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Address: Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate, Paarl 7620, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 863 6169
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10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Surrounded by the mountains and vineyards of the famous Paarl-Franschhoek...

Surrounded by the mountains and vineyards of the famous Paarl-Franschhoek valley, Val de Vie is one of the most spectacular polo estates in the world. Our passion for the sport has transformed the estate into an unrivaled polo destination. Apart from hosting international tournaments and high society events, the Val de Vie Polo Club also offers lessons and members play polo every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The polo season runs from October to April.

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Yearling Sale

We went to the Polo Club whilst the Yearling Sale was on. If you are into horses check this out for a future year, this time there were over 100 yearlings on sale. The buyers... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 February 2015
Ashsaw
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We decided to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary at the Polo club. It turned out to be an excellent decision. Our Saturday lunch was tasteful with beautiful decor. The service was good and it was complemented with a friendly ambiance. After lunch the Polo games started and the quite surrounds changed to an exciting and action packed afternoon entertainment. Strongly... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

I was taucht by Charl du Plessis, a so good polo teacher, to improve my polo during one week with him in his property. Charl invited me also in Val de Vie Polo Club to play with him and with Val de Vie Polo Club members (eductionnal chukkers with Kevin Rixon, and chukkers on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday afternoon). It... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

We went to the Polo Club whilst the Yearling Sale was on. If you are into horses check this out for a future year, this time there were over 100 yearlings on sale. The buyers have lunch in the main room and each horse is physically led into the room whilst the bidding goes on. However if you just want... More 

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Thank Ashsaw
south africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

We have visited this venue many times to watch polo. We usually order the pizza from the restaurant while the kids play on the climbing frame and run around on the grass. The restaurant service can be hit or miss but the pizza is always great. The Sunday market is a great way to spend a few hours sampling yummy... More 

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Thank AfricaTraveler206
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Went for tapas with friends. Wine was great but the food was disappointing and expensive as the portions were small and not very well flavoured

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Thank Elaine T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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68 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great setting, but menu not very exciting. The restaurant offers friendly service and good wines with a very relaxed vibe. I feel the menu could be updated.

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Thank CherylT166
Paarl, South Africa
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126 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

The venue is absolutely perfect but there is NO service. On a quite week day lunch our food took forever and a day. Even if the meal is tasteful as it was, there is no excuse for poor service. I am sure if the POLO CLUB can make fire in the kitchen and under the staff it make a massive... More 

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Thank Paljas1976
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Our entry to the clubhouse was encouraging as it is certainly a magnificent building and setting. Beautiful polo fields, beatifully tended and green. But, sadly, that's where the experience ended. Before being seated, we were told that there is no sauvignon blanc. A very strange, unsolicited opening gambit from our waitress. On further enquiry the white wine choice was limited... More 

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1 Thank Mike E
Berks
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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Fantastic food, view, friendly staff - we love it! The salads are great - lamb rump at lunch was excellent too

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

We went for lunch on Saturday 28/12/2013 at the Polo Club restaurant at Val de Vie, Paarl. It was a bit overcast but the mountains looked beautiful with the white clouds hanging over it. The restaurant was not full but we did make prior reservations. We got a beautiful big table right in front of the window overlooking the polo... More 

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