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A Polo Holiday, Ficksburg

Learn to Play Polo near Ficksburg, Free State, South Africa - Polo HolidaysEnjoy the beauty of the Witteberg Mountains in the Eastern Free State Highlands in a unique manner with a Polo Holiday.

The Franshoek Polo School near Ficksburg offers Polo lessons to beginners and pre-season Polo clinics. The school is built on the Franshoek Farm (Franshoek Mountain Lodge) about 26km from Ficksburg.

The Ficksburg area has a long history of Polo and was once a centre for Polo in South Africa. Interest and funds waned in the early 90′ and Ficksburg’s Polo field was lost, but Franshoek ‘took the reigns’ to re-establish’ the sport through the creation of new fields and the establishment of the Polo School.

Learning to Play Polo here is not just about the challenge or even the horses, but as much about the beautful peaceful surroundings. The field is in ‘The Valley’ tucked up against the Witteberg Mountain range in the Eastern Free State. The area is very rural, wild and beautiful, and there are many other outdoors activities that can be enjoyed, from mtb to hiking to bass fishing. To quote the Polo School directly:

“Fresh air, mountain spring water, exhilarating exercise, magnificent sunsets and the occasional Franshoek party, all contribute to the overall experience of your polo holiday. We tailor the polo holiday to suit your needs, providing as much or as little as you desire.”

More on the Franshoek Polo School and Holidays

Getting there: Take the R26 north-east out of Ficksburg, turning left after 8km. Follow the signs from there.

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