On horseback with John and Jo, confidence inspiring and experienced instructors who patently love their horses and their lifestyle, showing you the wonders and beauty of nature. Ambling along as the sun slowly dips over the distant mountains and the shadows begin to gently lengthen, we ride through carefully tended vineyards, passing dams reflecting the evening sky and teeming with all sorts of birds and their busy chatter. Leaving behind the farmlands we ride through swathes of renosterveld, precious but rapidly disappearing vegetation in the Western Cape, trying to catch a glimpse of a scarce geometric tortoise. Passing through the renosterveld we climb up into the upper reaches of the fragrantly beautiful fynbos covered foothills and watch the sun take its final bow after a glorious Tulbagh day. The clear moonlight and stars safely guide us to ‘the tree on the hill’ where we have a welcome glass of chilled local wine before heading off home on our patient and kind equine friends.
I can definitely recommend a horse experience with John, Jo, family and other animals. The pace is set by the level of competency of the riders. The horses are well trained and loads of fun, each with their own personality and not a single bored school pony in sight. The equipment is well maintained and the riding terrain simply sublime."