This is the perfect safari for families, who wish to enjoy an adventure holiday in Africa together. Enjoy many activities on horseback from outrides to discovering the wildlife, polocrosse, jumping, Western games, swimming with your horse. Spend a night or two at Camp Davidson for the fully African experience in the bush.
During a typical 10 day holiday, guests have the opportunity to ride across an expanse of 21,000 acres, covering the different areas on the reserve and the conservancy. The Family Safari is based on the historic family estate. We run a herd of over 90 free roaming horses and can cater for all levels of riders from experienced to complete novice / beginner.
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, plains antelope, leopard, caracal, brown hyena, jackal, crocodile and aardvark. There are also over 300 bird species on the reserve.
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 tailor-made to suit the needs of our guests and we try to be as flexible as possible. The distinguishing features of this safari include: the variety of activities on offer, it is very child friendly and is fully flexible (ride times, meals times and menus can all be tailored to suit).
Riding Level: At Horizon Horseback in South Africa, we cater for all riding abilities and ages. Rides are kept to a maximum of 8 riders, usually smaller groups, with two guides. Comparable abilities ride together.
Riding Activities: During your stay we try to ensure that you have the opportunity to experience all our riding options: outrides through the bushveld and vast open plains, game viewing on horseback, swimming on horseback, polocrosse and Western games. Cross country jumping is also available upon request.