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Horseback Africa

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| Cullinan, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 735 9909
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Lion luxury

Pros Lion walking was so cool Horseback riding was amazing The baby lions were calm The horses... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
FurnessFamilyTravels
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Hatfield, Massachusetts
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Walk with Lions

This was an outstanding experience. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. The place was well... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
W S
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| Cullinan, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Pros Lion walking was so cool Horseback riding was amazing The baby lions were calm The horses were calm and easy to ride Every one super super nice Cons None I have riding lessons but I still learned stuff

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review!! Especially for the riding - so that other riders know that this is also a good place for people who are regular riders back home. Hopefully we meet again!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This was an outstanding experience. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. The place was well kept and the general atmosphere was pleasant. The walk with lion cubs was awesome, and well worth doing. Had we stayed on site, we would have enjoyed the horseback excursion...More

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

We look forward to having you again - so that you can enjoy the FULL experience including the horse riding. Thank you for visiting us!!

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Where do I start. A feeling of family as well as a great experience. As a solo traveller The owners joined me for dinner ( 4 courses with the best cooked ostrich steak ever)so I wouldn’t be alone. We sat outside with a wood fire...More

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

It was so great to have you with us, especially the evening meal around the camp fire! yes, you are right, as this is a magical world! We hope to see you again soooooon!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Having never rode a horse before, what a great story for my first time. After a morning tour on horseback around the grounds looking a various native wildlife, we were treated to a nice pizza lunch. Afterwards we had the lion walk. This is a...More

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

As a beginner rider, we are so glad to hear that it was educational and lovely for you. Just don't get hooked on horse riding now, because it will drain your pocket! I am also glad that the lion experience gave you a better understanding...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This place is truly amazing, went today with my wife on a lion walk with Wyhand their lion trainer, he showed us how much he loves the Lions and explained to us how they get the Lions ready to be put back into the wild....More

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

It was OUR pleasure to have you with us, especially with such well-behaved little children!! We hope to see you again one day when the children are a little older so that they will remember this experience for ever!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I have been here twice - once in 2008 and again in November 2017. Both times were spectacular. The people are great and they obviously really care about the animals and their conservations work. This is not a zoo - you see animals in the...More

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We thank you for coming back again to visit us! Colin and I are doing a little more travelling now, and the more we visit other places, the more we love our own place! You are quite right - we have a good team who...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We unfortunately only stayed for one night and were very sad having to leave that early ... it is a unbelievable beautiful place where the world still seems to be perfect ... the people there are so friendly, the horses are very well trained and...More

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

We need to thank our lucky stars that you DID have one beautiful evening with us!! Life is so short, and it is great that you appreciate every moment. Hopefully we get to meet you again one day.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We went on the lion tour in an effort to take a break from the city life. The tour was an amazing experience. We got to learn about lions and walk with lions of different ages. We were also able to pet and play with...More

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thanks so much! We appreciate that you joined us to learn more about lions!

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Have you ever dreamed of getting the chance to see some of the not for tourists part of a far off land such as Africa? How about making it extra special by taking a tour via ambulance ride? Well, Horseback Africa is your chance! Start...More

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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Do you not wonder why all the other responses are so positive?

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We spend a weekend and the kids loved every minute.. We went on ride with the family with a very dedicated and professional team to make sure we got the best trip.. The project around the loins is expressive.. Highly recommended from our side.. Fam....More

Thank Anders R
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Colin M, Owner at Horseback Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Rousing family, Colin and I are so pleased that the Horseback Africa team made such a difference in your lives! May the children remember this forever.

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Bodun
8 January 2017|
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Response from W S | Reviewed this property |
For the walk with Lions it was 690R. The current exchange rate for USD is about 12/1, so under $60. Not sure about horseback or lodging prices.
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Response from johnnysp | Reviewed this property |
I had coverage close by. Try website for a landline number or can book through website too
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Response from samanthamN538GO | Reviewed this property |
They evade this question on their Facebook page and are listed on several sites as being known for connections to canned hunting. Google horseback Africa + canned hunting. Also their "lion conservation" about me on... More
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