Anyone for a horse riding holiday in South or East Africa? From the great wildebeest migration seen from the saddle, to easy canters through the countryside, South African and East African getaways offer a variety of horseback experiences.
Saddle up for an amazing East African horseback safari that will bring you unparalleled game viewing on the trot in Tanzania’s Singita Grumeti Reserves. This magnificent wilderness area is situated along the Western corridor of the Serengeti, where Africa’s spectacular annual wildebeest migration takes place. These awesome safaris are for groups of six riders, accompanied by two experienced guides. Mail us
From the bush to the countryside, Hartford House in the picturesque Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal offers horse rides on a beautiful country estate. The Hartford estate features a world-class racehorse stud – the Summerhill Stud, which includes the impressive stallions of the Rulers of Dubai. Mail us
Five-star Pakamisa Lodge is set in a predator-free reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. Horse riding safaris are a special feature at Pakamisa; they are professionally guided, often include bush breakfasts or picnics and are tailored to suit the guests, each guest being carefully matched with his or her “holiday horse”. Some of the horses at Pakamisa are Pure Arabians and others are crossbreeds. The reserve is home to giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, a multitude of antelope, warthog and monkeys. Animal viewing is also done both on game viewing vehicles and on foot. Mail us
Zuurberg Mountain Village in Addo area is a great destination that has horse riding among its activities. Horse riding trails are offered in the Zuurberg section of the Addo Elephant National Park which is 500 meters from the hotel. Trails vary in length and cater to both beginners and experienced riders. Mail us
Kurland at The Crags on the Garden Route is the place to go if you enjoy polo, or horse riding. It’s 5-star and wonderfully luxurious, and set on a fine country estate close to Plettenberg Bay. Mail us
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve at Walker Bay has its own stables with 20 well-trained horses. Whether you’re a well-seasoned pro or a beginner just starting out, Grootbos has something to offer you. Explore a magnificent 2500-hectare fynbos reserve in the saddle and enjoy tons of flowers and birds, with stunning sea and mountain views. For the little ones, pony rides provide plenty of fun and wonder. There’s also a 3-hour beach ride into the Walker Bay Nature Reserve for the more experienced rider, combining a ride through dune fynbos with a gallop or canter along the shoreline. Mail us
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve on the Garden Route offers horseback safaris ranging from 1 – 3 hours for riders at all levels, as well as 3.5 hour outrides for experienced riders. The reserve is situated between Mossel Bay and George. Mail us
On the pretty Eastern Highlands near Dullstroom, Walkersons offers its guests some wonderful outrides that last about an hour. These are recommended for riders with some experience. The lodge has its own equestrian centre with stables, paddocks and groomsmen. Mail us
Mail us to book a getaway, or call +27 21 797-7122.