Scenic and exhilarating Horse Trails near Hermanus in the Overberg

 

Whether you have never been on a horse before or toughened by the saddle, our experienced horse riding instructors will guide you on our trails which takes you either through fynbos, wild flowers, orchards, vineyards or beautiful mountain scenery. We cater for beginners and advanced riders alike – we have bombproof ponies for young riders(age 6 and up) and strong horses that can carry up to 105kg. PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT offer beach rides.

 

BOOKINGS: Please look at different trails and timeslots we have to offer and either book online by clicking on  button below each trail(minimum 24 hours in advance for online bookings); fill in our enquiry form below or on the contact page; or call us to secure your booking.

Orchard Trail

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Our Orchard Trail is available daily from 12:00 – 14:00. We can accommodate 2 to 8 riders at a time on this trail. PLEASE NOTE that occasionally we might join different groups together if there are numerous enquiries. During this trail the focus will be on handling the horse correctly and introducing clients to their first trot. Ideal for beginners or intermediate riders that would like to experience an adventure on horseback in beautiful surroundings.

Duration : 2 Hours (30min Pre-ride instruction and 90min outride)

Orchard Trail: R400 / person 

  

Exclusive Trail

 

We offer private and exclusive trails at 9:00 and 15:00 daily. Ideal for taking that special person or the whole family on a splendid adventure. During these timeslots we only book one group and our guides will give riders special attention and instruction during the ride. Any experience level can be accommodated – walk, trot and canter as per clients needs.

Duration : 2 Hours (30min Pre-ride instruction and 90min outride) 

Exclusive Trail: R450 / person (Early risers 9:00 or Sunset Cruise 15:00) Solo riders: R600 (We charge a bit more to cover our base cost, but you get exceptional attention and a memorable experience)

Cross Country Trail

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Have you mastered showjumping in the arena and are looking for some lovely obstacles in pristine Fynbos? Why not try out our own beautifully designed 3,9km Cross Country trail? There are a couple of ditches to steer through and thirty natural obstacles (30-40cm) that needs maneuvering and jumping. With any obstacle you will have the option of completing it or steering around it. Our guides will make sure all riders are comfortable at all times, move at a speed they prefer and give the necesary instruction to make this one of your most memorable experiences on horseback.

Duration : 2 Hours (30min Pre-ride instruction and 90min fast paced trail) Option 9:00 or 15:00

Cross Country Trail: R500 / person (minimum 2, maximum 6 riders)

Sumaridge Scenic Trail

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If you are an experienced rider that longs for a relaxing, scenic ride with lots of walking and trotting; and the odd canter here and there; we highly recommend this trail. Starting off through apple orchards, vineyards, pine forests and a stud farm, you finally reach Sumaridge Cellar. From here there is spectacular views over the Valley. On your way back you will either meander along the banks of the De Bos dam or trek through Volmoed up the winding Fynbos track towards the stables.

Duration: 2.5 hours (15-30min Pre-Ride instruction and 2 hour Trailride)

Cost: R550 / person (minimum 2, maximum 8 riders)

 

The Bosman Frame House Wine or Picnic Trail

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The Bosman Frame House is complimented by the aromatic smell of the indigenious fynbos, majestic mountains and fertile soil. Innocently draped in pure white, this frame house is the perfect destination to our guests who would appreciate a stroll on horseback for beginners or an exhilarating ride with lots of trotting and cantering possibilities for our experienced guests.

Whether it is wine-tasting on the deck overlooking the vines, or a wicker picnic basket for two to enjoy, this experience promises to be delightfully , dreamily and memorable.  To enjoy the picnic basket for two, it is necessary to request this with your booking enquiry.

We can accommodate 2-8 riders – (beginners to experienced welcome.)

Duration: approx 2.5 hours (15 min pre-ride instruction and 2hr 30 min trail and wine tasting)

Cost: R600 / person

Add R50 / person for winetasting;  or Add R250 / person for the picnic basket with a bottle of wine; or Add R200 / person for the Platter for Two including a bottle of Bubbly; or Add R150 per bottle of Bubbly. Please visit Bosmanhermanus.co.za for more details – click on logo below to be redirected to their website.

Rotary Way Trail

The Crème de la crème and our top rated trail for Experienced riders – this trail has it all. Walking among pristine Fynbos, trotting through grandeur vineyards, cantering across open fields and galloping home bound, you will whisk over this 23km trail. Reaching the summit of the Rotary Way above Hermanus is the main attraction, with breathtaking views over the whole of Walkerbay. On your way back you will pass “Die Plaaskombuis”(The Farm Kitchen) restaurant and can quickly make a pitstop if necessary.

Duration: +/- 4 hours (Pre-ride instruction 15-30min and trail 3.5 hours)

Cost: R800 / person (minimum 2, maximum 8 riders)

Weekly Riding Club

Are you an Overstrand Local? Why not join our Riding Club? Every Friday afternoon 16:00 we host a social trail for beginners and intermediate riders. It’s a great way to forget about the busy week and start off the weekend. Regular intermediate riders are invited to join our monthly social ride on a Saturday to one of the many sightseeing spots or interesting venues in our Valley.

Cost: R250 / session

 

 

Other options.....

Looking for something different….? How about tailoring our Standard Trail into a Special event? We can customize the trail into a picnic, kiddie party, engagement photoshoot or just sundowners in the mountain with magnificent views. Maybe a teambuilding Cattle Drive or as the Aussies call it: “Muster!”

Or that young daughter of yours that adores horses and would like to take her friends for her birthday to our picnicspot on horseback. 

Please note: during peak season(Des-Jan) these options might not be available.

How about some private lessons for yourself or your child? We have 2 lunge rings and arena on the farm. The options are countless…speak to us

 

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