Enjoy the soul-reviving adventure of horseback riding.
Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment are our priorities, regardless of your riding experience.
The experienced rider, meanwhile, will revel in the scenic, one-hour ride that will include both trotting and cantering. Alternatively, you may opt for a longer ride (please see the options below).
Kaapsehoop Horse Trails’ proprietor, Christo Germishuys, is an equine legend and gifted horseman. He pursues the natural horsemanship philosophy and his horses have excellent temperaments and are well-schooled. The horses are free-roaming, hence they’re never over-taxed.
All our trails are guided and run through rolling grasslands, pine forests and along the edge of the breathtaking escarpment.
You may choose to ride with either a trail saddle or an English saddle.
We recommend wearing long pants (like jeans) and closed shoes. Riding hats are compulsory and are provided.
Ages six and older will ride on their own, depending on their riding skills and comfort. If not, they will be on a lead rein behind one of our guides.
Children under the age of six will be offered lead-reign pony rides under supervision in and around the stable area.
All trails are guided.
We have these options available:
- A one-hour scenic ride suitable for beginners and the not-so-fit rider, as well as for the experienced rider who can also expect to have a fun ride.
- Our two-hour ride is aimed at more experienced and frequent riders; a minimum of three riders per ride is required.
- Our four- to six-hour rides are suitable for experienced and regular riders; we require at least four riders for these trails. You may choose to ride to Kaapsehoop village for lunch at one of the awesome local restaurants before trailing leisurely back to home base. On the other hand you may select one of the various routes across the plantation, with a packed lunch supplied.
Advance booking is required.
What You Love to Do? Do That!
You will have many reasons to return: the horses, the clean mountain air, also the jaw-dropping beauty of the escarpment edge, not to mention the promptings of your soul. These will all draw you back. Again. And again.
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.