Riding in South Africa
South Africa's Cape is well known for its stunning scenery and horse riding is just one of the many ways to enjoy it. Here are several options for horseback riding in South Africa that we can recommend.
Although none are long enough to count as riding safaris or actual riding holidays, they can be a great way to spend a few hours in the Cape. Explore rolling hills and sandy beaches on horseback irrespective of whether you have ridden before. They all cater for varying levels of ability, experienced guides will make sure you have a horse suited to you.
Our 3 places for riding holidays in South Africa
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve|95% (8 reviews)Grootbos currently maintains a stable of 18 well-trained horses and some ponies for children, catering to a wide range of riding abilities. Enjoy views of mountains and milkwood forests on a short fynbos trail, or add a longer three-hour riding adventure on the beach to your holiday... More about Grootbos Reserve
Hog Hollow Country Lodge|96% (16 reviews)A small stable close to Hog Hollow offers short riding trails amidst the lush rolling hills with great views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Suitable for most abilities, holidays here including horse riding can be particularly fun for children. More about Hog Hollow
Long Beach|100% (5 reviews)Located a 30-minute drive south of Cape Town, horseback riding is available at Long Beach from any of the local stables nearby. Experienced riders can enjoy a leisurely ride on one of South Africa’s best beaches. More about Long Beach