A horseback safari offers an excellent opportunity to discover magnificent mountains on horseback or experience game-viewing.
Horseback Safaris in Waterberg Region
Service providers: Horseback Safaris
Ant's Nest & Ant's Hill Waterberg Region - Modimolle
Both Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill offer the opportunity for some of the greatest game viewing in the African bush, from horseback.
You can canter along open sandy tracks or traverse high ridges with spectacular vistas. The pace can be as fast or relaxed as the riders would like.
Often we can get so close to the game that the experience remains unforgettable. Accommodation is also available!
Equus Horse SafarisWaterberg Region - Modimolle
Equus Reserve falls within the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve and encompasses four distinctly different habitats: afro-montane, bushveld, wetlands and grasslands.
The sweeping grasslands of the main valleys offer fast riding while the ridges and mountain areas can be explored at a slower pace both on horseback and on foot. Riders will enjoy panoramic views across miles and miles of Africa.
Horizon Horseback SafarisWaterberg Region - Vaalwater
Horizon Horseback Safaris offers two riding safari options on some of the most impressive game farms in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.
While the emphasis is on high quality game viewing on horseback, riders have the assurance that they are riding horses cared for and trained by Shane Dowinton on the ranch, and guided by Horizon guides.
Furthermore, since the horses are chosen from the entire ranch herd of 70, guests can be expertly matched to their mount. Each safari option offers a unique element of riding with game, but the location in each case is truly exceptional.
Savannah Horse TrailsWaterberg Region - Vaalwater
Savannah Horse Trails, based in the Waterberg Mountains of South Africa, offers a unique and informative riding experience in the African bush. Morning trails of approximately two and a half hours explore a varied and stunning landscape of open savannah, river valleys and rocky escarpments with panoramic views.
It is possible to see a wide variety of wildlife from horseback including kudu, klipspringer, bushbuck, duiker, warthog, baboon, zebra, impala, giraffe, eland and blue wildebeest.
Trails are led by Carla Lucassen, an experienced equestrian and licensed field guide, knowledgeable on the local ecology. Limiting groups to no more than four riders at a time, the riding experience is informative and tailor-made to the interest of the group.
The pace varies from quiet walking through thick bush looking at spoor and identifying birds, to long trots and canters where the going is good.
Overnight guests can be accommodated nearby with a range of self-catering and fully-catered options available.