Nondela Drakensberg Mountain Estate

Oliviershoek, off R74 (Bergville - Harrismith road),

Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Office

    +27 (0)860 666 3352

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Ernie Els in association with course architect Greg Letsche.
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Location

Latitude:

-28.594526

Longitude:

29.199643

How to get there:

260 km NW of Durban / 25 km NW of Bergville

Driving time to Nondela is 2 - 2.5 hours from both Johannesburg and Durban. It is located just off the R74, south of Oliviershoek and Little Switzerland, between Harrismith and Bergville.

Nondela Golf Estate

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.

Est. 2008

Nondela Golf Estate: The centrepiece of the Nondela Golf Estate was due to be an Ernie Els designed golf course, scheduled to open for play in 2008. That plan did not come to fruition. The course was built, but as of 2013 has not become operational. One imagines the course is steadily disappearing as the grass grows ever taller. The latest vision for the Estate may well have lurched towards a "housing-only with no golf" solution for this project.

The original Nondela masterplan envisioned a golf course that would reflect the northern Drakensberg's open, rolling, scenic countryside, with stretches of paper-bark forest also in the mix. The real estate would have looked down over the course, as opposed to having houses scattered among and alongside the holes. The valley-floor layout was intended to have several water bodies, such as wetlands, lakes and ponds, fed by the Sandspruit River, which runs through the Estate. The development’s namesake, the Nondela Peak, is visible from every point on the site.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (if and when the course opens).

Contact in advance to determine status of the course.

Green fees

To be advised if and when this course opens.

Did you know?

Located in the northern Drakensburg region, Nondela will be equally accessible and almost equidistant between Johannesburg and Durban. Aside from golf, the Estate will also offer a range of other activities for the whole family including hiking, bike riding, rock climbing, water sports (both motorised and non-motorised), horse riding, game and bird watching. There will also be a variety of wildlife on the estate. Residents and guests will also be able to make use of the wellness centre as well as other facilities the estate has to offer.

Where2Stay

  • Nondela Boutique Hotel

    Nondela Drakensberg Mountain Estate, Oliviershoek, off R74 (Bergville - Harrismith road), KwaZulu-Natal

    Visit website
    Nondela's future development plans include an onsite boutique hotel, which will provide an excellent standard of accommodation in this exciting residential estate and resort.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Nondela

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Little Switzerland Resort

    Oliviershoek Pass, Bergville District, KwaZulu-Natal

    +27 (0)36 438 6220

    Visit website
    Situated on the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains amongst bubbling streams, glittering waterfalls and cool forests, Little Switzerland Hotel is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the peace and tranquility of the majestic Drakensberg mountains.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Nondela

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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