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Lion in the Tuli Block
from $2,375
Summary:

All the excitement viewing Big game with excellent riding in Botswana and South Africa for experienced riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Low Season: Friday to Friday in Jan, Feb, Dec
  • Mid Season: Friday to Friday in Mar, Apr, May, Jun
  • High Season: Friday to Friday in 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: 2022: Road and charter flight transfer - approx £470pp 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:
  • 2022 Low Season: 10 Jan - 19 Mar; 1 - 27 May; 6 - 30 Jun; 1 - 30 Sept; 1 Nov - 14 Dec.
  • High Season: 20 Mar - 30 Apr; 28 May - 5 Jun (Game Census); 1 Jul - 31 Aug; 1 - 31 Oct; 15 Dec - 9 Jan 2023
  • 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: 2022: Cost quoted upon booking, 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 $1,649
Summary:

The ultimate South African trail - combine beach and game viewing in one itinerary ride riding forward-going Arabian X horses. Gallop along the pristine beaches of the 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. 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:
  • 2022: 8, 22 Apr; 7, 20 May; 3, 17 Jun; 1, 15, 29 Jul; 13, 26 Aug; 9, 24 (FULL) Sept; 8, 22 Oct; 5, 18 Nov; 3 Dec.
  • 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: 2022: Transfer from/to Port Elizabeth Airport is included. A 2 hour drive.
Elephant viewing on horseback
from $2,925
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:
  • 2021/22: Saturday to Saturday dates throughout the year.
  • 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: 2-7
  • Transfer: 2021: 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).
    2022: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way for 1-2pax, £30pp for 3pax, £20pp for 4 or more pax. Private transfers from Johannesburg £240 per vehicle each way for 1-3pax, £330 for 4-7pax, £390 for 8pax.
Gourmet dining safari
from $5,265
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 wildlife 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:
  • 2021/22: 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: 2021: 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).
    2022: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way for 1-2pax, £30pp for 3pax, £20pp for 4 or more pax. Private transfers from Johannesburg £240 per vehicle each way for 1-3pax, £330 for 4-7pax, £390 for 8pax.
Spotting Rhino in the Entabeni Reserve
from $3,035
Summary:

View the Big 5 on this ride set in the popular Entabeni Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains boasting 5 eco systems composed of jagged rock formations and spectacular cliff views, savanna grasslands and ravines. Stay in a variety of accommodation including comfortable lodges on route, fly camp which is moved from location to location in remote locations of the reserve and a raised viewing deck where the night is spent under the stars at a waterhole where wildlife including buffalo comes in to drink. A mobile safari exploring the 23,000ha reserve and its surroundings. Game drives included at the lodges, and fantastic riding on board responsive Boerperd horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 5, 19 Feb; 5, 19 Mar; 2, 16 Apr; 7, 21 May; 4, 18 Jun; 2, 16 Jul; 6, 20 Aug; 3, 17 Sept; 1, 15 Oct; 5, 19 Nov; 3, 20 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg Airport (JNB), South Africa.
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders must be competent in all paces including gallop.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-7
  • Transfer: 2022: €250 return per person from/to Johannesburg. Payable by cash or via EFT (in Euros) on-site upon arrival at the lodge.
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:
  • 2022 Low Season: 1 January - 30 June
  • 2022 High Season: 1 July - 31 December
  • 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: 2022: £111 each way. Departures are 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 itinerary.
Galloping on endless beaches
from $2,789
Summary:

Fast riding along miles of white beaches on fit Arab cross horses. Xhosa cultural visits and nice hotel accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Jan 15; Feb 12; Mar 12; Apr 30; May 28; Jun 25; Jul 23; Aug 27; Oct 8 (FULL); Nov 5 (FULL), 19 (FULL); Dec 3.
  • 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: 2021: 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.
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:
  • 2022 Tailor-made: all year round, any day arrival or departure.
  • 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: 2022: From Johannesburg International Airport (O R Tambo Airport), South Africa (JNB) approx. £289 each way (1-4 pax). Transfer time is approx. 5.5 hours.
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