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Horse Riding Wildlife Safari

Cape Winelands, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Deirdre

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

*** Please note our maximum weight limit is 90kg and our minimum age is 8 years old - no exceptions will be made ***

We start out by making sure every rider has a helmet that fits for safety, and then we get you comfortably onto a horse that is most suitable for you. If you've never ridden before, we show you how to hold your reins and how to ask your horse to do the basics you'll need for the ride.

We set out on a short 10 minute walk through the farm to the gates of the wildlife sanctuary, where we'll spend the next hour and a bit riding among giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, eland, bontebok, springbuck, gemsbok, waterbuck, kudu and a variety of birdlife, before the return ride back to the farm - a 90 minute ride in total.

In respect to the wildlife in their environment, we are only allowed to go at a walking pace inside the reserve, but for advanced riders who want a bit of a gallop, we do have opportunity once we leave the sanctuary.
Other things to note
- Maximum weight of rider may not exceed 90kg
- Children from 8 years old
-Riders to wear long pants and closed shoes (running shoes or flat boots) No flip flops, sandals, skirts or dresses are permitted.
- Guests to wear a mask at all times
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your ride.
*** Please note our maximum weight limit is 90kg and our minimum age is 8 years old - no exceptions will be made ***

We start out by making sure every rider has a helmet that fits for safety, and then we get you comfortably onto a horse that is most suitable for you. If you've never ridden before, we show you how to hold your reins and how to ask your horse to do the basics you'll need for the ride.

We set out on a short 10…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    We provide helmets for our guests. Wearing a helmet is compulsory with safe...
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Mon, Jan 25
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join 2 other guests
$45 per person
$45 per person
Tue, Jan 26
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Wed, Jan 27
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Deirdre

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 98 Reviews
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I am a horse trail guide, giving guests a unique horse riding experience among wildlife in a a game reserve. I began horse riding at 11 years old, and participated in jumping and showing in my teenage years and so I have been with horses for almost 30 years. I am passionate about horses, wildlife, the outdoors and adventure. I am also the founder of a non-profit organisation that provides adventure experiences for children with disabilities.
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Where you'll be

The 240ha wildlife sanctuary is home to giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, eland, bontebok, springbuck, waterbuck, gemsbok, tortoises and a variety of birdlife. Our gentle horses are quite at home among the wildlife and so we have ocassions for close encounters and up-close photo opportunities depending on how close the animals are roaming near the roads.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Sheamus
January 2021
I have barely horse ridden in my life, but my well trained horse kept me feeling secure and confident even with that inexperience, and enabled me to take in the amazing scenery and animals there in. Highly enjoyable!!
Christos
January 2021
Wonderful experience, totally worth it. Deirdre is very sweet and experienced and has a very close relation with all the animals on the game reserve. The horses were very friendly and perfect for beginners. We totally recommend it.
Melissa
January 2021
Deirdre made us feel so comfortable, her passion for riding was so lovely to witness. We thoroughly enjoyed our ride and would highly recommend!
Rachel
December 2020
Five of us aged 15-72 had a wonderful time and felt completely safe despite all being beginners. Saw baby giraffes up close which was a real treat. So lovely to experience the sights and sounds of the beautiful location on horseback as opposed to in a vehicle. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a memorable African adventure! Just be sure to take your own water as there is none available on site.
Five of us aged 15-72 had a wonderful time and felt completely safe despite all being beginners. Saw baby giraffes up close which was a real treat. So lovely to experience the sigh…
Esther
December 2020
Great trip, special experience to see giraffe and zebra up close. Nice, happy horses, well taken care of. Deirdre is a sweet person and a good guide. Highly recommended!
Heather
December 2020
Dierdre was very patient and accommodating. She fit us in last minute the night before. The day was beautiful and we did an extra long ride. She was warm and sweet. You can tell she loves her horses and lives what she does.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Guests need to wear long pants and closed, secure shoes.

Sunscreen is essential, especially during our hot summer months.