Horizon Horseback Feb 09 SA 187ed

African Explorer

Ride Overview

Horseback riding in South Africa and Botswana includes fast paces on two private game reserves, fine accommodations and evening meals around the campfire which make for a genuinely unforgettable African experience. Species to be seen include rhino, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, ostrich, zebra, and brown hyena. In addition, riders will encounter a wide variety of antelope, including the impressive eland and sable, and the exquisite steenbuck. After riding through South Africa’s Matlapeng Reserve, you will have a chance to explore the Baber homestead and visit with local Sotho Villagers before departing to Botswana.

Mashatu Game Reserve, located in the Tuli Block of Botswana is known as “The Land of the Giants” for its baobab trees and elephant herds. This is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas and land formations as ancient as time itself. It is also home to a multitude of wildlife species and remains untouched by the invasion of man. The riding trails cover both the riverine terrain and the true African mopane bushveld, including the famous sandstone formations of the Tuli. The richness of the Mashatu horse safari experience is complemented by the prevalence of species such as lion, leopard, elephant and hyena.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    Warm Bloods, Thoroughbred Cross, and Apaloosa
  • Trip Pace:
    Moderate to Fast
  • Tack:
    McClellan and English Saddles
  • Weight limit:
    210 Ibs

Meeting Point

Johannesburg International Airport

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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