Akabeko Boutique Hotel Golf Course.

I know I’ve been gone for a while, and maybe you haven’t even noticed I’ve been missing so I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve achieved so far.

You do remember I was off to design and build a 9 hole golf course? Well that’s where I’ve been and still there. A big problem is a lack of internet and cell phone signals, so I have to climb a hill (at my age it feels like a mountain) to do anything on the internet.

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The design accepted I climbed into the construction. Lydenburg district is well known for rain that can last for weeks, so it was eyes down and go for it while it’s dry.

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The setting of the course is breath taking and with spots like this for tee boxes it is not difficult to design a course with character. (I have sworn at myself for some of the holes)

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The 9th is a short hole, but has the most perfect view of the club house and chalets.

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The 8th is one of the par fives and two long shots might just see you on the green, but they will have to be good shots.

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The 6th is probably to be considered an intimidating hole, hitting off the tee between the trees with a dog leg left to the green, bunker protected is actually easier than it seems. (If I can play it everyone else should be able to.)

And one last photo of the area, breath taking to say the least….

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I am ahead of the construction time line, but the rainy season has just begun so we might just see you more often.

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Hotazel… a mining town near Kathu…

Set on a bush-covered, featureless plain, Hotazel is home to bhpbilliton’s Mamatwan open-quarry manganese ore mine and sinter plant, and Wessels underground manganese ore mine. It offers a swimming pool to take the sting out of its imitative name, a mashie golf course, squash and tennis courts.

Here’s some photos… couldn’t find the devil but I’m sure he’s there somewhere…..

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Not sure I would be so proud of being the sponsor of this golf club… I’ve played here before when the course was good… but now…there’s no sponsor..

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Photos of the official buildings of this town….Municipality building…

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Post Office…….

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A few streets of the town……

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And there is even some bird life in Hotazel……maybe the devil’s budgies…

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