First of all, their slogan is ‘ Where you’re always welcome’. I have been to a few events there now as a non-member and they have made me feel so welcome. They truly live up to that Slogan.
The Club House is open from 7 am till late and open to both members and the public. The main bar is open 10 am till late. There is also the Veranda restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and supper. It is child-friendly and has a jungle gym and a childminder for most of the events. Just have a look at their Facebook page for those details. That’s what I personally love about it, it is the mix of ages and cultures.
Kloof Country Club is always running some event. I have been once when local musician David Starke played at the event gave us a sneak peek of his new song to be released soon. David is a brilliant musician and his Album ‘Shifting Boundaries’ was released this March so have a look out for that on iTunes.
I attended an impressive event which was a Vinyl Party with DJ Jaime. He played retro songs from the ’60s ’70s and ’80s. It was raining, so they hosted us indoors, including a dance floor and friendly staff who took our drinks orders all night. They also serve quite a simple pub grub such as burgers or lamb curry at reasonable prices.
They held a plastic-free initiative, Street Food Fest event! There was no entrance fee and 25 different food stalls ranging from Chicken Parmesan to Shisa Nyama, Cuban, to Street Food, Indian, Mexican and Vegan. They also served a variety of Gins and a Mozambique style R&R bar!
A bit of history
Rich with history, they originally built the golf course in 1926. Then with the building of the proposed new highway in the 1940s, now locally known as ‘Field’s Hill’, they had to move and reconstruct the golf course which was completed in 1951 and then more extensions were added, including a squash court, tennis court and cricket oval, completed in 1995. Since then they have made some small changes, including the addition of a swimming pool.
SO after lockdown, if you live in Durban and don’t know what to do on a Friday evening, pop into the Kloof Country Club. In no time you will feel like part of the furniture.