Rates

Rates, Duration of Trails and General Info:(E&OE)

We are open 7 Days a week 08:00AM to 17:00PM

(Prices Exclude Gratuity / Tip)

90 min Trail @ ZAR350-00pp

This trail takes you through the farmlands to the pine forest. It is suitable for a family with small children who are able to sit confidently on their own horse and novices or beginners who want to have a shorter ride. This ride is very tranquil and sightings of baboons and other small game occur occasionally.For the experienced riders and the gutsy ones we do trot and canter on this ride.

 

2 Hour Pine Forest Trail @ ZAR400-00pp

(SANParks Conservation fee included for SA ID holders)

This trail enters the Garden Route National Park through the pine plantations, taking you deep into the pine forest,
and then runs a circuit heading back home. This ride is totally suitable for beginner riders and children from about 8 years old. Experienced riders can also enjoy a gallop.

 

3 Hour Waterfall Trail @ ZAR 450-00pp

(SANParks Conservation fee included for SA ID holders)

This, the most popular ride, takes you through the pine plantations into the indigenous forest of the                  Garden Route National Park to a tranquil waterfall. Here we have a short break where u can enjoy your refreshment or snack (not provided). The water is perfect for swimming so pack your swimming gear. This ride is also suitable for the beginner riders and children from about 8 years old. Experienced riders can enjoy exhilarating gallops through the forest.

 

Special Occasion and Private Rides @ZAR650-00pp

(SANParks Conservation fee included for SA ID holders)

This 3 and a half hour ride also takes you into the indigenous forest to the waterfall, but on this ride it is only the trail guide and your loved one that ventures out. There you can enjoy refreshments and snacks provided by us e.g. chocolates, sparkling wine, and or juice with fresh strawberries (subject to availability) with your partner.             (48hr Advance booking essential).

 

What to wear:

We have found that the most comfy gear to wear is jeans but any other long trousers or breeches will do.

Shorts are not recommended as the saddles might chafe your thighs on the longer rides.

Please make sure you wear closed shoes, boots or ” takkies” (sneakers). No flip flops or bare feet.

If it looks like it may rain/drizzle bring a raincoat or a warm jacket along. (We do have 4 seasons in 1 day – be prepared)

Refrain from wearing jewelry or other valuables unless the fit securely as they might get lost during the ride

 

What to bring:

Yourself

Sunscreen

Swimwear (under your clothing – there are no changing rooms in the forest – unless a big shrub will do)

Gratuity (tip) for the guide

An adventurous heart

Friends and family

Refrain from bringing big bulky cameras and loose bags as you have to control the horse throughout the ride.

 Cellphones and action camera’s are permitted but this is entirely at your own risk.

Secure fitting backpacks are recommended to store valuables and other items during the ride.

No large bulky loose bags or loose items, you are going to carry it and be responsible for it while having both hands free to steer and stop the horse.

 

Amenities  Available

Restrooms: (Public Toilet) Although Restrooms are available on the farm please plan ahead, other riders are waiting because of you, not for you.

Refreshments: (cold drinks, bottled water and soda’s) are sold at the farm (subject to availability)

There are NO restrooms (toilets) in the forest, in an emergency please ask the guide to show you the closest tree or shrub – this is why other riders have to bring an action camera:)

Parking: Off street parking is available in designated parking bays.

 

Other Important Info 🙂

Please note that reception is AT THE STABLES as you enter the main gate of the farm , refrain from entering any other areas unattended or unaccompanied by the owner or guides, there are 4 or 5 (not entirely sure as 1 is always missing) Gaurd Dogs on duty behind secure fencing WITH clearly marked warnings, if you encounter them by not abiding to above or entering unauthorized areas, lay flat on the ground until help arrives, if no help arrives, GOOD LUCK, you have been warned.

Please save the dramatic outbursts when stepping in horse poop, it is not fatal, this is a scientific fact.

Unattended children will be sold for hay.

Horses have right of way – they weigh 600kg+ , you don’t,  mind your toes.

The guide and owner is always right, listen to them – period. – This is for your own safety.

Leave Beauty (The Black Alpha Lead Horse) alone, he has enough friends. (Click to see)

If you opened a gate, close it behind you, training can be provided on request.

Helmets are compulsory, your hair isn’t that nice anyway.

No, we do not have unicorns.

Some horses will lick and sniff – deal with it. (Zolotoy can give free demonstrations)

Cats are for poor people – horse rule.

No, we do not eat horse meat.

If you run, the horses will run, then I have to run, I don’t like running.

If you have never ridden, it’s OK, we have horses that have never been ridden.

Please sit on the horse with your head towards the sky and your feet towards the ground (If unsure, ask, we will show you)

If you kick the horse, the horse will kick you, if you bite the horse, the horse will bite you. If you hurt the horse I will kick you, bite you and hurt you.

There are tigers in the forest each year Feb 30th.

Please breathe while on the horse, we are going horse riding not snorkeling, if you don’t breathe the horse does’nt breathe and turns blue, I don’t like blue horses.

Don’t get off the horse while it is running

Don’t get on the horse while it is running.

No falling off a horse without permission – it upsets the horses and therapy is expensive. (Authorization from owner can take up to 48hrs)

The horses really don’t care what you know, but they will know when you care.

We offer English, Western and “Stay-On” style of riding.

The 6 x guard dogs are on duty 3 days a week – you choose which 3.

Please Note: We are bumped, stepped on, yanked, bucked off, kicked, bitten, run over and dragged by other          600kg – 1Ton untrained horses on the farm frequently, we own pitchforks and haul 200kg horse feed easily,          You, will not be a problem.

Tip the guide – he could have left you in the forest on 30 Feb.

 

Thanks and see you soon,

Management.