KwaDukuza, KZN, 7 June: Seeking to escape the winter cold – Prince’s Grant has you covered. With luxury accommodation and an endless array of activities, after staying at this North Coast location, you’ll understand why it’s always summer in KZN…
Notwithstanding a few rainy days here and there between June and July, according to the South African Weather Service, KwaZulu Natal 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.
The 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 colder conditions locally. The conditions on Prince’s Grant’s 18-Hole Championship course that can be expected between June and August are, according to Roelf du Toit, General Manager at Prince’s Grant, excellent and won’t affect play. “During these months our grass goes into its dormancy period which means we do not have much growth,” Roelf explains. “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,” he says but 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 if you end up waiting out a colder day. She recommends a visit the new mall in Ballito for some shopping or watch 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 family friendly like 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. Says Mostert: “The climate in KwaZulu-Natal ‘tourist friendly’ all year round. Sea temperatures are relatively stable, averaging 21 degrees all year, providing possibilities for varies 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.”
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, a glass of wine per person when dining at The Bunkers restaurant, and R70 off a round of golf. The offer is valid until 31 August 2017. Vouchers for this promotion are available at daddysdeals.co.za.