Skukuza Golf Course is the only Kruger Park golf course located in the park itself. It is a 72par, nine-hole, 18-tee course a few kilometres from the popular Skukuza Rest Camp on the road to Paul Kruger Gate. Built originally for Skukuza staff in 1972, it is now open to the public.
The course is as close-to-nature as you’ll get with beautiful bushveld trees, wonderful bird life and views over Lake Panic. The course is not fenced in so a round of golf often provides wildlife sightings.
A lion once killed a buffalo on the first green and on another occasion, a honeymoon couple’s golf game was interrupted by a pack of wild dogs chasing an impala across the course. Parks staff, however, do keep an eye on the area to keep dangerous animals away, and no golfers have ever been harmed by wild animals.
The park staff has an eye on the area to keep away dangerous game. Nonetheless, an indemnity form must be signed before teeing off.
Tee off times between 07h00 and 11h00, Sundays to Fridays.
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 Rest Camp.
Skukuza Route information
Enjoy a one-hour flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) on the park periphery. 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 Rest Camp.