Horse riding trails in South Africa are as diverse as the terrain. You can take a brisk canter along a beach, amble through vineyards, wade through tidal waters, gallop across sweeping grasslands or meander through magnificent mountain scenery.
Horseriding trails range from easy one or two hour rides on the outskirts of South Africa's cities to all-day treks.
The Horse Riding Safaris and Multi-Day Trails page lists more safari orientated outfits.
Horse Riding Trails:
SA Trails offer horse riding trails in Gauteng, South Africa. We are fortunate enough to have over 2500 ha of amazing out-rides right on JHB doorstep. With no set route, every ride is an adventure. Our spectacular routes through the Northern Farm Nature Reserve offer challenging and technical riding ie. River crossings, Inclines, Bundu-bashing, Canter stretches or if thats not for you just enjoy a gentle bird watching meander.
Biggarsberg Horse Trails on Larksend Farm near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal offers the novice and experienced rider the opportunity to combine the excitement of horseback riding and the comfort of first-class accommodation in an area of great natural beauty.
Bokpoort Horseback Adventures has short rides near a farm in the eastern Free State of South Africa or multi-day trails that hug the Lesotho border and head up into the mountains. Choose between comfortable, affordable accommodation and budget, backpacker-style accommodation.
The Danielsrust Horse Trails cross some of the last remaining big farms in Gauteng, South Africa. Situated in the Kromdraai Conservancy, 40km from Johannesburg, one can view over 700 head of game from horseback. Trails take you through the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, and you can also visit the spectacular Wonder Cave.
Fynbos Trails specialises in a variety of horse trails and adventures near Cape Town, varying from half-day trails to a three-day trail through the Berg River Valley.
Horizon Horse Trails is a general horse experience resort. Pretend to be a cowboy and learn to round up cattle, try your hand at polocrosse, or just go for a ride.
Kaapsehoop Horse Trails runs day and multi-day trips in the mountainous area of Kaapsehoop in Mpumalanga, South Africa. A big attraction is the opportunity to link up with the wild horses that roam the area.
Mkulu Kei Horse Trails, on the road to Morgan's Bay on South Africa's Wild Coast, offers trails along some of the finest undisturbed coastline in South Africa.
Spier Horse Trails offers both gentle and invigorating rides through the vineyards and open land on the Spier estate near Cape Town, with wine tasting, cellar tours and breakfast optional extras. Non-riding companions can enjoy a carriage ride, and pony rides are available for children.
Thornview Horse Trails near Potchefstroom in North West, South Africa, offers horse trails across more than 4 000 hectares of rolling grass plains. Ranch outrides, pleasure rides, horse training using natural horsemanship methods, mounted game days, horse camps, tented camp safaris ... or just riding across the veld for the sheer joy of it.