Thank you so much for the excellent ride Sunday morning....we really enjoyed our self. The ride through the forest and scenery was just awesome and Thunder was such a gentle horse even with me that didn’t really know what I was doing. Haha
We will definitely come back for that sunset, breakfast of even that moonlight ride.
Thanks again and a special thank to John.
Emile & Janet
I just want to thank you for the wonderful experience yesterday!
We truly enjoyed it and this was the best ride we have done so far! The woods were breathtaking, John was teaching us constantly with kind words and it was overall extraordinary!
Thanks again - you will see us again!
Thanks Emile and Janet for the great feedback - we loved having you and hope to see you back soon! John, Jo and the Equines!
The spirit of the horse, is a magnificent teacher to humanity. In both their physical, as well as their archetypal form, horses help to bring us back to something wild and unrestrained, reminding us of a sense of freedom that many of us have forgotten. They teach us about honesty and authenticity, because they know no other way of being. They teach us about collaboration over dominance. And they teach us to respect and honor the unknown, rather than fear it and try to destroy it. ~ Tony Stromberg
The charm that attracts so many visitors to our valley, is at times teasingly (even grumpily) said to be "sleepy hollow syndrome"!
Visitors are sometimes frustrated to find that shops or attractions are closed, or that activities are fully booked.
But it is important to keep in mind that the peace and tranquility of country life means leaving the frenetic life of traffic jams and 24/7 availability behind. Many local businesses are small and/or family run, meaning they simply cannot be open 24/7, but on the plus side when you visit you are almost sure to be attended by the owner or someone who has the time or interest to want to know "How you are!"
A small group policy on many of the activities not only ensures personal attention, but also that you will never be part of the masses. Leave the rat race behind and unwind while you enjoy the slower pace of country life, us country bumpkins do realise that it can be a bit of a culture shock at times!
Many guests to our valley simply want to relax, and an array of self-catering farm stays are perfect for doing just that.
However if you would like to be entertained by visiting attractions, enjoy a recommended restaurant, taste wine and take part in some activities, it is worthwhile checking availability and opening times before you visit and planning accordingly.
Highly recommended tours that need pre-booking or opening time consideration.
House of Krone Cellar tours
Wolseley Block Houses
Ladera Wines - Wine with Soul
If wine tasting is on your weekend agenda, be sure to check the weekend and public holiday opening times and plan accordingly.
And to complete your relaxation weekend, why not book a Shiatsu session or a massage at your accommodation with a Heavenly Hands Mobile Swedish Massage Therapist for contact details and more
John & Jo
We are the owners of horseAbout Trails & Adventures in the Western Cape.
“We left the premises with heart full of joy, love for these amazing horses and admiration for the lifestyle of John and his family.”