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Horse Riding Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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Beautiful trail ride

Only my second time on a horse but the staff was perfect , the ride exciting with great views and... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Boca Raton, Florida
Go riding if you can

Trixie was excellent w/guests and horses. Nothing beats seeing the Reserve from a horse! Horses... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Key West, Florida
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R43 Between Stanford and, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The girls (12 and 13) had a great time on horseback. It was a quiet ride and the staff really did not talk with us about what we were seeing. I would have liked to know more about what we were riding through (landscape, flora,...More

Thank Erica S
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Only my second time on a horse but the staff was perfect , the ride exciting with great views and ahorses that were well taken care of and obviously used to novice riders. A great morning in the finbos!

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Trixie was excellent w/guests and horses. Nothing beats seeing the Reserve from a horse! Horses were in excellent condition.

Thank PCBCool
Reviewed April 24, 2018

A fantastic experience. Myself and my husband went riding with the head instructor called Tracey. She is very personable, knowledgeable and is clearly brilliant with her horses. A beautiful and unique way to spend an hour. Our children really enjoyed riding in the supervised paddock...More

Thank LChass
Reviewed March 29, 2018

There are rides for experienced and unexperienced riders and we did the unexperienced given it was 35 years since I was last on a horse. The staff made us feel 100% confident and the ride was great. Well done we really enjoyed it.

Thank Grant T
Reviewed March 19, 2018

I loved the horseback riding so much that I went 3 times over my 3 day stay at Grootbos. The instructors will work with you if you're interested in improving your horseback riding skill, or just let you hop on and ride. The trails are...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Right after lunch were walked over to the barn, saddled up and headed out for a quick ride around the property. The next day two of my friends did the three hour ride on the beach for experienced riders. I rode Flame and he was...More

Thank 2fridad
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Riding around the fynbus with the staff on the well trained horses was both relaxing and exciting. The staff really care for the horses, as you can see when discussing them and the horses are well trained and quiet. They would suit beginner riders and...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We rode Tim, Calypso and Flame, all just fabulous, perfect for beginners, we can all ride but we're not very experienced. Our daughter us just 10 and although the minimum age is 12, they did a test ride with her in the arena to check...More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed July 21, 2017

best horse back ride I have taken and I have been on many but never ridden over a sand dune. It was like I was riding on the moon!

Thank Todd T
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