The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup is a knockout polo championship that offers an action-packed day with a display of exceptional horsemanship amongst competing teams from all over the African continent. The polo season continues to bring together a premium audience, with a taste for fashion, delectable dining experiences and an action packed game of polo with teams competing for the opportunity to be crowned the winners. This year’s tournament is set to take place on Sunday 26 June 2022, returning to the picturesque Inanda Club, situated in the heart of Sandton, where the influential polo set will experience a high-octane polo demonstration of talent and horse power in the dual for the coveted trophy. Teams from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Tanzania as well as Zimbabwe have announced their return to the tournament to reclaim their winning title.
The polo season has had the country abuzz as fashion savants and polo novices all the way through to experts join in on enjoying and celebrating the fast-paced sport. The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup is no exception to this experience and promises to bring together patrons to enjoy an afternoon of horsemanship, swinging mallets and a social experience like none other.
“We are excited to join forces with the Inanda Club as they continue to pioneer and create development opportunities while retaining the entertainment value of the sport of polo. At Cell C, we pride ourselves in meaningful projects that drive unique experiences for consumers and the Cell C Africa Polo Cup will do exactly that. We are excited to see our South African development team showcase their skills against teams from the continent.” Says Chief Commercial Officer, Simo Mkhize.
Well-known as the Sport of Kings, polo has always been known as a spectator sport for equestrians and high society, however with Cell C’s support, it is now accessible to all. The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup promises to bring a luxe experience with its Africa Now theme celebrating Africa’s elite fashion and social experiences in the 21st century. The event invites patrons from all walks of life to enjoy unique experiences tailored to perfection.
Craig James, Polo Manager at Inanda Club concludes, “The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup is an exciting project for us at the Inanda Club. We are thrilled to be teaming up with an incredible partner such as Cell C who have made this prestigious event possible. Over the years we have seen a tremendous growth and interest in the sport of polo in communities where the sport was previously inaccessible and with every game we wish to execute bigger and better experiences so that patrons can come and enjoy an affair like none other.”
Patrons and guests can expect to be whisked away with upbeat sounds from Mzansi’s much loved DJs, while soaking up the sun, enjoying a delicious cocktail or drink of choice and, of course, enjoying the sport of polo and its well-known traditions such as divot stomping.
Let’s get ready to paint the polo field orange!
Picnic sites from R 3,000 for 5 pax OR R 5,500 for 10 Pax.
Go to Howler.co.za to book your tickets or click here: https://www.howler.co.za/cellcinandaafricapolo
Address Inanda Club, Forrest Rd & 6th Ave, Inanda, Sandton, 2196
For more information, follow the Inanda Club social media pages for regular updates on upcoming sporting events. Follow the action and stay tuned by following @inandaclub or @cellcsa and use the following hashtags #CellCInandaAfricaCup #InandaPolo #HeinekenPolo #TanquerayPolo
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ABOUT INANDA CLUB:
The Inanda Club was founded in 1934 with the purpose of providing a home for equestrian sports. The club was located in, what was then, the countryside north of Rosebank and it is doubtful that the founders imagined that the area would become the commercial CBD of Africa.
However urbanisation followed those pioneers and rather than being swamped by development, the Inanda Club has evolved the Sandton venue into a modern city club with a distinct equestrian and country character. This town club, combined with the Inanda Country Base in Kyalami, provides premier equestrian facilities fulfilling the objectives of the founding sections of Polo and the Rand Hunt.
This unique club now offers much more, with facilities that have a wide appeal. In addition to the equestrian sports, the club has a gym, tennis courts, a swimming pool, two bars, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, accommodation and a spectacular, large function venue.
Nestling now in the heart of the Sandton CBD is a venue that offers quiet elegance suitable for any occasion – from the most formal business function to the most casual family gathering, from a grand banquet for 400 guests to a romantic dinner for two. The facilities available to members and their guests ensure an intimate exclusivity not possible in any commercial venue.