Global Edition

Attracting star quality

8.34am 10th January 2008 - Property

Few resorts can offer such a vast choice of activities in such magnificent natural surroundings as Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, Knysna, South Africa. In fact, Pezula has been so attractive to sporting stars that over a dozen international sportsmen have bought property on the resort, including former world number one golfer Nick Price, tennis aces Roger Federer, Jonas Bjorkman and Thomas Johansson and Graeme Smith, the South African cricket captain.

The Pezula Group has set a global benchmark for lifestyle choices with the award-winning Pezula Private Estate (property), Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, the Pezula Championship Golf Course, and the Field of Dreams with sporting facilities and amenities.

Pezula Championship Golf Course, adjacent to Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine Southern Cape landscape. Located high on the eastern Knysna Head, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean on one side and the Knysna Lagoon on the other, the 18-hole Pezula Championship Course designed by Ron Fream and David Dale, is set against the gentle background of the Outeniqua Mountains, the Sinclair Nature Reserve and the indigenous Knysna forest. The multi award-winning course rates amongst the best and the most scenic golf courses in the world.

The course offers a golf experience that is both rewarding and challenging. The succession of forest, cliff and sea locations delights golfers as much as the challenges of the course which calls for the full range of shots. Some holes are built right on the breach of the cliffs. This is a layout where good shot-making and sound course-management skills are at a premium.

Friendly and professional service is integral to Pezula’s culture. On arrival, players will find their name on their golf cart and locker. Pezula’s staff will ensure they are all set for the game and that every experience, from tee-off to sundowner, is a memorable one.

The Clubhouse facilities are in keeping with the overall five-star experience and include a terrace, restaurant, bar, golf shop, short game practice area and putting green. The Shareholders‘ Lounge houses a library, private lounge, dining area and bar. Golf carts are obligatory in the undulating terrain and the resort’s carts are fully equipped with GPS systems, computerised scoring and the facility to pre-order lunch.

Located on the Eastern Head of Knysna, on South Africa’s famous Garden Route coast, Pezula, is surrounded by rugged cliffs, ancient forests and sheltered beaches.

Just a 40-minute flight from Cape Town, Pezula is one of the most luxurious and lowest density developments in South Africa, a haven of privacy and great natural beauty. Cape Town can be reached from the UK via direct flights on British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways.

Accommodation is available from ZAR 3920 (approx. UK £283) per night for a Studio Suite, including a full English or continental breakfast. Green fees range from approx. UK £38 – 48 (depending on season) for hotel guests playing 18-holes.

Pezula is currently selling its fourth phase consisting of 34 plots ranging in size between 2,500m² and 10,000m². In contrast to earlier releases these are “plot and plan” sites. Each is sold with a complete set of approved architect designed plans which effectively streamlines the process of building at Pezula for overseas buyers.

The “plot and plan” initiative ensures that properties are in harmony with the architectural philosophy of the development. Overseas buyers can construct their ideal property without the time commitment necessitated by commissioning an individual architect. Starting at ZAR 2.2 million (approx UK£160,426), all properties have magnificent views of the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains.


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