South Africa

Horseback riding in South Africa is a spectacular experience. Due to its remarkable assortment of landscapes, vegetation, climates, wildlife and human history, South Africa is often referred to as “a world in one country.”

The culturally diverse people have successfully transitioned their beautiful homeland into a politically stable and economically robust nation, making it an ideal place to experience Africa. Our riding destinations there represent a cross section of the most attractive and enjoyable aspects of this fascinating country. This includes a border crossing safari between South Africa and Botswana, maximizing your opportunities for game viewing. Or you can choose instead to be based out of a comfortable and adventurous ranch, where the activities are virtually limitless. Which ever option you settle on, the experience of South Africa by horseback is one that cannot be replicated.

  Peak Season

April, May, June, July , August, September, October

  Timezone in South Africa


  International Airports

O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg


Browse 4 Trips in the destination South Africa

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Horizon Ranch

An unrivaled range of riding activities in the hospitable and relaxed atmosphere is included in this horseback riding vacation in South Africa at one of the region’s oldest farms.... Read more

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Big Five Safari

The Makalali Game Reserve in South Africa encompasses 61,000 acres in the Lowveld region of the Limpopo Province. In the last ten years, a variety of wildlife has been... Read more

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African Explorer

Horseback riding in South Africa and Botswana includes good riding on two private game reserves, fine accommodations and evening meals around the campfire, making for a genuinely unforgettable African... Read more

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Big Five Camp Safari

This safari is similar to the Big Five Safari, but two nights shorter and thus more stationary. The Makalali Game Reserve in South Africa encompasses 61,000 acres in the... Read more

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I'm back from the African Explorer, the trip of a lifetime. Please pass my gratitude to everyone at Equitours for making it possible. I took well over 800 photos! Both our stationary stay in South Africa and the mobile safari in Botswana were outstanding. The  horses were AMAZING! I can't say enough. Thanks again.

Ed Goldberg

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Home at Horizon Ranch, South Africa

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