zeebees
polo-crosse
ridden games
swimming with the ponies
weddings at Horizon
rondavel (family)
Horizon lodge
Nebs - best horse in the world
ggs
game viewing with kids
rondavel
lodge room
child swimming with horses
children rides
horses and hippos
Horizon herd
nibbles
Camp Davidson tent
Camp Davidson view

A must do horse riding holiday! This 10,000 hectare ranch lies deep within Waterberg Mountains. The ranch offers varied and exciting riding for riders of all levels and everyone leaves with their confidence boosted.

The variety is endless and the horses are top quality. Go for long rides at varied paces, exploring the furthest reaches of the ranch, gather beneath the eucalyptus trees to join an exciting game of polocrosse (Warning: this is addictive), ride with game such as giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, impala, kudu, hippo and many other species. Experience nights under African stars at their stunning luxury camp, 'Camp Davidson', telling stories around the campfire, picking up tips from the most savvy horsemen around.

You will leave this holiday relaxed and with many new friends. For non-riders there are many possibilities - take a jeep safari at the local big 5 game reserve to see lion and elephant, enjoy an elephant-back safari, or go on one of the many bird walks. This is a great place for non-riders or nervous riders to give it a go and enjoy all the benefits with great guides to take care of them

Read a personal review of this trip.  

Please Note: The opinions expressed in these reviews are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Unicorn Trails Ltd. These reviews are "directly from the horses mouth" and unedited. Unicorn Trails may make additional comments for clarification clearly identified in red.

Review received from PJ of Stockholm on 09/01/2017

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The Riding Options

In order to meet individual preferences, the ranch does not run to a set itinerary for this riding holiday. They offer guidelines as to what they think you will enjoy each day, but the daily activities are organised to meet each client’s specific requirements. Rides are organised into small groups so that experienced riders can enjoy stimulating and fast rides, whilst novice riders are brought on at a pace comfortable to them. Individual requests for private rides, flatwork coaching, cross country lessons or round pen demonstrating, can also be easily accommodated. A number of non-riding activities are always on offer for those feeling saddle weary.

Outrides
The Ranch is superb riding country. The going is easy, the horses run unshod on perfect sandy soil, and though the bushveld is thick in places, most of the countryside is open and flat and perfect for extended canters. Rocky koppies provide an ideal vantage point from which to appreciate the vastness of the Waterberg plateau. Swimming the horses in one of the many dams is an excellent way to cool down after a long morning ride. Leisurely viewing of the resident hippo family, either sunbathing in the winter sun or wallowing in the dam, has proved to be a popular interlude during a ride. You can also take a day ride to neighbouring ranch. Juan has a big reserve next to Horizon, it is only possible to cover around 30% in a day. As well as large quantities of game also on Horizon there is wildebeest, blesbok, ostrich and red hartebeest. Lunch is taken at Windsong Cottages.


Camp Davidson Luxury tented camp
Horizon have set up a static luxury wilderness camp with A-frame walk-in tents and proper beds - a fantastic way to experience the night sounds and noctural happenings of the African bushveld. Take a dip in the pool after a fantastic day's riding, tell tales round the campfire, enjoy a South African braai and watch the sun go down with a cool crisp glass of wine. A great addition to any stay at Horizon. Camp Davidson is categorised as an Intermediate and above level of ride. Exceptions will be made for Camp Davidson exclusive bookings where the ride will be taken at the lowest level of rider.
This option can be booked as a stand-alone safari holiday or makes for a wonderful conbination when combined with a stay at Horizon itself. When combining a Camp Davidson stay with a safari at the Horizon Lodge there are two options;
1) The preferred option for most riders is the mid-week excursion. This allows riders to spend their first and last nights at the lodge with everyone. Booking it this way does incur a small supplement on top of the Horizon lodge room rate, so the client would pay the normal lodge pppn rate plus a small per person per night supplement - this means that riders keep their Horizon lodge room and simply pack a small overnight bag to go to camp.
2) Alternatively riders can book the Camp nights at the start or end of their holiday. This way riders do not hold a Lodge room whilst at camp and then pay only the camp rate.

Polocrosse
An amalgam of polo and lacrosse, polocrosse is easy to learn and one of the most exhilarating sports on horseback. To guests who have never played before we introduce the game slowly, running through the basic rules and showing the tricks of the trade when it comes to stick work. Then it is- “in at the deep end” – with a full game. One chukka is usually all it takes to bring out the competitive spirit!

Jumping
There are several jumps lanes around the reserve that can be added in as part of general rides or as part of a jumping session. These are small jumps (max 50cms) and are ideal for those who want to enjoy some not to challenging natural obstacles. For riders with cross country experience there is a course of a dozen jumps ranging from 50-100cm; those wanting to do the cross country course will be required to take a show jump test before tackling the cross country course.

Western Games
Those interested in yet another challenge can join in the fun of western games. Barrel racing and pole bending are fun ways of schooling yourself in the art of light commands and quick responses.

Game Viewing
Those staying at the lodge can enjoy leisurely rides within the ranch's private reserve throughout their visit. The reserve borders the homestead and offers the opportunity of riding with plains game such as giraffe, zebra, kudu, impala, hartebeest, hippo, eland, waterbuck, wildebeest and bushbuck and many of the smaller mammals such as duiker, steenbok and black-backed jackal, baboons, vervet monkey and warthog. As the Melk River forms the eastern boundry of the reserve, regular sightings of hippos are also possible.

Other Activities
When out of the saddle, why not take the opportunity to enjoy a guided bush walk. Guests are also encouraged to meet the locals from the nearby village and to visit their children at the farm crèche and school. The children love to see foreign faces and they may even sing for you! Fishing is available at Sunset Lake. Alternatively spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun by the pool with a good book. A trip into the local town of Vaalwater is always on offer for shopping and an insight into bushveld retail therapy! Beadles is a shop close to Horizon Ranch which offers lots of beautiful bead and leather items which make great gifts, or Black Mamba in town is treasure-trove of curios if you would like to get some mementos of your stay. There is also an excellent full time onsite masseuse to ease the aches of the riding day. Approximate prices: Head/neck and shoulder massage of 30min is R300, Full body of 1 hr is R450, foot massage or Indian Head Massage R250 per 30min.

You may also wish to enjoy a game drive (approx. R520pp for a half day) and visit Entabeni game reserve to see lion, cheetah, elephant and if you are lucky, the elusive leopard! It is also possible to take an exhilarating helicopter flight over the dramatic escarpment to see all corners of the enormous reserve. 

Stargazing
Every night the milky way is visible! The stars are amazing from Horizon. A professor who know all about the stars can come and give a talk with a laser pointer (R1,500 per evening) or even bring a telescope and do a more detailed astronomy evening (R5,000 per evening)

An amazing horse riding holiday with so much to take in, you'll want to come back for more!

Please note: All itineraries are given for your guidance only and it may be altered on the ground and in accordance with the prevailing conditions by the organising team.

Horses & Riding

The horses used are primarily local South African Boerperd, crosses and some Thoroughbreds. The South African Boerperd originated from horses that survived the Anglo Boer war 1899. Other bloodlines, like Arabs and later even Thoroughbreds were introduced to the breed for extra size and speed. In the beginning of the 20th century, the Namib desert horse was included as the 7th bloodline to the Boerperd. Today the bred is strong, forward going and agile with a good resistance to the African diseases. It is well mannered and suited to the climate. The saddles utilized on this ride are McLellan (similar to a stock saddle - comfortable for horse and rider) and they use McLellan’s or English for jumping. The horses are ridden in English bridles with snaffle bits. There is plenty of different types of riding on the ranch to suit the need's of every rider and their ability - choose from trail riding in the surrounding reserve, cattle mustering, swimming in the Dam on your horse, Western Games, private flatwork and cross-country jumping lessons from skilled instructors to the highly addictive game of Polocrosse which is guaranteed to get your excitement levels pumping!

Rider requirements

Any level of experience can be accommodated. Itineraries are flexible according to your abilities and requirements. Riding hats are compulsory (there are a limited few to borrow if needed). The minimum riding age for this holiday is 12 years, please enquire if you have younger children who are experienced riders.

Weight limit: 95 kg (15stone) for beginners, higher for experienced riders.

Weight Limit

The weight limit for this ride is 15st /210 lb/95 kg, please enquire if you are an experienced rider exceeding this weight.

The lodge overlooks a beautiful lake. The large colonial verandah is the perfect spot to take in the beauty of South Africa while listening to hippo and jackal calls. With no TV and no newspapers, it is the ideal place to get away from it all. Guests are accommodated in double rooms in the main house (all en-suite) or traditional thatched rondavels. A lovely swimming pool overlooking the dam is the perfect spot to wile away an afternoon in between riding. Baby-sitting can be arranged, payable on site. The atmosphere is very relaxed and guests are encouraged to help themselves to drinks from the fridge whenever they want and all meals are taken around the dining table like one big family. Food is this ranch’s second love. Before an early morning ride, guests are offered a light breakfast. After working up an appetite on your ride, lunch is served under the giant Syringa tree in the garden, followed by afternoon tea and cake at about 3pm. Dinner is a sociable and sumptuous affair, during which the day's adventures, or misadventures, are recounted with great delight. The carefully planned three-course menus are accompanied by a selection of fine South African wines. fresh vegetables and home-grown herbs are used in all recipes, with the homemade bread and cakes freshly baked on a daily basis. Special diets can be accommodated with ease. There is WiFi available at the ranch and mobile reception is usually available.

Vegetarian or other dietary requirements can be accommodated with advanced notice. Please contact Unicorn Trails with requests.

Climate Summary

The best time to visit South Africa is from April to September generally when the days are sunny and warm (25 Celsius). Evening temperatures however drop sharply. This is also the best time for game viewing as animals gather around watering holes. Temperatures begin to climb mid to late September. The rainy season begins in November, peaks in January and ends in March/April. This is when the young are starting to be born, again, great game viewing. Summer months are September to April. October, November and February are the hottest months, with temperatures varying from 12 degrees C to 38 degrees C at midday. The rains can start in October, with the occasional thunder shower. December to February are the wettest months. Winter is May to the end of August with no rain. Evening and early mornings are cold. Temperature varies from 8 degrees C to 24 degrees C at midday.

Climate Chart


Health (ride specific)

We recommend taking anti malarial precautions on this ride including mosquito repellent, please see your doctor for advice.

Film and Camera Equipment

It is recommended you bring plenty of film and batteries with you, however there will be some supplies available but they may not be exactly what you need. There is WiFi available at the ranch and mobile reception is usually available.

Packing List

Khaki, green and bush colours; please avoid wearing white as this scares wild life or black as it tends to attract insects. You need a riding helmet and sunglasses with string. 2 pairs of riding trousers, half chaps are recommended, riding gloves, jersey, warm jacket (May-August), shorts, long sleeves shirts, T-shirts, sarong, swimsuit, raincoat (seasonal), sun block, insect repellent, camera on a shoulder strap with a pouch which can be secured to your belt, plenty of film and batteries, binoculars, 2 pairs of lightweight riding boots or trainers.

Riding hats are compulsory and we strongly recommend that you take your own hat as there is only a very limited selection to borrow on site.

Programmes

This holiday is offered all year around; please see the climate summary for the best times to visit. Stays can vary from a minimum of 3 nights.

Departure Dates

2017 High Season: 15 Feb-30 April; 1 July- 9 Nov; 11 Dec- 10 Jan
Low Season all other dates. Camp Davidson: Same price all year around
2018 Low Season: 11 Jan-9 Feb, 26 Feb-29 Mar, 10 Apr-30 Jun
2018 High Season: 1-12 Jul, 1 Sept-18 Oct, 29 Oct-20 Dec
2018 Peak Season: 1-10 Jan, 10-25 Feb, 30 Mar-9 Apr, 13 Jul-31 Aug, 21 Dec-6 Jan 2018

Pricing
No single supplement payable if willing to share with someone of same sex. Should you wish to book a single room, please see supplement price below.

Please see "sample itinerary" below for details

No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description £
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Camp Davidson pp sharing185
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 pp sharing149
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 sharing with 2 adults105
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - adult91
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - child under 1675
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - adult37
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - child under 1628
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night205
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night305
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night189
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night189
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night205
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night139
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 159
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night169
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16135
2017 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - adult159
2017 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - child129
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night245
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night359
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night225
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night225
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night245
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night165
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 195
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night225
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16159
2017 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - adult189
2017 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - child155
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1double pp189
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 pp sharing159
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 sharing with 2 adults109
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - adult96
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - child under 1678
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - adult39
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - child under 1628
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night195
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night289
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night179
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night179
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night195
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing135
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 155
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night165
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 sharing per night129
2018 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult149
2018 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child125
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night259
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night389
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night245
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night245
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night259
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing179
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 209
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night245
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 per night sharing175
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult205
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child169
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night249
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night375
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night235
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night235
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night249
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing175
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 199
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night235
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 per night sharing169
2018 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult195
2018 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child165
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Camp Davidson pp sharing205
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 pp sharing169
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 sharing with 2 adults115
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - adult105
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - child under 1685
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - adult42
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - child under 1631
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night225
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night339
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night209
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night209
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night225
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night155
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 179
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night189
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16149
2017 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - adult175
2017 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - child145
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night269
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night405
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night255
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night255
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night269
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night185
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 215
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night255
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16179
2017 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - adult209
2017 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - child175
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1double pp219
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 pp sharing185
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 sharing with 2 adults125
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - adult109
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - child under 1691
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - adult46
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - child under 1633
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night225
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night335
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night209
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night209
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night225
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing155
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 179
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night189
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 sharing per night149
2018 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult175
2018 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child145
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night295
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night439
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night275
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night275
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night295
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing199
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 235
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night275
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 per night sharing195
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult229
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child189
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night279
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night419
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night265
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night265
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night279
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing195
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 225
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night265
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 per night sharing189
2018 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult219
2018 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child179
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description $
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Camp Davidson pp sharing239
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 pp sharing199
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 sharing with 2 adults135
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - adult119
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - child under 1699
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - adult49
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - child under 1636
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night265
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night399
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night249
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night249
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night265
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night185
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 209
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night225
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16175
2017 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - adult205
2017 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - child169
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night319
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night475
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night299
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night299
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night319
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night219
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 255
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night299
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16209
2017 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - adult249
2017 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - child205
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1double pp249
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 pp sharing205
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 sharing with 2 adults139
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - adult125
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - child under 16105
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - adult52
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - child under 1637
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night255
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night379
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night235
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night235
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night255
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing175
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 199
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night215
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 sharing per night169
2018 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult195
2018 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child165
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night345
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night515
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night319
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night319
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night345
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing235
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 275
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night319
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 per night sharing229
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult269
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child219
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night329
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night495
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night309
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night309
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night329
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing229
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 265
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night309
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 per night sharing219
2018 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult259
2018 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child215
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description SEK
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Camp Davidson pp sharing1,945
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 pp sharing1,605
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 sharing with 2 adults1,089
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - adult975
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - child under 16805
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - adult395
2017 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - child under 16289
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night2,149
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night3,219
2017 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night2,009
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night1,999
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night2,149
2017 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night1,475
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 1,709
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night1,819
2017 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 161,425
2017 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - adult1,669
2017 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - child1,379
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night2,575
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night3,859
2017 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night2,405
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night2,405
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night2,575
2017 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night1,765
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 2,055
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night2,405
2017 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 161,709
2017 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - adult1,999
2017 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room (applies to 3rd person only) - child1,659
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1double pp2,019
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 pp sharing1,669
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Child under 16 sharing with 2 adults1,135
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - adult1,015
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Single supplement - child under 16835
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - adult419
2018 Camp Davidsonper night1Mid-Stay Supplement per person - one night - child under 16299
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night2,039
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night3,065
2018 Low Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night1,905
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night1,905
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night2,039
2018 Low Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing1,399
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 1,625
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night1,729
2018 Low Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 sharing per night1,359
2018 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult1,585
2018 Low Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child1,315
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night2,779
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night4,169
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night2,599
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night2,599
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night2,779
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing1,905
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 2,215
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night2,599
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 per night sharing1,849
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult2,159
2018 Peak Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child1,785
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - double pp sharing per night2,675
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - single per night4,009
2018 High Seasonper night1Luxury Lakeside Chalet - child under 16 sharing per night2,499
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - double pp sharing per night2,499
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - single per night2,675
2018 High Seasonper night1Garden Chalet - child under 16 per night sharing1,839
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - double pp sharing night 2,129
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - single per night2,499
2018 High Seasonper night1Standard Room - child under 16 per night sharing1,775
2018 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room - adult2,085
2018 High Seasonper night1Third person in any room - child1,719
Wildlife

Game is plentiful both on the ranch and in surrounding reserves, including rhino, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, reedbuck, bushbuck, steenbok, impala, roan antelope, duiker, waterbuck, tsesebe, bat-eared fox, side striped and black backed jackal, African wildcat, baboon, vervet monkey, honey badger, spotted hyena, mongoose, meerkat, warthog, tortoise and ostrich. Special nocturnal creatures – porcupine, aardwolf, aardvark, civet, genet, serval and spring hare. Water species – hippo, crocodile. Predators – leopard, lion, cheetah and wild dog. Full safety instructions will be given and followed whilst viewing game

Other Activities

Extra activities to do whilst staying at the ranch include;
Game drives on other private reserves such as Entabeni and Welgevonden.
Helicopters rides
Spa visits
Abseiling
Archery
Bird watching
Local shopping
A massage by the pool
Telekeshi Mountain hike
Afternoon at the local soup kitchen
Church visits on Sundays

These extra activites incur an extra charge payable and bookable on site.

Other Information

The tap water is drinkable.

Other Country Information

South Africa's land area is 1,228,376 km.2 (larger than The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy & Germany combined). It borders Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland & Zimbabwe to the north, and entirely surrounds Lesotho (a total land border of 4,750 km.) It has a coastline of 2,954 km, with few natural harbours.

The average day in South Africa starts early so the main work of the day is complete before the sun starts to really burn. Shops are open from around 07.30am and it is also acceptable to call people at that time.

South Africa is an exhilarating, spectacular and complex country. With its post-apartheid identity still in the process of definition, there is undoubtedly an abundance of energy and sense of progress about the place. The infrastructure is constantly improving, the climate is kind and there are few better places to see Africa's wildlife..

The international dialing code for South Africa is +27 and they use the metric weights and measures system, so kilometres and kilograms instead of miles and pounds. There is approximately 1.6 kilometres in a mile and 2.2 pounds in a kilogram. The time zone is GMT plus two hours.

Travel Summary

Meeting-point (getting there):
Johannesburg International Airport (O R Tambo Airport), South Africa (JNB)
Transfer:
2017: £88 per person each way at set times. Arrival: 10.00 transfer from JNB. Departure: 14.00 transfer from the ranch. Private transfers can also be arranged for £189 each way per car for 1-12 pax. Transfer time is approximately 3 hours.
2018: £90 per person each way at set times. Arrival: 10.30 transfer from JNB. Departure: 14.00 transfer from the ranch. Private transfers can also be arranged for £193 each way per car for 1-12 pax. Transfer time is approximately 3 hours.
Flight Guide:
London - Johannesburg return £500 - £750. Please see "getting there" for flight information
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