Horseriding at Pink Geranium

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Horseriding at Pink Geranium

Horseriding at Pink Geranium
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We offer trail rides in the heart of the winelands. Conveneniently situated 1/2 an hour outside of Cape Town and 20 minutes outside of Stellenbosch. With Spectacular views of Table mountain, vinyards, well trained horses & a lovely cafe to stop at for lunch, it really is a perfect day out in South-Africa.
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Kevin B
London, UK6 contributions
It was so relaxing to take a 2 hour ride through the vineyards. Our host and guide were amazing at getting us comfortable with the horses and showing us the basics.
Written 12 April 2022
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Julia Renouprez
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Finlay, the sweetest, kindest horse! Watching the sun go down as the moon rose from horse back. Fun - cantering through the vineyards! Experience of a lifetime- bareback swimming with the horses in the dam!! Kind, well trained and in great condition - Lou's horses are definitely not your average plod-along trail ponies :)
Written 16 March 2022
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Wen C
5 contributions
Jul 2021
Highly recommend Louise and the team at the Pink Germainium -- if you are considering any sort of horseback riding experience in the Capetown wine country, look no further, Louise and team are phenomenal across the board. My wife and I did the full day riding tour during a time when all of the wineries were closed due to COVID, but Louise went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time, enjoyed the idyllic scenery, and had a scrumptious feast of a picnic to boot. Louise and team's knowledge / experience and genuine care for the horses makes any tour with them a treat not to be missed during your time in Cape Town.
Written 16 July 2021
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Expedition674229
5 contributions
We had a small group of only four people which is great if you have any questions. To put it in a nutshell, it was an awesome experience to ride the horses through and along the wine fields. Louise is a great guide, looking after everyone and showed us how to control the horses. We also made a break to rest and drink a glass of wine in the fields.

If you like horses,
if you are interested in horses, and/or
if you are interested in the landscape,
we can only highly recommend this tour!

Markus & Jane

ps make sure to bring enough sunblocker with you :-D
Written 22 February 2020
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labie
Mechelen, Belgium3 contributions
It was an amazing experience and Louise is such a perfect host. I am an experienced ride myself and she really treated me like that which gave me an amazing feeling. We were just the two of us and we had a lively evening ride together. The horses are fantastic, they are very calm and well behaving as well. I really really enjoyed the ride and I if you love horseriding you should definitely book a ride with Louise.
Written 14 January 2020
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LouiseC4049
Hi! Thank you Charlotte, I really enjoyed riding with you too! Enjoy the rest of your holiday, and please come back if you find yourself here again! Regards Louise
Written 14 January 2020
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Adam D
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
Dec 2019
My wife and I did a full day horseback riding tour with Louise and had an amazing time. We booked directly through her website (can't put a URL on TA - search for Horseback Riding at Pink Geranium and you will find it) and the communication was excellent from the start.

It is clear that Louise wants to give the customer a riding experience that is well tailored to what they want, what their riding capabilities are and what is best for the horses. My wife rides a fair bit whereas I am a beginner rider - she paired us each up with a perfect horse. Kelly's would require a bit more attention which kept Kelly engaged and mine was a well seasoned horse that still had lots of capability with the right rider.

It was just the two of us and Louise on the tour which made for great riding, and great conversation. A picnic lunch was packed for us and we rode to a perfect spot to enjoy scenery and the food Lou had made. Unfortunately, and randomly, both of the wine farms we stopped at were closed for the day so we could not do tastings, but Lou brought wine, and got a bottle from one of the closed vineyards for us to enjoy on our first stop and over lunch. This was not a huge issue for us as we were doing wine tastings the next day, and this excursion was more about the riding than it was the wine.

It is clear that Louise takes care of the horses and they all appeared to be healthy and sound. The horse my wife was riding (Princess) ended up lame at the end of the ride (which happens with any horse for many reasons) and after a short period of assessment, Louise decided it best that she not have a rider on her for the last couple kilometers. So, Kelly jumped on the horse that Louise was riding and Lou walked beside Princess the rest of the way back. It would have been easy for someone to cared less about the health of the animal to force the horse through the soreness. This is what you want to see from someone who works with animals! (Louise updated us and Princess was checked by the Vet the next day, and had no major injury - just soreness and will be off work until healed).

Note that we rode in English saddles and I suspect that she puts everyone on an English saddle. So it's not the cushy/comfy western saddle that some people would be used to on many commercial "trail rides".

But what you get with this ride is not a commercial "trail ride". It is far beyond that. It is the best way to see the beautiful wine country for horse people and I can't recommend it enough.
Written 6 December 2019
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LouiseC4049
Dear Adam, You have just give. Me the single most rewarding moment of my professional life! What you have written in your review is exactly what I aimed to do when I started doing this! The horses have to be the centre of it all, but beyond that I wanted to give people something extra ordinary, beyond a commercial trail ride. So thank you, thank you, thank you!
Written 9 December 2019
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HBNL
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Solo
Such gorgeous horses and the Pink Geranium girls were absolutely lovely. Really did count myself lucky to have a ride with Louise and team, just so accommodating and they wanted to make sure I had the best time. Thank you and really do hope to visit again soon!
Written 30 November 2019
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Ellen G
9 contributions
My husband and I had the best time riding with Louise and friends! We chose this riding experience due to all the reviews about how well cared for the horses are, and we were not disappointed. Round, shiny, and friendly ponies! The views were absolutely gorgeous, and Louise let us take our time to soak them all in. Our picnic lunch was a blast, and we very much enjoyed getting to know them. Hope to do this again soon!
Written 22 October 2019
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Meg T
Las Vegas, NV10 contributions
My husband and I went on a ride with Louise and her delightful horses, and I could not be more pleased with the experience! she made both of us feel very comfortable and at home, and took us on a route that best displayed the blooming wildflowers. So gorgeous! She took several pictures for us, and knew a ton about the local wildlife and vegetation. She also had a few stellar recommendations for local things to do, eat, and drink... All in all, highly recommend!!
Written 6 October 2019
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LouiseC4049
Thanks Meg! I really enjoyed meeting you both & showing you around! It was a lovely ride! Thanks for joining me! Xx Lou
Written 7 October 2019
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catie1109
Kissimmee, FL23 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Had such a good ride went back for a second time whilst staying in SA. Louise is amazing and the horses are excellent. Rides are tailored to ability - would definitely recommend
Written 4 September 2019
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