Horseback Africa

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Hannes Naude
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Unique and amazing experience
Oct 2020
Thank you to the team at Horseback Africa.

My wife and I had an amazing time with you. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable and the food is amazing.

We did the early morning horseback safari and in all my life I have never experienced anything like it. You get so close to the game that it feels like you can reach out and touch the animals.

We stayed in the Bushmans cottage and what an amazing experience indeed. At night one experiences the peacefulness of the bush and you awake in the mornings to the game and horses grazing close by.

The lion and serval interaction is one of those experiences that really puts you in touch with some of our big cats. Taking a walk in the veld with the lion cubs is certainly a unique experience.

For such a short drive from the East Rand, it certainly does make one feel that you are in the heart of the bush. And for a nature lover like myself, I cannot ask for more.

If you are looking for a unique getaway with amazing experiences, this most certainly should be at the top of your list.

Hannes Naude
Written 3 November 2020
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Danielle Stuart
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Amazing Experience
Oct 2020
We had a great three-night stay at Horseback Africa. The calm and open environment allows you to feel like you are hours away from the busy city life. The horseback safari is amazing and there are plenty of animals to see; our guides were also incredibly knowledgable on the animals (and even the plants) we encountered on the trail. I would also recommend the animal interaction tour!!
The staff and hosts are friendly and helpful, and I would highly recommend staying here a few nights for a short getaway from the city.
Written 28 October 2020
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Konrad Rontgen
Brakpan, South Africa149 contributions
Great stay close to Pretoria
Aug 2020
We did a overnight trip to Horseback Africa on motorbike. What a little gem of a place close to the hustle and bustle of Pretoria . We didnt partake in any of the horse riding activities and merely enjoyed the bush-veld and walking in the veld. the accommodation is very nice and cater in all your needs. The evening boma fire and dinner thereafter was the highlight of our short stay. the food is really good and better than what we expected,even after reading all the positive comments on tripadvisor.
The staff is very friendly and will go the xtra mile to make sure your stay is enjoyable. When riding on the dirt road,my girlfriend fell with her motorbike, and was not looking forward traveling back on the dirt road coming home. The owners son then assisted us by riding her bike back to the tar road and that going the xtra mile,just made our stay end on a memorable note.
This is a must visit, if you just want to get away and dont want to drive for hours to get to your destination.
Written 11 August 2020
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Jussi Aleksi
Urjala, Finland2 contributions
Horsemanship in practice
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excellent 5-day stay in rich South Africa nature. Horseback rides, hands-on exercises, wild animals grazing and Happy Lions of different ages growing for future in their real habitat.
Written 16 February 2020
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chris lea
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INCREDIBLE!!!
Jan 2020
We spent the day at the park having travelled out from Johannesburg at 6.30. We had a 2 hour safari on horseback, we were not experienced riders but were put on superbly schooled horses and Marie was an excellent tour guide and leader.
We then had a very good lunch followed by 2 hours with lions ranging from 1 month to 10 months. The elk with the 10 month olds was unbelievable! Looking at the film we took it is hard to believe.
The work they do for conservation, breeding etc is just so worthwhile and we were happy to be able to support the programme. A MUST DO.
Written 15 January 2020
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Xoli J
2 contributions
One day trip to Macaneta and horse back riding
Dec 2019 • Family
I had a great time on this trip, the horse riding experience was marvelous and the swim in the crystal clear sea water at macaneta beach was so refreshing. Thanks to trip advisors, Karina and her colleague.
Written 3 January 2020
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JessicaLi
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Freaking amazing
Jan 2020 • Friends
My friends and I came to horseback Africa as a group activity, and we were definitely not disappointed! Connie matched us perfectly with our horses, she really has an eye for it. The guides were absolutely incredible, they made sure we wet safe and happy the entire ride, they were also very insightful about all the animals we saw on the way! The trail itself was breathtaking, the views were beautiful and there were so many adventures along the way. A perfect ride for a beginner or expert. I highly recommend it 😊
Written 2 January 2020
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Colin M
Hi Jessica We are delighted to hear that your Horse Safari experience was "Freaking Amazing". We strive to provide the best Horse Safaris in Africa and feedback like this, let us know that we are on the right track. Hope to see you soon again.
Written 3 January 2020
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Ean B
3 contributions
Incredible experience!
Dec 2019 • Couples
My partner and I visited Collin's Horseback safari and Lion walk experience on 31st Dec 2019, and I can honestly say it was the highlight of our holiday and one of the best animal encounter experiences of my life to date.

The location is stunning, the staff from the Owners, instructors, guides and caterers were all so very welcoming and friendly, and were obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about their work and the conservation of the animals under their care.

The Horseback outride/safari is excellently managed, with brief but full instruction and horses to suit all abilities. The instructor adapted the ride to allow the more experienced riders to have more freedom to ride whilst giving the more novice riders the opportunity to try things without being pushy.
What amazed me the most was just how close we were able to get to the wildlife on horseback as the photos will show!

Collins also runs a breed and release Lion conservation project at the same site, which allows the visitors to meet Lions of all ages and to interact with some of the Cubs.
We did a very enjoyable walk with two 9 month old Cubs with no cages or bars and to see these magnificent animals up close and personal was amazing. The Guides and guardians keep you very safe whilst providing insightful personal knowledge about their work.
We were then allowed to fully interact with two beautiful 2 month old cubs, which Made my day!

All in all, I can say hand on heart that this was an all round fantastic experience from start to finish, and I would highly recommend this to all ages and anyone in the area looking for a super special way to remember their holiday.

Thank you so very much, keep up the fantastic and valuble work!
Written 2 January 2020
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Colin M
It is always a pleasure. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. This is what drives us to try our absolute best at all times.
Written 3 January 2020
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maira
London, UK14 contributions
So in love with the cubs!!
Childhood dream come true. This was hands down the best thing ever. Changing careers now. what a wonderful place!!!
Written 27 December 2019
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Colin M
We are so happy that we could make your dreams come true. You are welcome to come visit again sometime in the future.
Written 28 December 2019
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S1ngaporean
141 contributions
Awesome Horseback Safari and Walk with Lions
Dec 2019 • Family
We booked an overnight stay at the lodge and both the Horseback Safari and Walk with Lions tour.
The place was very clean and people were very hospitable. We were made to feel very welcome. Food was included in the lodging package and was delicious.
We started the morning with the Horseback Safari. Marie was our guide and for our group of 9, she had two other assistants - Alex and Mavis who came along with us. Marie gave fantastic riding instructions which made our ride a lot more enjoyable. She also took time to match us with the horses and gave us a brief on the temperament of the horses we were riding. It made the experience a lot more personal.
The ride lasted about 1.5 hours after the instructions and gearing up.
We saw antelopes, wildebeests, zebras, waterbucks, impalas and a glimpse of a giraffe.
The horses were well trained and very easy to control.
In the afternoon we went for a walk with the lions. We were given a good introduction on what Horseback Africa does for the conservation of lions and its lion rehabilitation programme. Then we took a 45 min walk with 4 5-month old lions. Thoroughly enjoyable walking alongside them, seeing how they play with each other and their curiosity for the environment. We then got to interact with some 1.5 month old lion cubs. They were totally adorable. We couldn’t get enough of them!
The drive from Joburg airport to Horseback Africa took about an hour but it was something we are so glad we didn’t miss. If we were to come back to SA again, this will be a place we will visit again.
Written 15 December 2019
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