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From the perfect weather to the friendly camaraderie, the exciting prizes, delectable food and superb music from SuJo, this event was an experience to remember. We would like to thank Standard Bank for making this experience possible and Cobra Puma for the fantastic prizes.


WWG Magazine ISSUE #7: OUT NOW

WELCOME TO ISSUE 7 OF WE WOMEN GOLF MAGAZINE! With great pleasure, I bring to you issue 7 of We Women Golf Magazine, a publication dedicated to celebrating the triumphs, challenges, and remarkable stories of women in the golfing community. As we navigate through these ever-changing times, one thing remains constant: the power of women in the sport of golf. We have witnessed incredible achievements and breakthroughs on and off the green. Our magazine strives to showcase female golfers’ talents, determination, and sheer brilliance, from seasoned professionals to rising stars. In the pages of We Women Golf Magazine, you will discover a wealth of engaging content designed to inspire, inform, and entertain. Our team of talented writers, photographers, and industry experts work tirelessly to bring you the latest news, in-depth features, exclusive interviews, and practical tips to enhance your golfing experience. IN THE SPIRIT OF INCLUSIVITY In the spirit of inclusivity, We Women Golf Magazine embraces the diversity that enriches our golfing landscape. We celebrate golfers of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and cultures. It is our firm belief that the strength of our magazine lies in the unity and shared love for the game that unites us all. As we continue on this journey together, we promise to keep pushing boundaries, challenging norms, and shattering stereotypes. Our mission is to empower women in golf and advocate for equality, paving the way for future generations to excel in this incredible sport. I invite you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of women’s golf through the pages of We Women Golf Magazine. Let us inspire and motivate each other, as we strive for excellence, sportsmanship, and the sheer joy of the game. Thank you for being a part of our community. Your unwavering support fuels our passion to deliver the best content possible. Together, we can make a lasting impact and shape the future of women’s golf. Happy Golfing…Charlene

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the wildest course in the world

SKUKUZA GOLF CLUB Skukuza Golf Club is a magnificent 9-hole (18-tee) course situated in the world-renowned Kruger National Park on the outskirts of Skukuza rest camp. The rich wildlife sanctuary surrounding the golf course is home to the Big Five, a huge variety of birds and countless animals, which all conspire to provide our visitors with a harmonious close-to-nature golfing experience. Since the course is not fenced-in, uninvited spectators are a common sight, hippo, impala, warthog and baboons to mention but a few. The course offers the pleasure of challenge and adventure. For example #2, Par 3, have water on the left and to the back of the green. The signature hole #9, Par 3 of about 150m is played across Lake Panic. The Skukuza Golf Course has no bunkers, although ‘aerial bunkers’ abound because of the many trees found on the course. SOME HISTORY ON SKUKUZA GOLF COURSE When the Kruger National Park was established 110 years ago, there were no sporting facilities for staff. A fund for recreational activities was introduced after World War 2 and during the 1950’s and 1960’s the present day community hall and adjacent sporting facilities were developed.Many of the sporting facilities were created rather by accident than design as the rugby / cricket field appeared soon after the Technical Services Department “tested” heavy machinery in the area. SKUKUZA FOUNDER’S LOUNGE Enjoy a pre-game drink or post-game de-brief at the Founders Lounge, which has recently been given a whole new look and feel. The members-only space is the ideal spot to unwind and relax, with comfortable seating and quiet nooks to catch up with old and new friends. Skukuza Golf Club also offers a shuttle service to visitors from Kruger Gate and Skukuza Safari Lodge.

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Experience the Kruger, suspended over the Sabie River Offering 31 rooms, consisting of 24 Train Carriage Suites and 7 Bridge House Suites, all of which will provide a deeply visceral experience, tailored for immersive comfort. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, an enthralling break or to simply unwind while surrounded by earth’s finest creations, Kruger Shalati looks forward to welcoming you on a journey of discovery with nature in the most extraordinary way imaginable. Unique, thought-provoking design is core to our offering, but the holistic experience is centred around our humanity, our cultural nuances, the people who crafted each element and, ultimately, the kindness with which we receive our guests. KRUGER SHALATI ACCOMMODATION Kruger Shalati offers two types of accommodation: 24 Carriage Suites located on the Train on the Bridge and 7 Bridge House Suites located adjacent to the bridge in a picturesque garden setting with the train’s gentle glow as your backdrop. All of our rooms provide immersive comfort from the most unique location in the Kruger National Park: the historic bridge, where the very first visitors to the Park had a pioneering stay within the carriages, following a night of feasting, performance and tales from times long gone. AFRICAN WARRIOR QUEEN The train is named after Shalati, an African warrior queen. The origins of Shalati’s rule go back to the nineteenth century. According to oral tradition, she was one of the first female warrior chiefs of the Tebula, a small clan within the Tsonga tribe that lived in the bush around the Murchison Range in what is now the Limpopo Province. This warrior hosikati (queen) was no ordinary woman. While most queens wanted a brave king to come and save them, she would pick up a war axe when she needed to save her clan. TRAIN ON THE BRIDGE A perfect combination of Africa’s most breathtaking natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that’s reminiscent of African excellence. Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati offers unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train that pays homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago while welcoming new explorers from near and far. The train marks where the first visits to the iconic park were allowed in the early 1920s, when the train would park overnight in the exact spot where Kruger Shalati is positioned.



A TREAT OF A LIFETIME! As it was my 60th birthday my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to the 10 night Rovos Rail African Collage train trip and what a treat it was!From the moment we were greeted at the Rovos Rail private train station in Capital Park, Pretoria with a glass of bubbly to the moment we stepped off the train 11 days later in Cape Town. A UNIQUE TOUR FROM ROVOS RAIL OWNER After we had finished our glass of Cap Classique we were given a tour of the unique train station that Rohan Vos, the owner of Rovos Rail has created. Here they refurbish and restore carriages to the standard that has earned them the Most Luxurious Train in the World. Yet the station is uniquely South African, with donkeys on the track and peacocks on the wires! Our first stop was Leopard Creek. And it was instantly obvious why this course has continually been rated best in South Africa. The course was beautifully manicured and what was unique, and intriguing, was the leopard statues on each tee box. The leopard starts off languishing then slowly wakes up, grooms herself then goes on the hunt. Their signature 13th par 5 hole can be quite distracting as one is putting on the green it is difficult to ignore the hippos frolicking in the Crocodile River below and the elephants chomping in the bush across the river in the Kruger Park! Our second stop was the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park which is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa and the only state-run park in Kwazulu-Natal. Here we were fortunate to spot Buffalo, Elephants and Rhino from our open-air game vehicle despite the bush being so lush and verdant following their recent rains. THE NEXT STOP – BEACHWOOD Our next golf venue was meant to be Durban Country Club but unfortunately the course was closed due to renovations, so we set off for Durban Beachwood with its narrow fairways, mangrove swamps and indigenous trees. I must say the course was rather a different experience after the immaculate and prestigious Leopard Creek, however we still had lots of fun as the Durban weather played along – sunny, wind free and warm! Each day our cute young Golf Manager would arrange a competition amongst all the golfers, so it was always great fun having our prize giving on the verandah of each clubhouse with a glass of wine in our hands and of course a table full of food! THIRD STOP Our third golf location was Champagne Sports Resort in the exquisite Northern Drakensberg. This Hugh Baiocchi and Kevin Curren designed course must be one of South Africa’s most scenically memorable courses with the dramatic Champagne and Cathkin peaks towering in the background. The course and resort were both in immaculate condition and we were once again blessed to have the most perfect weather, warm, sunny and once again wind free! Our next day was at leisure on board the train wining and dining whilst traversing the diverse landscapes of South Africa. Meals on board the train were outstanding. Each beautifully presented meal was four courses and was paired with a special wine. We personally had great fun trying to guess the cultivar of each wine which was very challenging as they served a wonderful array of wines, single varieties and blends from numerous different Estates and wineries. It was also fantastic to see everyone so beautifully attired. Every evening the gentlemen had to wear jackets and ties and the ladies were all gorgeous in their sparkly cocktail wear. The day on the train also allowed us to get to know some of our fellow passengers better. We were the only South African couple aboard with the remaining 50 other guests coming from afar as Finland, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, UK and the US. OUR FOURTH GOLF VENUE Our fourth golf venue was Humewood in Port Elizabeth. Humewood Golf Course is situated on the sand dunes of Algoa Bay which is a true links course characterised by thick coastal bush, humps and hollows and tough steep bunkers. And of course, the wind was pumping, P.E. living up to its image as the Windy City! The first nine holes was extremely challenging for me as I am a fair-weather golfer rarely ever playing in such conditions but after a warming sherry and a mind shift at halfway, I modified my game for the wind and ended up playing well. In fact, our 4 ball won the day!