Oaklands Country Manor is set on a lush estate in the Drakensberg; a region steeped in rich history and picturesque landscapes. The guesthouse accommodates up to 34 guests with each beautifully decorated room offering exquisite views of the Oaklands gardens, polo fields and surrounding mountains.
The estate is a sanctuary from which to enjoy the splendour of the Drakensberg. Escape into these dramatically beautiful and tranquil surroundings; with warm hospitality, phenomenal food and wine, and the otherworldly connection between human and horse.
World Class Facilities
Whether you’re a professional polo player, a patron, an enthusiast or someone who’s interested in learning the game, Oaklands Polo Club welcomes you to play at this splendid location.
The protected polo arena ensures all-weather play, while amenities, including a lush playing field, polo pit, wooden horse, nestled in an enchanting country atmosphere, make this an exciting polo destination for experienced and novice players alike.
All of our excellent facilities are located on the Oaklands Country Manor property
Lessons and Courses
We offer both introductory courses and expert tuition from some of the top coaches in the country. A range of affordable polo tuition options can be tailored to suit the needs of our guests and their participation interests. Private lessons, practice chukkas, polo games and tournaments can be arranged for individuals or groups. Our private lessons take you through the rules and theory, basic to advanced riding skills, a wooden horse sessions, stick and ball practice and afternoon chukkas. Best followed by a sundowner at the bar to take it all in.
Oakland Polo Club has a stable of well-trained and safe horses. As hostlers, we take great care in our grooming, stabling and training our horses, and as a result we can accommodate players of all experience levels. With access to expert trainers and polo coaches, you will be in good hands and safe saddle.
Oaklands Polo Club hosts two major tournaments; the Cupids Cup in May and the Fuimus Cup in October. These Winter and Summer events are a calling card for polo enthusiasts to come out in support and champion the sport in refined country style.
Enquire about tuition and our tailor-made polo holiday package. It is always a pleasure to create a customised polo experience for our guests. We offer preferential rates for stays that fall outside our peak periods, like Easter and Christmas, and endeavour to create accessible polo experiences for all who with try the noble game.
Polo Holiday Package
Our Polo Holiday package combines accommodation, polo activities and delicious meals in our restaurant. Start your days with a morning stick and ball session, and daily wooden horse lesson, followed by a hearty lunch and afternoon chukkas. Enjoy a two-course dinner in our cosy restaurant; head chef Kathy Romer-Lee prepares delicious home-style food that is unfussy, but big on flavour.
The Student Package starts from R4180.00 per day and our Non-Student Package starts from R5620 per day, and green fees are included. We can also tailor-make a package to suit your conference or team-building requirements.
If you are interested in learning the game, Oaklands Polo Club invites you to experience and play at this splendid location.
Oaklands Country Manor is located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban – an easy three-hour drive from both King Shaka International Airport and OR Tambo International, and just 7 kilometers off the N3 highway. We offer stunning accommodation, award- winning farm- to- table food and a multitude of activities from hiking to mountain biking to bird watching – and, of course, polo!