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Franshoek Farm and Polo School

Franshoek Farm | Eastern Free State, Ficksburg 9370, South Africa
Franshoek Farm and Polo School
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room and amenities: The rooms are ideal for the Summer and I visited in Winter. However, the hosts - Tracey and Christian, made every effort to make sure that I was warm enough. They provided an electric blanket, hot water bottles, a heater and many blankets so I managed to survive the icy night temperatures which miraculously transformed into gorgeous... More 

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Solden, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

..and it was worth it. I am a riding novice/beginner and was able to play an instructional chukka almost effortless due to the patient guidance of Rod, the polo pro. He is also a braai master and together with Tracey they cooked great meals for us. My favourite was the beetroot salad. We enjoyed the laid back and personal atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our group of five stayed for two weeks in February 2015 and had an incredible time. I was pleasantly surprised to find such fantastic accommodation so far out in what is essentially the middle of nowhere. The valley is absolutely stunning with mountains on all sides and caves to explore just a short walk away. Great food was served three... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just returned from a fabulous fortnight at Franshoek. It was a wonderful experience that will stay with me from the breathtaking scenery to the excellent polo coaching and of course the fantastic and colourful characters. The accomodation couldn't have been better with all 5 of us accommodated in our own double room with ensuite. We're all still talking about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a fantastic time at Franshoek Farm, this was my second visit having had such an enjoyable week the first time I went. We were extremely well looked after with all the polo we could possibly ask for, accompanied by great food, friendly people and all in a superb setting. Tracey and the team were excellent hosts and made... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A fantastic trip to a beautiful place to play some excellent polo. Everything from the accommodation to the standard of horses and instruction, the food and the company was first rate, and I had an excellent time. Along with the polo I enjoyed some excellent hikes up into the mountains, fishing for Bass in the lakes, and just relaxing by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Absolutely amazing rural setting up in the mountains. Spacious rooms with lovely features and huge king size beds, windows overlooking the mountains and polo pitch. Traditional buildings. Fantastic home cooked food and friendly atmosphere. As soon as you arrive you feel part of the family and completely relaxed. Polo was great fun and suited all levels from beginner to 0... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Franshoek Polo School is the most wonderful holiday destination for anyone who likes polo, horses, friendly people, beautiful surroundings, hiking, total relaxation, yoga, good food and good weather. It is a unique setting- you wake up every day and are captivated by the stunning view. The accommodation is set on a hill overlooking a polo field which usually has horses... More 

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TraceyGrace, Manager at Franshoek Farm and Polo School, responded to this review

Thanks for your support! All our amazing "polo family" relations make our job easy and fun. Don't leave it too long before your return. Remember, you know where the sun is shining!!! More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The guys at Franshoek are fantastic. We were a group of 5 staying for a fortnight in late March and we had a great time all round. The accommodation is spacious and comfy and quite a surprise when you consider it is in the middle of nowhere: equally the food is excellent and very homely. The polo experience is terrific,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Franshoek is about a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg, superbly located in the middle of the mountains around Ficksburg. Although I did stay at Franshoek to play polo, there are plenty of other things hiking, biking, swimming etc. to do. Tracey and Christian are extremely welcoming and will tailor to your needs. Accommodation is a beautiful cottage overlooking the mountain... More 

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