A horseback safari gives you the unique opportunity to ride with wildlife. You’ll canter over open plains, the African breeze whipping through your hair, stopping every so often to quietly stalk plains game and admire the constantly chattering birds. You’ll get up close to animals such as giraffe, zebra, antelope and hippo, as the presence of the horses allows you to ride alongside the herds without startling them . Most of our horseback safaris are based in areas of reserves where there are no dangerous predators, keeping you and your steed safe.
We have a range of horseback safaris to suit all ages and experience levels. This South African safari itinerary takes place in Limpopo, a province known for its game reserves and contrasting landscapes and which forms part of the Kruger National Park. It shares a border with Botswana, making it easy to extend your horseback safari to encompass both countries. While this itinerary caters for all levels of riders from experienced to complete novice, if you wish to add Botswana to the mix you will need to be an experienced rider at least 12 years of age.
Horseback safaris usually have two riding activities a day; morning rides last 3-4 hours and afternoon rides in the heat of the day are somewhat shorter. Riding options include outrides through the bush and across vast open plains, cattle mustering, game viewing on horseback, swimming on horseback, polocrosse and Western games. With a herd of over 80 horses, you will be carefully matched to several suitable horses over your holiday and rides will be tailor-made to suit your group.