Wild Coast - South Africa

Kei River Trail

5 star rating   2 February 2019

B. Bormann (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Absolutely amazing! | The horses and the riding by far exceeded my expectations - the horses are very well trained, with amazing personalities, sure-footed and with outstanding athletic abilities. Even on the steepest terrain, on slippery and wet rocks, I never felt unsafe. It was great that Mel had all participants try different horses at first, and once we'd found our matches, we went on the two-day trail to Wavecrest. The canters along the beach were almost the best - only exceeded by the gallop along the beach - I don't think I've ever been on a horse going so fast!

The Riding

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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?
4 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Having moskito nets for the beds would have been great.

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?

Can't think of anything.

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

Probably would have preferred online payment vs over the phone.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

What an awesome holiday it was! Definitely one of my favorite trips of all times! I'm not sure if anything coming in the future will match the Wild Coast experience either for the horses or the team or the riding! Julie-Ann has brought together a bunch of absolutely lovely guides and excellent horses to trail ride along one of the most stunning areas in South Africa (and I've been here a few times). The endless empty beaches perfect for cantering, the gorgeous scenery inland, the glimpses of local rural life we got to see - all of this made this such a fantastic experience!