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Namibia Damara Elephant-Skeleton Trail
from $5,309
Summary:

This is a truly exceptional trail; where else can you expect to see elephant, giraffe and rhino in a desert habitat! Damaraland is a very spectacular part of the country, almost inaccessible, with amazing colours and vast open spaces, ancient craters and remnants from prehistoric times, not to mention the forbidding Skeleton Coast.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 21 June; 12 July
  • Trip Length: 11 days/10 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Windhoek International Airport (WDH)
  • Riding Ability Required: Fit confident riders
  • Usual Group Size: 5 - 12 riders
  • Transfer: 2019: £365pp
Horse overlooking canyon view
from $5,109
Summary:

This horse riding safari holiday in Namibia has a combination of dramatic canyon landscapes, spacious desert planes and the mighty Orange River. This offers both inaccessible countryside and real wilderness areas as well as fast riding without limitations.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 23 August - 2 September
  • Trip Length: 11d/10n/9 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 - 8 hours but some days may be even longer
  • Meeting point: Cape Town (CPT) on request for groups
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, confident at all paces, must be fit. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 5 - 12
  • Transfer: 2019: Return transfers to Cape Town International Airport, £365pp payable upon booking.
Arriving into camp
from $5,309
Summary:

Challenging 400km trail across the Namib desert finishing on the white beaches of the Atlantic Ocean's Skeleton Coast. Suitable for fit intermediate or advanced riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 29 Mar; 19 Apr; 31 May; 2 Aug; 13 Sept
  • Trip Length: 11 days/10 nights/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 8 hours on one day
  • Meeting point: Windhoek Airport (WDH)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, must be fit. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 5 - 15
  • Transfer: 2019: Windhoek return transfers - £365 per person payable upon booking
Giraffes!
from $2,835
Summary:
Luxurious private game lodge with fast riding on Arab and X horses with, ideal destination for groups of mixed riders and non riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019/20: Open all year, any day departure except weeks of endurance competitions.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 - 7 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Windhoek town or Hoseo Kutako Airport (WDH)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2019: From Windhoek town €110 (40 min) or Windhoek airport €200 (1hr) return per vehicle (max 4 passengers). Transfers payable upon booking.
    2020: From Windhoek town €100 (40 min) or Windhoek airport €200 (1hr) return per vehicle (max 4 passengers). Transfers payable upon booking.
Lion in the Tuli Block
from $2,295
Summary:
All the excitement viewing Big game with excellent riding in Botswana and South Africa for experienced riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019:
  • High Season: 16, 23, 30 Aug; 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep; 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov; 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec.
  • 2020:
  • Low Season: Friday to Friday in Jan, Feb, Dec
  • Mid Season: Friday to Friday in Mar, Apr, Jun
  • High Season: Friday to Friday in May, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: The information desk at 10.00am in Arrivals at Johannesburg Airport (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident intermediate to experienced. Min age 10.
  • Usual Group Size: 1 - 8. Private groups can be up to 10.
  • Transfer: 2019: Option 1: road transfer - approx. £300pp return JNB-Camp Davidson-Tuli-JNB. Option 2: road transfers as above with light aircraft transfer on Day 8, minimum 2 pax, price TBC.
    2020: Road transfer - £312pp return JNB-Camp Davidson-Tuli-JNB.
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:
  • 2019 Low Season: 9 Jan to 9 Feb; 1-31 May; 10 Jun to 10 Jul; 1 Nov to 14 Dec.
  • High Season: 15 Dec 2018 to 8 Jan; 10 Feb to 30 Apr; 1 to 9 Jun (Game Census); 11 Jul to 31 Oct; 15 Dec to 9 Jan 2020.
  • There is a special rate for stays of 7 nights or more available throughout the year excluding 15 Dec to 8 Jan, 20 Mar to 30 Apr, 10 Jul to 31 Aug and during the Game Census.
  • 2020 Low Season: 10 Jan - 19 Mar; 1 - 29 May; 8 - 30 Jun; 1 - 30 Sept; 4 Nov - 14 Dec
  • High Season: 20 Mar - 30 Apr; 30 May - 7 Jun (Game Census); 1 Jul - 31 Aug; 1 Oct - 3 Nov; 15 Dec - 9 Jan 2021
  • There is a special rate for stays of 7 nights or more available throughout the year excluding during the Game Census.
  • 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) or close to airport hotels
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels accommodated
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6 in riding group
  • Transfer: 2019: approx. £199 each way per 1-3 seat vehicle, approx. 3 hours. Other car sizes are available, rates are approximate and are subject to change.
Riding down the dunes on the Sunshine Coast
from $1,249
Special Offer:

 20% discount for all rides booked before 31st October 2019.
(including 2020 rides)

Summary:

The ultimate South African trail - combine beach and game viewing in one ride riding forward-going Arabian X horses. Gallop for miles along the pristine beaches beside Indian Ocean, cross rivers on horseback, spend an evening on a river cruise, ride with big game and enjoy a day at the famous Addo Elephant park by vehicle. An excellent combination of beach and game with a chance to see the Big Five. An unforgettable and affordable break, available year round for intermediate riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 1 Jun; 6 Jul; 3 (FULL) Aug; 7 Sept; 5, 26 Oct; 2 (FULL), 16 Nov; 7 Dec.
  • 2020: 25 Jan; 8 Feb; 7 Mar (FULL); 4 Apr; 2 May; 6 Jun; 4 Jul; 1 Aug; 5 Sept; 3 Oct; 7 Nov; 5 Dec.
  • 2021; 23 Jan.
  • Trip Length: 8 days /7 nights /8 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Port Elizabeth (PLZ) Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. You must be comfortable at walk, trot and canter. You must be comfortable crossing shallow rivers on horseback.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2019: Transfer from/to Port Elizabeth Airport is included. A 2 hour drive.
Elephant viewing on horseback
from $2,685
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:
  • 2019/20: Big 5 Safari 8d/7n
  • Big 5 Camp safaris 6d/5n which can either start or end on a Saturday.
  • Saturday to Saturday dates throughout the year. The first to book a date decides the programme for that date. (2019: 21 Jul, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sept, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 29 Dec FULL)
  • Trip Length: 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
  • Usual Group Size: Big 5 Safari: 2-7
    Big 5 Camp Safari: 4-7
  • Transfer: 2019/20: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way for 1-2pax, £30pp for 3pax, £20pp for 4 or more pax. Private transfers from Johannesburg £400 per vehicle each way (1-7pax).
Gourmet dining safari
from $5,065
Summary:
A mobile safari through covering 3 luxurious private camps through the Makalali Reserve with a focus on gourmet food. Close encounters with some of the most famous, and infamous, game in South Africa are pretty much guaranteed as is fast riding on well schooled and responsive horses. Confident intermediate and experienced riders will get the most out of this ride. All overseen by wonderfully attentive hosts.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019/20: Available on request throughout the year (please enquire.)
  • Trip Length: 10 days/9 nights/10 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2019/20: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way for 1-2pax, £30pp for 3pax, £20pp for 4 or more pax. Private transfers from Johannesburg £400 per vehicle each way (1-7pax).
Riding on the edge of the escarpment
from $2,519
Summary:

Enjoy great riding at all paces on beautiful responsive horses in the wilds of the South African highlands with spectacular views, followed by a jeep safari at the famous Kruger Park to see the Big 5. No riding with dangerous game but all the excitement of fast riding and big game!

Departure Dates:
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019
  • Please speak to your Travel Consultant
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: Option 1: 1-8
    Option 2: 4-8
  • Transfer: Included from Kruger Airport.
    Transfer from ORTIA (Johannesburg) can be arranged for R2400 (per person, one way) if flight arrives at night transfer will be made in the morning. Payable on site.

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