About Play or watch Polo at Val de Vie

Experience the thrill of polo, fine wines, world-class facilities and warm hospitality - all in a breathtaking setting, just 40 minutes from Cape Town. Val de Vie is the chosen venue for the BMW International Polo Series and offers the ideal polo destination. Guests can sample the Estate’s fine wines or imagine booking a polo game for your special event or wedding to entertain your guests! The Sabrage Restaurant and Bar offers a chic yet relaxed spot to sit back and relax.

We believe that Polo is more a lifestyle than a sport and you’ll feel the difference this ideology makes whenever you drop in at the field. Lifestyle Polo provides the opportunity for novice and experienced players to come together and enjoy the camaraderie of world’s oldest team sport in a relaxed, fun and above all, safe environment.

Polo is for everyone. Come and visit us and find out what it means to embrace the polo lifestyle. We guarantee you will be enchanted. You are welcome anytime to play or join players, residents, international and local guests for a post-chukka drink and chat.

Coaching is available from John Lister, who shares his wealth of international and local knowledge - whether you’ve never been on a horse before or are an experienced rider and player. Using innovative coaching techniques and safe ponies, even non-riders can enjoy the excitement, camaraderie and exhilaration of polo, from their very first lesson. We offer a selection of ponies to suit all levels of player - from outright beginners to med / high-goal players. Come and learn in a professional, yet friendly environment.

Lessons and instructional chukkas are available during the week, with practices and matches on weekends. Entrance is free and spectators are most welcome - so don’t hesitate to join us for a memorable day out.

Our focus is on playing Polo as it is meant to be played - as a team sport, with every player encouraged to play his/her part. Which means more ‘ball’ and more fun for everyone!

Our equestrian facilities offer livery and leasing of horses for all disciplines - imagine the luxury of enjoying your favourite activity in this breathtaking landscape every day! Our corporate teambuilding days offer innovative ways to entertain your clients or staff and are thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Booking is essential. We include sticks and helmets and of course the horses!

Need to Know

WhereVal de Vie Wine and Polo Estate, on the R301 between Paarl and Franschhoek, Paarl, Cape Winelands

WhenBooking is essential. Tuesday to Sunday. Lessons by booking only. Chukkas and matches are weather dependant, so it is safer to call before hand.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)21 863-6170

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