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Address: Seven Passes Road | 23km from Wilderness on Hoekwil Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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+27 82 494 5642
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our...

At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our little charming horse ranch, Black Horse Trails. Our rides venture into the forests and mountains from a 1.5 hour trail, 3 hour trails, sun downer trails, full moon trails, full day trails to a 2 day overnight trail. We have suitable steeds for any level of experience you may or may not have on a horses back, everyone is welcome! Although for our day trips and 2 day trip riders need to be experienced. Please visit our website to see all our options and prices (which are very reasonable).

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Beautiful experience..!

Morning ride with with the beautiful and gentle horses, Jack and Sophie :) and our guide Katrina. The morning ride was filled with fun chit chat as we rode along a stunning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
nomhlekhabo1
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Lephalale, South Africa
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Lephalale, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Morning ride with with the beautiful and gentle horses, Jack and Sophie :) and our guide Katrina. The morning ride was filled with fun chit chat as we rode along a stunning forest trail. The morning was especially beautiful because of the soft breeze but it was still warm enough to enjoy the day. There are no word for the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set up in the forestry inland from Wilderness, this gem of a stables provides some great horses and expert tuition. The 3 hour ride to the waterfall and for a swim is fantastic and to be recommended.

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Thank Nicholas J
Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Hi Nicholas, The girls, our volunteers, said they really enjoyed the ride with you. Thank you for your grate review. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love love horses and horse riding and this place definitely is worth the long drive! Their horses are beautiful and in great condition (ask for Mexico - he was my one - he's super well behaved and a sweetie) and the ride is beautiful. We did the 1.5 hour ride as we were too late for the 3 hour... More 

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Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Hi Meg, Thank you for your grate review. I'm so happy you loved Mexico. He is a very special boy. Come join us one day on the new mountain trails we are starting this month. Kind regards, Lyndsay More 

Mwanza
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The team took us out despite the rain. Very helpful and patient with our group of beginners. Horses are disciplined and an interesting bunch of personalities. Would have loved to have been able to trot a bit more but the mud made it very challenging.

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Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Hi Aliyah, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our team of humans and horses in the rain! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Beautiful walk through the forest, with a very attentive guide, who is aware of the horse's hierarchy. Good horses that also have character and don't just walk after the next one. Good for inexperienced to intermediate riders, but can feel a bit slow at times. There are several places to canter if you wish to and some places that are... More 

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Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Hi Merav, Thank you for your review. Its great for us to get feedback. We glad you enjoyed it. Come back next year for our new longer more challenging rides we are setting up soon that explore the beautiful mountains behind us, from half day to 2 day trails. More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My dad and I recently went on the 1.5 hr forest trail ride with Black Horse Trails, and it was fantastic. The directions made it easy to find the barn, we were greeted by our guide with a friendly smile. Our guide clearly had a great relationship with the horses and knew what she was doing. Thoroughly enjoyed the trail... More 

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Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Thank you lovely lady for your awesome review. I'm so glad we met your expectations and more. We look forward to having you ride with us again. Jack is busy eating the peach tree leaves in the garden as I type. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Definetely something for all to do! Great experience and guidance for the beginners band great horses and trails for the more advanced.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Everything about the ride was superb. Our guide Andrea, was warm, friendly, patient & attentive to our needs. The horses were easy to handle & the forest setting just magical. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!!

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Thank Zev J
Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We so glad you had fun with Andrea and our horses in the most beautiful forest we call home. More 

South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

A trek through the wondrous forest on horseback with an optional trot now and again for those who are experienced or learning to ride made this an unforgettable horse ride! At the end of the ride we were greeted by the beautiful rock pools and had a swim in the chilly waters before heading back. Our horses Jack and Sophia... More 

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Hopefield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The most amazing experience on the best horses ever, Sophia and Artemis were our steeds and were receptive to an old duck and young buck. Gave us the most fantabulous ride through pine forests - the smell, the track, the rock pool - definitely a heavenly experience. Andrea our guide, a gem - considerate and informative - just a lovely... More 

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Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Thank you young buck and old duck for your beautiful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your ride with our gorgeous horses and guide. Those girls are our pillars of strength and beauty and make the ride what it is. More 

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