Absolute Polo

Absolute Polo, Underberg: Hours, Address, Absolute Polo Reviews: 5/5

Absolute Polo
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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We offer comprehensive polo courses, tuition and holidays. Two 5 handicap professional polo players will be your coaches on a course with no more than 6 people per group. We have accommodation for up to 6 people, and offer 3 meals per day. Our facilities include a full size boarded polo field. A selection of over 40 high quality horses; ranging from schoolmasters to high goal ponies.
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Sani Pass Rd Glencairn Farm, Underberg 3256 South Africa
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SteLa
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
We spent an amazing week with Brett and his family. Gorgeous rooms and view (Drakensberg at your doorstep), amazing food (what a cook Nita is) - put it simply, a place you just don't want to leave. And most important : wonderful people. It s not only spending vacation : you will feel like integrating into a community (especially when you play touch-rugby at sunset with locals:). And you will learn so much about South Africa. Even if you don't play polo, just go there and enjoy !
Precisely, regarding polo, well, you will improve, for sure, your hitting and riding skills. But first and foremost, Brett will help you forge a "polo brain". When I arrived i was a guy hitting (sometime:) a white ball on a horse. When I left, I was a guy passionate about the moves, the positioning, the strategy of polo... Straight to the point : if you are looking to raise your polo handicap, this is definitely the place. And you will enjoy polo at his best : mentally and physically challenging (be ready for South African chukkas;) but inclusive, affordable, friendly, humble. Club members you will play with are super nice and always strive to make you shine and have fun, no matter how much better players they are.
To sum up : probably the best-kept secret in the world of polo.
Written 3 November 2021
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Strini
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Nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of the Drakensberg mountains (World Heritage Site), Absolute polo is one of South Africa's most prestigious polo facilities. Having just returned from a polo holiday, Brett and his team offer a safe retreat to enjoy a polo holiday. Providing professional coaching and accommodation, Brett, Nita and Lance Watson offer an unparalleled experience to those who want to play and improve polo, while treated to authentic farm style accommodation. Brett has a range of polo ponies to suit your level of polo; he is a former Springbok polo player with a wealth of experience that augments his capability as a coach. The Underberg polo community who are also club members of Gemini Park Polo Club (Operated by Absolute Polo) are a diverse set of polo players ,are exceptionally welcoming and accommodating to your handicap of polo. Both Brett and Lance Watson are seasoned players and bring their experience to chukkas that greatly improve your level of polo. In addition, the guesthouse accommodation situated on the dairy farm is in full view of the Drakensberg mountains, with Nita Watson providing delicious meals during the stay. A highly recommended experience and we'll be sure to return!
Written 6 January 2021
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Mrstay89
1 contribution
Business
Best polo coaching I have experienced and outstanding hospitality . I'll definitely be back soon !!!
Written 26 December 2016
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Matt H
Weston on the Green, UK2 contributions
Family
Without a doubt one of the best polo experiences to date. Fantastic location (both polo club and accommodation), friendly people, great horses, excellent instruction and good polo - We had an amazing week with Brett and members of the Underberg Polo Club. The quality of Brett's coaching was first class and it was great to see how much progress we all made in a week. We will be back!
Written 24 May 2016
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SophieLyle
London15 contributions
Solo
I had such a fantastic time with Absolute Polo. Underberg is a beautiful place and the farm, which overlooks the Drakensberg mountains, is a gorgeous place to stay - I was first class; full-sized and in excellent condition (and with amazing bird life, for those interested). I was returning to polo after a long break and Brett was enormously patient and certainly the best teacher I have ever had. After stick n ball, I was thrown straight into chukkas - despite my protest! - and they were very fun and instructive, and always safe. All the other players were super-nice and the ponies are also in great shape and live very happy lives here. I should also mention that I do not eat gluten and this was really well catered for by Nita and the food on the farm was excellent. I really hope to return and am determined to keep my polo up! Thanks again to all the team. Highly recommended.
Written 15 March 2016
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Stefan M
Andover, UK5 contributions
Couples
With the weather as it was in the UK we decided to come out to South Africa earlier than usual for some Polo Coaching. As committed low goal players we always come to Brett for a week of preseason intensive coaching. Whether you play Polo or not I would recommend a stay at Old Inchgarth Cottages. I learned that the word Zulu actually means "Heaven", Kwa Zulu "in Heaven". When you sit on the verranda and look across the land you will see what i mean. The cottages are perfect. There is a shared sitting room with satellite and broadband, tea, coffee and snacks. Food is wholesome and delicious with all special dietary requirements catered for.
There is loads to do even if you haven't become addicted to Polo. You can outride on a pony chosen to match your riding ability. Brett is an excellent wild life guide and has some developing game trails, local sight seeing is breathtaking at the Sani Pass.

Absolute Polo provides first rate Polo coaching, chukkas and matches. Brett provides expert and patient polo coaching on ponies that are chosen to match your ability. Brett can call on high calibre local players so Chukkas are played at all levels and are great fun. Underberg Polo Club hosts the action where you can become a visiting member. A stay is great value for money. I thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written 6 February 2016
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Cha K
New Delhi, India5 contributions
Couples
We went to Absolute polo in the hope of improving our polo and the course completely overcame our expectations. We had personalised coaching to suit our needs. Brett was able to spot what we needed to work on immediately. The result was that in less than a week he had pretty much revolutionised how we play!

Absolute polo is located on a beautiful farm, with baby animals every where and fresh milk available at all times. The food is fresh and delicious and the room are very beautiful with a view on a lake and the mountains. We stayed there for 3 weeks and felt completely at home. Brett and his family go out of their way to make you feel welcome and to help you enjoy everything there is to enjoy in the area (for example, he took us to Sani Pass). All in all, absolutely worth it!
Written 7 October 2015
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mevs1980
Shaftesbury, UK1 contribution
What a fantastic experience! I cannot recommend AbPolo strongly enough - Brett, Nita and the family are first class hosts. The weather was perfect, the horses incredible and the polo was out of this world! Why go to Argentina when there's AbPolo??? Bring on next April so we can do it all over again.
Written 2 December 2013
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DangermouseDvB
London, UK7 contributions
Friends
Having previously done courses in the UK and in Argentina, I was greatly looking forward to my first experience of a course in South Africa. It not only didn't dissapoint, but was in fact surpassed the other two in many ways!

The instructor-to-student ratio never exceeded 1-4 (indeed, was often 1-2!), and with instruction being provided by current 4 and 5-goal Springbok pros (good teachers), we all made quick progress as there was ample opportunity to ask questions and spend time correcting our errors.

The accommodation and food are both of good quality - and tie in with the overall welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel like a friend whilst staying rather than a client staying at a hotel, which is the case with many other polo venues.

I would definitely come again, and hope to do so next April.

Well done!
Written 17 October 2013
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maxgold
London, UK13 contributions
Friends
Another great trip to Absolute Polo - even better than the high quality last visit. I went with three friends and we all saw a quantum leap improvement in five days. A well structured course, including riding, stick and ball, two-on-two, three on three and matches with local sides. For the last three you will have a four or more goal pro on your side, making sure you get the most out of the polo training. The horses are superb and the range ensures you will be optimally mounted for what ever the training is. Very good value, and discounts for groups, returning guests and stays of 5 days or more. A winner.
Written 12 October 2013
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