Horse riding holidays and safaris in South Africa



The Signature Safari is the original Horizon Horseback riding holiday, which is based on the historic family estate. We run a herd of over 60 free roaming horses and can cater for all levels of riders from experienced to complete novice. This is the perfect holiday for those riders wishing to experience the pleasure of riding with African wildlife in the absence of dangerous game. Wildlife to be seen on the reserve include hippo, giraffe, zebra, antelope, leopard, caracal, brown hyena, jackal, crocodile and aardvark. There are also over 300 bird species on the reserve.

This riding holiday is fully flexible and offers the opportunity for many other activities in addition to game viewing, in particular great outrides over excellent riding country and also polocrosse, cattle mustering, jumping, western games and swimming with your horse. There are two outrides or riding activities a day. Morning rides last 3-4 hours (or less if requested) and afternoon rides are somewhat shorter. Jumping is also available on request. Rides are tailormade to suit the needs of our guests and we try to be as flexible as possible.

The distinguishing feature of this safari is its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Horizon boasts an irreverent zest for life that is truly infectious and will leave you wanting more. We enjoy sharing this wonderful place and our lives with our guests, so come and be part of it.


The lodge is beautifully set alongside a large lake within the estate’s dedicated game reserve. All rooms are en suite with either shower or bath or both facilities. Three double rooms are separate from the main lodge; two suites overlook the lake and have a small veranda area, the rondavel is a traditional african dwelling adjacent to the lodge with its own charm. There is a large living area, dining room and large stoep (or verandah) for guests to enjoy. Three sumptious meals are served a day with afternoon tea before an afternoon ride. All drinks are complimentary. Special dietry requirements can also be catered for on request.



During your holiday at Horizon's Signature Safari lodge, there are a number of non-riding activites on offer; cultural, historical and environmental aspects of the Waterberg can be more


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These safaris run throughout the year, and operate on high and low seasons. To check the rates for the safaris click here.


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