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Lion in the Tuli Block
from $2,235
Summary:
All the excitement viewing Big game with excellent riding in Botswana and South Africa for experienced riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 20, 27 January; 10, 17, 24 February; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March; 7, 14, 21, 28 April; 5, 12, 19, 26 May; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June; 7, 14, 21, 28 July; 4, 11, 18, 25 August; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September; 6, 13, 20, 27 October; 3, 10, 17, 24 November; 15, 19, 23 December.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: The information desk at 10.30am in Arrivals at Johannesburg Airport (O R Tambo Airport)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate to experienced. Min age 10.
  • Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2017: Set transfers - £288 per person return (road transfer) at 10:30 from ORT. Arrive at ORT approx. 6pm on return. Private transfers at other times can also be arranged.
Summary:
This is a 5 star horseriding holiday in the African bush. Here you will enjoy full service luxury in the beautiful accommodation where tailormade itineraries are the order of the day. Fantastic horses and riding to suit all levels.
Departure Dates:
  • As required, available all year round.
  • 2017 Low season: 9 Jan - 9 Feb; 1 May - 2 Jun; 1 Nov - 14 Dec
  • 2017 High season: 15 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017; 10 Feb - 30 Apr; 3 Jun - 31 Oct
  • 2017 Game census: 3-11 June
  • Trip Length: Game Census - 9d/8n
    Other times, 3 - 14 days as required
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours or as desired
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg Airport (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels accommodated
  • Group Size: 1-6 in riding group
  • Transfer: 2017: £189 each way per 1-4 seat vehicle.
    Other car sizes are available, rates are approximate and are subject to change.
    Transfer time is approximately 3 hours.
Elephant viewing on horseback
from $2,429
Summary:
The "Big 5" is what everyone dreams of seeing on an African horseback safari. Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino & leopard. For experienced riders, an exclusive safari giving the chance to see all these & experience Africa as our forefathers did - from the back of bush-wise Boerperd horses.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Saturday to Saturday dates throughout the year (please enquire.) (19 Feb and 23 Jul are Sunday to Sunday.)
  • Big 5 Camp safaris start or end on a Saturday. The first to book a date decides the programme for that date.
  • Trip Length: 2017: Big 5 Safari: 8 days riding/7 nights
    Big 5 Camp Safari: 6 days riding/5 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Usually 4 - 7 hours/day
  • Meeting point: Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to control a horse at all paces. Minimum age 12
  • Group Size: Big 5 Safari: 2-7
    Big 5 Camp Safari: 4-7
  • Transfer: 2017: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way (take the later connecting flight to/from Johannesburg). Private transfers from Johannesburg approx. £350 per vehicle each way (3-7 pax, arrive no later than 9am.)
Riding on the edge of the escarpment
from $1,915
Summary:
Enjoy riding in the wilds of the South African highlands, followed by a jeep safari at the famous Kruger Park.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: available anytime up to 31/10/2017 except Easter.
  • 2017 Confirmed departures: 12 Feb; 19 Mar; 24 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Kruger Airport (KMIA)
  • Riding Ability Required: strong intermediate to experienced riders only
  • Group Size: Option 1: 1-8
    Option 2: 4-8
  • Transfer: Included from Kruger Airport. Transfer from ORTIA can be arranged for R1700.00 (guests should arrive at night as the transfer will happen in the morning).
Viewing hippos from horseback
from $4,825
Summary:

A 10d/9n mobile safari through the Makalali Reserve to Garonga camp. A longer version of our 'Big Five' safari, this ride gives even more opportunities to get close to some of the most famous, and infamous, game in South Africa. Confident intermediate and experienced riders will get the most out of this ride.

Departure Dates:
  • Thursdays throughout the year.
  • 2017 Confirmed dates: 20 Apr; 25 May; 3 Aug.
  • Trip Length: 10 days/9 nights/10 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Hoedspruit Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit, have good balance and able to control a horse at all paces. Min age 12.
  • Group Size: 4-7
  • Transfer: £20-40 per person (depending on numbers) each way from Hoedspruit Transfers are also available from Phalaborwa £30-90 per person (depending on numbers) each way. Private transfers from Johannesburg can be arranged for approx. £350 per vehicle (1-7 people, 5 hours)
Summary:
All round fun riding holiday with non dangerous game viewing, tuition in jumping, cross country and cattle work, superb selection of horses. Everyone will enjoy this one!
Departure Dates:
  • Flexible - minimum stay 3 nights
  • 2017 High Season: 15 Feb-30 April; 1 July- 9 Nov; 11 Dec- 10 Jan
  • Low Season all other dates
  • Camp Davidson: Same price all year around
  • Trip Length: As desired although a minimum stay of three nights applies throughout the year
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours but very flexible
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg International Airport (O R Tambo Airport), South Africa (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels.
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Transfer: 2017: £88 per person each way at set times. Arrival: 10.30 transfer from JNB. Departure: 14.00 transfer from the ranch
    Private transfers can also be arranged for £187 each way per car for 1-12 pax. Transfer time is approximately 3 hours
Galloping down the beach at Wavecrest
from $2,619
Summary:
This two centre ride combines the glorious beaches of the Wild Coast with a private game reserve with spa facilities in the local area.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 28 Jan; 18, 25 Feb; 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar; 15, 22 Apr; 13 May; 3, 10 June; 1, 8 July; 5, 12 Aug; 2, 9, 30 Sept; 7 Oct; 4, 11, 18 Nov; 2, 9 Dec.
  • 2018: 13, 20 Jan; 10, 17 Feb; 10, 17 Mar; 7, 14 Apr.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Usually 4 - 6 hours/day
  • Meeting point: East London Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders confident and secure at all paces
  • Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Group transfer (Saturdays only) 1200ZAR one way, per car (c. £73 return) payable on site to the driver in ZAR only.
Galloping on endless beaches
from $2,619
Summary:
Fast riding along miles of white beaches on fit Arab cross horses. Xhosa cultural visits and nice hotel accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 21 Jan; 1, 29 Apr; 20 May; 17 Jun; 15 Jul; 19 Aug; 16 Sept; 14 Oct; 18 Nov; 9 Dec.
  • 2018: 27 Jan; 24 Feb; 24 Mar; 21 Apr
  • Trip Length: 7 nights/8 days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Usually 4 - 6 hours/day
  • Meeting point: East London Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate upwards happy and in control at all paces including on open stretches of beach
  • Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Transfer time is approx 1 hour
    2017: 1,200 ZAR one way, per car (c.£73) payable on site to the driver in ZAR only.


    The prices above are charged for the set group transfer,.
South Africa XTS Cape Extensions
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Summary:
Situated in the rolling hills of KwaZuluNatal province this five star lodge offers beautiful Arab horses, magnificent accommodation and excellent food. Plentiful plains game on the reserve. Suitable for beginners.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: All year round, any day arrival or departure.
  • Trip Length: Can be booked per night or per week 8 days / 7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1 - 5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner on can be accommodated, experienced riders are separated.
  • Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2017: each transfer is an approximate price, each way per car for 1-4 people. Johannesburg - £305, 5 hr drive. Durban - £239, 4 hr drive. Richards Bay - £199, 3 hr drive
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