Top Ten Southern Africa Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures

Learn Polo-Cross
  |  Gorp.com

Fast, furious, and very, very physical—that's lacrosse on horseback. Hugely popular in Zimbabwe and a growing equestrian sport around the world, polo-cross means falls, body crunches, and glancing blows with the lacrosse stick. But those with a go-smack-em attitude and sufficient riding experience can learn this fast and highly skilled equestrian sport on trained horses at Mopani Lodge, near Kwekwe in the Midlands area. Relax between sessions by riding out on the ranch (which has a cross-country course, if you still need an adrenaline fix), or just by sunning at the pool. And because of the favorable exchange rate, what would be an extremely expensive riding holiday anywhere else in the world has become one of adventure tourism's best bargains.


Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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