We have 5 well trained and maintained xboereperd geldings at the hotel. They were acquired in December 2011 and have settled in well. Ride through magnificent forests and over endless Wild Coast beaches and experience this pristine reserve from a new perspective.
All horses are trained specifically for trail riding. We only use locally produced western-style saddles on our trails. This ensures a comfortable experience for horse and rider.All horses run barefoot and are never shod. We are fortunate to receive support from Equifeeds (www.equifeeds.co.za) who supply food and nutrition advise. In addition we are grateful to Lloyd and Isabel Gillespie (www.ridingforhorses.co.za) for their ongoing advise and assistance.
For the little ones that are too young to venture out in the reserve we offer a short riding experience over the golf course. The children are led around the hotel grounds on a calm pony. For kids aged 6 and older.
Rides are subject to tides, season, weather and the discretion of the guide.
Mbashe River loop
Our most popular ride takes you through the forest to the Mbashee river mouth, to Shark point and back to the hotel along the beach. It is a fantastic ride for beginners and experienced people alike. Enjoy riding through one of the last intact ancient coastal forests in the country, a stunning view of the great Mbashe River mouth and an exhilirating or calm ride over a pristine stretch of beach in a Marine Protected Area.
Grassy Banks – Mbashe River
Ride down to the Mbashe river and along a forest road up to the grassy banks. See magnificant trees and emerge from the forest on the banks of the river.
Watch the crabs burrowing around the mangroves.
These rides through the forest are a perfect opportunity for nature lovers to see many different species of birds, plants and trees. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the true beauty of the forest.