Wild Coast Horse Trail

8 Days  |  From £2199pp

South Africa ( Best airport: East London)

Explore the rugged, unspoilt, natural beauty of the Wild Coast of South Africa. A malaria- free area, the Wild Coast offers an unparalleled riding experience over rocky headlands, through the rolling hills of the former homeland of the Transkei and along vast tracts of empty golden beaches. This is not called the most spectacular beach riding in the world for nothing – the riding is quite simply, fantastic.

Level of Riding and Fitness

This trail is suitable for strong intermediate and experienced riders only. Good riding fitness is required as you’ll be covering up to 30-40km and spending 6-8 hours in the saddle each day. There can be long and fast canters and gallops along the beaches and riding over challenging terrain.

Hard hats mandatory.

Weight limit: 95kg / 14,9 stone

Guides and Group Size

Your guides are relaxed, professional and have many years of experience in guiding these trails. They’ll make sure every rider is very well looked after.

Maximum number of riders in a group is 8.

The Horses

The horses are of different breeds, including part Arabs, Anglo Arabs, Arab-Percheron crosses, Thoroughbreds and South African Boerperds. They live out in a natural herd all year round, are barefoot and schooled English style. Out on the trail they are ridden with long, relaxed reins in walk and in a light seat at canter. All horses are hand-picked for their good temperament and they are trained to be extremely fit, responsive and forward going.

Tack and Riding Equipment

The saddles are especially designed for trail riding, distributing the weight equally on the horses back. They are very comfortable for the rider and the high pommel and cantle make you automatically sit up straight. Each horse has its individually fitted saddle. Small, splash-proof saddlebags are provided for items such as water bottles, sun cream and cameras.


Accommodation and Dining

Accommodation along the way will be in informal coastal resort hotels.

Breakfast is buffet style with a selection of continental and full English options. Lunch varies depending on the day and is either a saddlebag picnic, set meal or pub lunch. Dinner is usually a set menu of 3 or 4 courses depending on the hotel.

Special diets and allergies can be catered with advance notice.
There is a full laundry service at all the hotels. This is payable separately.
Luggage will be transferred by car between the overnight stops.

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Wild Coast Horse Trail

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding

International flights

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

On arrival day please plan your flight to arrive at East London by 12pm (midday). On the day of departure riders will be collected at 9am for flights at 12pm, or 2pm collection for flights at 5pm.

Airport transfers

Transfer prices start at 1 person at R1150.00 up to 9 people at R1400.00 per trip. Payable locally to the driver in South African Rand. Guests are collected from East London airport and transferred to Kei Mouth.

We will handle all airport transfer arrangements for you.

Price Includes
  • 6 full days of riding
  • Short introductory ride upon arrival
  • Short ride on departure day
  • Trail riding horse, tack and saddlebags
  • Shared accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Evening meals
  • All arrangements for duration of holiday
  • Services of guides
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Drinks
  • Other activities or spa treatments
  • Tips