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South Africa: Luxury Horse Riding Holiday + Cape Town


6RD10P
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This luxury horse riding holiday in South Africa combines a safari at Ants Nest lodge in the pristine Waterberg bushveld, with a visit to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy riding with plains game, game drives by open-top vehicle, bush walks & night drives. Then fly to Cape Town to ascend Table Mountain & visit Cape Point. Suitable for all levels of riders, as well as non-riding partners & children.
Luxury Horse Riding Holiday South Africa Safari Ants Nest Cape Town
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South Africa Safari
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Luxury Horse Riding Holiday
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Ants Nest Lodge
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Riding with Plains Game
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Waterberg Mountains
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point Penguins
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Robben Island
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South Africa Safari
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Luxury Horse Riding Holiday
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Ants Nest Lodge
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Riding with Plains Game
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Waterberg Mountains
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point Penguins
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Robben Island
Day 1
You will be met at Johannesburg Airport and transferred northwards for 2.5-hours to the scenic Waterberg Mountains, a UNESCO biosphere renowned for its diversity of plant and bird life.
 
Check in, settle in and relax at your riding lodge, situated on a private game reserve with wonderful wildlife.
 
You must bring your own helmet and riding boots (half chaps are advised rather than long boots) and good walking shoes. Wear comfortable riding clothing in neutral colours such as green, brown and khaki. Loose fitting cotton shirts are the most comfortable, with short sleeves to protect your shoulders from thorns. Avoid white or bright colours as these are easily seen by the animals. Also black and navy as these absorb the heat. Tight synthetic fabrics, shorts & skirts should also be avoided. Remember to pack sunglasses, wide brimmed sunhat, sunscreen, head torch, insect repellent, swimsuit and first aid kit with plasters.
Days 2 To 5
Enjoy a wonderful horse riding safari in the beautiful Waterberg Mountains.
 
With over 70 horses at your luxury riding lodge, ranging from thoroughbreds and Arab-Boerperd crosses to children’s ponies, you can enjoy some of the most exciting plains game viewing on horseback in South Africa - whatever your age or riding ability. Your guide will tailor-make each day to suit your requirement, with one or two ride daily and the pace as fast or relaxed as you would like. You can canter along open sandy tracks and traverse high ridges with spectacular vistas, often getting so close to wildlife that the experience will be unforgettable.
 
Open top game drives are available for both riders and non-riders, as well as guided bush walks. In the reserve you can hope to see up to 40 different species of game including giraffe, white rhino, sable antelope, buffalo, nyala, oryx, kudu, eland, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, zebra, impala, bushbuck, duiker, steenbuck, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, blesbuck, baboons, bushpig, klipspringer, leopard, jackal, brown hyena, caracal, civet and genet to name but a few.
 
As there are no lions or elephants in this reserve, on one afternoon we recommend booking an optional Big Five open-top game drive into a neighbouring reserve, where you can hope to see lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, leopard and much more (this will be arranged by your lodge & must be paid for locally, as it is subject to availability on the day).
Day 6
Time permitting enjoy a final early morning ride, before transferring 2.5-hours to Johannesburg Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 7
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
We recommend you purchase a day pass onboard the convenient Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and beaches. The "Red Route" bus stops at the Table Mountain base station, where you can buy a ticket to ascend by cable car and enjoy one of the world’s most famous views. Continue to Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Day 8
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
  
Your tour travels through Hout Bay and along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point peninsula, returning via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This is a scenic tour of the whole Cape Peninsula, with the optional opportunity of visiting the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Day 9
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can also take the Hop Off bus (Blue Route) to visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, enjoy a city tour or simply relax on golden Camps Bay Beach. Day tours can also be taken to the winelands of Stellenbosch & Franschhoek.
Day 10
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry.
 
Explore the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several wine estates on this famous wine route, which stretched from Paarl through to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy a cellar tour and some wine tasting, before returning to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Day 11
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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