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South Africa Horse Safaris South Africa & Botswana, Africa
Enjoy a fifth generation South African ranch that offers diverse riding holidays and safaris, both mobile and stationary in South Africa and Botswana, at an affordable price for a quality African adventure. The South African main lodge is set on a private game reserve alongside a beautiful lake with plains game and hippo. There are no other dangerous game on the reserve, and it's a great option for families with children or beginning riders. There are great opportunities and options for advanced riders too. There are safaris and African equestrian vacations to fit singles, families, experienced, and novice riders.
During your stay, you may have the flexibility to experience a variety of riding adventures: treks through the bush and across vast open plains, cattle mustering, game viewing on horseback, swimming on horseback, polocrosse and Western games. Jumping is also available upon request for experienced riders. During its 17 years in operation, people have arrived as guests and left as friends.
Enjoy classic African big five safaris in Botswana and South Africa. A great option for experienced riders, the pace is fast, exhilarating and fun. View abundant plains game and impressive endangered species as you ride through diverse habitats, and landscapes. Three of the 'big five' game of South Africa may be seen, including white rhino, buffalo and leopard.
Please ask us what to pack for your horseback safari when booking your riding vacation. Winters are normally dry and mile. There are warm to hot in summers with occasional summer storms.
Please also refer to the Equitrekking Travel’s General Packing List.
About the Horses
Responsive horses and ponies (ponies available at the South Africa lodge) for a variety of skill levels and interests. There are some 60 horses - Anglo-Arabs, Thoroughbreds and Boerperds, a hardy South African breed. Rides are taken out in small groups so that experienced riders can enjoy stimulating and faster paced rides, while beginning riders are brought on at a pace comfortable to them.
The lodge based adventures in South Africa are ideal for equestrians who are traveling with non-riding partners and friends.
Below are activities available at the South Africa Lodge
Birding hotspots in the reserve
Fishing in one of the many dams (Bass and Barbel readily caught)
Historical farm tours
Visit to Beadle, a community integrated craft workshop and shop
Evening with Night Star Safaris
Game drives in a Big Five game area (45 mins away)
Visit to Waterberg Welfare Society, a local charity that is address the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS
24 RIvers Church congregation on Sunday morning for a non-denominational service
Visit local art galleries
and more. Ask us!
Beadle Craft Workshop & Shop on Triple B Ranch
Established in 1998, Beadle employs young people from the farm community. Skills’ training in leather and bead work is given in house to an extremely high standard. Items available in the shop include a selection of leather belts and sandals, bags, braided riding chaps, half chaps, beaded dog collars, browbands, keyrings, photo frames and mirrors, a selection of fabric tableware, cushions and jewelry. Lodge staff can take you over any time or please ask for directions as it is a short 10 min walk away.
Lehalbile cultural tour
Visit the village on the host farm Triple B Ranch. Three charismatic ladies, Marty Mosima, Myrium Moabi and Anna Majadibodu will guide you through the village show you the school and creche and take you to their houses. You can even try a traditional Sotho lunch on arrangement.
Entabeni Game Reserve
This private game reserve offers Big 5 Game Drives in an open Landrover. Excellent chance of seeing lion, rhino buffalo and hopefully elephant and leopard. ** Additional Cost. Please inquire.
Dinaka private game reserve
Following our arrangement to offer riding safaris on this private reserve we have also recently been given permission to visit for game drives. Ideal for anyone wanting guaranteed good game viewing with an amazing diversity of species and large numbers of animals. ** Additional Cost. Please inquire.
Guided Bush Walk
For a change of pace and a chance for more in depth information on the flora and fauna in the area, guides would be happy to escort you on a walk through our game reserve. This is also a chance to view some of the stunning birds this area have to offer.
Personal pilates instruction with a BASI-certified instructor available upon request. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Absolute begginers welcome.
Elephant back Safari
This fascinating experience is a Safari on the back of an African Elephant through a big 5 game reserve. Viewing rhino from the back of an elephant is an experience you will not forget. Each person rides with their own guide who explains the Elephants, their training and the bush. Includes a short game drive and a light finger breakfast. ** Additional Cost. Please inquire.
Sunday service at St John's 24 Rivers
Those interested are very welcome to join the local Church Service (non-denominational) held every Sunday at 9.30am. Dress is very informal, dirty jods and chaps are more than adequate. Should you want to go to the service, an early short ride can be arranged before.
You are welcome to join Charles Baber, The Triple B pioneer rancher for 70 years, who will take you on an informative and insightful tour of the Ranch. You will learn about Bonsmara Cattle, the crop history of the farm, and the Baber family legacy. ** Additional Cost. Please inquire.
Waterberg Welfare Society and Vaalwater visit.
Visit the Waterberg Welfare Society(www.waterbergwelfaresociety.org) in the local town of Vaalwater. This local charity addresess the needs of people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. programmes include, a Wellness clinic, hospice, support groups, youth centre, life skilsls and any more.
You are also welcome to join one of the weekly shopping trips. Vaalwater has all the basic shop - grocery store, chemist, bottle shop and curio shops. Those interested may also enjoy a drive around the local township, or perhaps a visit to one of the other local organizations Horizon likes to be involved with such as the township crèches.
Telekishi Ramasobane Cultural Village
'Telekishi' is a community tourism project situated on communal land adjacent to Masebe Nature Reserve. Nestled at the base of the north-eastern Waterberg escarpment, the site has access to this pristine and inaccessible landscape with breathtaking views & impressive geo-morphological forms. Features include 1.5 & 3 hr hikes up the escarpment to view rock art, 18th and 19th century settlement sites, Middle and Stone Age tools and an initiation site;
** Additional Cost. Please inquire.
Night Sky Safaris
Be amazed by the African night sky with an evening with Night Star Safaris, hosted by British physicist Dr. Philip Calcott.
Local Art galleries
Two resident artists are in the area. Liz Hunters ancestors moved to the area 125 years ago and she resides in one of the old houses nearby. Her work is inspired by the Waterbegr environment and includes cultural scenes.
Clayton Otley, is an Australian painter who lives here for a few months of the year and paints stunning wildlife scenes and portraits in oil.
Massages offered at the main lodge
at an additonal cost
Swedish Massage which is the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep Tissues Massage which is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). This is perfect for those Saddle Sore aching limbs.
The Horizon farmstead is a charming old South Africa farm that has been tastefully refurbished. The farm overlooks a beautiful lake with a backdrop of open bushland. A large colonial veranda or stoep overlooks the lake and provides the perfect spot for relaxing with a sundowner, absorbing the beautiful surroundings and enjoying the company of friends, whilst the jetty on the lake provides sunbathers with a private haven. You won't find televisions here, making it a good place to truly get away from it all.
There are double en suite rooms in the main house and hatched rondavels with private bathrooms.
For the African Explorer, enjoy Camp Davidson in South Africa, a base camp nestled in the heart of the wooded mountains of the Waterberg. The Botswana section is based at Two Mashatus Camp, a semi-permanent tented camp. There are five comfortable and roomy tents, each on its own raised teak platform, with en suite ‘enviro’ loo and bucket shower with a view. The century old Mashatu tree provides shade and there is a central dining area built in the traditional Botswana style with lala palm thatch. The lounge area has comfortable sofas and hammocks for relaxing between activities. The camps at Limpopo are not enclosed and a real treat will be to see game in and around camp.
The Ideal Traveler
Families, riders with non-riding companions, beginner or experienced riders can enjoy the stationary lodge adventures. More experienced riders can enjoy the safaris.
African Explorer Horse Safari
Get the best of a safari in Botswana and South Africa. This is a great trip for those travelers who are short on time, but want a true horse safari experience in Southern Africa. This trip is for Experienced Equestrians. You must ride regularly and be comfortable at a canter and gallop as well as being able to do small jumps should you have to.
Combine Horizon Horseback's new 'Camp Davidson' in South Africa, with Limpopo in Botswana.
Feb 17-24, March 20-27. March 24-31, April 20-27, July 5-12, July 24-31, July 28-Aug 4,Sept 1-8, Sept 22-29, Sept 28-Oct 5, Oct 26-Nov 2, Oct 30-Nov 6, Nov 3-10
7 nights from $2,479 USD* (£1,545)
No single supplement if you are willing to share, otherwise from $1,239 USD*
* Prices shown are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are indicative only; the price of your chosen holiday will be reconfirmed by your travel consultant, prior to your making a booking.
Please ask us about booking this trip on another date! The Botswana section is based at Two Mashatus Camp in February, March and November and uses mobile camps between April and mid-October. The South Africa section is at Camp Davidson all year.
Accommodation; full board; drinks; riding.
Tips. International flights. Shared road transfers from Johannesburg to Camp Davidson, from Camp Davidson to Limpopo and from Limpopo back to Johannesburg cost $591 USD* ( £368) per person.
Horse Safari Information
The African Explorer Safari is amazing value: riding in two countries, seeing plains game speices on horseback and possibly elephant and lion. This safari is for those who want a wonderful horseback game viewing experience, combined with an element of cultural history.
This safari is only for experienced riders and offers a wonderful combination of game viewing on horseback and a mix of African culture.
Camp Davidson has recently been built high in the bushveld above the Matlapeng Valley. It offers the opportunity to explore from a base camp nestled in the heart of the wooded mountains of the Waterberg. The camp commands a wonderful panoramic view of the central highlands of the Waterberg massif, while overlooking the picturesque Sunset Lake at the eastern boundary of Triple B Ranch.
In the late 19th century, Ted Davidson, one of the first members of the Baber family (owners of Triple B Ranch) to settle in the Waterberg, was a young man trading by ox wagon to remote cattle outposts of a young ranching area. A good days travelling may have been only five miles or so by rugged track, and so an itinerant life in the Waterberg meant a life by the campfire. Horizon has captured that early camp atmosphere in Camp Davidson, with beautiful decked canvas tents nestled amongst the sandstone ridges overlooking grassy game filled valleys. Each tent is appointed as it would have been in Ted’s day with classic items that would have been essential to the traveller accustomed to regular nights in the bush.
The Botswana section is based at Two Mashatus Camp, a semi-permanent tented camp. There are five comfortable and roomy tents, each on its own raised teak platform, with en suite ‘enviro’ loo and bucket shower with a view. The century old Mashatu tree provides shade and there is a central dining area built in the traditional Botswana style with lala palm thatch. The lounge area has comfortable sofas and hammocks for relaxing between activities. The camps at Limpopo are not enclosed and a real treat will be to see game in and around camp.
South Africa and Botswana Horse Safari Sample Itinerary
You will be met at Johannesburg International Airport and transferred to South Africa's Camp Davidson, which usually takes about three hours. If arranging your own flights you should arrive in Johannesburg by 09:00 at the latest. Arrive at Camp Davidson in time to explore the beautiful surroundings and to meet your guides and the rest of your group before enjoying a late lunch.
In the afternoon, get to know your safari horse. You are matched with a horse to suit your ability and experience before heading off on your first day's South Africa horse safari. Horse ride the Matlapeng reserve and enjot sundowners the Red Lake, where you are likely to encounter the pod of resident hippo, before climbing the ridge back to Camp Davidson.
A day of exploration in the reserve spent tracking herds of giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, kudu and impala. The terrain lends itself to straying off the trails as your horse leads you along game trails and narrow kloofs. A saddlebag lunch is served at the riverside along a long abandoned wagon route used by the pioneers to congregate for church each Sunday. Rest in the shade of the riverine forest during the heat of the day or take a dip in the clear flowing streams whilst the horses graze, before gradually meandering back through the plains in the fading afternoon light
Horse ride west of camp around the southern end of the reserve and on to the historic Baber homestead for lunch by the poolside. In the afternoon, visit the local Sotho village and perhaps have a tour of some of the traditional houses. Meet with the local characters like Martha Mosima and a group of village lady elders for afternoon tea, accompanied by traditional singing and dancing. After a day of horse riding adventures, culture and history, head back to peaceful of the Camp Davidson where dinner is served under the stars.
An early departure from camp today, for a game drive at a nearby Big Five private game reserve. Here there is a chance to see rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard. On the way back to camp, visit a craft workshop which has been a community upliftment project since 1998. The crafters specialise in beautiful handmade beadwork and leather products including riding chaps. Lunch is served by the pool at the safari lodge, before heading back to camp for an evening ride across the game reserve.
Today break camp early and mount for a last ride through the reserve in South Africa, soaking up the early morning sights and sounds of the African bush en route to Horizon lodge.
At around 7.30am, you'll be transferred to Limpopo Horse Safaris in the remote north eastern corner of Botswana. This 4 to 4.5 hour journey crosses the Limpopo River and into the Tuli block, before arriving at the stables. An introductory afternoon ride in Botswana will familiarize riders with their horses for this leg of the safari. Arrive at Two Mashatus camp in time to freshen up before the evening meal.
An early wake-up call with tea or coffee brought to your tent, followed by breakfast around the campfire. Make an early start each day to enjoy the freshness of the morning and maximise game-viewing opportunities in the hours when wildlife is most active. Undoubtedly you will come across the large herds of elephant for which the Tuli is renowned, as well as many different species of antelope; also giraffe, zebra, bat-eared fox, jackal, hyena. If you are lucky, you may even spot lion, leopard, wild dog or cheetah. Later ride along the Limpopo River, enjoy the rich birdlife, look for crocodile in the pools and learn about the magnificent trees lining the banks. Alternatively, you have the option of a game drive, game walk or visiting the local village. In the village of Mothabaneng, see the ladies make baskets and visit some bushman paintings.
Ride out today following the movements of wildlife in the area and observing and interpreting the world around us. The tempo of the rides is always varied and depending on the terrain, there are opportunities to enjoy the spirit and fitness of the horses at a faster pace and long canters.
The last day of your African Explorer horseback safari adventure begins early with a final morning ride before arriving back at the stables in time for brunch. After saying farewell to your horses there is time for a refreshing shower and change before brunch. You will then begin the approximately 5.5 hour transfer back to Johannesburg International via Pontdrift border post.
* This itinerary is a sample itinerary. Itineraries are subject to changes due to the weather, the trip guide's discretion and other factors.
South Africa Horse Safaris
A South Africa horse safari that's great for riders of all abilities, including beginners. This is a great holiday for singles, groups or families with kids. It's based at Triple B ranch, a small working cattle and game farm in the Waterberg and offers game viewing, cattle mustering, polocrosse and more! Look for hippo, jackal, hartebeest, impala, kudu, zebra and baboons on this trip!
Dates & Rates 2013
Open year round. There are no set arrival days so you can stay for as long or short a time as you want. Recommended stay is at least 3 nights.
21 Feb - 30 Apr, 1 Jul - 9 Nov, 11 Dec - 10 Jan 2014
Rondavel/ Chalet $2,528 USD* (£1,575) Per person sharing or willing to share, $3,797 USD* (£2,366) single occupancy
Standard Room $2,078 USD* (£1,295) Per person sharing or willing to share, $2,528 USD* (£1,575) single occupancy, $1,910 USD* (£1,190) children under 16
1 May - 30 Jun, 10 Nov - 10 Dec
Rondavel/ Chalet $2,078 USD* (£1,295) Per person sharing or willing to share, $3,123 USD* (£1,946) single occupancy
Standard Room $1,629 USD* (£1,015) Per person sharing or willing to share, $2,078 USD* (£1,295) single occupancy, $1,460 USD* (£910) children under 16
For 2013, stays at Camp Davidson when booked in advance are $241 USD* (£150) per night per person sharing, ($361 USD* (£225) per night per person sharing over Easter and during the Christmas holidays). If you wish to retain your room at Horizon, then you will need to pay a charge of $56 USD* (£35) per person per night ($40 USD* (£25) per night for stays of 2 or more nights).
Children of all ages welcome. Early dinners can easily be arranged for younger children and separate rides can be organized for family groups. The child price above is based on two children under 16 sharing a standard room. Other rates are also available (e.g. a child sharing a room with parents etc). Please ask for details.
Groups of 8 people or more will usually qualify for one free place. Please ask for further details.
Seven nights accommodation; meals; drinks; riding; ranch based activities.
Tips; off ranch visits such as to Entabeni and Vaalwater; massage treatments. International Flights. Transfers.
Shared transfers at $120 USD* (£75) per person each way are available every day departing Johannesburg at 10am and Horizon at 2pm. Non-standard transfers are $401 USD* (£250) for 1 - 3 people or $481 USD* ( £300) per vehicle for 4 - 8 people. They are available at any time.
* Prices shown are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are indicative only; the price of your chosen holiday will be reconfirmed by your travel consultant, prior to your making a booking.
South Africa Riding Safari Description
There is no set itinerary and the riding is customized to fit the guests, the weather at the time and other local conditions. Horse rides are kept small with rarely more than eight guests. Guests can also be taken out on their own if requested.
A normal day of your South Africa horse safari may include a light breakfast and an early morning horseback ride. During the middle of the day, guests usually like to relax, cool off in the plunge pool or a go for a walk in the surrounding bush. Once the heat of the day has subsided, have afternoon tea and set off for a late afternoon horseback ride. This horse safaris can be relaxed or adventurous and is great for families with kids and groups.
Guests can enjoy numerous horse rides across the large tracks of land that constitute Triple B Ranch. The ranch has its own small private game reserve so on a day ride you may see species such as giraffe, zebra, hippo, impala, eland, kudu and warthog. This small working cattle ranch allows riders with the opportunity to learn how to work with cattle. You can have fun learning new skills such as mustering and "cut and draft". There is a small cross country course, however this is only available to riders who have ridden cross country before. Body protectors are recommended for adults and mandatory for children when jumping the cross country fences. Please check that your travel insurance policy covers you for horse jumping activities.
Many guests also enjoy polocrosse, which combines Polo and Lacrosse! There is much to do for riders who want to horse ride and enjoy a South Africa horse safari!
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Most people ask, "Where is it?" - that's the point: a century ago and still today, the Waterberg is South Africa's last great wilderness.
--David Bristow, Getaway Magazine.
Swimming a horse in a lake in the middle of the African bush, less than 20 hours after stepping off the Picadilly Line, is a remarkable and moving experience.
--Unlimited Magazine, U.K.
The rhino spotted us just as we saw him. Conversation ceased abruptly and all our eyes were fixed on the huge grey bulk of wild animal just a few yards away.
--Lesley Bayley, NFU Countryside.
The hair rose on the back of my neck as we edged forward. I had seen a giraffe from the confines of a jeep, but this was a completely different experience.
--Wanderlust Magazine, U.K.
There are co-workers, cooks, stable hands and an office, but it takes time to distinguish guests from staff. Obviously the staff do less lazing around but the atmosphere is inclusive, sociable and open.
Our stay was awesome and we appreciated all the personal touches for our aniversary! The food was top notch and all the bits of advice were much appreciated and helped us find our seats real quick. I know you guys really did a great job in boosting Chantell's confidence and she will be a better horsewoman after her stay. She has learnt a great deal in a very short time. Experiencing the day to day life was great and also very interesting and eye opening at the same time. For me it was nice to spend some quality time in the saddle as it has been a while, hope you didn't notice !! I couldn't have wished for a better start to the weekend than being chucked straight into a game of polocrosse as it was top of my agenda for the weekend although I never mentioned it .Also a note of thanks for the use of the guide's personal mounts ( thanks Kirst ) , we both really enjoyed our horses and couldn't wait to see who we had been partnered with for the next ride! You guys have a great team at Horizon and the horses are stunning ( I did have my favourite though ), so this is cheers till next time cause we will be back so Kirst look after MY horse and don't teach him any bad manners !! Thanks once again.
--Charl & Chantell
I was worried about returning to somewhere I had been before, as I had such a fantastic time previously. I should never have been concerned. The staff may have changed, but the 'formula' is still the same.
--Mandy from Co Antrim
Far exceeded my expectations. Absolutely fantastic. Good selection of horses to ride. Never laughed so much playing polocrosse. The swimming is the best riding experience I have ever had.....Chocolate Brownies to die for.
--Emma from South Yorkshire
The horsemanship was fantastic, as were the horses. Far outweighed my expectations.
--G.R., London, UK.
I had never been abroad on my own but with your welcome I was never alone.
--Angie, Glous., UK.
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Completely updated every 2 years, Frommer's South Africa features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you and a brand new history and culture chapter. The author, a lifelong resident of South Africa, hits all the highlights-including safaris in South Africa and Botswana, side trips to Victoria Falls, and vineyard tours outside Cape Town. She's checked out all the region's best game lodges, hotels, and restaurants in person; and she offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget. You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of World Cup 2010; the South African political dynamic and its effects on travel in the region; active travel advice in nearly every destination chapter; in-depth coverage of dining, shopping, and nightlife in Cape Town; detailed driving tours; dozens of maps; and side trips to Botswana, Victoria Falls, and Zambia.
A History of South Africa, Third Edition by Leonard Thompson
This magisterial history throws a floodlight on South Africa's current crisis by examining the past. The absurdity of the apartheid philosophy of racial separatism is underscored by the author's argument (backed with convincing research material) that the genes of the nation's first hunter-gatherers are inextricably mixed with those of modern blacks and whites. The Dutch colonial invaders felt no sense of kinship with the original inhabitants, however: their arrival brought slavery and disease, pulverizing chiefdoms and pastoral communities. From the outset, white settler society was dependent on the labor of slaves and indigenous peoples. Thompson, a specialist in South African history, expertly relates how the Afrikaners--still poor, scattered and disunited in 1854--threw off Dutch and British hegemony to forge their own national identity, forcibly uprooting and relocating millions of blacks. Although the author deems president Frederik W. de Klerk "like his predecessors . . . wedded to fixed racial categories," he sees signs of hope in blacks' increasing economic power and the student revolt against pedagogical brainwashing in the state-controlled schools.
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The famously taciturn South African president reveals much of himself in Long Walk to Freedom. A good deal of this autobiography was written secretly while Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years on Robben Island by South Africa's apartheid regime. Among the book's interesting revelations is Mandela's ambivalence toward his lifetime of devotion to public works. It cost him two marriages and kept him distant from a family life he might otherwise have cherished. Long Walk to Freedom also discloses a strong and generous spirit that refused to be broken under the most trying circumstances--a spirit in which just about everybody can find something to admire.
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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior (Paperback) by Temple Grandin
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Hunter Seat Equitation (Hardcover) by George H. Morris
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The New Encyclopedia of the Horse (Hardcover) by Elwyn Hartley Edwards
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Usual Max is 8
Beginner to Advanced for Lodge
Itineraries, Dates & Rates
African Explorer Horse Safari in Botswana and South Africa - Advanced Riders (4 to 7 hours in the saddle per day)
South Africa Horse Safaris - Beginner to Experienced (4 to 6 hours in the saddle)
Best Months to Visit
African Explorer is Feb to Nov
The South Africa Lodge is open year round