6 night 7 day Wild Coast Horse Trail in South Africa

Company : Wild Coast Horseback Adventures
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Tours
Country: South Africa
Location : Eastern Cape Wild Coast South Africa
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 0 to 0 £ Pound (UK)

6 NIGHT 7 DAY WILD COAST HORSE TRAIL - The most glorious horseback beach riding holiday in the world!

Itinerary 6 Night Wild Coast Horse Trail
Wild Sea, Wild Beaches, Wonderful Horses and Warm Hearted People

This is an exhilarating point-to-point ride north along the coast of the Eastern Cape, known as the South African Wild Coast. Meander from beach to beach, from surf to savanna, past shipwrecks while spotting marine wildlife in the scintillating expanse of the Indian Ocean. You will gallop along deserted beaches and explore hidden coves, and cross the mighty Kei River on a pontoon with your horse, into the undulating green hills of the Transkei to experience the essence of rural Africa on horseback.

The trail winds down from the cliff tops to deserted beaches, and then canter to a sleepy coastal village for lunch at a local pub. At sunset you can play with the horses in the warm lagoon waters before returning to your comfortable room at a small family-run beachside hotel for a memorable meal of fresh seafood and local produce complemented by South African wines.

1 night Morgan Bay, 2 nights Trennery’s, 2 nights Wavecrest, 1 night The Cock Inn (alternative accommodation at Sunray Farm may be used if there is only one or two riders on the first and last night)
All inclusive package including all meals, accommodation, horse riding, back up and luggage transfers from point to point, entry to local projects, airport transfers, a groom and service of professional guide and our personal attention.
Departure on most Saturdays or to clients specifications.
For the rider wanting fantastic and exciting beach riding, while experiencing rural Africa.
Suits all riding levels, especially confident and experienced riders.

Day 1
We advise riders to try and plan to arrive in East London on SA flight 471 @ 12.05. It is approximately 1 hours drive to Sunray Farm from the airport. After settling you into your room we make our way to the horse paddocks situated a short drive from the farm. After an introduction, we will take the horses out for the afternoon, and explore the village and river front of Kei Mouth. The first evening we will join you for drinks and dinner, before a good nights rest after you long journey.

Day 2
After breakfast we are ready to go to the horses at about 9.30 am and go to the paddocks to start trail. We head across the Kei River and enjoy some great beach riding and get to Trennery’s in time for lunch. The horses are given a few hours off and you get to laze around the swimming pool, walk, play tennis or head for the beach. During the afternoon, we take the horses across country and explore some unusual river formations at “The Gates”. We finish with a sunset canter down the mile long beach.

Day 3
This morning we ride to the nearby local community development project and discover some Xhosa traditions and customs. We then meander through the tribal villages and ride onto the Nongqawases Pools and waterfalls, and hear about legends of the Xhosa people. After lunch, we ride to the wreck of the Jacaranda. Depending on the tide the riding is energetic and exciting as we canter the beaches and rolling country side.

Day 4
Heading north, we pass the Jacaranda and turn inland across country and through rural villages to cross the Kobonqaba River. The horses set a steady pace at trot and canter as we head towards Wavecrest in time for lunch. This afternoon is free time. You can take a boat trip up the river and explore the Mangrove swamps, hike, fish, or just kick back and relax in the Jacuzzi! Guest are invited to spoil themselves at the spa, enjoy a massage, manicure, pedicure, Sauna, Steam room. If the sea is right, Conrad will take you out in his ski boat. Drinks on the deck at sunset as we sit and watch the great Crested Cranes come in to roost, end a perfect day.

Day 5
The departure time this morning is dictated by the tide. It will be a full day ride either up the beach and back across country through rolling hills and traditional villages or the other way around, depending on the tides. Either way you get to ride on the hard wet beach at low tide – the gallops are exhilarating. You take a picnic and stop at a secluded beach for lunch. Alternatively and we make the same ride slightly shorter so that we are back at the hotel in time for lunch. This will give us time to explore the stunning mangrove estuary of the Nxaxo river by boat, enjoy a spa treatment or take an hour or so ride through stunning forests – today is flexible as there are so many options to experience!!!

Day 6
Today we start our journey back home. This time we cross the Kobonqaba river at the river mouth. This crossing is a comfortable wade through at low tide, and our departure time will depend on this. We ride back past Trennery’s and call in a Seagulls Beach Hotel for a great pub lunch. We then head towards Kei Mouth and the pontoon crossing before dropping the horses off at the paddocks around 4 o’clock.

Day 7
Our riders on the 6 night package say good bye after an early morning ride across the Cliff Tops at Morgan Bay. Brunch will be served before you leave. The shuttle will be ready to transfer you to East London at 13h00

You may like to extend your African Adventure.

We can extend our standard 6 night trail for riders wanting a longer adventure.

Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve. Extra night can be added on at the end of the trail.
Your holiday can be extended to include a game viewing safari at a nearby private game reserve.
Accommodation in luxury safari tents, view elephant (and participate in an interactive afternoon with the elephants), rhino, lion, giraffe, zebra, and many other game species. All meals & drinks, game drives, horse back game viewing (on reserve horses; typical trekking ponies!) included. Transfers from the coastal resorts and back to the Airport included

We can also offer a longer trail by riding further up the coast – this is a custom made trail and is scheduled on request.

Starting in Kei Mouth, this trail is about experiencing Africa like you have never seen it before. We explore local legend sites and rural villages, interacting with the Xhosa people along the way; before experiencing the untouched beauty of the Wild Coast coastal environment. The beach canters are endless!!

Start Dates

open all year round.
Please see our availability page on our web site for full details

Costs / Benefits

on application.

Requirements

This is our flag ship trail; 6 nights 7 days of fabulous horse riding. Our 6 night Wild Coast Horse Trail is suitable for all levels of riders including families and non-riders.. Starting in Kei Mouth, this trail is about experiencing Africa like you have never seen it before. We explore local legend sites and rural villages, interacting with the Xhosa people along the way; before experiencing the untouched beauty of the Wild Coast coastal environment. The beach canters are endless!!

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