Horseback Safaris

South Africa offers a host of vast and open spaces, where all forms of nature can be explored and cherished for their immensity and beauty. Why not get back to the roots of exploration by ditching your modern vehicle and hitting the savannahs, beaches, rolling fields and mountains on horseback.

How it Works

1 View our recommended safaris for inspiration and get ready to plan your dream safari
2 Contact us or fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will help you tailor make your perfect safari
3 Enjoy an authentic African experience, with peace of mind

FAQs about Horseback Safaris

  • Light, neutral-colored clothes are recommended.

  • Bring layers and pack smartly.

  • A rain jacket that is both light and waterproof.

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and lip balm are all good options for UV protection.

  • Walking shoes that are both comfortable and stylish...

  • Binoculars, camera, lenses, extra batteries, and memory cards

  • A medical kit for personal use.

If you are planning on visiting South Africa, you may hear that South Africa is a beautiful country and that it is the most developed country in Africa. South Africa is big and if you stick to the main cities of South Africa it is safe to travel.


  • African leopards,

  • Black and southern white rhinos,

  • Buffalo, 

  • Whales, 

  • Dolphins

  • Sea turtles 


This can all be seen on a South Africa safari.

  • Hiking

  • Horseback riders

  • Noordhoek has lots of wine tastings and various rustic-chic restaurants for visitors

  • Noordhoek Farm Village offers artisan bakeries, coffee roasters, and juice bars. 

  • Chapman's Peak Drive, which runs north along the rough coastline to Hout Bay, provides spectacular mountain and ocean vistas.

Most lodges and hotels will have safes for your valuables either in your room or at the reception.

The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). There are numerous currency exchange outlets and the main credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners) are normally accepted everywhere. Most petrol stations and toll roads take credit cards, but always have a small amount of cash on you for tips etc. Numerous ATMs can be found in all the big towns.

The best time to visit Royal Natal National Park is during the summer rainfall season of March to April.

Africa is a great continent to go horse riding and the fact that many destinations in Africa that you may want to visit may not have functioning roads, so horse riding could be one of your only options to achieve seeing all there is to see.

It's important to take activities into account instead of weather when planning a South African holiday. If you're planning on going on safari, it's best to visit during the dry winter months of May to October. Game viewing is outstanding during this period as the foliage is much less and wildlife will congregate around waterholes in order to stay hydrated. If you want to spend some time relaxing on one of South Africa's sun-kissed beaches, then a visit during the hot summer months of November to March is ideal.

South Africa and countries in the Southern African region have a very varied climate and depending on what time of year you travel you may need to pack for all weather conditions.
Getting stuck in a storm on safari is possible so always make sure you pack something waterproof. Certain areas and cities experience mild weather conditions all year round. 


Horseback Safaris

Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget as well as your specific interests.
Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget.

11 Day Tour

Bespoke Safari in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

per person per tour

10 Day Tour

South African Holiday Adventure

Cape Town, South Africa

per person per tour

14 Day Tour

South Africa's Garden Route Odyssey

Cape Town, South Africa

per person per tour

Travel with Peace of Mind

Plan your safari with confidence. Refundable deposits and flexible rebooking terms standard on your South Africa safari.
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What Destinations have Horseback Safaris

South Africa