Golf estates abound in South Africa but none can match Zebula, a stunning and totally unique lifestyle destination a mere 2 hours' drive north of Johannesburg in the magnificent malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province.
Located on 1600 hectares of pristine bushveld in the shadow of the Waterberg mountains, Zebula commands a most spectacular setting. Undulating, indigenous tree-covered hills and wide-open grasslands are punctuated with frequent dams and waterholes – a diverse landscape that supports a wide variety of game, birds and small wildlife.
Upmarket luxury homes are tastefully designed and privately positioned so as not to impose on the surroundings. The Peter Matkovitch-designed golf course respects the environment, following the natural contours of the terrain, a masterful symphony of indigenous bush and landscaped areas. Surprising for its bushveld location, water supply is both abundant and sustainable, ensuring that the quality of the greens is unrivalled and that playing surfaces are always top notch.
Naturally occurring game include Kudu, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Blesbok, Red Haartebeest, Giraffe, Eland, Jackal, Warthog, Ostrich as well as many other indigenous species. Visitors and residents are able to walk, run, cycle or drive on the estate and get up close and personal with the wildlife, making a trip to Zebula a true back to nature experience. Those seeking the thrill of the Big 5 can be indulged at adjoining Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Zebula offers 3hr roundtrip game drives.
Guests at Zebula can enjoy face to face encounters with elephants, while our resident cheetah take our wildlife experience to whole new level, further confirming our status as a golf and leisure destination unlike any other on the continent.
The Zebula Clubhouse is the estate's crowning glory, in prime position for sundowners on the deck while watching a blood-red African sunset over the distant Waterberg after a day spent on the golf course, languishing in the spa, or making memories with your family and friends.
The Zebu Health Spa is a haven for golfers and non-golfers alike. This is a place to indulge, heal and unwind in a beautiful natural setting complete with indoor heated splash pool, relaxation garden and health bar with awe-inspiring views. Here a comprehensive range of therapies, including Zebu's unique African and Asian inspired Signature treatments, will ensure that the stresses and strains of city living are effectively eased away.
With a myriad activities from which to choose, Zebula is all things to all people. In fact, there is so much to do that a weekend away may well not suffice and you'll find yourself, like so many of our guests, returning again and again, becoming familiar old friends in the process. Bush walks and drives, spa treatments, golf, interactions with animals, quad and horseback safaris, fishing, archery, clay target shooting and tennis. The list is as endless as the opportunities for fun for all members of the family.
Zebula is located 40km west of Bela Bela (formerly Warmbaths), in the Limpopo Province, 2 hours from Johannesburg and 1,5 hours north of Pretoria. Access is via highway and excellent tarred road right until the Zebula Main Gate.