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Lion in the Tuli Block
from $2,415
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-9 Feb; 1-31 May; 10 Jun-10 Jul; 1 Nov-14 Dec.
  • High Season: 15 Dec 2018-8 Jan; 10 Feb-30 Apr; 1-9 Jun (Game Census); 11 Jul-31 Oct; 15 Dec-9 Jan 2020.
  • 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
  • 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.
Summary:

A shorter version of our Beach & Game trail, this 3-day break combines beach riding and game viewing riding forward-going Arabian X horses. Gallop for miles along the pristine beaches beside the Indian Ocean, ride with big game and enjoy a day at the famous Addo Elephant park by vehicle.  Accommodation is provided at a static camp offering spectacular views over the Kariega river. This short break is available year round for intermediate riders onwards who want to add a few days of beach riding and wildlife spotting onto their South African holiday.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 19 Oct, 16 Nov
  • 2020: 17 Jan, 18 Apr, 23 May, 20 Jun, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 17 Oct, 12 Dec
  • Trip Length: 4 days /3 nights /3 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2019: Transfer from/to Port Elizabeth Airport is included. A 2 hour drive.
Riding down the dunes on the Sunshine Coast
from $1,229
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, 30 Nov.
  • 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 $2,825
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: Saturday to Saturday dates throughout the year. (SOLD OUT 2019: 21 Jul, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sept, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 29 Dec)
  • 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 $5,329
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:
  • 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 $1,939
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.
Spotting Rhino in the Entabeni Reserve
from $3,255
Summary:

View the Big 5 on this ride set in the popular Entabeni Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains with spectacular cliff views. Stay in a variety of accommodation including luxurious tented chalets, a tented campsite beside a river and a classic raised, wooden lodge surrounded by majestic mountains and striking natural rock formations. Game drives included at the lodges, and fantastic riding on board responsive Boerperd horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 20 Jul; 4 Aug; 7, 21 Sep; 2, 16 Nov; 28 Dec
  • 2020: 5, 19 Jan; 8, 22 Feb; 7, 21 Mar; 4, 18 Apr; 2, 16 May; 6, 20 Jun; 4, 18 Jul; 8, 22 Aug; 5, 19 Sep; 3, 17 Oct; 6, 20 Nov; 5, 19 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 - 8
  • Transfer: 2019/20: €250 return per person from/to Johannesburg. Payable by cash or card (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:
  • 2019 High Season: 16-23 Feb; 20-26 Apr; 1 Jul-6 Jan 2020.
  • 2020 Low Season: 6 Jan - 14 Feb; 1 Mar - 4 Apr; 20 Apr - 10 Jul
  • 2020 High Season: 15 - 28 Feb; 4 - 19 Apr; 11 Jul - 4 Jan 2021
  • 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: 2019: £90 each way
    2020: £98 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 below itinerary.
Galloping on endless beaches
from $2,785
Summary:
Fast riding along miles of white beaches on fit Arab cross horses. Xhosa cultural visits and nice hotel accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 07 Sept; 12 Oct; 09, 23 (FULL) Nov.
  • 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: 2019: 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.
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