Horizon Lodge - South Africa

Horizon Lodge

5 star rating   1 July 2023

Fiona who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Heavenly Horizon | I love Horizon, because they love their horses and seem to look after their staff too.
Will definitely be back.
Always meets expectations.

One small suggestion - not everyone is familiar with these saddles and would be good to give people a bit of info about them, e.g. getting on and off, letting them know that buckles can be adjusted if they are rubbing / causing soreness. One of the other ladies was struggling quite a lot and had no idea her issues could be sorted our very simply and quickly - it just came up in conversation at dinner one evening and I advised her what to do but I don't think she'd have raised it otherwise.

The Riding

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

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

I had a standard room this time, last year I had one of the fancier ones so was a bit worried I might be disappointed. However I preferred the standard room and next time I go will request it again. It was huge, has a bath as well as a shower and is right next to the dining room so better for wi-fi and handy if you forget something you need for the evening or for riding.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
4 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

It was all good - knew what to expect anyway.

There did seem to be a bit of crossed wires re what accommodation was available this time, more affecting my travelling companion than myself.

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

As above - just being a bit clearer re the accommodation options that were available at time of booking.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Would absolutely recommend Horizon - it's one of my favorite places to be.