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.
Horseback safaris in South Africa will take you closer to Africa’s wildlife.
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South Africa has a world of options for horse safari’s which traverse across diverse and breathtaking terrain including beaches, mountain trails and national parks.
Horseback safaris are also considered to be an essential way to explore the great landscape of the Kruger National Park. There are various horseback safaris which will take you through the best areas that the country is famous for with leading guides who will ensure that your needs are taken care of.
Popular Horseback Safaris in South Africa
Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget as well as your specific interests.
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 card
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.
A Safari in South Africa is a popular choice for wildlife enthusiasts. All major safari animals can easily be seen at any of South Africa's National Parks.
The scenic KwaZulu-Natal parks are best for seeing rhino
Kruger National Park offers excellent general wildlife viewing
The main attraction in Sabi Sand is seeing the Big Five and it is well-known for its habituated leopards
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.
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.