Pecanwood: An Award Winning Golf and Residential Lifestyle

Updated: Sep 11, 2018

Hartbeespoort Dam lies on the edge of the Cradle of Humankind in a valley formed by the beautiful Magaliesburg and Witwatersberg mountain ranges.

Whether you are a property hunter, or a golfer, the jewel in Hartbeespoort’s crown is the award winning Pecanwood Golf Estate.

The estate offers an array of facilities for its homeowners, country club members and residents, including a boat club, three restaurant areas and a gym. However the facility’s centrepiece is undoubtedly the magnificent 18 holes golf course, which is the first Jack Nicklaus signature golf course to have been constructed in Africa.

Although Pecanwood is an award winning estate, it has developed a friendly, guest-centric approach to its external business and the staff team provides a warm welcome to its many visitors.

As Pecanwood is little more than a half hour drive from Johannesburg and Tshwane, this offers an added attraction by making the option to commute to work to most places in these areas a very viable proposition.

The same relative ease of access also offers golfers and the weekenders the chance to break away, get out of town and have more leisure time. With the continuing high petrol prices, there is also the added benefit that visitors won’t spend a large chunk of their budget on petrol and a whole weekend on the road driving to and from their destination.

If fishing, jogging and messing about in boats are your ‘thing’, then the Hartbeespoort Dam, which has a total surface area of about 21 square kilometres, is one of SA’s major water recreation areas and the perfect location to indulge these pursuits.

All of the established water sports can be enjoyed here from yachting, para-sailing, windsurfing to jet skiing as well as fresh water angling, while for the more adventurous, paragliding, hang-gliding and hot air ballooning are also on offer.

The whole area is an outdoors’ paradise, so whether you want to play golf on Pecanwood, or jump onto your mountain bike and experience one of the many off road trails, a property at Pecanwood will offer you the chance to live in holiday mode throughout the entire year.

With access to the Cradle of Humankind and the ‘Big 5’ in the Pilanesberg National Park less than an hour’s drive along the Sun City road, Pecanwood is also a great base from which to further explore the region. Within the immediate area of the dam, the Snake Park is always a big hit with the ‘little ones’ and the cableway offers visitors a restaurant area and bar, complemented by panoramic views of the beautiful Magaliesberg, Witwatersberg, the Hartbeespoort Dam itself and the surrounding areas.

The area is also very well serviced by two good shopping centres and added to this are a wide variety of independent fashion outlets, arts and crafts shops, fresh produce and farm stalls, restaurants and pubs.

So if its golf, boating, a booze cruise, a leisurely lunch at Pecanwood’s Boat Club restaurant, a mountain bike excursion with the family, or just a day spent ‘mooching’ around the dam, or through the Magaliesberg, these are just some of the things on offer. The area also has a host of accommodation options for a family looking for an affordable overnight or weekend break.

If you are a company looking to host a conference, engage your staff in a team building programme or hold a company golf event, Pecanwood Estate is not just a golf and family leisure destination.

The Pecanwood Golf & Country Club offers the corporate market a number of flexible conferencing options and the proximity of Lanseria International Airport makes the area ideal for companies hosting a conference, or golf event, involving the attendance of delegates from a nationally based office network.

To enable regional destinations to grow market share and compete effectively, it has become increasingly important for the individual tourism businesses to work with other venues. This is the case with Pecanwood, which provides a selection of properties for weekend rentals and has developed partnerships with various accommodation and restaurant business such as Benlize Lodge and Vovo Telo.

The ‘partnerships’ play to the venues’ individual strengths, while providing activities for ‘everyone’, whether this is in the form of fun teambuilding programmes at a business function or conference, or a range of easy to get to and well-priced things to do for ‘all’ during a family getaway or vacation.

For more information about Pecanwood’s services and facilities, please contact the Conferences and Events Coordinator on 012 244 8000, or by email:

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