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Standard Bank Polo In The Park Announces Celebrity Host For Its Inaugural Event

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades” is the best way to describe the Official Host of the inaugural Standard Bank Polo in the Park, set to take place in Joburg this Saturday.

Renowned actress, international style icon and globetrotting South African influencer Amanda du-Pont, has just been revealed as host for the 2019 event. The first ever Park Polo on the African Continent is set to take place at Joburg’s most renowned mixed-use lifestyle resort, Steyn City, on Saturday 16 November 2019. Amanda du-Pont, an acclaimed actress and confirmed globetrotter that needs no introduction, oozes confidence, intelligence and sophistication, which makes her the perfect choice for this spectacular African first, backed by Africa’s biggest bank.

The theme for the 2019 event has also been announced as “Polo through the Ages”, and will showcase the iconic countries and cities that polo first became famous in, from Persia, where it all started 2000 years ago, to Shanghai, Jaipur, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and of course Joburg, which makes the well-travelled du Pont the perfect choice. The authentic, vintage décor elements and experiences that guests will get to experience on the day will be juxtaposed against a modern form of ‘action polo’ never seen in SA before. Action Polo has taken off like wildfire globally, in various forms, such as Snow Polo, Beach Polo, Gladiator Polo and of course Park Polo. The theme will take a look at the narrative of polo through the eyes of its very rich cultural history. The Standard Bank Polo in the Park will be the most spectacular polo event in SA this year, and a perfect way to end off the year in style, whether it is to celebrate the arrival of Summer, or celebrating your Year End Party in the ultimate style.

Combining a sensational polo line-up in a brand-new format of polo with spectacular hospitality, riveting entertainment and a programme of luxury lifestyle experiences that will showcase the City of Gold like never before, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The Standard Bank Polo in The Park is not only about polo, but about the lifestyle that accompanies the sport of kings. The event boasts an Aspire Art Pop-Up Gallery, a Bulgari Jewellery Lounge, a luxury fashion emporium (including sunglasses by Freckle Eyewear and a showcase by Sandton City’s Diamond Walk), entertaining jazz and hip hop performances, and a luxury car showcase.

Standard Bank decided to partner with South Africa’s most formidable luxury events and marketing company to make its first foray into polo, The African Deluxe Company, who is committed to moving South Africa forward and to showing the world that South Africa can seamlessly, and repeatedly, host world-class, iconic luxury events that are worth traveling for, and that South Africa is a country worth investing in. One of the African Deluxe Company partners, Anina Malherbe-Lan co-founded the iconic Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town 10 years ago, so excellence and world-class hospitality is to be expected.

The event will be attended by top South African business people, local and international celebrities, VVIPs, and media, and offers a scenic day out in the City of Gold, filled with beautiful people, unforgettable experiences, chic fashion, and art and jazz on the sidelines.


Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019

Time: 12:00 – 17:00 (after party details to be advised)

Venue: Steyn City Parkland Residence

Theme: Polo Through the Ages

Hashtag: #SBPolointhePark

Tickets: Various ticket options for sale on Computicket.com or for lounge requests email Naeemah on naeemah@theafricandeluxecompany.com, or call

021 465 2312

NB: Event Not Open to Persons Under the Age of 18 years

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