Chase the sun to the North Coast this winter

Prince’s Grant-Golf

Golfing at Prince’s Grant.

Winter is in full swing but don’t let that stop you from enjoying some warm sunshine.

Prince’s Grant on the North Coast of South Africa boasts luxury accommodation and an endless array of activities, which will make you understand why it’s always summer in KZN.

According to the South African Weather Service, KZN boasts 320 days of sunshine per year and an average winter temperature of 22°C with a minimum temperature that seldom drops below 17°C.

This mild weather makes Prince’s Grant the ideal destination for keen golfers from other parts of the country who might not be able to enjoy their favourite pastime due to cold weather in the rest of the country. The conditions that can be expected on Prince’s Grant’s championship course between June and August are, according to Roelf du Toit, general manager of the golfing destination, ‘excellent and won’t affect play’.

He adds, ‘During these months our grass goes into its dormancy period which means we do not have much growth. Greens tend to be a bit faster during these months as the thatch layer thins out during this dormancy period. Overall the conditions might be cooler during this period but does not really affect the play.’

Prince’s Grant-Conferencing

Conferencing at Prince’s Grant.

Du Toit notes that while KZN is known for its warmer temperatures in winter, rainfall and cold days remain unpredictable.

Jacolette Mostert, spokesperson for The Lodge at Prince’s Grant, says that there are still plenty of activities to enjoy even if you do end up waiting out a colder day. She recommends a visit to the new mall in Ballito for some shopping or to catch a movie along with the various sightseeing opportunities located a mere one to two hour’s drive from Prince’s Grant. Nearby attractions include the Lion Park and Butterfly World.

‘For guests who prefer to stay in and enjoy the tranquil environment of the lodge, we can arrange a relaxing massage from our local mobile spa therapist. Guests can also enjoy indulgent warm curries and soups prepared by our head chef at the Bunkers a la carte restaurant paired with a rich red wine – the perfect winter comfort food!’

The great winter menu paired with the climate also makes Prince’s Grant a great destination for winter weddings and corporate events.

Mostert says, ‘The climate in KwaZulu-Natal is ‘tourist friendly’ all year round. Sea temperatures are relatively mild, averaging 21 degrees all year, providing possibilities for various activities for both wedding guests and conference attendees. Compared to the rest of the country, the warm ocean creates a ‘wonder climate’ for conference teambuilding and beach weddings. Guests can expect weather that is not too cold, not too hot and with a slim chance of rain.’

Prince’s Grant-View from Lodge

The view from The Lodge at Prince’s Grant.

If you would like to experience a winter getaway at Prince’s Grant for yourself, then take advantage of Prince’s Grant Coastal Escape Promotion. Priced at R1199 per couple, this package includes:

  • An overnight stay for two people with breakfast
  • Welcome drinks
  • W Glass of wine per person when dining at The Bunkers restaurant
  • R70 off a round of golf.

The offer is valid until 31 August 2017. Vouchers for this promotion are available at

To enquire, call +27 32 482 0005 or email

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