This is a magical time of the year in Plett, not only for the blue skies and beautiful ocean, but also for the plethora of activities on the go!

For the insider scoop on some of the best outings to attend, our Kurland families have curated a list of the events that are firmly confirmed in their festive season diaries.

Get playful at the Polo

Plett’s 2023 Polo Season is upon us and boasts a host of events from now until 14 January 2024.

If you only attend one event this festive season, make it the Plett Polo Festival on 29 December. It takes place from 12 noon – 11.30pm and it’s an absolute highlight for many locals and avid polo fans.

You’ll experience a wonderful day outdoors, watching world-class polo while indulging in delectable eats and drinks. There are VIP boxes available, or you can bring your picnic blankets and enjoy the show from the side of the field. From 4pm onwards you can join the after-party, hosted by Hotboxed, on the field below the Pavilion.

For sensational seasonal snacking while you’re at the polo, make sure to visit the summer pop-up Beau de Jour (BDJ) Café at the Pavilion, as well as the Pavilion’s restaurant for the season, TREAT, which is being run by Murray Pienaar.

Other polo dates to diarise  include:

  • The Summer Cup: 11 – 23 December (12 goal)
  • Plett Polo: 18 – 23 December (4 goal)

Get out and about – and active!

  • The Sabrina Summer Love Challenge takes place from 27 – 30 December. If offers four action-packed days of cycling, running and beach events. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, and the events range from a 5km run and 40 km mountain bike race to a gruelling 21km trail run.
  • Visit Plett’s bustling central beach for beach walks, surfing, skiing and running.
  • The Ashford Cricket Day is an annual event held at the Ashford Oval (A7 Robberg Road) in Plett. This year’s event takes place on 18 December and gates open from 10am.

Get groovy at these music festivals & gigs

  • The Hotboxed x Thank Me Later music festival is happening at Kurland Estate on 27 December. The festival headliner act is Lola Palmer, and other artists that will be performing include Pierre Estienne, Novelty, Josh DLM, Athi Maq, DJ Spotz, and many more.
  • Agora’s “Be Kind” music festival: “A Musical Odyssey of Creativity and Connection!” This music event takes place on 23 and 28 December, from 2pm – 2am, at a secret venue that will be revealed a few days before the event.
  • Jeremy Loops’ “Heard You Got Love” Tour takes place at Coco Valley in Plett on 27 December from 4pm.
  • The Surfer’s Ball is an annual charity event that features bands and DJs on Plett’s Central Beach. This year’s event takes place on 8 December from 6pm until midnight. The 2023 beneficiaries include Adopt a Surfer NPC, Plett Shark Spotters, the Empowered Programme, and Mel Makes Waves’ research. Tickets are available at Surf Café at the Beacon Isle Centre in Plett. For more info, email
  • Secret Sunrise guided dance and meditation event takes place on 29 December at The Wedge beach in Plett from 7am – 8am.

If you’re still looking for more ideas, we’ve blogged about some super suggestions here:

Happy holidays!