Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails
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Equestrian TrailsHorseback Riding Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails invite you on a memorable horseback adventure that will take you through a dune forest and across the pristine white sandy beaches of one of the most tranquil stretches of the Cape Whale Coastline. Enjoy individual and knowledgeable attention from your personal trail guide, Sarah Coronaios, who will share with you her passion for horses and the Overberg. Southern Right Whales are plentiful in season and the lure of a dip in the cool blue Atlantic beckons on hot trail-riding days. With over 30 years of hands-on experience in riding instruction, natural horse training and trail riding, Sarah Coronaios would like to share her passion with other horse enthusiasts. An excursion on horseback with Gansbaai and Pearly Beach Horse Trails is undoubtedly the most exhilarating way to explore one of the most secluded and pristine stretches on the Cape Whale Coast. Two well appointed, self-catering cottages are available on the farm.
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  • Dominika K
    1 contribution
    Amazing experience
    This was an absolutely beautiful experience for me. Sarah and the entire team were lovely. I felt welcome and well looked after. Their horses are the sweetest gentlest animals. I loved every moment of my time spent on the premium beach trail. Galloping on the beach, the dunes and then the swim in the ocean with the horse was priceless for me. I’d definitely like to come back one day. Thank you so much. Just one sneaky advice😊 even if it looks cloudy make sure to wear your sunblock, or a long sleeve shirt😊
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Jolene Harmse
    2 contributions
    Your adventure awaits!
    The most exhilarating experience. From entering the gates you feel like you've been there more than once. You feel what it really means to be free when you get to take a swim with the horses. One of the best adventures. I will do it every day if i could. Thanks Sarah and the team for a lovely ride and the snacks 😀 You guys really make the ride awesome!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 April 2023
  • Daniela G
    Mexico City, Mexico4 contributions
    An amazing adventure - for all skill levels!
    My partner and I were lucky enough to enjoy Easter Sunday by joining Sarah and her team in a beach ride. And what an awesome experience it was! While I have riding experience, I am a nervous rider. My partner had never been on a horse before. Sarah and her team made us feel safe, which I really appreciated. I've done many organised outrides, and this trumped them all. We were able to swim with the horses in the ocean, which is also a bucket list level experience. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area, regardless of your riding skills. I'll definitely visit again when I'm next near Gansbaai!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Cruiser19604942173
    Morganville, New Jersey2 contributions
    Amazing experience
    I took my family of 5 to the PB Horse riding on the beach. We have no words to accurately describe what a beautiful experience it was. It was the perfect way to spend our day. It is such a rare experience coming from the US to be able to ride horseback and then swim with them in the ocean. The beach backdrop is breathtaking. We were staying in Cape Town - and while it was a drive to get there it was well worth the drive. One of my kids rides a few times a week while my other 2 kids have never been on a horse. Sarah & Kos were able to accommodate all of us at different levels and provide the same level of excitement and enthusiasm for all of us. Sarah and Kos are a pleasure to spend the day with. The photos and videos Kos took for us was extremely valuable as we could be in the moment and have the whole experience documented. It was a memory of a life time.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 15 April 2023
  • Guillaume
    Navarrenx, France2 contributions
    Perfect beach ride!
    Unforgettable ride for my daughter and I on a superb beach. Being a beginner, Sarah knew how to do what was necessary with me to put me at ease. My daughter with a good level also took full advantage of it. Large beach, swimming with the horses, passing through the dunes, in short complete and magnificent. On top of that, very nice video as a gift, great editing! It was perfect, much better than expected. Thank you for everything and see you soon
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Yolande P
    18 contributions
    A bucket list experience
    An unforgettable experience! Beautiful scenery, professional, kind staff and well trained horses. This is a bucket-list activity for sure. Sarah and her team made us feel at ease and guided is to become more comfortable with trotting and cantering. Running in the waves with the horses was a dream come true!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Grace P
    3 contributions
    The ride of a lifetime
    I had the most incredible ride with Sarah and her team at Pearly Beach Horse Trails! I am an experienced rider and had done things I had never done before in my riding career with the helpful guidance of Sarah! She made everyone feel extremely comfortable and included- even the non-experienced riders! I cannot recommend this experience enough. Thank you Sarah and Mardi for an unforgettable ride!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Vanessa
    1 contribution
    Fun Fun Fun
    Surprise birthday adventure!!! What an amazing experience, firstly thanks to my partner for booking the surprise but a huge thank you to Sarah, her team and horses. Friendly people, happy healthy horses and a spectacular setting. Sarah, her team and her horses made us feel so welcome and gave us an unforgettable experience horse riding on the beach and we ended our ride with a wonderful tastefully put together picnic. All we can say is thank you for your hospitality and sharing your passion with us. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Edward H
    1 contribution
    Perfect views, perfect horses... the horse trail of dreams
    The most memorable and enchanting ride we have ever done. Sarah and Kos are incredibly kind, fun and professional. We rode two beautifully kept and happy horses (Rocky and Jinx, members of Sarah and Kos' wonderful family of exclusively rescue horses) through the dunes and onto the most stunning beach we have ever seen. Unlike rides we have done elsewhere, we were free to ride side by side rather than nose to tail, which we loved. Sarah encouraged us and gave us many useful tips, enabling us, though only novices, to stretch our riding while still feeling perfectly safe. And all topped off with a delicious sundowner overlooking the ocean. Thank you, Sarah, Kos and team - we couldn't recommend this experience highly enough and will certainly come again if ever back in the area!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Roving53141216676
    1 contribution
    Amazing family horseriding adventure
    Such an amazing experience! Sarah and Cos were great hosts and made us feel very safe on the horses. They were also very informative and we loved chatting with them. The horses were absolute stars and so so sweet! And the views with all of that made it an experience that you have to try if in the area!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
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Global49115837204
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
I am probably the last guy on earth you would please with a horse riding. I did it and had a wonderful afternoon. For those like me that are not at ease with horses (you cannot control them like my motorbike ;-), take it easy. Take a deep breathe, keep your mind opened, and just accept that the team will take care and advise. Don't lie about your level or the fact that you are not comfortable with horses. Just tell the truth. I started the tour being on leash, I finally had a swim with the horse and I ended it all by myself even being able to go for and control trot (come on, on 50 meters, but still...). I had Frisco who is my best friend now. I definitely recommend it. Team are pros, they know what they are doing, I always felt safe, and you spend a very good time. (is that me writing that ? I can't believe it). I did it with my wife and son (9) -Feb 24.
Written 26 February 2024
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Odyssey03790434137
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
This was an absolute amazing experience. Sarah knows how to match horse and rider. The whole team was incredible. They look after you and make sure everyone is comfortable. She even gives individual attention to each rider. Would definitely recommend.
Written 25 February 2024
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Merle L
Halstenbek, Germany6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Perfect bucket list moment, as it’s also written on the website.
We did expect ablotst from this booking and we’re surprised that it was even better: Sarah and her team were super friendly and helpful, answered every single question and looked out for us if we didn’t feel comfortable doing into the canter. They really made sure we had the best time possible.
A big plus was to see that even the horses had so much fun doing the beach trail and it was amazing to listen to Sarah talking about rescue horses and her work on the farm.

Thank you so much for this experience, if we ever come back to this area we’re sure we’re going to do this again.
Written 5 February 2024
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Curiosity40529297313
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
An absolutely incredible experience! As an avid rider getting to go galloping along the beach, in the surf and through the dunes was a dream come true. Those who wanted to got to swim in the ocean on horseback which was truly magical, there were even towels and drinks available to us afterwards. Sarah and Kos were so friendly and accommodating and took the most amazing photos and videos allowing one to remember this amazing trip for years to come. My friend and I had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Pearly Beach Horse Trails for everyone, from complete beginners to highly experienced riders. 5 stars!
Written 4 February 2024
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Hannah C
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Jan 2024 • Friends
Sarah and her team are a wonderful bunch of people and you can see in everything they do how much they care for their horses.
A group of us with mixed riding experience came along for the afternoon and as someone who hadn't been on a horse since I was around 10 years old I was initially a bit nervous- as it turned out I had absolutely no reason to be. We had amazing guidance all the way through with the team keeping an eye out for all of us. I was even cantering along the dunes off lead rein on the way back, I couldn't quite believe it after the nerves at the beginning.
Swimming in the sea with the horses was incredibly special too, the whole experience was amazing from start to finish.
Thank you so much to all the team for a fantastic day!
Written 30 January 2024
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marla20122019
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
It is a must have for all riders! So it was on my bucket list to canter allong the Beach and it so much better i can even think about it! Sarah and the Team were fantastic guides and the horses are awsome! We not only did Several fast Runs on the Beach we also swim with the horses and canter through the dunes. I will Never forget that and come back as soon as possible.
Written 27 January 2024
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Andrea S
Richland, WA4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
This was an excellent 3 hour excursion which began at noon. They had assistants, 3 from Germany and 2 unmounted locals, to do whatever needed to be done. Sara, from Australia who owns these horses has so much respect from me. Some of these horses were mid 20's and barely once flared their nostrils after running long stretches on the beach. Mine was 15 years and was in crazy excellent condition. We ran, not galloped ran hard on the beach. It was a magical time. She made sure each person was comfortable and indivisually paid close attention to safety and rider ability. These mixed breed tall horses were running us up & down the massive stretch of sand. Then swimming and yes running over dunes for a good distance. After the swim we dried off and had a drink and snack, then put our clothes back on over our swimsuits. During that time she took off the saddles and let them run up to a spot of dry sand to roll literally not one of them took the path back home! Her horses love her and the ocean! They waited for her and her helpers to dry them off and re-tack. That's the part where we ran up and over dunes! What an amazing time!!
Written 17 January 2024
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Jonathan C
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
It was an amazing experience. My wife and I felt we were very well taken cared of. Would definitely recommend this adventure!
Written 14 January 2024
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sctester
7 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
In one word: W O W 🤩

Sarah, her husband Kos and her son Chris, together with their team, made a dream come true for my two daughters who can’t get enough of galloping on the beach! We had the most amazing experience doing a long beach outride including swimming with the horses.

I found it specifically astonishing how Sarah and her team managed to make every single rider in the group totally happy (despite a wide range of riding skills). The horses are both super fit and well trained, hence every rider from total beginner to experienced will find the perfect match.

Whoever loves horse riding and wants to experience this unique opportunity MUST book with Sarah, you won’t regret it.
Not to mention Sarah’s great sense of humour, the icing on the cake 😉
Written 13 January 2024
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Pioneer40037202889
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Dear Sarah and Team, what an absolute magical experience for our family!

Lielan still has not stopped talking about the ride. She absolutely loved every minute and she’s totally smitten over Pixie 🩵 She is watching the video over and over again.

Thanks for accommodating all of our different levels of riding and taking time with each and everyone.

It was the best invested 4 hours we’ve had ever. We will definately be back.

Regards
Piet, Annemarie, Lielan & Yöhke
Written 10 January 2024
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