Our aim together with the Client has been to create a truly authentic South African Polo Estate and trout fishing village, generated out of the rich architectural heritage of the area and location and capturing the character of the picturesque towns nearby.
The acknowledgement of the natural characteristics of the site was key to the architectural handwriting.
Each unit will nestle into the environment as if to grow out of the site on which it stands. Careful attention has been taken to ensure a cohesive colour palette, and natural use of materials. The earthly tones of the walls are reminiscent of the old farm houses, found throughout the area. The particular stone selected is also found on the estate and will weather quickly, giving the impression of having existed for many years.
The gatehouse will establish the stately and hospitable arrival experience. A clubhouse also designed in the “Country Style” of the units comprising reception facilities, a members lounge and bar, public facilities and a large open outdoor covered terrace with grand stands for watching polo games. Two championship arenas, a stick and ball practice ground and a sand exercise track, stables enough to host international tournaments and championships have also been included in the overall master plan.
There are also19 well-stocked trout dams at the Polo Estate. Scattered in between forests, woodlands and parklands, it is a fly-fisher’s paradise. The Polo Estate is renowned for some of the best fly-fishing in South Africa.
There are also19 well-stocked trout dams at the Polo Estate. Scattered in between forests, woodlands and parklands, it is a fly-fisher’s paradise. The Polo Estate is renowned for some of the best fly-fishing in South Africa