Golfers flock to its internationally acclaimed championship course. But if golf is not your thing, then the alluring, laid-back lifestyle that Pezula offers in abundance is sure to appeal.
About Pezula Golf Estate
At this premier residential and golf estate, listed among the top five of its kind in South Africa, the charm of country living is perfectly balanced with the quick and easy accessibility to a bustling holiday town. Pezula Golf Estate is just 10 minutes by car from Knysna.
Being a resident of Pezula Golf Estate means being part of a unique community that offers a carefree and relaxed lifestyle where children can play outdoors in a safe environment.
Phil Van Staden, resident
The 418 home sites forming part of the estate look out across the golf course in the valley below and then out towards the lagoon, mountains and Indian Ocean. Because of the estate topography, every home is fortunate enough to have one or more of these gorgeous views. At the same time privacy is retained for golfers and residents.
The coastal fynbos that grows in the area makes for an ideal natural rough and features extensively in the landscaping. It also supports an abundance of bird and animal life. Sparrebos, a 45-hectare Afromontane forest that is also home to many species, is another unique attraction at Pezula. Then there is the Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa next to the estate, which provides various facilities accessible to residents.
Security is important at Pezula and indeed many residents chose this estate because of it. Here you can walk, jog, ride your bike or just appreciate nature in complete safety thanks to 24-hour, permanently manned access control.
Golf at Pezula:
- Pezula is built around the 18-hole golf course designed by Ronald Fream and David Dale, of GolfPlan, USA.
- The course boasts a superb clubhouse.
- The golf shop is popular with residents and visitors.
- There’s also a restaurant with a wide terrace overlooking the course
- The nearby town offers much to see and do, including a beautiful estuary, pristine beaches and indigenous forests.
- Nature lovers might spot the Knysna seahorse, loerie and the Brenton Blue butterfly – all indigenous to the area.
- Knysna Elephant Park offers daily tours and elephant rides.
- Knysna has many fine restaurants: Firefly Eating House, Sirocco, Mario’s and Zinzi are just a few.
- The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is a huge annual tradition in July.
Where to shop:
- Knysna Mall has Woolworths as an anchor tenant and houses many well-known chain stores.
- Most major supermarkets are represented in Knysna including Super Spar, Pick n Pay and Checkers.
- Visitors enjoy the Knysna Waterfront with its South African themed-goodies.
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.
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