Until now, the golfing venues in Angola had been limited to a purely sand course in Benfica, situated just south of Luanda.
Recently, a new championship quality golf course has opened in Ingombota, a site along the Kwanza River, some 70 km or 1.5 hour drive from Luanda. Built on a land area of over 200 hectares beside the river, the 18-hole Mangais Golf Club and Resort course has a distance of 7000 meters. Designed as an ecotourism project to preserve the local environment and wildlife, the course incorporates 20 lakes and a 7.5 km canal that runs between the lush mangrove forest that encompasses the course.
Future plans for the golfing development incorporate the addition of two more 18 hole courses, a marina, airstrip and a 5 star hotel. http://www.mangais.com/en/