Horse Riding Holiday Packages

 

Horse Riding Holiday Packages from $290 per person

Experience one of South Africa’s and the Garden Route’s best kept secrets on horseback …

To begin with, Oudebosch Guest Farm definitely offers a unique horseriding experience in an area also known as the Floral Kingdom of the Garden Route.

On this small game farm, situated alongside the slopes of the beautiful Langeberg Mountains and in the shadow of the well known Sleeping Beauty Mountain Peak – guests will have the opportunity to ride on level headed and very well trained trail horses in surely one of the best kept secret areas in the Garden Route, South Africa.

Riversdale is also known as the Gateway to the Garden Route.

Let this be your first stop and experience true South African farm hospitality and you will surely never forget your first experience of South Africa’s well known Garden Route.

Not only will guests have an unforgettable horse riding experience … but also by the same token have the opportunity to come close to many South Africa’s National emblems such as animals, flowers, trees and birds.

At Oudebosch Guest Farm we give home to the Springbuck which is South Africa’s national animal – when in bloom, riders will be able to see our National Flower – the King protea, and occasionally in the background you will be able to see our country’s National bird – the Blue Crane bird. The Blue Crane’ breeding season is from September till December and guests can have the rare opportunity to see Blue Cranes with their young – with springbuck grazing in the background.

Further more guests will definitely see Zebra, Eland and Bontebok from horseback. All of these being unique wildlife to the Africa continent.

Our very professional guide, Eben Karsten, has years’ experience in the field of horse training, trail riding, and all over horse work as a whole. He has ample experience in working with international guests – and any level rider will feel totally at ease under his qualified supervision.

Oudebosch Guest Farm offers two holiday package options – both including scenic trail riding in beautiful surroundings, with wild life and nature in the background.

Make sure to include horse riding at Oudebosch Guest Farm part of your next holiday in South Africa. It will surely be the biggest surprise of you trip to South Africa and the Garden Route.

Itinerary

Our guests are welcome to spend as much time with the horses as they like and be part of ride preparation and horse care, during their time here with us.

Day 1:

 

Arrival at Oudebosch Guest Farm around 12pm.  Check into comfortable and luxury farm-style accommodation. Enjoy a light lunch followed by an introduction to the horses, hosts and the facilities.

You can enjoy a late afternoon introductory ride before dinner.  Dinner will be a relaxed “Farm-style Braai” at the main fire place, where we can get to know each other.

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Day 2(Farm Ride):

Preparation of the horses for The Farm Ride starts at 07:30 and the ride starts as soon as all are ready. It’s relaxed riding through local farmland, going on cattle tracks and past old homesteads.

We have some wildlife on the farm. Zebra and antelope like Eland, Springbok, Duiker and Grysbok. Wild troops of baboon can also be seen.

After a three-hour ride, lunch will be served on-route during a nice long rest, this will give you and the horses time to rejuvenate for the next leg of ride. This will take us along a different route back to the Oudebosch Homestead finishing at 17:00.

Famous “Oudebosch Pizza” straight from our own pizza oven, will be served for dinner.

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Day 3(Forest & Mountain Ride):

Real exploration of the Sleeping Beauty Mountain range and the vast Pine forest at its foothills.

Lunch will be served at a waterfall mid-route on a neighbouring farm called “Windhoek”, close to the Garcia Mountain pass.  Following a different route back, ending your day at Oudebosch Guest Farm.

Enjoy a homemade “Farm Kitchen Dinner” at the Oudebosch Barn.

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Day 4(Korrentepoort Dam Ride):

Throughout South African farmland we have very important water storage dams.  During this ride we visit our local one, called Korrentepoort Dam.

The aim is to follow various routes to have the best views of the dam, have a nice lunch and swim with the horses, at the historic old school building that was recently renovated for accommodation and picnic purposes.

The ride ends back at Oudebosch Homestead. Dinner will be fresh fish on the grill.

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Day 5(Akkerbos Ride):

Scout the trail to two old Oaktree forests dating back to the 1700/1800’s.  Legend has it that the first of these trees were originally planted by the stagecoach drivers that scouted and developed these transport routes from Historic Cape Town, through these areas.

The aim back then, was to create these forests as sheltered areas where the travellers could overnight.

Lunch will be served in the deep shade of these old giants.  The ride ends back at Oudebosch Homestead. The last Dinner will be a Grand Traditional South African Braai, laden with various traditional favourite dishes.

 

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Day 6: Departure

Enjoy a breakfast for the last time of your stay – overlooking our beautiful rock swimming pool with the Langeberg Mountains in the background.

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PACKAGE RATES

OPTION 1

OUDEBOSCH MEANDER

Itinary : Day 1 to 3 and Day 4 Departure. 4 Days, 3 Nights.

Minimum of 2pax and Max of 8pax.
Total time in saddle 13 hours.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation included.

Rate per person : $290

OPTION 2

SLEEPING BEAUTY MOUNTAIN EXPLORER.

6 Days, 5 Nights Horse Riding Holiday Package.

Minimum of 2pax and Maximum of 8 pax.

The Total time in saddle: 23 hours.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation included.

Itinary : Day 1 – 6

Rate per person : $500