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Giants Castle Route
Giants Castle Links
Drakensberg Horse trails
Giants Castle like all other areas of the Drakensberg offers dramtic horse
Giants 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.
Horse 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.
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
- 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
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
Accommodation that offer Horse Trails
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.
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.