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Love travelling… and playing polo?! Want to learn the art of endurance riding? Then these African experiences might be just up your street.

Embark on a distinctive equestrian journey in Africa, where the exhilarating sport of polo finds a unique and captivating setting. Playing polo against the backdrop of Africa’s stunning landscapes is a truly unparalleled experience, merging the thrill of the game with the breathtaking beauty of Africa. Imagine having giraffe, zebra and wildebeest as your spectators!  The rhythmic pounding of hooves on the field echoes the heartbeat of the wild, creating an atmosphere of unmatched excitement.

Moreover, Africa’s vast expanses and diverse terrains provide an ideal environment for exploring the art of endurance riding. Feel the thrill of  freedom as you canter across vast open plains alongside wildebeest, zebra and antelope. Take in the views as you have lunch overlooking the vast open plains and push your own boundaries. The combination of challenging terrains and the incredible diversity of wildlife makes endurance riding in Africa an unparalleled adventure, redefining the boundaries of equestrian exploration.


2 weeks: From USD $GBP £1643EUR €ZAR RAUD $ pp sharing

Moolmanshoek Wildlife Working Holiday

  • 2 - 12 Weeks
  • South Africa
  • Working Holiday
Discover an equestrian working holiday with a difference in a remote wildlife reserve in South Africa
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4 weeks: From USD $GBP £4400EUR €ZAR RAUD $ pp sharing

Endurance Training Programme

  • 4 Weeks
  • South Africa
  • Working Holiday
A journey that will push your limits, enhance your equestrian skills, and allow you to ride alongside Africa's wildlife.
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Bushmans Rock Polo

3 nights: From USD $880GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ pp sharing

Polo Tours at Bushman Rock

  • 3 - 10 Nights
  • Zimbabwe
  • Sports Horse Riding Holiday
With the African sunset as your backdrop, zebra and giraffe as your spectators, enjoy the sport of polo like never before.
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FAQ for Sports Focused Horse Riding Tours

Where can I play polo in Africa?

Polo is played in various countries across the continent, and there are polo clubs and facilities that offer opportunities for both beginners and experienced players. Some countries with active polo scenes in Africa include South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Is there anywhere I can play Polo-Crosse in Africa?

Yes, our riding holiday at Horizon Lodge offers a variety of activities including polo-crosse, cross-country jumping and mounted games. It’s a favourite for those wanting to do more than just trail riding and perfect for groups or families looking for a fun-filled riding holiday.

Can I play polo if I’m travelling alone?

Yes, these tours are fantastic for groups or solo travellers. For many of our polo tours it is best to have a group of 4 riders so you get the most out of playing, and we can put together special packages. But if you’re keen to travel solo, we might be able to put together a group of other solo riders, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Can you combine playing polo with a horseback safari?

Yes, combining a polo with a safari in Africa offers a blend of sports and nature, creating unforgettable memories for polo enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. We can also create tailor-made packages which combine polo with horse safari experiences – the possibilities are endless!

Is there somewhere I can learn endurance riding in Africa?

Absolutely! We have an endurance programme in South Africa that provides thrilling endurance riding and training, as well as spectacular landscape and wildlife viewing from the saddle.


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