Horizon Lodge - South Africa


5 star rating   21 August 2018

Androids who has been on 4 In The Saddle rides. Horizon, South Africa | We were a family of four ranging from 8 to 48 and riding ability from 6 months to over 40 years. The team at Horizon did a great job of making a holiday work for everyone. The horses were well matched to the ability of the riders with no one either being pushed out of their comfort zone, or feeling their horse was not forward enough for them. What really worked was the option to also do other activities, polocrosse; cross country; western games and jumping. This broke up the day and gave the opportunity for everyone to learn something. On one ride the more experienced of us went for a fast / long ride but on the whole we stayed in the same group to ride - but it really worked as a family as they just adjusted the pace for us and so we were able to ride together most of the time. The horses have a nice life living out in the Bush and all seemed very happy in their herd and were certainly long lived - with my daughter riding a 30 year old pony for much of the time! The guides were superb and listened, and tried to accommodate what everyone wanted to do, supported by a great team of back up guides / volunteers. We rode different trails every day and were never bored with the odd jumping lane or short course to add interest. I can also really recommend the trip to Camp Davidson for at least a couple of night, which was a longer ride and a fantastic experience for us all

We all really had a blast.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Rooms are lovely and all feel private and comfortable. When we had an issue one night (not their fault) it was really wel handled and resolved.

The food is delicious - with lunches outside on the lawn being particularly lovely. Eating is a communal experience and so gives everyone the opportunity to get to know each other. We all ate well and the kids ate with us every meal (thought there is an option for an early kids tea: it is a long day for them) and enjoyed it all. At Camp Davidson we had the option to eat round the campfire and, as we were the only people there when we went, we all felt very spoilt by the lovely chef.

There is certainly no shortage of food!

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

All pretty good - liked the booklet.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

Nothing springs to mind....

Do you have any other feedback for us?

A really amazing family experience....