Riding across Pete's Pond, Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris, Botswana

South Africa

We offer a number of riding safaris in South Africa, and there are also several properties which offer riding as an activity. This page provides a few links and comments on operators I have ridden with recently, but please contact me to discuss the latest options and to design your ideal trip.

Horizon Horseback Adventures and Safaris is a South African operation which receives consistently good reviews from our clients. It is based in the Waterberg situated about three hours’ drive from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. Laura and Shane offer a range of activities from polo-cross and tuition through to wilderness safaris.

Whether you are looking for a family riding holiday or you are travelling alone and not absolutely sure about committing yourself for long hours in the saddle on a fast ride, Horizon may provide just the solution for you. Plenty of options for riding different horses, twice a day, yet still time for relaxing by the swimming pool in between activities. As soon as you arrive you will be made to feel welcome and comfortable at Horizon as the atmosphere is very relaxed.

Dinaka Is a safari where you enjoy riding in a private game reserve of 20,000 acres the whole wilderness is available for your group only. How about that for being exclusive? This ride is for experienced riders only. The accommodation is in a traditional stone and thatch lodge situated overlooking a river. From here you ride out each day with an experienced guide, riding for longer hours in the saddle, seeing a variety of wild animals in this diverse habit. You ride through both bush and open grassland, with the opportunity to go faster, and also over mountain slopes and marshland. The zebras or giraffe may chose to run alongside you. However, look out for the buffalo and the white rhinos who may wish to join in! There are rides which combine Dinaka with Limpopo Valley which make an excellent combination ride, especially for those wanting wildlife as part of the ride.

Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill are one of the properties which offers riding as an activity and can cater for children. Options include shorter one or two-day horse rides, which are excellent for those with less confidence or for families with mixed abilities. For groups with non-riders there are options for alternative excursions, for example game drives, fishing and cultural trips.