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2 Hour Beach Horse Trail (Beginner Riders)

Jeffreys Bay

Activity Description

Experienced guides escort riders twice daily along the 13km circular route. The trail takes about two hours to complete, leading through beautiful fynbos coastal vegetation, towards the Gamtoos river with breathtaking views from the dunes and finally returning along a 6 km stretch of deserted beach. Here on this isolated beach, riders can canter their mounts in the shallows or have an exhilarating gallop on the sand.

The trail provides magnificent views of the area and affords ample opportunity to spot a variety of bird species, tortoises, bushbuck, plant and marine life. Imagine whale watching from horseback!

You may see seals basking in the sun and the rare African Black Oystercatcher is always to be found near the Gamtoos river mouth.

The guides escort every group and assist riders in selecting horses just right for their respective capabilities. This outride is ideal for intermediate and advanced riders, though in quiet times, we also accommodate first timers and beginners. Experienced riders can choose not to go with a guide and have the freedom to explore the valley at their own pace.

RIDING EXPERIENCE
If You have different experience riders in the group – please make separate bookings for Beginner, Intermediate & Experienced Riders. Riders of different experience will have the same departure time but will have horses that suit their skill and group will be split into rider capabilities during the trail

Arrangements

Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round. Closed on Christmas and New Years Day.
WherePapiesfontein Horse Trails: Coming from Jeffreys Bay. Take the main road (Da Gama Rd). Drive north until you get to an intersection. Turn right. Drive 5 kilometers and you will find a clearly marked gate into Papiesfontein Horse Trails on the right. Coming from Cape Town direction. Take the "Jeffreys Bay" turn-off from the N2 and turn right. At the Fountains Circle turn left onto the R102. Follow the road for 10 km and you will find a clearly marked gate into Papiesfontein Horse Trails on the right. Coming from Port Elizabeth direction. Take the "Jeffreys Bay East" turn-off from the N2 and turn left. Turn right onto the R102 at the T-junction. 5 kilometres further on you will find a clearly marked gate into Papiesfontein Horse Trails on the left.
WeatherThis service can take place in most weather conditions. If it rains on the day, please contact us to move the service to a new slot.
What to WearWear closed shoes and long pants
Things to BringCamera, Water bottle, Sunblock & Spirit
Guests or SpectatorsGuests are welcome to wait at the starting point.

Requirements

Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight115.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Saddles : McClellan Saddles
Safety: Helmets & Chaps Provided

ExclusionsItems of a personal nature

Notes

RIDING EXPERIENCE
If You have different experience riders in the group – please make separate bookings for Beginner, Intermediate & Experienced Riders. Riders of different experience will have the same departure time but will have horses that suit their skill and group will be split into rider capabilities during the trail

Weight 115kg Max
Baby sitting option for children under 8 – for the same price, children will have a 2 hour horse experience at Base Camp.

Customer Reviews

My sister and i had a great time, the scenery was beautiful, and the guide was friendly and accommodating. we would do it all over gain, it was a great experience - Elle


Excellent service. Welcoming. Guide also very good, confident, safe and chatty. - Nico Schuman


Hello, it was the 2nd time in 15 years that my daughter and I rode a horse. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I must say though I expected more of the ride being on the beach as we rode half of the way on the trails. The trail was not the greatest part of the ride as it was hot and dusty. On the whole, a beautiful and memorable ride. Regards Jess - Jess Sewpersadh


I loved the experience at Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides. It was the best feeling to run at the beautiful beach and enjoy the feeling of freedom. - Sarah Basler


It was an awesome experience. My kids (19 and 17) and I had an ball. Would definitely come again. Thanks to Cassandra and her team for taking good care of us. - Jorina de klerk




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