South Africa offers a wider selection of horse riding adventures than any other country in Africa. With stunning and extremely diverse scenery, ranging from mountainous areas to pristine bush, and finally spectacular cost line, South Africa makes an excellent choice for any horse riding adventure.

In South Africa, there is something for everyone. We offer horse safaris suitable for families, and the less experienced rider, all the way to an advanced safari.

Horse riding with giraffe

Waterberg: Ants Hill + Ants Nest & Horizon Lodge

The untamed Waterberg is rich in cultural, archaeological and biological diversity. The area’s iconic beauty and bio-diversity has been awarded the status of a World Biosphere reserve by UNESCO. This is a wildlife Eden and set in the middle of its vast wilderness and the safari possibilities seem as endless as the horizon itself.  Riding in the wild is exhilarating for both novice and experienced riders and nothing beats a long gallop across an open plain with the wind in your hair. An area favoured by families, the area offers a wide range of other adventure activities such as game drives, nature walks and mountain bike trails.

Greater Kruger Area: Big 5 Horse Safari

Undoubtedly South Africa’s most iconic game-viewing destination and Africa’s second-largest park, the Kruger National Park is home to some of the best iconic 5 game viewing on the continent. To the West of the park lie several private game reserves, many unfenced, creating an area larger than Wales exclusively for wildlife. Here you will not only have the horseback safari you’ve dreamed of, but can enjoy exhilarating game drives, fascinating nature walks and fire-lit boma dinners. With several connecting flights we can create the perfect Bush and Beach combo or end your adventure at the mighty Vic Falls.

Stellenbosch Winelands: Cape Winelands Riding

Whether you’re just looking for an escape from the city, a romantic getaway or a few days exploring some of the most beautiful countryside, the Cape Winelands may be the one for you. Just 40km outside the vibrant city of Cape Town, the dramatic mountains and maze of vineyards are the perfect place to savour world-renowned wines and visit the country’s culinary heart.  Canter through the country roads & hidden forest paths before sampling superb wines and indulging in mouth-watering cuisine served in the shade of century old oak trees.

Wild Coast: Wild Coast Horse Safari

As its name suggests, the Marlaria-free Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape is an untamed wilderness ready to be explored.  This is a kaleidoscope of breath-taking forests, secret valleys and rolling green hills that rush headlong into craggy cliff faces, endless beaches and secluded bays.  The remoteness of this area means that this is not just a beach ride, it is an adventure!  Here the tides dictate the day’s schedule and since most of the area is inaccessible, you may think you’ve travelled 100 years back in time. The Wild Coast offers not only an unparalleled riding experiences but a glimpse into a rich culture far removed from the stresses of modern life

Horse Riding Tours in South Africa

Horse safari with giraffe

1 Night: From £ 264 pp

Riding at Ant’s Hill and Ant’s Nest


South Africa

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Excellent riding, luxury accommodation, spectacular sundowners and great game viewing.

Herd of zebra with horserider

1 Night: From £ 162 pp

Horse Riding Holiday in The Waterberg


South Africa

Scenery & Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Nestled in the depths of the stunning Waterberg region, Horizon Lodge offers a truly special experience.

Cowgirl riding in vineyard with cloudy mountains

1 Night: From £ 367 pp

Horse Riding in the Cape Winelands


South Africa

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Enjoy riding through some of South Africa's most iconic Winelands - wining and dining along the way.

1 Night: £ 220 pp

Polo Playing and Training in the Foothills of the Drakensberg

Minimum 4 Nights

South Africa

Sports Horse Riding Holiday

An unforgettable week of fun and polo playing in South Africa.

2 Weeks: £ 840 pp

Horse Riding Volunteering in South Africa

2 - 12 Weeks

South Africa

Working Holiday

Spend a life changing few weeks out in the South African bush working with horses.

Horse riders on rocky beach

7 Nights: USD2 650 pp

Exciting beach riding on the Wild Coast

7 Nights

South Africa

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Enjoy cantering down South Africa's stunning coastline.

Herd of elephants with horse riders in the background

7 Nights: From £ 1 715 pp

South Africa and Botswana Combination Horse Safari

7 Nights

South Africa & Botswana

Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Combine riding in both South Africa & Botswana for a real African adventure.