African Horse Safaris

Want to discover the best African horse safari for you?

Horse back safaris are great options for you when you visit south Africa.

You can have a perfect combination of horse safari and Africa hiking safari. The setting was one of the most beautiful and pristine parts of South Africa. Whether you are a beginner or skilled rider, the horse trails are guided at a pace that encourages low impact on the natural environment.
But it offers you the chance to absorb all that this incredible area has to offer  the beaches, the dunes, the forests, the estuaries, the streams, the African culture.

It was a wonderful experience to go on a horseback safari – a journey into the wilderness, landscape, culture and history of the beautiful Wild Coast. Maya and I think it is a great family adventure vacation and small group adventure trip.

One of the wonderful surprise of a horseback safaris to interact directly with the African tribal people.

Here Are 7 Top Choices For An African Horse Safari

  • Kaapsehoop, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The rolling hills, steep escarpment and plantations offer varied riding opportunities and overnight trails are becoming increasingly popular. An African horse safari in Kaapsehoop offers superb scenery and the priviledge of riding among the wild horses.

  • Drakensberg Mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The foothills of the Drakensberg are ideal for adventures on horseback. Take an overnight African horse safari from Underberg up towards Lesotho and you can fish en route.

  • Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

A novel way to experience the Cape Winelands and enjoy tastings en route.

Whether you are seeking mountain views, empty beaches or dense forests, there is a stable that meets your needs in the Cape. Trails lead everywhere from the rugged Peninsula to the dense canopy of the Knysna forest. There are options throughout the Garden Route. Trails in the winelands usually include tastings.

  • eZulweni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Go back in time to an area steeped in the history of the bloody battles of the Anglo-Boer War.

  • Nyika Plateau, Malawi

Big skies, open country and vast panoramas combine to make the Nyika plateau perfect riding country. Explore the remotest regions of this unspoiled wilderness following elephant trails among herds of game, down secluded steep-sided valleys and high escarpments, or gallop across the rolling hills of the plateau. A classic African horse safari!

Stunning scenery, game watching and magnificent plant life are part and parcel of these multi-day horse safaris.

  • Okavango Delta, Botswana

Exploring the Okavango swamps on horse or elephant is the stuff of dreams. So go wild exploring one of Africa’s most pristine wildernesses. This is an African horse safari in one of the most game rich areas of Africa.

More accessible – only four hours from Johannesburg and easier on the pocket — is riding in the Tuli Block, where you can spot game.

  • Lesotho

Horses are the best way to immerse yourself in Lesotho – a remote, harsh plateau of few roads but spectacular scenery and welcoming villagers.

The small, featureless Basotho pony is known for its sure-footedness (if that’s a word!) and endurance — essential qualities in this remote, mountain kingdom. Journeying by horse is undoubtedly the best way to see the country.

Moreover these journeys are very much community development successes, revenue from the treks go directly to the horse owners and accommodation providers.

More Riding In Lesotho – Pony Trekking

Those wishing to ride pony trails in a challenging, awe-inspiring environment should trek the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho — the Kingdom of the Sky.

Intrigued? Contact us now for a customized itinerary for your African adventure safari!