries please contact the Club at:

  • Tel: +27 (0)13 735 5543
    Fax: +27 (0)13 735 5543
    E-mail

Office hours:

Monday to Friday: 07:00 to 16:00
Saturday and Sunday 07:00 to 13:30

Tourist Facilities

Accommodation is available in a variety of units in the Skukuza restcamp. Please consult the map for the location of the camp as well as for further details.

How to get there

By air: A one-hour flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) on the Park periphary. There are daily flights between the two airports and bus shuttles between KMIA and Skukuza Camp or car hire from both the airport and the camp. Private once off chartered aircraft wanting to land at Skukuza Airfield need to obtain prior permission from park management.

By road: The N12 from Johannesburg and the N4 from Pretoria take you on a 5-hour drive through Nelspruit to Skukuza. Paul Kruger Gate and Phabeni Gate are the two options for travel to Skukuza.

A car hire facility is available at Skukuza Camp. Access roads through the eight gates into the park are tarred, whereas tourist roads in the park are either tarred or are good gravel roads. The speed limit within the park is 50 km/h on tarred roads, 40 km/h on gravel roads and 20 km/h in restcamps.

Take Note

  • Malaria prophylactics are essential. Please consult your doctor/chemist.
  • Firearms must be declared and sealed at entrance gates. The seal will be broken at the gate on departure.
  • No pets are permitted in national parks.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the most unique golf courses in the world, so bring along your golf clubs next time you visit the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas!