Plett and Polo
Polo has now become synonymous with the town of Plettenberg Bay. Prior to Clifford Elphick establishing Kurland as a Polo Estate there was no polo in the area. Now, it is the ‘mini-Pilar’ of Africa. Polo has also become a stand-alone industry to the Garden Route that generates in excess of R40million in revenue per annum.
Club chukkas start around Late October and run until April. With tournaments being played through the month of December and March/April. In season the number of polo ponies in the area swells to around 700 and the number of grooms to 140.