Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Home > Stay with Us > Legend Golf and Safari Resort


Legend Golf & Safari Resort, also known as the “Home of the Extreme 19th”, is one of the world’s most renowned resorts.

This unique leisure destination welcomes all travellers, whether it be for a holiday getaway, business trip, golf or safari experience, Legend caters for every need.

We are home to the unique “world-in-one” Signature Course where each of the 18 holes have been designed by a world golfing legend. In addition, you can take the challenge of the world famous Par 3, the Extreme 19th.

One of South Africa’s most talked about luxury destinations will inspire all those who visit with its picture perfect scenery, majestic architectural designs and the experience of a lifetime.


Legend Golf Safari Resort suites are built in the bush where there are no fences or gardens – just 220 rooms, built across the bush within the resort.

The suites, consisting of four or five individual bedrooms linked by walkways, offer accommodation of unmatched, timeless elegance dedicated to relaxation and reflecting the African wilderness.

Panoramic views are enjoyed through large picture windows while glass sliding doors lead onto a secluded outdoor patio. The generously proportioned bedrooms include a small seating area and luxurious en-suite bathroom.

There are different accommodation options to choose from at the resort:

Resort Rooms
Spacious rooms accommodating two people. Resort rooms can be set up as a twin or double bedroom and are complete with en-suite bathroom.
Luxury Rooms
Luxury rooms are bigger than resort rooms and are set up as a double bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom. Luxury rooms are preferable for families with two small children as the floor space allows for additional roll-away beds to be added.
Executive Suites
An executive suite combines a luxury double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a living area. Executive suites come complete with living room, fully equipped kitchenette, dining room, guest toilet and veranda.

Accommodation Features

Air Conditioning
Emergency Light
Ceiling Fan
Mini-Bar Stocked on Request
Tea & Coffee Station

Wedding Venues in a Nutshell

Legendary Wedding Venues

Situated in the heart of Entabeni Safari Conservancy, the multi award-winning Legend Golf & Safari Resort reflects the rich cultural legacy of this ancient part of Africa where the lion still reigns as king. Architecturally inspired by the kingdom of Monomotapa, you can say your I dos at one of our exotic venues, ranging from the top of the mystical Hanglip Mountain to the enigmatic White Lion Boma, seating up to 450 guests.


Queen of Sheba Amphitheatre Pedi Cultural Village
Extreme 19th Deck Monomotapa Hall Sofala Conference Centre
Shebeen The Island at Botanical Gardens White Lion Boma
Fig Tree The Starlight Boma
  • A hands-on wedding coordinator will be assigned to you on confirmation of your booking and assist with all your wedding arrangements on-site.
  • We will supply you with a “preferred supplier” list of the very best in the industry.
  • The bride and groom will be invited back to spend their one year anniversary at their wedding venue as a special treat on a complimentary Bed and Breakfast basis. This includes complimentary champagne and romantic treats. When you get married at one of our properties you are automatically part of our Wedding & Anniversary Club where you will enjoy various benefits like discounts on accommodation, food and beverage purchases and activities when you visit any one of our properties. You and your spouse will also receive exclusive invitations to Legend Hospitality Group’s events and are invited to annual events for all Weddings.
  • Standard inclusions.
Contact Us

Book an appointment with our wedding consultant or forever hold your peace. Give our consultant a call or send an email and she will come and see you, bringing along answers to your questions, fact sheets and picture-perfect photos.

Tel: 012 443 6700

Email: reservations@legendlodges.co.za


With seven venues, conferencing is made simple at the resort. Each venue is set against the backdrop of Hanglip Mountain with the added bonus of being situated in the African bush. The resort also offers a variety of teambuilding activities from approved suppliers.


Venue Capacity
Queen of Sheba Max 500 delegates
Sofala Conference Pavilion Max 250 delegates
River Meeting Rooms (4) Max 80 delegates
Tribute Meeting Room Max 30 delegates
Whether it be a wedding, cocktail party, birthday bash, year-end function or anniversary, we have a venue that will cater to your specific needs. Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues – or even atop Hanglip Mountain (only accessible by helicopter). 

Venue Capacity
Queen of Sheba Max 500 guests
Sofala Conference Pavilion Max 250 guests
White Lion Boma Max450 guests
Monomotapa Hall Max 300 guests
Monomotapa Hall Max 300 guests
Shebeen Max 450 guests
The Island at Botanical Gardens Max 150 guests
Fig Tree Max 200 guests
Pedi Village Max 200 guests
Signature Clubhouse Max 220 guests
Signature Boma Max 250 guests
Extreme 19th Deck Max 100 guests
Tribute Clubhouse Max 80 guests
Hanglip Mountain Max 60 guests
Olienhout (Waterfall) Max 40 guests
Rooikat Tree House Max 25 guests

The resort offers various dining experiences, from à la carte restaurants, to bomas under the African sky.

Signature Clubhouse Restaurant

Breakfast is served each morning buffet style

Lunch can be enjoyed from the à la cart me

Il Leone Pizzeria

This à la carte style restaurant offers a variety of delicious Italian dishes and is a magnificent option for lunch and dinner daily.

The Pizzeria is located in the Great Enclosure

The Cave Bar & Lounge

Open Friday & Saturdays only : 20:00 to 02:00

Farmhouse Tea Garden

Light lunches, beverages and confectionaries can be enjoyed at the Farmhouse Tea Garden. Pre-booking is necessary. Contact reception or the activity desk.

Picnic Lunches

Guests can enjoy a packed lunch in a beautiful outside setting. Please contact the activity desk or reception to make your booking

Alternative Dining Options

Legend Golf & Safari Resort offers a selection of “out in the bush” dining experiences beyond comparison including:

  • Fig Tree Bush Venue
  • Shebeen
  • Olienhout
  • Rooikat
  • White Lion Boma
  • Signature Boma
  • Great Enclosure
  • Inspirations Curio Shop
  • Waterberg Grocer
  • Golf Pro Shop
  • Restaurants
  • Field of Legends
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Swimming Pools
  • Legend Health & Wellness Centre
  • Wildlife & Cultural Centre
  • Pedi Cultural Village
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Bomas & Outdoor Venues


Extreme 19th

The now world famous Extreme 19th is the world’s longest and highest Par 3, providing every golfer with an unforgettable golfing experience. Accessible only by helicopter, the tee is situated atop Hanglip Mountain with a 361 metres shot to the green, located 400 breath-taking metres below the tee. There is nothing like it anywhere else on planet golf!

Extreme 19th Full Leader Board

Signature Golf Course

The 18-Hole Signature Golf Course is the longest golf course in South Africa, providing all golfers, irrespective of their handicap, the experience of a true African Challenge.

Tribute Golf Course

The Tribute Course, is a ten-hole Par-3 course, with each hole modelled after the best Par-3 holes in the world. This course is designed to be played in approximately 2 hours. The course takes you on a journey around the best holes in the world and provides a stunning additional golf experience to the Championship 18-hole Signature Course.

Driving Range

Perfect your golf swing at our driving range and enjoy the majestic view of Hanglip Mountain. The driving range is also equipped with chipping and putting greens as well as a lounge area with a restaurant and bar where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the serenity of the bushveld.

Game Drives

The wildlife experience is impressive with more than 55 mammal species (including the Big 5, consisting of lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino), 300 plants species and 380 bird species….not to mention the wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians all co-existing in five spectacular diverse eco-systems including grasslands, bushveld, mountains and river beds. Encounter the supreme wildlife of Africa with qualified rangers in our open safari game vehicles.

Bush Walks

Various guided Bush Walk options are available. The Predator Walks are undertaken by our qualified rangers in the Big 5 Entabeni Safari Conservancy, whilst Non-predator Walks take place at the resort and Botany Walks within the Botanical Gardens. Our trained rangers will show you a variety of animals and birds.


Stargazing can either be guided by one of our qualified rangers, or alternatively a professional astronomer can be hired in at a nominal fee. The conservancy is the perfect setting for spectacular views of the starry night sky.

Legend Wildlife & Cultural Centre

Our Wildlife Centre Tour concentrates on the mythology and legend surrounding the white lions. You will not just encounter an ordinary lion, but meet Africa’s mythical legends…the children of the sun god! The White Lion Tour takes place around our innovative islands, now also including wild dogs and bengal tigers. During an educational tour of the Pedi Village, guests will get some insight into the unique culture and traditions of the African people, taste traditional food and be entertained by tribal dancing, singing and drumming of the local people.

This is an experience beyond comparison! Get a bird’s eye view of our 22 000 ha nature reserve with either a 5-minute or 12-minute flight or combine an exhilarating helicopter flight with a romantic meal on a secluded mountain top and enjoy the indescribable natural beauty of the Waterberg.
** 50% non refundable deposit is required upon all bookings**
Adventure Activities

To be pre-booked 48 hrs in advance

Guests are able to choose from a variety of adventure activities including:

  • Archery
  • Paintball
  • Air Gun Shooting
  • Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Water Sports at Doorndraai Dam
Legend Health & Wellness Spa
Relax and rejuvenate mind, body and soul at Legend Health Spa. Treat yourself to a variety of massage and beauty treatments, while you enjoy the tranquil backdrop of African bush.
Marvin’s Mini Golf
Young and old alike will enjoy a game of mini golf, situated at the resort’s Monomotapa Village.
Mountain Bike Trails
Mountain bike trails are available in the Botanical Gardens and guests can enjoy these scenic routes on their own mountain bikes.
Little Legends Programme
Just when you thought that all the cool stuff was only for grown ups…We believe that kids should be out there having fun, getting dirty and learning at least one new thing every day!The Little Legend Programme will capture the imagination of “the little ones” where they will learn to have fun and play – experiencing the African bush within a safe, secure environment especially created to cater for their needs.Interactive teachings of our relationship with nature will be taught and children will learn about century old ways of the wild, insects and animals and how nature is entwined into our daily lives.
Quad biking
Explore the beautiful African bushveld on our guided quad bike tours at Legend.

Golf Courses

The Signature Course at Legend Golf & Safari Resort is a world first.At the heart of the resort is a golf course designed by 18 of the world’s top golfers. These leading professionals, selected to add their design expertise to the Signature Course, share the fascination and spirit of golf.The list of signatures who have been honoured to design a hole reads like a who’s who of world golf…Trevor Immelman, former US Masters Champion; Padraig Harrington, two-time Open Champion and US PGA Champion; Bernard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Justin Rose, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen to name but a few.Each hole has the vision of a great golfer and the stunning Signature Course only adds to its unique nature.A Par 72, which begins with South African designer Trevor Immelman and ends with South African designer Retief Goosen, the Signature Course boasts amazingly wide fairways and immaculate USGA standard greens.
The Signature Clubhouse design was originally envisioned as an exact footprint of the mysterious Fort Nyangwe, which formed part of the Monomotapa Kingdom. The footprint of the buildings is natural and organic and blends effortlessly with nature and the bushveld ridge behind it. Walkways are leading naturally and logically from the central courtyard to all five different buildings. Each building has its own spectacular view of the golf course, mountain range and bushveld.The large inviting glass doors and windows in the buildings, enables one to enjoy the scenery from the inside, whilst the open rooftops, that are linked by sky walkways, provide the opportunity to absorb the magnificent views from all angles outside.The complex houses a Sky View Bar, Renaissance Restaurant, Signature Clubhouse Restaurant, Golf Pro-Shop, Clubhouse Boma, Members Lounge with Viewpoint, Changing Rooms, Gym, a facility where children can play and a splash pool.It’s been more than four years in the making, but well worth the wait, as the new Signature Clubhouse at Legend Golf & Safari Resort has opened on 27 November 2014.

Few holes in the history of golf have generated as much interest as the Extreme 19th.

Accessible only by helicopter and played to a green the shape of Africa some 400m below, the Extreme 19th has captured the imagination like no other hole.

Golfing superstars as well as celebrities from across the world of sport and entertainment have been equally as impressed with this most unique hole.

In a shoot-out with French golf star Raphael Jacquelin, 2008 Open Champion Padraig Harrington famously became the first person to make a Par 3 – but since then he has been joined by many others – just normal golfers enjoying the golfing experience of a lifetime.

No trip to Legend Golf & Safari Resort is complete without taking on the challenge of the Extreme 19th.

Facts & Figures

Here are the facts and figures about the Extreme 19th – the longest Par 3 in the world!

  • Vertical height – 430m
  • Horizontal distance from foot of mountain to back of green – 400m
  • Horizontal distance from foot of mountain to start of fairway – 280m (start of fairway is indicated by arrow)
  • The vertical drop from the start of fairway to the front of the green is 21m
  • The green is the shape of Africa
  • Time for ball to land – 20 seconds

Extreme 19th Leader Board

The Tribute Course pays homage to some of the greatest golf holes ever designed and those which have entertained us with some of the most dramatic moments the golfing world has ever seen.

The 10-hole Tribute Course is another example of our ambition to provide golfers with innovative new golfing experiences. Opened in October 2009, the course allows golfers to play these holes at one venue and in the shortest time.

The holes have been chosen from golf courses across the world and are a great test of your short game.

The course is made up of nine world famous holes and one self-designed hole – an African Redan.


2018 / 2019 Rates

Legend Golf & Safari Resort
Conservation Levy – applicable to all guests over the age of 12 years visiting Legend Golf & Safari Resort and undertaking game activities on Entabeni Safari Conservancy during their stay, to be included in booking confirmation prior to arrival. R80
Bed & Breakfast
01 Nov 2018 – 30 April 2019
01 Sept 2019 – 31 Oct 2019
01 May 2019 – 31 August 2019
  Per Person Sharing Single Room Children 03-11 years Per Person Sharing Single Room Children 03-11 years
Resort Suites
(Max 2 adults + 1 child U12yrs)
2525 3785 1260 2020 3030 1010
  Per Person Sharing Single Room Children 03-11 years Per Person Sharing Single Room Children 03-11 years
Luxury Suite
(Max 2 adults + 2 children U12yrs)
3025 4535 1510 2420 3630 1210
Per Room Per Night Per Room Per Night
Self catering 7575 6060
Executive Suite Executive Suites Includes: Master Suite, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Outside Entertainment Area with Braai
Signature Golf Course – 18 Holes – Green Fees including Cart, Water, Halfway House 690
Tribute Course – 10 Hole Par 3 Course – Green Fees 280
Mountain View Villa
Room Only
Mountain View Boutique Lodge (per night) 35350 Mountain View Villa accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 en-suite Bedrooms with 3 Lounge Areas, Dining Room, Kitchen, Boardroom, Swimming Pool & Outside Entertainment areas with Braai facilities.
    Rate is quoted per night and includes full board, Butler Service, dedicated transfer vehicle and driver. Private dining can be arranged at the lodge.


Contact Us

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Physical Address:

Haakdoring Road
Sterkrivier District
+27 (0) 15 453 9000

Central Reservations Office

Tel : +27 (0) 12 443 6700
Fax : +27 (0) 12 361 5674
Email : reservations@legendlodges.co.za

Golf Reservations

Pro-Shop  : +27 (0) 15 453 9286
Office : +27 (0) 15 453 9000
Email : golf.lgs@legendlodges.co.za

Property Sales

Email : property@legendlodges.co.za 

Contact Form

Maps & Directions

Directions to Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Road Directions to Legend Golf & Safari Resort from Pretoria:

Take N1 North Highway from Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg). Keep on the N1 through Carousel and Kranskop Tollgates. Travel a further 32km on the N1. Take the Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) R101A offramp/exit (Route 289). Drive 8km to Mookgophong (Naboomspruit). Drive straight through the town of Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) on the R101A (29km) till you reach the Sterkrivier (Doorndraai Dam) turnoff (Legend Golf & Safari Resort signboard). Turn left and continue for 22km till you reach the Haakdoring turnoff. Turn left and continue for a further 3km on gravel road until you reach the traffic circle and the Great Enclosure of the Legend Golf & Safari Resort entrance on your right-hand side. Enter through the security check-point and park at Reception.

Road Directions to Legend Golf & Safari Resort from Polokwane:

Travel through Mokopane (southerly direction) towards Mookgophong (Naboomspruit). Travel 17km till you reach the Sterkrivier (Doorndraai Dam) turnoff (Legend Golf & Safari Resort signboard). Turn right and continue for 22km until you reach the Haakdoring turnoff. Turn left and continue for a further 3km on gravel road until you reach the traffic circle and the Great Enclosure of Legend Golf & Safari Resort entrance on your right-hand side. Enter through the security check-point and park at reception.

Legend Golf & Safari Resort Reception: +27 (0)15 453 9000

Legend Runway

This is a private runway in a wildlife conservancy.

Runway Directions:    17 / 35

Runway Length:         1200 metres (grass)

Runway Width:           30 metres

Max Size Aircraft:       DC3

Please adhere to strict routing procedures as per the aerodrome chart. Note that a completed indemnity form must be sent before every visit by aircraft or helicopter to Legend Golf & Safari Resort and Entabeni Safari Conservancy.

Please contact the resort directly for the co-ordinates and necessary documentation for the new runway on the lower escarpment. Be advised that the old runway on the upper escarpment is closed.

For more details contact 015 453 9000 / reservations@legendlodges.co.za