Savannah Horse Trails
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.