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The golf course offers beautiful views

views from the balcony

Photo: indoor floatation pool

Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate

South-coast KwaZulu Natal

The Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate welcomes you to a very special lifestyle where all the cosmopolitan comforts and high standards of a refined and exclusive estate are only surpassed by the tranquil subtropical surroundings.

This sub-tropical retreat on the edge of the warm Indian Ocean is only 30 minutes south of Durban International Airport. A temperate climate and lush country setting ensure exceptional leisure.

Selborne is also famous for its large stately manor house and beautiful subtropical gardens that stretch to a private beach club that is only a few sandy footsteps to the beach. Woven around the natural rock and verdant indigenous coastal forest, the estate itself is home to duiker, mongoose, bushbuck and over 160 bird species and offers unequalled natural beauty and tranquillity.

Stirred by the dawn, the forest beckons you to wake after a night securely cocooned in luxury. The choice is yours… the stately Presidential Suite, a luxury Garden or Golf Course Suite or a Standard Luxury Suite. At Selborne, discreet but attentive staff will create “home from home” in Africa, pampering you with the personal service one can only get from a family run hotel.
Private Beach Club:
Just a few sandy footsteps from the pristine costline of the South Coast lies Selborne's very own private beach club.
Enjoy warm all year bathing in the Indian Ocean and then retreat to the tranquil surroundings of Selborne's very own fully secure beach club and enjoy first class facilities which include a fresh water swimming pool, changing facilities and a comprehensive range of snacks and light meals.
Golf course:
Some call it the most spectacular 18 holes in southern Africa. Wild coastal forest frames a superbly manicured course where the only disturbance may be one of nature’s creatures. Within an hour or so of flying into Durban, you can be reveling in this masterpiece, or better equipping yourself at the indoor golf academy or pro shop.

About The Golf Course:
Mr Denis Barker, a well known local sugar farmer and dairy farmer purchased Selborne Park in 1979, which was used as his family home and to run his pedigree Jersey cattle herd. In 1985, following a visit to the United States and Canada, Denis decided to build a golf course on the property. Together with a handful of local friends who offered support and advice, Denis designed and built the beautiful 18 hole golf course with his younger son, Gary and Selborne duly became South Africa's first golf estate. In many ways, the privately owned and built Selborne golf course, which was voted 7th best in SA in its 3rd year, was the catalyst for what has become a booming "golf estate industry" with over 30 resorts now in the Southern African region.

Our members competitions are on a Thursday & Saturday and we will therefore run off two tees on those days.
Summer: 06h30 - 14h00
Winter: 7h00 - 13h00

Golf Academy:
Besides offering a spectacular golf course Selborne is in the process of developing a state-of-the art practice facility. Complimented by the indoor golf academy and the highly rated and vastly experienced Trevor Wilkes, Selborne will be able to offer its guests and visitors the ultimate golfing experience.

Indoor Golf Academy:
Warm up before your game of golf or fine tune your golf swing in our indoor golf academy.

Golf Lessons:
Trevor Wilkes is the resident teaching professional at the Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate and has been rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the countries top 20 teaching professional.

There can be few locations more tranquil and therapeutic for a health and beauty spa. Managed by a professional team of dedicated and highly trained individuals, they define the ultimate spa experience by creating a haven to rest, relax and revitalize. Indulge yourself, perhaps with your partner, to a treatment in the double therapy suite.

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Selborne boasts a fully equipped children’s entertainment centre. The centre is run by trained professionals and is fully equipped with a variety of activities and facilities to entertain children of all ages.