- Why in your opinion is Gary Player Country Club (GPCC) consistently one of the top 3 courses in South Africa?
The perfect manicuring of the golf course each day before play. All bunkers get hand raked. Each green cut. To give the guest a mere perfect golf course….
For the second interview we have invited PGA expert Malcolm Fourie to share his view on Leopard Creek, one of South Africa’s top golf course.
1. Why in your opinion is Leopard Creek consistently one of the top 2 courses in South Africa?
Leopard Creek was designed as a championship golf course where no corners were cut to ensure that everything was built to the highest possible quality and specifications.…
Today the African plain with hills on either side at Isandlwana is peaceful but in 1879 the area in KwaZulu Natal was the scene of one of the most ferocious battles in South African history.
The British Army invaded Zululand in 1879 and assumed there would be no defence….
The facts and challenges
Of all the environmental threats facing Africa’s rhino, from habitat loss to political upheavals preventing proper conservation, it’s poaching that’s proved the most difficult to overcome. In fact, the problem of poaching on the continent is approaching catastrophic proportions, with startling, sobering statistics revealing the sheer extent of the illegal practice today….
From the dusty plains of Namibia to the fynbos scrublands of the South African Cape, the swaying grasses of the Serengeti to the mist-topped rainforests of the Congo, the wild lands of Africa have become firmly established as one of the world’s meccas for adventure, conservation and eco-tourism in recent decades….
When conservation and preservation were separate
There was a time when the ecological community was deeply split when it came to ideas of environmental protection.
Some, like the founding chief of the American Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, wanted to see mankind co-exist sustainably within nature….
Sand dunes shift in the Namib Desert, and great grykes carve the earth in Brandberg.
The chiselled Spitzkoppe gnarls above the savannah, and ancient forests turned to stone emerge from the dusty ground. Meanwhile, there are haunting petroglyphs scrawled over windblown rocks in UNESCO-attested Twyfelfontein, and the great rugged undulations of Damaraland seem to go on forever….
If you are looking for a genuine cultural journey across Southern Africa, an immersive experience learning first hand from native bushmen would be the way to go.
They say that the only true way to experience another culture for yourself is to immerse yourself in it….
South Africa has always been on the talking list among golfers, not only because of the country’s scenic landscape, friendly hospitality and wide range of activity options but also because of the superior standard of greens and links golfers would find there.
To start with the new ElementZ’s Blog section called “Expert Talk”,…