Scenic Horse trails in the Cape Winelands
Join us to experience a soul-restoring horseback trail in the heart of the Cape Winelands,
within easy reach of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Paarl.
Take a short ride with us..
Ideal for a day trip from Cape Town or stay over to enjoy more of the the Witzenberg Valley delights, this is an unbeatable cape country getaway.
The Witzenberg Valley is the ideal stop over between the Garden Route and the West Coast, or on your way to the Cederberg. The Tulbagh and Wolseley valleys offer a variety of award winning wine & olive estates, scenic drives, hiking trails and even a Zipslide.
If it is an affordable family getaway or a romantic anniversary celebration, we have a horse ride to suit you!
In fact you don't even need to ride to "feel good inside", come and learn about The Horse and you may just be surprised what you learn about yourself!
Horse About Trails offers equine interaction for handicapped visitors.
Riding a horse takes you back in to a time of less haste, with time for conversation and enjoying nature.
A beautiful riding experience in the Cape Winelands
Our magnificent horse trails and horse riding holidays start from our home base on the magical de Heuvel Farm, in the Witzenberg Valley. Here our horses live and graze as a herd in large paddocks. Our horse trails will take you through magical forests and indigenous fynbos on de Heuvel and Fable Wines, up into the foothills of the imposing Witzenberg Mountains with breathtaking views throughout the ride
Just an hour and a half from Cape Town, situated in the majestic Witzenberg Valley, Horse About Trails is conveniently located on the Cape Route 62, between the towns of Tulbagh and Wolseley, with Ceres and Riebeek Kasteel within easy reach.
Offering a rich combination of scenic western cape beauty, rural tranquility and unrivalled scenery, a horse about trail is a unique and unforgettable way to explore the cape winelands.
Safety, comfort and enjoyment, for both horse and rider, are our priorities. From bombproof to energetic, we have horses to suit beginners to advanced riders, from kids to adults, enabling us to match you with the best equine partner for your chosen horseback adventure.
Our horses are well schooled, not your "nose-to-tail" trail horse and our experienced guides will offer instruction throughout your horse ride.
Our whole trip was great, but especially the two Horse About rides. It is a pleasure to ride where the horses are so well looked after, responsive and secure. Say Hi to Tata, Twinkles and Thunder, and tell Dom Pedro I’ll be back...
Louise & Elaine, Cape Town
We’ve travelled the world on behalf of the travel channel looking for family fun with kids, and it doesn't get any better than this.
Wilco & Anja, Cape Town
Horse riding, lessons, and more...
If you enjoy more active horseback adventures, or would like to advance your riding skills, ask about our longer Witzenberg Trail, riding lessons and speed event training.
For the experienced horse rider we offer tailor made adventurous trails.
Our Private horse trails are a brilliant way to celebrate a year end function or special anniversary.
Why rush? Stay over and experience the Witzenberg Valley!
The Witzenberg Valley, home to the towns of Tulbagh, Wolseley & Ceres, offers a variety of accommodation from camping to luxurious hotels, from log cabins to tree houses.
Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, this valley promises to enchant young and old, adventurous or sedate, come and see for yourself.
For more information on accommodation, eating out and activities in the Witzenberg Valley, have a look at our Out and About page