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Trails: Horse Trails in Southern Africa

List of towns where trails are listed

Adelaide Aus Balfour
Barkly East Bisho Buffelsbaai
Cape Town Carolina Cathcart
Citrusdal Clanwilliam Clarens
Colesberg Cullinan Elands Bay
Estcourt Ficksburg Grabouw
Haga Haga Hekpoort Hoedspruit
Hopefield Kaapsehoop Keetmanshoop
Kei Mouth Krugersdorp Lady Grey
Laingsburg Lambert's Bay Langebaan
Letsitele Louis Trichardt Machadodorp
Malealea Marken Maseru
Mbabane Melmoth Morgan Bay
Nelspruit Newcastle Nieuwoudtville
Ottery Paarl Plettenberg Bay
Port Elizabeth Potchefstroom Pretoria
Robertson Rouxville Rustenburg
Sabie Sandton Seymour
Somerset West Springbok Stanford
Stellenbosch Stutterheim Swellendam
Touws River Underberg Vaalwater
Venterskroon Victoria Falls Volksrust
Waterval Boven White River Windhoek
Winterton Yzerfontein Zastron
Adelaide
Closest Town: Adelaide [Back to Top]
Molweni Pivate Game Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Adelaide
Location: Near Adelaide off the R344
Description: Molweni Pivate Game Resere offers 4 night 3 day Nguni Cattle Round Ups on horseback, dayrides and overnight horse trails in the beautiful mountains on our welltrained, surefooted and willing horses. The rides takes us close to the resident game of the reserve, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Wildebeest, Eland and many others. We get to see the Waterkloof valley with its spectacular waterfalls and the historic sites of Ford Fordyce. Hiking and mountain biking also offered.
Comments: Molweni Private Game Reserve lies in the foothills of the Winterberg mountains in the eastern Cape close to Adelaide and is in a malaria free area. Molweni offers accomodation in two farm houses and a tented camp.
Tel: +27 (0)46 684 0261
Fax: +27 (0)46 684 8900
Cell: +27 (0)79 898 4386
e-mail: info@molweni.com
Web: http://www.molweni.com
Game viewing: Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Wildebeest, Eland
Aus
Closest Town: Aus [Back to Top]
Namib Feral Horse Hiking Trail
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Aus
Description: 28km/ 2-3 days; fully equipped huts
Enquiries: Namib Feral Horse Hiking Trail
Tel: + 264 (0)6332 Ask for 1-103
Balfour
Closest Town: Balfour [Back to Top]
Mpofu Game Park
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Balfour [Back to Top]
Description: 1 to 2 day pony trails; lodge accommodation; guided; maximum 8 persons; August to March
Enquiries: Eastern Cape Tourism Board
Tel: + 27 (0)40 635-2115 or 684-9431
Barkly East
Closest Town: Barkly East [Back to Top]
Gateshead
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Barkly East
Description: 18km horse trails; self catering in farmhouses; maximum 8 persons; September through to April; should be fit and experienced
Enquiries: Gateshead Lodge
Tel: + 27 (0)45 971-0233
Fax: + 27 (0)45 ask for 9231
Closest Town: Barkly East [Back to Top]
Telle Falls Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Barkly East
Location: In the Wartrail District about 45 km from Barkly East
Description: Telle Falls Trails offers unforgettable 2-day and 1-day horse rides over mountains, rivers, passes and veld. With no fences in sight and majestic valleys to explore with the odd waterfall thrown in, there is truly no better way to spend a day on a horse. Custom made packages are available. Our normal packages over weekends include 2 day 7hr rides with 3 nights accommodation (2 B&B and 1 overnight camp). Arrive Thursday, ride Friday and Saturday and leave on Sunday. 1 day rides with 2 nights accommodation (B&B and camp) are also available. Arrive Friday, ride Saturday and leave on Sunday. All meals, horses, tack and camping equipment included. All riders welcome.
Comments: Accommodation in traditional Lesotho huts with hot showers, kitchen, toilets and a camping area are available.
Enquiries: Kathy, Rob or Scott Mitchell
Tel: +27 (0)45 9749 226
Fax: +27 (0)45 9749 226
Cell: +27 (0)83 2575 400
e-mail: kathym@wartrail.co.za
Web: http://www.tellefallstrails.co.za
Bisho
Closest Town: Bisho [Back to Top]
Doubledrift Nature Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Bisho [Back to Top]
Description: 18 km; own horse; in game reserve; guide available; accommodation in lodge;
Enquiries: Eastern Cape Tourism Board
Tel: + 27 (0)43 642-2571
Fax: + 27 (0)43 642-2571
Buffelsbaai
Closest Town: Buffelsbaai [Back to Top]
Goukamma
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Buffelsbaai
Description: Trail through nature reserve for persons with own horse; overnight huts available
Enquiries: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)445 830-042
Fax: + 27 (0)445 830-042
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Cape Town
Closest Town: Cape Town [Back to Top]
Beach Rides
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Cape Town
Description: 1 - 2.5 hour horse trail; guided; beach ride; horses and equipment provided; suitable for novices;
Enquiries: Indicator Lodge
Tel: + 27 (0)21 703-4396
Carolina
Closest Town: Carolina [Back to Top]
Hebron
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Carolina [Back to Top]
Description: Various loop trails on horseback from same base hut; on a farm; 27 persons at base camp; 8-10 persons at overnight hut; no children under 6.
Comments: Views, mountain streams with rapids, rock pools, swimming.
Enquiries: Anvie Ventures
Tel: + 27 (0)12 662 0586
Fax: + 27 (0)12 662 1140
e-mail: anvie@xsinet.co.za
Closest Town: Carolina [Back to Top]
Mountain Trout
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Carolina
Description: Various routes on horseback; camp site and caravan park; 10 persons max
Enquiries: Mountain Trout CC
Tel: + 27 (0)17 843-2088
Cathcart
Closest Town: Cathcart [Back to Top]
Benghoil Horse and Hiking Trail
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Cathcart
Description: Horse trails over weekends; other options available; maximum 8 persons; accommodation in lodge; catering provided
Enquiries: Benghoil Horse and Hiking Trails
Tel: + 27 (0)45 843-2284
Citrusdal
Closest Town: Citrusdal [Back to Top]
Wolfkop Nature Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Citrusdal [Back to Top]
Location: 5 km from Citrusdal village on the Cape West Coast Road
Description: Olifants River, paddle, canoe and life jackets provided.
Comments: Nestled amongst trees on the banks of the Olifants River, the campsite is a favorite for those wanting a total getaway from city life. You are accommodated in cozy freeform dome village with best quality canvas tents and comfortable single pocket air mattresses, porta potty flush toilet, funky rocket showers and hammocks. Your private freeform village is fully equipped with kitchen and 100% cotton bedding is provided.
Enquiries: Reservations
Fax: 086 617 5868
Cell: +27 (0)83 775 0144
e-mail: info@wolfkopnaturereserve.co.za
Web: http://www.wolfkopnaturereserve.co.za
Clanwilliam
Closest Town: Clanwilliam [Back to Top]
Vallei Kromrivier
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Clanwilliam
Description: 2 day/various options on horseback; overnight facilities; camp site; catered on request; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Cedarberg Tourist Park
Tel: + 27 (0)27 482-2807
Clarens
Closest Town: Clarens [Back to Top]
Bokpoort
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Clarens
Description: 3 different horse trails from 10 to 50 km; 2 to 8 persons; equipment and meals provided; base camp
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Closest Town: Clarens [Back to Top]
Golden Gate
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Clarens [Back to Top]
Description: Description: 1 to 2 hour horse trail; guided; in nature reserve; horses available; chalets & camp sites at base
Enquiries: Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Tel: + 27 (0)58 256 1471
Fax: + 27 (0)58 256-1471
Colesberg
Closest Town: Colesberg [Back to Top]
Seekoei River
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Colesberg
Description: Bring your own horse; various routes on the farm; overnight huts; camp site at base; 20 persons max on 18 km; 20 persons max for overnight huts; larger groups by special arrangement;
Enquiries: Karools and Aletta Venter
Tel: + 27 (0)51 753-1378
Fax: + 27 (0)51 753-1378 ask fax
Cullinan
Closest Town: Cullinan [Back to Top]
Windybrow
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Cullinan
Description: Various options on horseback; on game farm; overnight dormitories; 24 persons max;
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Elands Bay
Closest Town: Elands Bay [Back to Top]
K'Taaibos Horse
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Elands Bay [Back to Top]
Description: 3 day horse trails; guided; food and equipment provided; maximum 7 persons
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Estcourt
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Bannerman's Path
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 16km horse trail; average; for the experienced; circular; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Beacon Ridge
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 14km horse trail; guide available; circular in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Giants Hut via Two Dassies
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Description: 15km/6 hours horse trail; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Giants Pass/Giant's Castle
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 19km horse trail; circular; overnight facilities; in nature reserve; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Giants: Two Dassies
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 19km/8hours horse trail; average; only for the experienced; circular; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Grysbuck Bush
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Description: 8km horse trail; guide available; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; 75 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Langalibalele
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 27 km horse trail; in nature reserve; guide available; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Meander Hut
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 12km horse trail; various routes; guide available; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Skopongo Ridge
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Description: Various options on horseback; trail guide available; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
The Injasuti
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 14km from Bannerman's Hut; various options on horseback; guide available; circular in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
The Lakes
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 14km horse trail; guide available; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 76 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Wonder Valley
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
Description: 20km horse trail; guide available; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Closest Town: Estcourt [Back to Top]
World's View
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Estcourt
Description: 14km horse trail; guide available; in nature reserve; overnight facilities; camp site; 118 persons max
Enquiries: Natal Parks Board
Tel: + 27 (0)331 47-1981
Fax: + 27 (0)331 47-1980
Ficksburg
Closest Town: Ficksburg [Back to Top]
Franshoek Hoek Mountain Horse Trail
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Ficksburg
Description: 29km horse trail; lodge base camp; overnight in cave; 10 persons maximum; guided
Tel: + 27 (0)51 192 3938
Grabouw
Closest Town: Grabouw [Back to Top]
Hottentots-Holland Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Grabouw [Back to Top]
Description: Various routes on horseback; guide available; in nature reserve; 15 persons max;
Enquiries: Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 886-6543
Fax: + 27 (0)21 886-6575
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Haga Haga
Closest Town: Haga Haga [Back to Top]
Wild Coast Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Haga Haga
Location: Sunray Farm, Kei Mouth Road
Description: day rides and 1 to 10 night horseback riding holidays. Starting in Kei Mouth, this trail is about experiencing Africa like you have never seen it before. We explore local legend sites and rural villages, interacting with the Xhosa people along the way; Before experiencing the untouched beauty of the Wild Coast coastal environment. The beach canters are endless. This is an exhilarating point-to-point ride north along the coast of the Eastern Cape, known as the South African Wild Coast. Meander from beach to beach, from surf to savanna, past shipwrecks while spotting whales and dolphins in the scintillating expanse of the Indian Ocean. You will gallop along deserted beaches and explore hidden coves, and cross the mighty Kei River on a pontoon with your horse, into the undulating green hills of the Transkei to experience the essence of rural Africa on horseback. The trail winds down from the cliff tops to deserted beaches, and then canter to a sleepy coastal village for lunch at a local pub. At sunset you can play with the horses in the warm lagoon waters before returning to your comfortable room at a small family-run beachside hotel for a memorable meal of fresh seafood and local produce complemented by South African wines.
Enquiries: Julie-Anne Gower
Tel: +27 (0)43 831 1087
Fax: +27 (0)43 831 1087
e-mail: julie-anne@sunrayfarm.co.za
Web: http://www.sunrayfarm.co.za
Hekpoort
Closest Town: Hekpoort [Back to Top]
Saddle Creek Ranch
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Hekpoort
Location: Farm HH24, Hartebeesfontein
Description: We offer horseback riding with a difference, riding western style on well trained, obedient and calm trail horses, with various rides in to the bushveld and mountain foothills. All the rides are accompanied by the owner, 1/2 trail guides and a trained staff member. For the beginner the emphasis is on a safe, relaxed and enjoyable ride on horses that will not run away with you. The experienced rider can choose a more spirited horse for a lively, exhilarating ride. Trained trail guides and trained staff members will be close to them throughout the ride.
Comments: Saddle Creek Ranch nestles in the Hekpoort Valley in the foothills of the magnificent Magaliesburg Meander Route. Trail durations are approximate. Saturday/Sunday times: 9.00am 11.00am 2.00pm 4.00pm. Weekdays: 9.30am & 2.30pm. Booking essential. The Ranch Cafe offers tasty Light meals, refreshments and snacks. Special tariffs for children.
Enquiries: Mike Dakota
Cell: +27 (0)79 467 9906
e-mail: horseridingsa@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.horseridingsa.co.za
Hoedspruit
Closest Town: Hoedspruit [Back to Top]
Whipalong
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Hoedspruit [Back to Top]
Location: Plot 42, Kampersrus
Description: We live at the foot of the Drakensburg in the small town of Kampersrus (Travellers retreat). We ride in the Moholoholo Mountainview Game Reserve. Size of Reserve approx. 4000 hectares. You can expect to see rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebra, eland, etc., as well as smaller species and birds. We offer horse trails and a volunteer programme.
Enquiries: Kate van Staden
Tel: +27 (0)15 793 1109
Cell: +27 (0)83 626 6324
e-mail: info@whipalong.co.za
Web: http://www.whipalong.co.za
Hopefield
Closest Town: Hopefield [Back to Top]
Windstone
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Hopefield
Description: Various routes on horseback; riding lessons; holidays on horseback
Tel: + 27 (0)2286 6-1645
Fax: + 27 (0)2286 6-1645
Kaapsehoop
Closest Town: Kaapsehoop [Back to Top]
Kaapschehoop
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Kaapsehoop
Description: Week-end/midweek/day/hour rides; riding lessons; guided; well-schooled horses; cottages and camp site; catering optional; 8 persons min/14 persons max
Enquiries: Kaapschehoop Horse Trails
Fax: + 27 (0)13 734-4055
Cell: + 27 (0)82 774 5826
Keetmanshoop
Closest Town: Keetmanshoop [Back to Top]
Fish River Canyon Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Keetmanshoop [Back to Top]
Description: 70km/5 night horse trails; guided; equipment provided; passport and visa required; runs mid June to to end October; rough it and sleep under stars
Enquiries: Saddle Runners
Tel: + 27 (0)21 762-2360
Fax: + 27 (0)21 761-1373
Closest Town: Keetmanshoop [Back to Top]
Oas Guest Farm
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Keetmanshoop
Description: 27km horse trail; camping facilities; maximum 11 persons; closed April to October
Enquiries: Mantie Oberholzer
Tel: + 264 (0)6342 ask for Stinkdoring 4321
Kei Mouth
Closest Town: Kei Mouth [Back to Top]
Mkulu Kei Horse Farm
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Kei Mouth
Location: Mkulu Kei Horse Farm, Kei Mouth
Description: Mkulu Kei Horse Farm is an 850ha natural paradise on South Afriac''s Eastern Cape Wild Coast. Come and experience the MK black horse - partbred Friesians with superb temperaments and expert schooling. Enjoy the beauty of our 850ha Nature Reserve on horseback before going swimming with your horse. Whilst not riding, you can relax down at the dam, or on the beach. Spend time reading under the trees, or go on a nature walk. We have an abundance of natural wildlife.
Comments: Homely, farm-style family accommodation
Enquiries: Emma Mullen
Tel: +27 (0)43 841 1011
Fax: +27 (0)43 841 1027
Cell: +27 (0)72 111 6364
e-mail: mkulukei@gmail.com
Web: http://www.mkulukeihorsefarm.co.za
Krugersdorp
Closest Town: Krugersdorp [Back to Top]
Kromdraai
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Krugersdorp [Back to Top]
Description: Various options on horseback; overnight huts and camp site; horses available; 16 persons max;
Enquiries: Kromdraai Conservancy
Tel: + 27 (0)11 957 0241
Fax: + 27 (0)11 957 0034
Lady Grey
Closest Town: Lady Grey [Back to Top]
Sethunzini Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Lady Grey
Description: Closed
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Laingsburg
Closest Town: Laingsburg [Back to Top]
Anysberg
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Laingsburg
Description: 2 day horse trail; easy riding; guided; horses/ponies & riding tack provided; in nature reserve; huts & camp site at base; own tent; sleep under stars on trail; 10 persons max; only persons under 95kg;
Enquiries: Anysberg Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)2372 ask for 1913
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Lambert's Bay
Closest Town: Lambert's Bay [Back to Top]
West Coast
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Lambert's Bay [Back to Top]
Description: 2 to 4 day horse trail; guided; equipment and meals provided; maximum 10 persons; 2 days
Enquiries: Indicator Lodge
Tel: + 27 (0)21 73-4396
Fax: + 27 (0)21 73-1417
Langebaan
Closest Town: Langebaan [Back to Top]
Oliphantskop Farm Inn
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Langebaan
Description: Special trails on horse back along the beach; riding lessons; guided and overnight trails available
Tel: + 27 (0)2287 2-2326
Fax: + 27 (0)2287 2-2326
Letsitele
Closest Town: Letsitele [Back to Top]
Ndzalama
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Letsitele
Description: 28km horse trail; guide available; various routes in wildlife reserve; hut and lodge; 12 persons max
Enquiries: Ndzalama Wild Life Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)15 386 8714
Fax: + 27 (0)15 386 8699
Louis Trichardt
Closest Town: Louis Trichardt [Back to Top]
Saddles
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Louis Trichardt [Back to Top]
Description: Let us spoil you on a beautiful day trip up the Soutpansberg mountains, Tariff includes lunch. Weekend trips with accommodation for 2 nights with 3 meals included is available.
Comments: Horse box facilities available. Horses can be transported to anywhere in South Africa. Landrover accompanies group. Non riders can join the fun and feast. Enjoy the scenic mountain area, game and friendly
Enquiries: Marius Gilfillan
Tel: + 27 (0)15 516-4482
Fax: + 27 (0)15 516-4482
Cell: + 27 (0)82 494 1155
e-mail: ingagilf@yebo.co.za
Machadodorp
Closest Town: Machadodorp [Back to Top]
Rocky Ranch
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Machadodorp
Location: Farm Rietvlei between Machadodorp and Badplaas
Description: trail rides varying between a few hours to a few days, or take part in cattle drives, cutting & roping, branding and other farm work. Rocky Ranch also offers pony camps over the school holidays for children 10 - 16 years old.
Comments: Rocky Ranch is a working cattle ranch situated on the escarpment of Mpumalanga. Our purpose is to establish an understanding of Western riding and to give guests the opportunity to experience the life and ways of the old-time cowboy.
Enquiries: Antonie Geyer
Tel: + 27 (0)13 256 9237
Cell: +27 (0)73 607 7941
e-mail: info@rockyranch.co.za
Web: http://www.rockyranch.co.za
Malealea
Closest Town: Malealea [Back to Top]
Malealea Pony Trekking
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Malealea
Description: From 4 hours to 4 days; ponies for hire; accommodation in Basotho villages; 16 - 20 persons maximum, minimum 2 persons; winters very cold
Enquiries: Malealea Lodge & Pony Trekking Centre
Tel: + 27 (0)51 447-3200
Fax: + 27 (0)51 448-3001
Cell: + 27 (0)82 552 4215
e-mail: malealea@mweb.co.za
Marken
Closest Town: Marken [Back to Top]
Equus
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Marken [Back to Top]
Description: 20-30km per day/2-7 day horse trails; guided; in private game reserve; safari tents at base; various overnight camps; 2 persons min/10 persons max; must have basic riding knowledge; tariff includes meals/riding/accommodation
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Maseru
Closest Town: Maseru [Back to Top]
Basotho Pony Trekking
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Maseru
Description: 2 hours to 7 days pony treks; accommodation in Basotho villages; self-catering; guides available
Enquiries: Basotho Pony Trekking
Closest Town: Maseru [Back to Top]
Frasers Semonkong Lodge
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Maseru
Description: Horse trails fom 3 hours to 5 days; self-catering cottages; camping at Letane camp; extra charge for guides; max 10, no children under 12; explore Malutis and visit Maletsunyane falls; very cold in winter
Enquiries: Frasers Semonkong Lodge
Tel: + 27 (0)5192 2730 or 3106
Fax: + 27 (0)5192 3313
Mbabane
Closest Town: Mbabane [Back to Top]
Hawane Horseback
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Mbabane [Back to Top]
Description: Horses provided; options vary from one hour rides to 3-day camping outings & overnighting under the stars; huts or chalets available; 3 day trails 8 persons max/2 min; chalets and huts 30 persons max
Enquiries: Hawane Horseback & Outdoor Adventures
Closest Town: Mbabane [Back to Top]
Meikles Mount
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Mbabane
Description: Guests may go on guided horseback trail around Mhlane mountain
Enquiries: V Evans
Melmoth
Closest Town: Melmoth [Back to Top]
Qwibi Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Melmoth
Description: 2 day/2 night horse trail; weekends; guided; all equipment supplied; own provisions; 4 to 6 persons
Comments: Camp comprises two three-bedded bedrooms with full kitchen and ablution facilities
Enquiries: Jacana
Tel: 0861 522262
Fax: + 27 (0)12 734 0159
e-mail: bookings@jacanacollection.co.za
Morgan Bay
Closest Town: Morgan Bay [Back to Top]
Mkulu Kei Horse Trails and Saddlery
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Morgan Bay [Back to Top]
Location: Farm M1 Cher-a-Don, just outside the village of Morgan Bay, north of East London on the R349 off the N2 highway just past Cintsa.
Description: An owner-run, family orientated horse trail company in South Africa, established in 1998, Mkulu Kei Horse Trails has a well-deserved reputation and high return of word of mouth clientele. Now under the Cher-a-Don stamp of Authenticity Mkulu Kei is offering beach riding out rides, great horse riding outings, personalized horse trails, and trekking vacations along the pristine Wild Coast, game rides, an opportunity to ride and work with horses, horse riding equipment and Lalapanzi Adventure Centre.
Comments: Award of Excellence: Best Hiking Trail 2009 by the South African, Eastern Cape Tourism Board Adventure Province Tourism Awards 2009. GPS Coordinates of the Cher-a-Don Mkulu Kei horse stables: 32 Deg 40.026 S, 28 Deg 19.254 E.
Enquiries: Cheryl Webster Giacchetti
Tel: +27 (0)43 841 1525
Fax: +27 (0)43 841 1525
Cell: +27 (0)83 632 7298
e-mail: cheryl@mkulukeihorsetrails.co.za
Web: http://www.mkulukeihorsetrails.co.za
Nelspruit
Closest Town: Nelspruit [Back to Top]
South African Horseback Safaris
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Nelspruit
Location: West Acres
Description: Your guide Steven Rufus is an experienced horseman. The horses are of various breeds and are selected with the same criterea as for a sport horse. Accomodation is either at Dawson's Lodge or in safari tents.
Enquiries: Steven.
Tel: +27 (0)72 186 0558
e-mail: rufus@sahorsebacksafaris.com
Web: http//:www.sahorsebacksafaris.com
Newcastle
Closest Town: Newcastle [Back to Top]
Moorfield
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Newcastle
Description: 22km horse trail; overnight hut; camp site; 30 persons max;
Enquiries: Louis and Joey Cronje
Tel: + 27 (0)17442 Memel 1111/(058) 924-0702
Fax: + 27 (0)17442 (03431) 5-2647
Closest Town: Newcastle [Back to Top]
Ndanyaan Mountain Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Newcastle [Back to Top]
Description: 1 to 4 day horse trails; about 10 km per day; no children under 16; tented camps
Enquiries: John Whipp
Tel: + 27 (0)3431 23028
Nieuwoudtville
Closest Town: Nieuwoudtville [Back to Top]
De Hoop
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Nieuwoudtville
Description: Bring your own horse; various routes; overnight huts and cottage available;
Comments: Situated on the farm Papkuilsfontein
Enquiries: Willem and Mariette van Wyk
Tel: + 27 (0)27 218-1246
Fax: + 27 (0)27 218-1246
e-mail: papkuilsfontein@cybertrade.co.za
Ottery
Closest Town: Ottery [Back to Top]
Riding Lessons
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Ottery
Description: 1 hour riding lessons; horses and equipment provided;
Enquiries: Indicator Lodge
Tel: + 27 (0)21 73-4396
Fax: + 27 (0)21 73-1417
Paarl
Closest Town: Paarl [Back to Top]
Kagga Kamma
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Paarl [Back to Top]
Description: Various day routes on horseback; easy riding; overnight hut; camp site; 40 persons max
Enquiries: Kagga Kamma Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)21 863-8355
Fax: + 27 (0)21 863-8383
Closest Town: Paarl [Back to Top]
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Paarl
Description: Network of routes on horseback; easy to difficult; guide available; in nature reserve; picnic and braai area; accommodation in Paarl
Enquiries: Paarl Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)2187 23-658
Fax: + 27 (0)2187 28-054
Plettenberg Bay
Closest Town: Plettenberg Bay [Back to Top]
Wittedrif
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Plettenberg Bay
Description: Horse trail; guide available; various options; overnight facilities;
Enquiries: Wittedrift Butchery
Tel: + 27 (0)4457 9760
Fax: + 27 (0)4457 9654
Port Elizabeth
Closest Town: Port Elizabeth [Back to Top]
Sacramento
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Port Elizabeth [Back to Top]
Description: 8km horse trail; guide available; no accommodation
Enquiries: Port Elizabeth Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)41 559 711
Fax: + 27 (0)41 552 907
Closest Town: Port Elizabeth [Back to Top]
Zuurberg Horse Trail
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Port Elizabeth
Description: Guided Horse trails on 1, 3 and 5 hour trails. Also the Narina Overnight Horse Trail. Suitable for all riders.
Comments: In the Addo Elephant National Park, Zuurberg Mountains on the R355, 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth
Enquiries: John and Melanie Adendorff
Tel: + 27 (0)42 233-0581
Fax: + 27 (0)42 233-1212
Cell: + 27 (0)82 783 1187
e-mail: reservations@sanparks.org
Game viewing: Elephants and other game
Potchefstroom
Closest Town: Potchefstroom [Back to Top]
Thornview Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Potchefstroom
Location: Farm Witkoppies Thornview Ranch, Boskop
Description: Thornview Ranch; operating in the malaria-free Northwest Province; offers a number of diverse horse riding and related activities which cater for all guests with at least a basic level of riding ability. All horse trails are led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide.Should you wish to bring your own horse along for a change of scenery and some exhilarating riding, you (and your horse of course!) are more than welcome. There are secure paddocks with good grazing and grooms at no extra charge. Please note that riders should have a basic level of riding ability and that all guests are required to sign an indemnity prior to participating in any activity.
Enquiries: Johan Steyn
Cell: +27 (0)72 594 4626
e-mail: info@thornviewranch.co.za
Web: http://www.thornviewranch.co.za
Pretoria
Closest Town: Pretoria [Back to Top]
Bon Accord Horseriding Centre
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Pretoria [Back to Top]
Location: M35 Onderstepoort Road, Onderstepoort
Description: Outrides next or around Bon Accord Dam. Rides consists of 1 hour to 3 hour Rides. Horses available from beginners to advanced.
Comments: For more info, please contact us. Booking is essential.
Tel: +27 (0)12 520 5000
Cell: +27 (0)83 650 7380
e-mail: bahorsetrails@ionline.co.za
Closest Town: Pretoria [Back to Top]
Rietvlei
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Pretoria
Description: In nature reserve; horses available; overnight huts; 6 persons min/ 8 persons max
Enquiries: Pretoria City Council
Tel: + 27 (0)12 345-2274
Closest Town: Pretoria [Back to Top]
Silver Lakes Stables
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Pretoria
Description: Guided trail rides, from 2.5 to 4 hours; breakfast, lunch & picnic rides; moonlight rides once a month; can accommodate groups of up to 15 people; braai facilities at stables; beginners welcome.
Comments: Lynnwood Road Extension. Next to Farm Inn and Silver Lakes residential development.
Enquiries: Chris Theil
Tel: + 27 (0)12 809-0026
Cell: + 27 (0)82 600 6785
e-mail: i.meyer@mweb.co.za
Robertson
Closest Town: Robertson [Back to Top]
Robertson Bar Valley
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Robertson [Back to Top]
Description: 1, 2 or 4 day; horse trail; guided; 10 persons maximum; food and equipment provided; sleep under the stars;
Enquiries: Indicator Lodge
Tel: + 27 (0)21 73-4396
Fax: + 27 (0)21 73-1417
Rouxville
Closest Town: Rouxville [Back to Top]
Jan Smuts Nature Trail
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Rouxville
Description: 6km, 22km and 31km day routes; circle routes. Start and finish at a restoured 1867 farm house which is fully equipped. 25km south of Rouxville, rough topography with the Orange river running through the area in a deep canyon, indigenous forest, cliffs covered in aloes, beautiful views.
Comments: 25km south of Rouxville, rough topography with the Orange river running through the area in a deep canyon, indigenous forest, cliffs covered in aloes, beautiful views
Enquiries: Johan or Miempie Stroebel
Tel: + 27 (0)51 572 3303 or 2620
Rustenburg
Closest Town: Rustenburg [Back to Top]
RietfonteinValley Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Rustenburg
Location: farm jq348, district, rustenburg
Description: Rietfontein Valley Horse Trails offers horse riding in the Magaliesberg, half an hour up to three hour rides, picnick rides, full moon rides, we also cater for wedding couples that whant something differen,e.g. bachelor party(Contact us for more information). birthday parties. ext...
Fax: 086 655 8766
Cell: +27 (0)71 870 0549
e-mail: horse.rvht@gmail.com
Sabie
Closest Town: Sabie [Back to Top]
Sabie Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Sabie [Back to Top]
Description: 30km/2 day; guided horse trails; network; camp site; 8 persons max;
Enquiries: Sabie Horse Trails
Tel: + 27 (0)13 764 1011
Fax: + 27 (0)13 764 2093
Sandton
Closest Town: Sandton [Back to Top]
SA Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Sandton
Location: Plott 33 Nietgedacht / Lanseria (Fourways)
Description: SA Horse Trails are fortunate enough to have over 2500ha of amazing outrides right on Johannesburg Gauteng's doorstep. With no set route, every horse ride is an adventure. Spectacular routes through the Northern Farm Nature Reserve and countryside offer challenging and technical outrides. River crossings, inclines, bundu-bashing, canter stretches or, if that's not for you just enjoy a gentle bird watching meander.
Fax: +27 (0)11 793 6466
Cell: +27 (0)82 533 4545
e-mail: info@satrails.co.za
Web: http://www.satrails.co.za
Seymour
Closest Town: Seymour [Back to Top]
Katberg
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Seymour
Location: In the Winterberg Range. Turn off from road to Seymour and Queenstown. The R67 and R351 converge near Seymour.
Description: There is a wealth of bird life (over 80 species have been identified) and mammals such as baboon, hare, lynx, jackal, steenbok, grey rhebuck and kudu may be seen. The farmhouse operates as a guest lodge.
Comments: Day permits and rides from Forestry Office on Katberg Pass. Overnight hiking trail, mountain bike and horse trails available.
Enquiries: Keiskamma Eco-Tourism
Tel: + 27 (0)43 642-1747
Fax: + 27 (0)43 642-2571
e-mail: printl@his.co.za
Web: http://www.boaa.co.za/amatola.htm
Somerset West
Closest Town: Somerset West [Back to Top]
Bel Monti Stables
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Somerset West [Back to Top]
Location: Bel Monti, Sir Lowries Pass Village
Description: Horse riding lessons, camps and outrides in the beautiful vineyards of Somerset West near Cape Town, South Africa.
Cell: +27 (0)82 299 4253
e-mail: info@horsebackriding.co.za
Web: http://www.horsebackriding.co.za
Springbok
Closest Town: Springbok [Back to Top]
Goegap Nature Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Springbok
Description: Various options; own horse; guest house for 6 persons; other accommodation nearby;
Enquiries: Goegap Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)251 2-1880
Fax: + 27 (0)251 8-1286
Stanford
Closest Town: Stanford [Back to Top]
Salmonsdam
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Stanford
Description: Various day routes on horseback; in nature reserve; overnight hut; camp site
Enquiries: Salmonsdam Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)283 300-787
Stellenbosch
Closest Town: Stellenbosch [Back to Top]
The Trail
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Stellenbosch [Back to Top]
Description: Various options on horseback; overnight facilities; 40 persons max;
Enquiries: Stellenbosch Publicity Association
Tel: + 27 (0)21 883-9633
Fax: + 27 (0)21 883-8017
Closest Town: Stellenbosch [Back to Top]
Twin Peaks Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Stellenbosch
Description: Enjoy quality accommodation, meals and horseback riding among the mountain fynbos and stately pine plantations in the majestic Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch. Wine tasting rides to overnight trails for novice and experienced riders.
Comments: Nearby activities include mountain biking, hiking, trout fishing, photography, etc.
Enquiries: Hendrik Tolmay
Tel: + 27 (0)21 887-9254
Fax: + 27 (0)21 531-9687
Cell: + 27 (0)82 563 7226
e-mail: info@twinpeaks.co.za
Stutterheim
Closest Town: Stutterheim [Back to Top]
Kologha Forest
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Stutterheim
Location: Northwest of Stutterheim. From Stutterheim along the R30 it is about 7 km to the Plantation Office. All trails start and end at the Kologha Picnic Site.
Description: Horse Trail (17 km): This circular route, on a vehicle track, passes through indigenous forest, plantation and grassland. There are several drinking points. Horse Trail (8 km): A ride to the dam and back on the road. Amenities: Braai facilities, toilets, picnic tables and a small outdoor information centre are provided at the picnic site.
Enquiries: Kubusie Plantation, SAFCOL
Tel: + 27 (0)43 683-7323
Fax: + 27 (0)43 683-7315
Swellendam
Closest Town: Swellendam [Back to Top]
Marloth Nature Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Swellendam [Back to Top]
Description: Various day routes on horse back; in nature reserve; hut; camp site; 30 persons max;
Enquiries: Marloth Nature Reserve
Tel: + 27 (0)291 41-410
Fax: + 27 (0)291 41-488
Web: http://www.capenature.org.za
Touws River
Closest Town: Touws River [Back to Top]
Dries le Roux Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Touws River
Description: Temporarily closed (Various routes on horseback; 4 hours to 3 days; hut; camp site; 6 persons max;
Enquiries: Touws River Municipality
Tel: + 27 (0)23 358-1049
Fax: + 27 (0)23 358-1191
Closest Town: Touws River [Back to Top]
Elim
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Touws River
Description: Various day routes on horseback; hut and camp site;
Enquiries: Boeboe and Joey
Tel: + 27 (0)23 358-2013
Underberg
Closest Town: Underberg [Back to Top]
Country Roads Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Underberg [Back to Top]
Description: Various routes on horseback; degree of difficulty varies; guided; mountain cabins; lodges
Enquiries: Underberg Hideaways
Tel: + 27 (0)33 143 1217
Fax: + 27 (0)331 43-1217
e-mail: PC@alpha.futurenet.co.za
Vaalwater
Closest Town: Vaalwater [Back to Top]
Horizon Horseback Adventures
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Vaalwater
Location: Klipfontein, Vaalwater Waterberg
Description: Based in the stunningly beautiful malaria free Waterberg Biosphere Reserve in South Africa, the Horizon Horseback portfolio offers one of the most varied and exciting horse riding vacations anywhere in the world. With its herd of over 70 much loved horses, we cater for all levels of riders. Horizon Horseback Safaris operates on some of the Waterbe's most prestigious private reserves and caters for guests whose primary interest is to encounte Africa wildlife on horseback. Species inclide rhino, buffalo, hippo and a host of antelope in a fabulous array of habitats.
Comments: Accommodation in in luxury lodge or luxury fly camp
Enquiries: The Manager
Tel: + 27 (0)14 755 4003
Fax: + 27 (0)14 755 4418
Cell: +27 (0)83 419 1929
e-mail: info@ridinginafrica.com
Web: http://www.ridinginafrica.com
Venterskroon
Closest Town: Venterskroon [Back to Top]
Dome Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Venterskroon
Location: In the Vredefort Dome Area
Description: Dome Horse Trails are run throughout the year and are 1 to 2 days though can be extended on request. We also offer outrides and dayrides on horseback on public holidays. The trail runs for 5 km along the Vaal River, through unspoilt ravines and wooded hillsides of the Vredefort Dome area. We stop at various viewpoints during the trail. Brunch is served in the veld before the last stretch back to the base camp. Late afternoon experience a spectacular sunset on horseback. Meet for dinner and a sociable night at the camp fire. One day trails include a meal and refreshments on the trail. Moonlight rides when and if the weather permits.
Comments: Crossbred horses are used that will be allocated to the riders ability; the horses are well trained and cared for. We offer the choice of English or Trail saddles.
Enquiries: Patsy Jordaan or Andries Jordaan
Cell: +27 (0)79 872 9460 or 083 455 6988
e-mail: info@domehorsetrails.co.za
Web: http://www.domehorsetrails.co.za
Victoria Falls
Closest Town: Victoria Falls [Back to Top]
Zambesi Horse Trails
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Victoria Falls [Back to Top]
Description: 2/3 or 4 night horse trails; 2 to 5 persons per group; no children under 16; transfers from Victoria Hotel; tent accommodation
Enquiries: Shearwater Adventures
Tel: + 263 (0)4 73-5712
Fax: + 263 (0)4 73-5716
Volksrust
Closest Town: Volksrust [Back to Top]
Vaalribbok: Verkyk Nature Reserve
Type: Horse trail
Closest Town: Volksrust
Description: Various routes on horseback; in nature reserve; guest house; 12 persons max; Accommodation and hiking discount given for larger groups.
Enquiries: Driehoek Boerdery Trust
Tel: + 27 (0)1773 3740
Waterval Boven
Closest Tow