Horizon Horseback, Waterberg South Africa
Horizon Horseback has a reputation for exceptional and affordable horse riding holidays in South Africa. An experience which not only offers you close encounters with game but also an extensive list of rewarding riding experiences including; polocrosse, western games, jumping, and swimming with your horse.
An unspoilt region with varied topography, from bushveld savannah to rocky outcrops and mountains.
The lodge is beautifully set alongside a large lake within the estate's dedicated game reserve. Walking alongside a herd of antelope or watching giraffe graze mere feet away from the comfort of your saddle is a truly amazing feeling.
Africa is a very special place, but Africa on horseback is truly magical. The sound of thundering hooves, a pall of dust and the splash of water as the herd gallops into the yard - there are some things that bring a smile to your face no matter how many times you see it.
A great holiday for those riders wishing to experience the pleasure of riding with African wildlife in the absence of dangerous game. Rides are tailor-made to suit the needs of each guest and are as flexible as possible, with a herd of over 90 horses they can cater for all levels.
Managing their horses as a free roaming herd within large tracts of natural pasture, they have wonderful temperaments and a willing nature when being ridden.
With a combination of Thoroughbreds, Arabs, Boerperds, Welsh ponies and various crossbreds ranging from 13.2 to 17.2 hh, each with a distinct personality from gentle natured and eager to please, to the more competitive and energetic.
Rides are taken with two guides; who will lead you through the bush, and share with you their knowledge of the bush, the wildlife and South Africa. Many of the guides have lived on the farm for generations and are an integral part of our community with a unique knowledge of the area.
Alongside the main lodge, you can stay at Camp Davidson, situated high in the bushveld above the Matlapeng valley. Camp Davidson offers the opportunity to explore the area from a base camp nestled in the heart of the wooded mountains of the Waterberg.
The camp has wonderful panoramic view of the central highlands of the Waterberg massif, while overlooking the picturesque Sunset Lake. Horizon has captured that early camp atmosphere in Camp Davidson, with beautiful decked canvas tents nestled amongst the sandstone ridges overlooking game filled valleys.
Horizon has captured that early camp atmosphere in Camp Davidson, with beautiful decked canvas tents nestled amongst the sandstone ridges overlooking game filled valleys. Warm, friendly hospitality with authentic and varied riding experiences are key ingredients that result in Horizon having one of the highest return rates of satisfied guests.