Knysna, South Africa – July 17, 2006:- Along with sports greats like Gary Mueller, Nick Price and Roger Federer, Pezula Resort Hotel & Spaâ€™s president, Keith Stewart, has just unveiled a sports complex unique to South Africa, and probably the world. At Pezula, Stewartâ€™s goal is to create a resort that can cater to large international tournaments and one-on-one games alike – Pezulaâ€™s Field of Dreams is the result.
Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is perched high atop the rugged cliffs that meet the Indian Ocean near the resort town of Knysna on South Africaâ€™s ‘Garden Route.’ Pezula comprises 78 ultra luxury suites, the best spa in South Africa, a championship golf course, private residences with celebrity owners like Nick Price and Roger Federer, secluded Notzie Beach, and, now, the Field of Dreams sport complex.
Characterized as â€œAfricaâ€™s Pebble Beach,â€ the 18-hole golf course is the most lavish course in Africa. Offering futuristic golf carts equipped with GPS ball-tracking systems and electronic scoring, the course progresses over hills, valleys and cliffs. Pezula’s 300m driving range with target greens includes a bunker and chipping area.
CRICKET & FOOTBALL
Cricket is South Africaâ€™s favorite sport and South Africa’s cricket captain, Graeme Smith, is a Pezula property owner. South Africa will host the 2010 World Cup and the national team is expected to use Pezulaâ€™s lush soccer pitch to gear up for the worldâ€™s largest sporting event.
Director of Sports for Pezula’s Field of Dreams is former South African number-one tennis player, Gary Muller. The four all-weather courts, designed with the help of four-time Wimbledon Champion and Pezula property owner Roger Federer, include a sunken court with seating for 700 spectators.
Pezula borders the Sinclair Nature Reserve, famous for its forests and rivers.
BUSHPIG HIKE & CANOE
The Bushpig trail is a one-way trail that starts with a downhill hike through indigenous forest and ends with a canoe trip that leads to Noetzie beach.
The Boma trail is a circular route that winds through breathtaking scenery down to the Noetzie River and back.
A shorter hike through the fauna and flora on down to an observation platform overlooking the pristine Sinclair Nature Reserve.
Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa has brought in horses that are specially bred for the South African coastal terrain. The Cape Riding horses are placid, well schooled and offer effortless riding along the majestic coast and through cool forests.
In the early nineteen thirties, two wealthy Englishmen built â€œcastlesâ€ on the Indian Oceanâ€™s wide Noetzie Beach, complete with watch towers and crenellated battlements. Today those castles belong to Pezula and are being transformed into suites suitable for state visits by presidents and royalty, as well as romantic weekends and honeymoons. Guests will have the easiest access to beach ball, Frisbee and canoe and kayak trips. All hotel guests and residents have unlimited access to the beach.
The Field of Dreams also has facilities for Petanque (Bocce Ball), Ultimate Frisbee, archery and obstacle courses and a petting zoo for children.
To know more about Pezula and The Field Of Dreams, visit www.Pezula.com