Legend Golf & Safari Resort at the Big 5 Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the Waterberg area of Limpopo, has been named Africa’s Leading Tourism Development Project at the 2009 World Travel Awards, the most influential and comprehensive awards programme for the travel sector.
The glittering red carpet event, staged at The International Convention Centre Durban, saw global travel professionals acknowledge the uniqueness of the world-class resort situated in the African bush which boasts a signature golf course, an exceptional residential estate, a golf academy, an internationally branded hotel and wellness centre, recreational facilities and a field of legends sports complex.
Peet Cilliers, CEO of Legend Lodges, Hotels & Resorts, said, “We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious award and be named Africa’s Leading Tourism Development Project. Our dream is to create one of Africa’s great tourism leisure resorts and, with the recognition of the World Travel Awards, it seems we are well on our way to achieving our dream.”
Legend Golf & Safari Resort, located on the 22,000 hectare, malaria-free Big 5 Entabeni game reserve, is also home to the Signature Course, designed by 18 of the world’s leading golfers, as well as the planet’s most ‘extreme’ golf hole – the Extreme 19th.
More than a million people across the world have experienced the longest and highest par 3 on the globe thanks to a short video of former Open Champion Padraig Harrington in a play-off against French tour star Raphael Jacquelin.
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