Welcome to the Register Event Golf and Family Retreat registration site.

The Register Event Golf and Family Retreat is all about getting together for a shared experience with those nearest and dearest to you. Family gatherings have a special place in our hearts, and getting together in the wilderness of Africa can only be memorable.

If you and your family are joining us, please register before 6 November 2017

We are looking forward to hosting you and your family at this unforgettable breakaway.

Thursday

14:00 Arrival at the Skukuza Rest Camp
Registration and welcome

Check in from 14:00 to 16:30
15:00 - 16:30 Optional game drive
18:00 for 18:30 Welcome dinner – Boma

Friday

06:15 Shuttle golfers to the Skukuza Golf Course
06:30 Golfers enjoy breakfast at the golf course
07:15 Shot gun start
07:00 - 09:00 Family breakfast at Cattle Baron
09:00 Optional family activities
12:00 Golfers enjoy lunch at the golf course
12:30 - 14:00 Family lunch at Cattle Baron
13:30 Shuttle golfers back to the camp
14:00 Optional family activities
17:30 Register Event Kids Night Out*
− Early dinner
− Games
− Movie, popcorn, slumber in sleeping bags until parents collect them
18:00 for 18:30 Shuttle guests to the Skukuza Golf Course for the gala dinner
18:30 Gala dinner at the Cattle Baron Restaurant
22:00 Shuttle guests back to the camp

This activity is suited for children of three years and older. Children under three are welcome to join in, but they have to be accompanied by an adult (parent or the child’s personal nanny). Children will be under constant supervision of professionally trained staff. Staff are on hand to ensure the utmost safety and security of your children.

Saturday

The day at leisure

Sunday

06:00 Optional game drive or nature walk
07:00 - 09:00 Family breakfast at Cattle Baron
10:00 Check out and depart
No late check out

About the Kruger National Park

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly two million hectares is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Its high density of wild animals includes the Big Five: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.

Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela – is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

About the Skukuza Rest Camp

Skukuza Rest Camp is the Kruger National Park's largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas.

A brief history

The camp was originally known as Sabie Bridge or simply Reserve, the name was changed to Skukuza Rest Camp in 1936. It was named after the Tsonga name for James Stevenson-Hamilton, the first warden of the park. Literally translated it means 'he who sweeps clean', a reference to his removal of all the local people to make way for the establishment of the Park.

Gate hours

Camp gates open at 06:00 and close at 17:30.

  • Information at reception
  • Public telephone
  • Post Office
  • Bank
  • Car hire
  • Restaurants
  • Deli
  • Shop
  • FNB banking facility
  • Laundromat
  • Filling station
  • Garage with workshop
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Two swimming pools
  • Car wash

Malaria

Skukuza falls within a malaria risk area and although the risk is low, anti-malaria medication or prophylactics are recommended for visitors to the area.

When to worry about Malaria
If you develop flu-like symptoms within one to three weeks of visiting a malaria-risk area go directly to a medical doctor for proper diagnosis. Be sure to mention that you have been to the area in question.

The South African National Parks Malaria Hotline
You can call this 24-hour number if you are concerned about Malaria: +27 082 234 1800

Weather

May to August is the winter period with warm and dry temperatures ranging from 8°-22°C. Winter time is traditionally the best time to view game as the vegetation is sparse and the animals tend to congregate around the watering holes.

Cellphone coverage

Although there is mobile coverage in the park, the signal is patchy. Internet connectivity is limited to GPRS or EDGE, but there is 3G/HSDPA at the base stations. It is useful to have both Vodacom and MTN SIM cards, as coverage varies.

Golf at the Skukuza Golf Course

If you enjoy being close to nature, in the bush and are a golfing enthusiast, there is hardly a more perfectly suited golf course for you than Skukuza. Originally built for the private use of The Kruger’s staff, Skukuza is now open to visitors who fancy a game during their stay at the famous Kruger National Park.

Built in 1972, Skukuza is wonderfully kept nine-hole (eighteen-tee) course that is completely unfenced to its natural surroundings. In fact, hippos, impala, warthog, baboons, giraffe as well as several of the Big Five often make up your audience.

The course itself, when played to the full 18, offers two tees with the men’s measuring 5 950m and 5 059m for the ladies. The only “bunkers” to be found the challenging course are the ones above you, the trees and the signature hole is played across Lake Panic.

Overall the course is well suited to all levels of golfer and a day here, under the African sun, will most certainly leave you with fond memories, unlike any golfing experience you’ve ever had.

It goes without saying that the Kruger National Park is one the world’s greatest conservation areas and the opportunity to play within its confines, among the scores of animals and wildlife that call it home it an unsurpassable opportunity.

This activity is for adults only.

Bird watching

This has become a very popular activity in the Kruger National Park, mostly due to the hugely diverse selection of birds. Birds are in abundance throughout the park but the Northern area of the park is particularly favoured. Some of the birds that are found here can be seen nowhere else in Southern Africa. The Kruger National Park currently has eleven bird hides to choose from and over 226 different species of birds have been sited.

Guided Bush walks

Nothing will put you in the heart of an African adventure quite like walking in The Kruger National Park. You will walk with experienced guides. The aim of the walk is to learn and appreciate the intricate details of the nature surrounding you. Once your senses have been activated, you will be able to tune into all the sights, sounds and smells that one often does not get to experience in a vehicle.

Children over the age of 12 can participate in this activity.

Game drives

Game Drives are great activities to compliment your stay at the park. Your knowledgeable guide will interpret the bush and give you a detailed explanation of the animal's behaviour. See the Big Five as well as a diverse array of other animals and birdlife from the Steenbok to the mighty African Elephant. Birders are spoilt as the Kruger is one of the best birding regions in South Africa.

The duration of a game drive in the Kruger National Park is around three hours.

Although most days are warm, early mornings and late afternoons get cold, so remember to pack warm clothes.

If your child is under the age of the six please let us know so that we provide a closed vehicle

Please note self games drives are at your own risk

Museum

The Stevenson-Hamilton Knowledge Resource Centre is one of the main attractions at the Skukuza Restcamp for visitors and researchers. The centre has a museum where the Kruger National Park's historic monuments are kept for public consumption and a library section with vast collection of reference materials. It hosts rich information on ecology, nature and conservation which assist in the management of the park.

Pool

Plunge in the crystal clear water, relax on loungers under the shade, enjoy a cocktail or take a snooze to the sounds of the wild.

Spa treatments

Treat yourself to the health and luxury you deserve at the Mangwanani Nomadic Spa. Indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments uniquely designed to relax the spirit, harmonise the body, preserve youthfulness and enhance health and vitality.

This activity is for adults only.

Register Event Kids Club

The Register Event Kids Club is a fun, interactive social club for children between the ages of three and 12. The club offers a range of fun activities including indoor and outdoor games, crafts, sports and storytelling, enabling you to enjoy a relaxing break and your children to enjoy a full, action packed day.

Children will be under constant supervision of professionally trained staff. Staff remain on hand to ensure the utmost safety and security of your children.

Children under three are welcome to join the club too, but they have to be accompanied by a parent