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Drakensberg Horse trails

Giants Castle like all other areas of the Drakensberg offers dramtic horse trail oppertunities

drakensberg horse trailsGiants Castle is a region where Drakensberg horse trails are offered that are as good an excerience as they come. Giants Castle region of the Drakensberg Mountains presents splendid opportunities for both the experienced and the beginner to ride this magnificent countryside on horseback and spend the day exploring the mountains.

Almost all the resorts in the Drakensberg offer guided horse trails, and several include overnight adventure rides for groups of five or more.

drakensberg horse trailsHorse trails through a game reserve brings you closer to game than you can possibly achieve on foot. Imagine that incredible feeling as you move amongst a large herd of giraffe or wander with a white rhino across open savannah. Or simply view a large herd of impala against a backdrop of shimmering water and mountain at Spioenkop Dam.

Horse Trails in the Drakensberg

  • Antbear Horse Safaris offers very affordable horse trails in the foothills of the Drakensberg with spectacular views of Giants Castle. These horse trails are ideal for beginners and you could even get a horse riding lesson before the ride.
  • Berg Trails offers horse trails in the Kamberg Valley on appaloosa mountain ponies. This horse riding experince is suited better towards experienced riders as the rides are mostly 4 hours and much of the trails are trotted and cantered.
  • Spionkop Game Reserve (EKZN) offers Horse trails in the Spioenkop Game reserve which include rhino, giraffs, zebra and wildebeest that can be seen while horse riding.
  • Cranford's Appaloosa Stud Farm - Horse Trails Discover the beautiful Midlands on horseback, with regular sightings of reedbuck, bushbuck and amazing bird life. An experienced guide will accompany you on our special well trained horses and customize a ride to suite your requirements. Picnics and light lunches can be organised on Request. Rides go out in the morning at 10am and in the afternoon at 2pm. Booking is essential. Please call in advance to check availability. No children under the age of 6. No persons heavier than 95 kg’s. Riding lessons in the arena are also available on request.
  • Khotso Horse Trails offers overnight or 1 and 2 hour rides in the beautiful Southern Drakensberg Mountains on fine basotho horses. Our working cattle and horse farm is situated outside Underberg. Overnight in our comfortable self-catering cottages or log cabins. Enjoy trout fishing, river tubing and rafting in summer, snowboarding in winter and horse riding and mustering cattle on the farm.
  • uShaka Horse trails central Drakensberg is situated at the foothills of the Cathkin, Champagne Castle mountain range. On a 600 acres farm bordering Bell Park dam ushaka Horse Trails offer unforgettable adventure trails on horse back.
  • The Northern Horse provides an equine experience of a lifetime in the Northern Drakensberg! Climb mountains, forge rivers and race over plains atop hardy mountain horses and ponies and enjoy unspoilt scenery in the foothills of this World Heritage Site. One Hour Trails: Two grooms take groups of up to ten riders on trails around the Montusi Estate. Trails vary from gentle plains to steeper valley trails to suit all levels of confidence.
  • Oaklands Country Manor offers world class riding facilities and equipment. This unique and relaxing activity is a great way to take in the gorgeous views and fresh mountain air. Horse riding activities include outrides and children’s arena rides on our beautifully schooled horses. Their experienced staff are on hand to assist beginners, whilst seasoned riders are welcome to explore the area unaccompanied following an assessment ride.


Accommodation that offer Horse Trails

antbear Guest HouseAntbear Guest House - Indeed a special find. One of those places you wished you would have stayed longer where the accommodation, view, location, service and food are just perfect. This is the nearest private accommodation option near to Giants Castle and also offers one of the best deals available.

Drakensberg luxury cave lodgeDrakensberg Luxury cave lodge Experience something different and stay in the only fully catered luxury cave in the Drakensberg Mountains. And the luxury cave comes with a few special romantic options like a jacuzzi spa bath and fireplace both in the bedroom. Whats more it opens onto a deck with hammock chairs and a panoramic view not often experienced.