> Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get to Sakabula?
- Is it safe?
- What other activities are there available in the area?
- Can non-residents become members of the golf club?
- Is competitive golf a feature at Sakabula Golf Club?
- What does the word 'Sakabula' mean?
How do I get to Sakabula?
Sakabula Country Estate is located adjacent to Merrivale, a small
suburb of Howick just 10 minutes from Hilton and 15 minutes from Pietermaritzburg.
Durban is 1 hour away and Johannesburg 4½ hours along the N3.
The estate is less than a kilometre from Exit 99 off the N3, along
the Underberg Road.
Is it safe?
Yes. There is an electric fence around the entire 350 ha estate with
only one controlled entrance and exit that is manned day and night
by an armed guard.
- What other activities are there available
in the area?
Sakabula Country Estates is located within the Midlands Meander, an
hour from the Drakensberg Mountains and an hour from Durban beaches.
Within 15-20 minutes from the gate residents will find shopping centers,
fine restaurants, movie houses, airports, commercial businesses and
sporting facilities. Midmar Dam, 5 minutes away, caters to those interested
in fishing, sailing and all water sports.
- Can non-residents become members of
the golf club?
Yes. The golf club is an independent business entity and is run as such.
Visitors are always welcome. There are presently close to 350 members
enjoying the relaxed and friendly climate engendered at Sakabula.
- Is competitive golf a
feature at Sakabula Golf Club?
Yes. Club competitions are held every Saturday afertnoon. In addition
Sunday competitions are arranged by Sakabula twice monthly at various
courses in the Pietermaritzburg/Durban/Coastal area.
- What does the word 'Sakabula'
Sakabula is a Zulu name for the long-tailed Widow bird. The word in
Zulu denotes a 'flirt' or 'show-off'. These birds are prolific
in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands and are often seen balancing on the end
of tall grasses. During mating season their exceptionally long tail
feathers make the males look as if they are struggling to fly as they
show off their plumage for the females.
| Sakabula Golf Club and Country Estate.
Address: P.O Box 186 Merrivale 3291 KwaZulu Natal South Africa.
Telephone: Office +27 (0)33 - 330 6751 Fax +27 (0)33 - 330 4605