Look down on an undulating sea of green manicured fairways merging with lush indigenous vegetation, stretching all the way down to the Knysna River flowing through fynbos and forests. Behold a vast vista encompassing the full shimmering expanse of the Knysna Lagoon as its mood shifts with the changing light. Discern a thin strip of white water rushing through the famous Knysna Heads from the heaving Indian Ocean beyond. Contemplate hills and valleys rolling northwards as far as the eye can see to the distant blue Outeniqua Mountains, etched forever in the skyline.
A moment of pure pleasure and appreciation as you savour your panoramic view, soaking in the utterly peaceful atmosphere of the Simola Golf & Country Estate. And hardly a breath of wind despite its high vantage.
Hike along dappled trails through age-old forests emerging into the sunlight amidst a mass of fynbos adorned with colourful blooms and teeming with an abundant bird life.
And, of course, if you prefer to take your nature walk accompanied by a small white ball …
… Simola Golf & Country Estate is pure bliss.
The development of Simola Golf & Country Estate stems from an exciting joint venture between Kat Leisure, a hospitality group involved in developing and managing leisure industry properties, and the Osner Group, an Eastern Cape construction and property development company established in 1921.
Appreciative of the superlative natural beauty on the Estate, the developers, right from the beginning, envisaged only top class facilities to compliment the surroundings and add to the experience.
Late in 2002, the Osner Group, an Eastern Cape-based construction and property development company in partnership with the Kat Leisure hospitality group who develop and manage leisure industry properties, acquired 213 hectares of prime real estate high up in the hills above Knysna. The site inspired golf legend Jack Nicklaus to design a course, and Golf Data, South Africa's leading golf course construction and maintenance company, was contacted to create the Golden Bear's vision.
Driven by Mr. Avril Kaschula of Kat Leisure, a long hitter with a firm grip and a passion to succeed, the Simola Golf & Country Estate emerged early 2005 as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country with a residential estate offering exceptional investment value as well as a quality lifestyle opportunity.