Nestled between the foothills of the magnificent Franschhoek Mountains lies Cape Winelands Riding. Known for its stable of exceptional horses and unforgettable fast rides through endless vineyards and sweet smelling orchards, Cape Winelands Riding offers so much more than unique equestrian adventures. It is a home for those who want to connect with nature, enjoy great wine, good food and fine company.
This is the equestrian adventure you will come back to time and again
Whether you are an experienced rider wanting a fast and exhilarating gallop down open farm tracks and mountain passes, or a novice wanting a relaxing meander through lemon orchards and vineyards on a steady horse, Cape Winelands Riding will provide you with an unforgettable equestrian experience.
Cape Winelands Riding offers unique outrides, riding holidays and multiway trails that take you through the stunning scenery of the Western Cape. And only 40 minutes away from Cape Town, it is the perfect way to enjoy everything the Winelands have to offer - including a wine tasting on horse back!
Cape Wineland Riding also offer the epic Wine & Gourmet Trail! This is a 5 night trail ride that takes you through the vineyards, orchards and along incredible mountain passes. The views are breathtaking and the food & wine unforgettable as we stay and dine at some the best wine estates in the Cape Winelands.
Horses & Guides
Cape Winelands Riding owner Louis Geyer has poured his heart and soul into building a stable of horses fit for the job. Louis has shared his incredible insight and sensitivity towards horses with his team in order to create a stable of gentle and fine horses schooled to guide you through the incredible local surroundings of the Cape Winelands. Louis and his team have created a magical place which you will leave feeling happier, better about yourself, more alive and wholesome than when you arrived.
At Cape Winelands Riding, the horses aren’t just horses, they are family – their comfort and well-being a priority on a par with that of their guests. They are gentle souls for riders of all levels and are schooled for both the holiday trails as well as understanding flat work.
The horses consist of a wide variety of breeds from Warmbloods to Thoroughbred as well as a mixture of local breeds. We have Friesian, American Saddler, Arab, Shire, Boerperd, Nooitgedacht, Basotho Pony, Thoroughbred, Appaloosa and many more different cross breeds.
They take care in pairing the most suitable horse to the rider’s skill level to ensure you have a comfortable ride guaranteed that will leave you invigorated.
The Cape Winelands
With one of the richest wine regions in the world as the backdrop this operation is set in the heart of South African wine country.
Ride through scenic vineyards and orchards, stopping along the way for wine tasting and meals at some of the best hospitality venues in the Cape winelands.
A key component of all our horse riding holidays and day rides is the local wine and cuisine. We’ve found the best on offer in our area and you are guaranteed to sample some local flavours that you wouldn’t discover if exploring the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek winelands on your own.