You will be collected from your hotel reception for your horse ride. Enjoy the African bush veldt on the back of a horse. Whether you are an experienced rider or a novice it is a very pleasant and peaceful way to see game and enjoy the birds and the ride. Animals are less disturbed by a person on a horse and it is quite possible to watch game at very close quarters. Experienced guides lead these trails and riders are put with friends or groups of similar riding abilities.
Novice and experienced riders paying same rate will not ride together. (2- 2 1/2 hours riding, 3 hours turnaround time, or more)
May start earlier in very hot weather. Please check on booking.
Weight Limit - this applies to all rides:
Maximum weight limit is 90kg (14 1/2 Stones or 200lbs). To avoid embarrassment be warned that you may be required to step on the scales. Allowances may be made, only for very experienced riders, and even then at our discretion. There will be a surcharge.
No previous experience is required for Novice rides.
Clients booking experienced rides must meet the following requirements:
NB: any client booked, who on arrival does not meet these criteria will be put on a shorter ride. There will be no refund.
• If you wish to book an experienced ride, or a full day or multiday trip you must be able to ride unassisted and with confidence. At minimum you should have mastered basic aids, be able to do a rising trot for stretches of at least 10 minutes at a time, be comfortable at all paces and able to gallop out of trouble, even at the end of a long days ride.
• If you are doing a multiday safari you should be capable of doing all of the above and be riding fit. The more proficient and fitter you are, the more you will enjoy your trip. Unfit, inexperienced riders riding for long stretches of time are a danger to themselves, others, and their horse!