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

ProviderPapiesfontein Beach Horse Rides
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 Weight110.0 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

Hi enjoyed it very much nice a pieceful Beautiful scenery and well mannered Horses that perform well under any ciscumstance. Great guides aswel. Will definately do it again. Thank you very much - Donovan Hand


My experience was good as per usual. Over the last few years, the rides have definitely improved. I was slightly disappointed as I was the experienced rider and was told I would get a horse I could ride away from the pack, and I didn't get that. But I still had a great horse and my friends who were beginners had a fantastic experience! We will be back. A big thanks to the guides for being so incredible! - Siobhan


Absolutely an amazing experience and would definitely recommend, quite scary running with horses on beach but adrenalin rushing and exciting, will go again and again... - Dedre visagie


dit was regtig baie aangenaam en n bucket list item gewees dit was net te lank - die tyd vir grootmense en kinders albei was te lank. dit vat bietjie van die wow weg indien julle korter ritte ook kan instel, sal ons weer gaan - Marc Doubell


A ride that is well worth it , great service and good views, I'll definitely be back for more ! A great family activity as well. - Mohammed Mia




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