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.

Plett Polo Club Mission Statement

  • The Plett Polo Club strives to be an inclusive club for its members, whilst creating an environment for both pro and amateur players to thrive whilst competing on a ‘fair and fun basis’. 
  • The club should continuously look for opportunities to develop the youth in polo, garner talent, and be a driving force to improve polo in South Africa. 
  • The club should also create environments for new players to enter competitive polo in an inviting and family-friendly manner.
  • Plett Polo is a non-profit organisation that constantly re-invests its funds back into the facilities we use; in order to maintain them to a top-notch international standard, for the betterment of the game. 
  • Plett Polo should support the development of polo tourism in the area; thereby entrenching its status as a strong community member, and continuing the incredible legacy that was started by Clifford Elphick. Polo excellence is the ultimate goal.

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