What's in the name?
The Golf course "Kambaku" is named after the great tusker from the adjacent Kruger National Park. The word KAMBAKU translated from Shangaan means "Exceptionally Big Elephant Bull". Kambaku was one of the magnificent seven great tuskers of the Kruger National Park. Kambaku was an imposing animal fully deserving of the title bestowed upon him. The length the curve and the weight of his ivory were impressive. Left tusk 259,5cm weighing 63 kg his Right tusk 265,0cm weighting 64kg. Kambaku had unique features his tusks where almost identical, he had no "paint –brush" on the tip of his tail, he had three horizontal creases or folds at the base of his trunk and a perfectly round hole in his left ear. These features made Kambaku recognisable from a distance away. During the dry season Kambaku spent most of his time along the banks of the Crocodile River which today forms part of Kambaku golf course border.
Kambaku - 1930-1985
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With its dramatic river frontage Kambaku golf course in Mpumalanga is the ideal golfing destination. To all those avid golfers and non-golfers alike, you must play Kambaku. Elephant, buffalo and hippopotamus are often seen in the river during the course of play. If you keen on "birdies" bring the binocular with those "clubs", birdlife is prolific and the resident, woodlands kingfisher, fish eagle, white fronted bee-eaters to mention a few make bird watching wonderful. A few years back one of our resident impalas was taken by a leopard on the second green, this does not happen to often but adds to the uniqueness of this little - known golf course.
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Get your life on the Course, bring family, friends, business partners or colleagues embrace the elements to see dreams take flight. It all happens at Kambaku (Komatipoort) golf club.