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Lion in the Tuli Block
from $2,439
Summary:
All the excitement viewing Big game with excellent riding in Botswana and South Africa for experienced riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018: 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov; 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec.
  • 2019:
  • Low Season Static Ride: 4, 11, 18, 25 Jan; 1, 8, 15, 22 Feb; 1, 8, 14, 22, 29 Mar; 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr; 3, 10, 17, 24 May.
  • High Season Static Ride: 31 May (escorted); 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun; 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul; 2, 9, 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.
  • Low Season Mobile Ride: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan; 5, 12, 19 Feb.
  • High Season Mobile Ride: any date from 27 Feb-30 Nov, private group bookings of 4-8 riders only.
  • 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.
    Mobile Ride in High Season: 4 - 8
  • Transfer: 2018: Option 1: road transfer - approx. £288pp return JNB-Camp Davidson-Tuli-JNB. Option 2: road transfers as above with light aircraft transfer on Day 8, Tuli-JNB - £519pp, minimum 2 pax.

    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.
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:
  • 2018 Low Season: 1 Nov to 14 Dec.
  • 2018 High Season: 2 Jun to 31 Oct.
  • 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.
  • 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: 2018: approx. £165 each way per 1-3 seat vehicle, approx. 3 hours. Other car sizes are available, rates are approximate and are subject to change.
    2019: TBC
Elephant viewing on horseback
from $2,615
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:
  • 2018 & 2019: 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. (13 Oct 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: 2018/2019: 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 $5,059
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:
  • 2018 & 2019: Available on request with Saturday starts 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: 2018: 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 Price on enquiry
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:
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: Option 1: 1-8
    Option 2: 4-8
  • Transfer: Included from Kruger Airport. Transfer from JNB can be arranged for R1700.00
Viewing hippos from horseback
from $5,885
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: £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 $2,675
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. Please arrive before midday for transfers
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