Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon Lodge

5 star rating   26 November 2022

Philippa who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Horizon - so much fun! | The riding was excellent, a great mix of wildlife spotting and canters through varied terrain and, for those who wanted to do it, jumping. The horses were great, forward going but I felt comfortable riding every single one they put me on.

[Abbie from ITS replies: Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your holiday. We're so pleased you had such a wonderful time at Horizon].

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

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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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?

The food was perfect for all the activity we were doing - eggs and cereal at breakfast, a buffet lunch and then three course dinner. They seemed to be able to cater for a wide range of dietary requirements, and I really liked the fact that everyone ate together with the volunteers and staff so we could get to know everyone. My room was huge, and very comfortable, and there aren't many places I've visited where I've been woken early in the morning by hippos playing on the lawn!

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

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?

Nothing you could do better really - great amount of information, and I love the little packs we get sent (and the fact you only get the leather wallet once so there is no waste).

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

I don't think you could.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Horizon was a really relaxing holiday - I completely switched off from work and had a great week riding and chatting with a great group of people (some of whom I met on the transfer from the airport and rode with every day). There are ongoing power cuts in South Africa at the moment, but actually that made things even better - it meant you couldn't be reliant on wifi and had to properly switch off. We also had a couple of very exciting African storms while we were there - the lightening was incredible!