Drakensberg Horse Trails

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Drakensberg horse trails offer great horse riding for beginn

You will find yourself hard pressed to find a region that offers better horse trails and horse riding experiences that that of the Drakensberg. The Drakensberg Mountains presents splendid opportunities for both the experienced and the beginner to ride this magnificent countryside on horseback.

Whats more horse riding in the Drakensberg is a great way to spend the day, and the full length of the Berg is negotiable on horseback.

If you are a novice rider, your mountain holiday is the ideal time to acquire some horse riding skills, as there are numerous spectacular bridle paths that can be comfortably managed by the inexperienced horse rider. If you are confident in the saddle, this is an opportunity to explore the foothills and experience the true magic of the mountains.

Almost all the resorts in the Drakensberg offer guided horse trails, and several include overnight adventure rides for groups of five or more.

Great horse riding experiences need not be restricted to the mountains. There are grassland and bushveld rides that are simply too good to miss.

Horse trails through a game reserve brings you closer to game than you can possibly achieve on foot. Imagine that incredible feeling as you move amongst a large herd of giraffe or wander with a white rhino across open savannah. Or simply view a large herd of impala against a backdrop of shimmering water and mountain at Spioenkop Dam.

Horse Trails in the Drakensberg

  • Sengani Horse Safaris offers very affordable horse trails in the foothills of the Drakensberg with spectacular views of Giants Castle
  • Khotso Horse Trails offers overnight or 1 and 2 hour rides in the beautiful Southern Drakensberg Mountains on fine basotho horses. Our working cattle and horse farm is situated outside Underberg. Overnight in our comfortable self-catering cottages or log cabins. Enjoy trout fishing, river tubing and rafting in summer, snowboarding in winter and horse riding and mustering cattle on the farm.
  • Berg Trails offers horse trails in the Kamberg Valley on appaloosa mountain ponies
  • Entabeni Natural Horsemanship
  • Spionkop Game Reserve (EKZN) Horse trails in the Spioenkop Game reserve including Rhino
  • Little Lantern - operates from the Drakensberg Sun Hotel. Ride in the foothills of the Little Drakensberg
  • Dragon Peaks Park
  • Cathedral Peak Hotel
  • Montusi
  • Rugged Glen (EKZN)
  • Drakensville Berg Resort

Accommodation in and around Drakensberg

Three Trees at Spioenkop    accommodation in Drakensberg
Surrounded by the Drakensberg Mountains, overlooking a secluded valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve and in the lee of the famous hill, Spioenkop, lies Three Trees Lodge. The Lodge has been built on a hillside amongst the striking Aloe Spectabilis an... More

Qambathi Mountain Lodge    accommodation in Drakensberg
Looking for something different in the Drakensberg, visit Qambathi Mountain Lodge.  Original art form an integral part of the exclusive handmade furniture and decor used, setting new standards in the Midlands. Relax and enjoy the welcoming atmos... More

The Green Lantern Inn    accommodation in Drakensberg
Established in 1892 and commandeered as headquarters by the British during the Anglo-Boer war, this historic country hotel is the ideal half-way stop between Durban and Johannesburg. Situated at the top of Van Reenen's Pass, a warm welcome is off... More

Penwarn Country Lodge    accommodation in Drakensberg
Choose between two fully-catered exclusive lodges, Mthini Lodge and Indabushe Lodge and enjoy a break in sumptuous colonial style.The farm Penwarn lies in a beautiful valley traversed by two rivers. Zebra, wildebeest and antelope roam free across the... More

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat-Vergezient Lodge    accommodation in Drakensberg
Drakensberg Mountain Retreat has two accommodation options - the Vergezient Lodge (DB&B) and the Zondertwyfel Barnhouse (Self catering for groups of 12 to 20)The Vergezint Lodge The Vergezient Lodge, with its numerous lou... More

Montusi Mountain Lodge    accommodation in Drakensberg
Situated in the Kwazulu-Natal Drakensberg, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, Montusi is the only upmarket destination in the area with a full and uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg's most famous part, the Amphitheatre escarpment. Our gu... More

The Planes Guest House    accommodation in Drakensberg
The Planes Guesthouse offers seven private en-suite bedrooms with heaters, electric blankets, tea and coffee and television. We are centrally situated and have secure under cover parking and electric gates. Share in our delicious meals prepared b... More

Wyford Farm    accommodation in Drakensberg
We offer accommodation in unique, private self catering cottages on a historical working farm with a rich recorded history in an attractive tranquil mountainous area just under 2 km from the N 3 and only about 3 hours from Johannesburg, Durban or Blo... More

Lilac Lodge & The Purple House B&B    accommodation in Drakensberg
Situated in the picturesque village of Winterton in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Lilac Lodge has a number of cottages available, ranging from a two sleeper to a ten sleeper.All the cottages are tastefully decorated and equipped to make your stay... More

Berg House and Cottages    accommodation in Drakensberg
Experience a mountain atmosphere with breathtaking views, described as the "IMAX Views" of the Drakensberg. This private destination on a 1600 acre estate enables you to reunite the mind, body and soul, restore the essential "you"... More

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