South Africa and Botswana

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A horseback safari in Botswana is considered by many to be the ultimate riding safari holiday, offering abundant and varied game, extremely experienced and knowledgeable guides and well-schooled, responsive horses; all in an exceptional setting.

Historically the Okavango Delta has been the main area for horseback safaris in Botswana and there is now a choice of three luxury tented camps all offering superb quality horses, guiding and game viewing, PLUS a unique mobile tented camp that moves on each night on a journey through the Delta. The wildlife viewing, weather and riding differ hugely depending on the time of year and it can be difficult to decide between the options, so please call or email us. Our specialists have visited and ridden extensively in the Delta and they will be pleased to give you their expert impartial advice.

As well as the Okavango Delta there are now riding safaris based in the Makgadikgadi pans and in the south east of the country on the Mashatu Reserve in the Tuli Block. The landscape and wildlife of the Makgadikgadi is unique and makes a fascinating experience on it's own or it can be combined with one of the horseback safaris in the Delta. The Tuli Block safaris equal those in the Okavango Delta in terms of wildlife, guiding and quality of horses, but the terrain is quite different and the camps are not as luxurious so they are ideal if budget is a significant factor.


Botswana - Macatoo

Seated high above the long grass and reeds of the Okavango Delta riders see giraffe elephant buffalo many species of antelope and even lion. Combine this with luxury bush camps and you have the riding experience of a lifetime. The perfect choice if you are wanting faster riding during your safari.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 3 nights
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
5 star rating 35 reviews
Price from £3,325.00 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Ant’s Lodges

Two beautifully designed and luxurious lodges based on their own private game reserves offering a very personal experience. All levels of riders are catered for on excellent well-schooled horses. Non riders are very welcome.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: No set weight limit.
  • Usual maximum: 10
5 star rating 48 reviews
Price from £1,144.56 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Wait A Little

Near to Kruger National Park this is a fun and challenging safari with opportunities for some great long fast canters. The horses are beautifully schooled and a pleasure to ride. Excellent possibilities to see the Big Five: elephant rhino lion leopard and buffalo.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 5 to 9 nights / 4 to 8 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 7
5 star rating 14 reviews
Price from £2,000.00 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Wild Coast

Experience some of the best beach riding in South Africa. Stay all week near the horse’s base at Kei Mouth or join an exciting trail ride along the spectacular Wild Coast.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
4 star rating 17 reviews
Price from £1,144.56 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Botswana - Tuli Trail

Ride from camp to camp in the Limpopo area of Botswana which is renowned for its elephants and large cats on some wonderful horses. You can expect great game viewing in a truly remote wilderness setting a real African adventure and experience you will never forget.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 12lbs (95 kg) (208 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
5 star rating 27 reviews
Price from £2,310.00 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Lesotho and South Africa - Lesotho Expedition

This is an off-grid adventure to experience the untouched wilds of the Sehlbathebe National Park, a part of Lesotho most tourists never get the chance to see.

Experience Level
  • Open May, Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 8 nights / 7 to 8 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
5 star rating 5 reviews
Price from £1,635.09 for 8 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Horizon Lodge

Horizon is a great fun place for a riding holiday with many different riding activities on offer.  A warm welcome and hospitality second to none. All riding abilities are catered for. Perfect for families wanting a great introduction to Africa.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
4.5 star rating 24 reviews
Price from £790.00 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Botswana - Kujwana

This trip has everything you could want from a horseback safari; abundant and varied game, extremely experienced guides and well-schooled horses; all in the unique setting of the Okavango Delta.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 3 nights
  • Weight limit: 14st 1lbs (90 kg) (197 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
4.5 star rating 13 reviews
Price from £3,990.00 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Cape Winelands riding

Explore the winelands of the Western Cape around Paarl. Be entranced by a scenery of rugged mountains, lush vineyards and gabled Dutch homesteads and indulge in wine tastings and fine cuisine – a truly unforgettable holiday. Perhaps join the Cape Gourmet Wine Trail, an adventure of seven nights visiting many glorious wine farms.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • 7 nights
  • Weight limit: 15st 9lbs (100 kg) (219 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
5 star rating 5 reviews
Price from £1,242.67 for 4 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Botswana and South Africa - African Explorer

A fabulous holiday combining super riding in two countries over eight days (seven nights). The first four nights are spent at Camp Davidson the tented camp at Horizon. On the fifth day transfer by road to Botswana to explore the Tuli Block at Limpopo for three nights.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 2lbs (90 kg) (198 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 12
3.5 star rating 7 reviews
Price from £1,715.00 for 7 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Botswana - Kalahari Safari

The Makgadikgadi salt pans a complete contrast to the neighbouring Okavango Delta. These salt pans offer some unique highlights – shy brown hyaena; meerkat families; some of the largest baobab trees in the world; and walks with bushmen. A unique environment that is surprisingly breathtaking!

Experience Level
  • Open Dec-Sep
  • Set arrivals
  • 5 nights / 4 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
5 star rating 1 review
Price from £3,098.53 for 5 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Botswana - Motswiri Camp

Set on the north edge of the Okavango Delta near the Selinda Spillway, this camp offers riding as well as walking, game drives and boat safaris making it ideal for non-riding partners or friends. Each tent has its own veranda overlooking the Spillway where elephants regularly come to bathe and drink.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Minimum 3 nights
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10
5 star rating 4 reviews
Price from £2,765.44 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

Botswana - Okavango Mobile Safari

A mobile tented safari through the Delta, the perfect safari for those looking for a remote experience simple bush camps and an authentic ‘African Safari’ – whilst you go by horseback your luggage goes by mokoro or pack donkey onto its destination of a secluded camp on a beautiful remote island in the Delta.

Experience Level
  • Open Jan-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 3 to 7 nights / 6 days of riding
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 8
5 star rating 2 reviews
Price from £406.68 for 3 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )

South Africa - Moolmanshoek

Surrounded by some of the highest mountains in South Africa this centre based ride offers some thrilling riding on surefooted horses. Moolmanshoek private reserve is home to a variety of game and over 300 horses including a Boerperd stud and Arabians bred for endurance.

Experience Level
  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays
  • Weight limit: 15st (96 kg) (210 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 32
5 star rating 1 review
Price from £955.71 for 6 nights ( GBP | EUR | USD )