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Viewing hippos from horseback
from $5,699
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:
  • 2018: Available on request throughout the year (Thursday starts)
  • 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-7
  • Transfer: From Hoedspruit £20-£40 per person (depending on numbers) each way or Phalaborwa.
Summary:
All round fun riding holiday with game viewing, rides over varied terrain, polocross and swimming with a superb selection of horses. Everyone will enjoy this one!
Departure Dates:
  • 2018 High Season: 1-12 Jul, 1 Sept-18 Oct, 29 Oct-20 Dec
  • 2018 Peak Season: 21 Dec-5 Jan 2018
  • 2019 Low Season: 6 Jan-15 Feb; 24 Feb-19 Apr; 27 Apr-30 Jun.
  • 2019 High Season: 16-23 Feb; 20-26 Apr; 1 Jul-6 Jan 2020.
  • 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-12
  • Transfer: 2018/9: £90 per person each way at set times and take 3hrs. Arrival: 10.30 transfer from JNB (arrive by 09.30). Departure: 14.00 transfer from the ranch (flights to be booked after 8pm). Alternative/private transfers can be arranged, see below itinerary.
Galloping on endless beaches
from $2,405
Summary:
Fast riding along miles of white beaches on fit Arab cross horses. Xhosa cultural visits and nice hotel accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 21 Jul; 18 Aug; 8, 22 Sept; 6, 20 Oct; 3 (FULL), 17 Nov; 01 Dec.
  • 2019: 19 Jan (Full); 16 Feb; 16 Mar; 13 Apr; 11 May; 15 Jun; 13 Jul; 10 Aug; 07 Sept; 12 Oct; 09 Nov; 07 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 7 nights/8 days/ 7 days riding
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2018: Set group transfer 1,200 ZAR one way, per car (c.£73) payable on site to the driver in ZAR only. Transfer time is approx 1 hour.
South Africa XTS Cape Extensions
from Price on enquiry
Summary:
Cape Town is one of the premier destinations in South Africa. A beautiful city with mountains and beaches and lots to do. 

After a horseback safari we can thoroughly recommend a relaxing week exploring the beaches and attractions of the Cape. We've put together some suggestions for a wonderful extension to any riding holiday in Africa, all extensions are tailor made to take into account duration, interests and budget.

Please enquire, we're always happy to share our knowledge and personal expertise on extensions in South Africa. 
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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:
  • 2018: All year round, any day arrival or departure.
  • 2019: All year round, any day arrival or departure.
  • (High Season 01 Jan - 30 Apr, 01 July - 31 Dec 2019)
  • Trip Length: Any length stay
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1-4 hours
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner on can be accommodated, experienced riders are separated.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2018: From Johannesburg R4900 per vehicle for 1-2 people, R5100 per vehicle for 3-6 people, approx. 5 hours. From Durban R4500 per vehicle for 1-3 people, approx. 4 hours. Please arrive before midday for transfers.
    2019: From Johannesburg R5200 per vehicle for 1-2 people, R5600 per vehicle for 3-6 people, approx. 5 hours. From Durban R4500 per vehicle for 1-3 people, approx. 4 hours. All prices each way. Please arrive before midday for transfers
Horses grazing at the old farmhouse
from $2,859
Summary:
Stay on a coffee Farm and observe life in Tanzania with some great riding amongst non-dangerous plains game such as zebra and antelope. The riding can be tailored to suit most abilities.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 9, 18 Nov; 9, 20, 29 Dec. Other start dates available on request (closed April and May).
  • 2019: 12, 26 Jan; 9, 15 Feb; 2, 16 Mar; 16, 23 Jun; 12, 27 Jul; 10, 24 Aug; 7, 21 Sept; 5, 19 Oct; 8, 23 Nov; 20, 29 Dec. Other start dates available on request (closed April and May).
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania (JRO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit and experienced riders.
    Novice riders by arrangement.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately one hour.
Galloping giraffe
from $4,309
Summary:
Mobile camping safari in Tanzania for experienced riders at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 9, 18 Nov; 9, 20, 29 Dec (FULL).
  • 2019: 12, 26 Jan; 9, 15 Feb; 2, 16 Mar; 12, 27 Jul; 10, 24 Aug; 7, 21 Sept; 5, 19 Oct; 8, 23 Nov; 20, 29 Dec
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania (JRO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit and experienced riders. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately one hour.
Tanzania Kilimanjaro Safari Trail
from $5,009
Summary:
Big game safari in Tanzania for experienced riders at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 9, 18 Nov; 9, 20 Dec.
  • 2019: 12, 26 Jan; 9, 15 Feb; 2, 16 Mar; 12, 27 Jul; 10, 24 Aug; 7, 21 Sept; 5, 19 Oct; 8, 23 Nov; 8, 20, 29 Dec
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania (JRO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit and experienced riders. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Transfer time is approximately one hour.
Horse riding holiday in Tunisia
from $1,019
Summary:
Fast trail ride through the mountains and sand dunes of southern Tunisia. Camp with your horse and enjoy long canters along dry river beds.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 27 October. Other dates on request for groups of 4 or more.
  • 2019: 2, 16 March; 23 November; 28 December. Other dates on request for groups of 4 or more.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Djerba Airport (DJE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders must be able to walk, trot and canter with a secure seat
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: Included from Djerba airport. Transfer time is approximately 2-3 hours
Riding in the sahara
from $1,019
Summary:
Trail ride at a faster than average pace travelling from oasis to oasis in the historically important region of south-western Tunisia. Camp out with your horse in a palm grove, and dine under eucalyptus trees.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 29 December
  • 2019: 16 February (confirmed); 6, 20 (confirmed) April; 12, 26 October; 23 November (confirmed). Other dates on request for groups of 4 or more.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 7 hrs per day
  • Meeting point: Djerba Airport (DJE)
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders must be able to walk, trot and canter with a secure seat. Riding is 4-7 hours per day
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: Included from Djerba airport if riders arrive before 6pm on Day 1. Transfer time is approximately 5 hours
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