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oubaai golf resort & Spa

The Garden Route is where everyone would live if they could . The most stunning coastal scenery , forests , mountains , fynbos , pretty little towns with small farms , farm stalls , quaint coffee shops and a whole host of fun activities like mountain biking , hiking , paragliding , kayaking and more . What ’ s not to love ?
If you even remotely enjoy playing golf , you will love the Garden Route , with nine golf courses between Mossel Bay and George alone . That ’ s nine courses , some among the top ten in the country , within just 50 km . If you love golf , you ’ ll think you ’ ve died and gone to heaven . Especially when you enter the Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa .
The Ernie Els-designed 6 516-meter championship course meanders around the bright green clifftops overlooking the Indian Ocean and the Gwaing River , with the Outeniqua mountains in the background . The par-3 17th hole is considered one of the most beautiful in the country . There ’ s also a pro shop , putting greens and a driving range in case you want to polish your skills before heading out onto the fairways .
But , hard as it is for some to understand , there is more to life than golf . And that ’ s where Oubaai really shines . Once there , you will probably never want to leave . You can jog , walk or cycle the network of trails on the estate , stopping to enjoy the view of springbuck and bushbuck who roam freely on the estate or gaze out over the ocean and very likely spot some whales and even dolphins . The two whale decks that have been built by the homeowners ’ association ( HOA ) are strategically placed to enjoy a late afternoon sundowner . The dynamic rock formations and secret coves below make for brilliant fishing spots .
The success of Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa can be attributed to the vision of the developers , passion of the local residents and strong leadership in the HOA .
Considering that the estate measures 242 hectares and yet has only 322 erven and 128 village units , it ’ s a very sparsely populated piece of land . Privacy , space , quiet green vistas and contemporary coastal design are all part of the deal . The course and residential stands are designed to be enfolded in the contours of the site , leaving space for flowers and other vegetation . And , as Oubaai is situated within the Cape Floral Kingdom , the plants and flowers are many , varied and beautiful .
Today Kharafi Holdings manages the golf course , hotel and spa , and the residential estate is under the auspices of the HOA .
Willem Marx is both estate manager and a trustee , one of the early investors in the estate . He laughs : “ We came for a holiday , and never left .” Willem ’ s passion for the estate is evident when you drive around and meet the staff who work with him .
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