What makes beach riding so special?
Riding next to the ocean offers so much variety – from tranquil horseback swims to thrilling beach canters, challenging river crossings to riding along a clifftop with the whole world spread out around you. Plus, you never know what you might see, from long-horned cows milling around to dolphins playing in the waves. The horses seem to love the beach as much as the riders do, with even the most serious horse acting like a clown in the surf. And for the experienced rider the beach is the perfect place to stand up in your stirrups and let your horse stretch out beneath you – It’s like flying without wings!
Riding experience for your beach escape
Whether you’re a novice rider looking for a leisurely stroll along an exotic beach or an experienced rider craving an exhilarating beach canter, we have a ride that suits everyone. Beach riding vacations in Mozambique and Egypt offer shorter beach rides and horseback swims that even novice riders can enjoy.
One of the best things about riding on the beach is being able to have fun! Beach rides are great for faster riding, so being confident in the saddle and in control, allows you to really experience the magic of coastal riding holidays. For more experienced riders, we have various horse-riding vacations in Africa to make your dreams come true. With the sea and sand extending for kilometers before you, it’s as close to paradise as you can get. Beach rides are a mixture of splashing in the surf, meandering trots through the coastal vegetation and thrilling canters across the sand. We have some great multi-day beach rides for those seeking adventure.
Accommodation on your Beach Riding Holiday
Africa’s coastline offers varied beach escapes and unique accommodation to suit every traveller. If you want to step out of your comfort zone, join the camping trail ride along Morocco’s coastline. Here you will fall asleep in a cozy tent with your horse tethered nearby. Horse riding holidays along South Africa’s Wild Coast, Morocco’s Essaouira Trail and Egypt’s Red Sea, offer comfortable local guesthouses along the route. Specifically chosen, they offer warm hospitality, local cuisine, and beautiful backdrops to watch the sunset after a long day in the saddle. Mozambique offers a luxury beachside villa, complete with ornate wooden furniture, fluffy white robes and tropical cocktails.
Year-round beach horse riding
Most of Africa’s beach destinations offer unbeatable riding weather year-round. Summer on the Wild Coast and Mozambique are sub-tropically warm with a few thunderstorms to break the heat. Winters are sunny and mild, so you can still enjoy splashy canters and horseback swims. These are also the best months for wildlife viewing – how about a bush and beach combination horse safari? Our rides in Morocco and Egypt take advantage of the cool sea breezes to beat the desert heat with the best riding months being in the Autumn and Spring.
Magic out of the saddle
Beach holidays in Africa are not only bucket list vacations, but perfect family escapes. In Mozambique, days are a mix of riding and other exciting activities such as canoe trips, sailing traditional boats, snorkelling and getting a taste of the local culture. In Egypt, spend your mornings exploring the fascinating temples and your afternoons galloping along the white beaches. In Makadi Bay, leave the stables behind and set off on a boat trip to swim in the Red Sea with wild dolphins. Visit the local fishing villages in Morocco and learn the desert secrets. Explore the Wild Coast on foot, ambling along the secluded beaches, unwinding on a secret island, or embracing “Africa Time” at the local pub overlooking the sea.