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Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides

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R 102 out of Jeffrey's Bay, Jeffreys Bay 6630, South Africa
+27 79 299 8080
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Ride of a lifetime

We travelled the eastern cape a few years ago and I was lucky enough to go on a ride here. I had to... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Corrie S
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Wow wow wow.. I booked this for my husband and I to do over the long weekend. I ride horses... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
sammy534
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Just 10 km outside Jeffreys Bay and 70 km from Port Elizabeth, between the Gamtoos and Kabeljous rivers, lies the farm Papiesfontein. Here, on this special piece of land, the unique combination of bush, river and beach come together to offer you an unforgettable ride. Experienced guides escort riders twice daily along the 13km circular route. The trail takes about two hours to complete, leading through beautiful fynbos coastal vegetation, towards the Gamtoos river with breathtaking views from the dunes and finally returning along a 6 km stretch of deserted beach. Here on this isolated beach, riders can canter their mounts in the shallows or have an exhilarating gallop on the sand.The trail provides magnificent views of the area and affords ample opportunity to spot a variety of bird species, tortoises, bushbuck, plant and marine life. Imagine whale watching from horseback!
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R 102 out of Jeffrey's Bay, Jeffreys Bay 6630, South Africa
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We travelled the eastern cape a few years ago and I was lucky enough to go on a ride here. I had to go back a second time. The horses are trained beautifully, the area is kept very clean (never felt like a "farm") The...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Wow wow wow.. I booked this for my husband and I to do over the long weekend. I ride horses often, and know how to ride, my husband doesn't ride horses. We arrived at the horse trail,we got our riding helmets, the horses were being...More

Thank sammy534
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

My first horse riding experience and hopefully not my last. Jan,our expert horse rider of a tour guide, was patient and very friendly. The tour consisted of two hours of strolling and galloping first amongst the fynbos then along the beach between the surf. A...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

As beautiful as it was, as someone who has never ridden a horse before, I did not enjoy it. It was all good until we reached the beach where they made the horses run at the speed of light across the beach and in the...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

The ride was really fun! We were galloping on the beach for most of the time, the horses are nice and they had professional equipment. The horses were really used to the route so they knew where to go and they just automatically copied what...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

I've done this 5 times now and every year it's been amazing to do when I visit SA. The staff are excellent, friendly and bloody good riders. The horses are well looked after. They match your riding ability to a horse - they know the...More

Thank Shareen A
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

What a great experience this was !! We did the early morning ride and it was fantastic !! They were very professional in what they did . Started off by dividing us into groups of beginners , medium and advanced to see which horses they...More

Thank Neill E
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

I personally would rate this 5 stars as I loved it despite having some wounds on my shins from the stirrups as I used my legs a lot to keep my bait and tackle from bouncing off the saddle during runs. I have to give...More

Thank Bob K
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

A special day: My daughter and her friend went riding today, and we arranged with Nathan (without my daughter’s knowledge) to put out a picnic basket on the beach, where my daughter’s friend proposed to her! Thanks Papiesfontein for making their day!! And the horse-riding...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

This was by far one of the more enjoyable experiences our family has had. From start to finish, we enjoyed every moment. This is by far a priceless experience that should be added to everyone's bucket list.

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backpacker15
October 9, 2016|
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Response from Vettie01 | Reviewed this property |
You may be able to book a sunrise beach/sea horse ride, but unfortunately the sun sets over the land due to Jeffrey's bay unique setting. The horse rides are approximately R300 pp and is suitable for novice riders as well... More
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Daleenco
May 4, 2016|
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Response from Papiesfontein H |
At the moment it is R350 per person, but different rates apply during peak seasons.
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