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Horse About Trails

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Address: De Heuvel Farm | R46 between Tulbagh and Wolseley, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 82 884 9881
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Horse About Trails offers magnificent horse trails and activities in the...

Horse About Trails offers magnificent horse trails and activities in the Western Cape. Just over an hour from Cape Town, situated in the majestic Witzenberg Valley, we are conveniently located between the towns of Tulbagh, Wolseley and Ceres, with Riebeek Kasteel and Worcester within easy reach and en route to Citrusdal and the Route62.Take a step back in time on one of our scenic trails in the foothills of the majestic Witzenberg Mountains, through vineyards, forests and farmland, set against a backdrop of arresting beauty.Our horse riding trails are suitable for all levels of rider. Experience the magic of a moonlight ride or book a romantic picnic after your horse ride. Ask about our Horse Riding Holidays.

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We enjoyed an hour and a half walkigntrail on wonderfully trained ponies and thoroughbreds - responsive horses and caring guides. Ranging from nervous novices to experienced... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an hour and a half walkigntrail on wonderfully trained ponies and thoroughbreds - responsive horses and caring guides. Ranging from nervous novices to experienced riders, our group was well cared for and we honestly enjoyed ourselves. Many thanks to John and Blessing for a super day!

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a 2h ride with John and his three wonderful horses Bob, Tequilla and Don Pedro. John told us a lot about the flora and fauna of the Tulbagh region and we enjoyed the wonderful nature of the Witzenberg mountains until the very last minute. It is wonderful and heart touching to see with how much love and... More 

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa, it is always such a treat for us when guests enjoy our wonderful horses and area as much as we do. Thank you for joining us on a Horse About Trail and for taking the time to leave a review. We hope that you will visit South Africa again soon with time for another Horse About Trail! Warm... More 

Leuven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience in all aspects. We went for a ride two times. My husband, my two children (8 and 5) and myself. We were all totally inexperienced. John and Jill helped us well on handling there very gentle horses. After clear and short instructions we could enjoy a great horse ride/walk through the beautiful environment. I would recommend this to... More 

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Dear Hans & Tienie, it was very special to meet your lovely family and especially that you joined us for a second ride! Thank you for joining us for a Horse About adventure and a super well done to both your children for doing so well as their first time experience, the smiles said it all! Thank you for taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Horse About trail ride was the absolute highlight or our weekend in Tulbagh. Myself, my six year old son and my ex-husband (who has never been on a horse) did the 1.5hr ride on Saturday. Amazing!!!! My son was lead on his horse and even though we were novices, after a few pointers we were quite capable of handling... More 

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Janis thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. So glad that you all enjoyed the outing with us and we hope to see you on the trail again soon! Visit in winter when the magic forest is filled with mushrooms! all the best from the Horse About Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I haven't been on a horse in about 25 years, but John was excellent at dealing with every level of experience in our group and clearly loves the horses. We were given very accurate briefs on the expected behaviour of each of our horses and also very clear guidelines on how to handle them. I think we all felt very... More 

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Dear Wayne, thank you for taking the time to post your review and for joining us on a Horse About Trail. It is always so special when guests take as much delight in the outing as we do. We are of course very lucky to have such amazing horses as our partners too! We look forward to visiting us again... More 

Glencairn, Western Cape, South Africa
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Last weekend we did a family horse ride (6 people) at Horse About Trails in Tulbagh - it was brilliant! I really enjoyed the whole experience and doing at in Spring was an extra bonus with good weather and beautiful flowers along the trail. We did the 1.5hr trail in the morning. John was a great trail guide and the... More 

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Dear Justin, thank you for joining us as Horse About and for taking the time to leave a review. It was wonderful meeting your family. Spring is indeed beautiful, the flowers this year after the rain are everywhere! We hope that you will join us again soon - moonlight rides are also very special! Warm regards from the Horse About... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was just the most amazing experience. I have had riding a horse on my bucket list for the last 39 years. To have had my first experience with such an amazing group of people made it worth the wait. Alabama will always be my first ...

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you for visiting us at Horse About Trails and for your kind review. Our guests feedback helps others when deciding on their holiday choices. So glad that you chose Horse About Trails to tick off a special outing on your bucket list - but it shouldnt be a once off - hope you will visit us... More 

Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We are a family of 4 ( 2 kids aged 6 and 9) and were novice riders. We did the 1.5 hour ride with John and Spike. It was a beautiful, informative relaxing and most wonderful 2 hour experience with friendly, experienced guides.

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Hallo Brendan, thank you for joining us for a Horse About trail and for taking the time to leave us a review. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Warm regards from the Horse About Team More 

Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We had a splendid morning at Horse About. Both of us are experienced riders, we did the 2 hour morning ride. John and Jo are friendly and have many interesting stories to share about the area. Horse and tack were all in great condition. We made it a day trip from Cape Town, totally doable.

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Sanjo, thank you for your review and for visiting us. The longer 2 hour trail is such a fun ride with experienced riders and we are glad you enjoyed the outing. Indeed we are fortunate that we are an easy day trip from Cape Town, especially as there are so many other great things to explore in the Witzenberg Valley.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The ride is through incredibly beautiful scenery. The horses are very gentle and respond exceptionally well to instruction. John and Jo are amazing and my 9 year old first time rider children were eased into the experience gently. we loved it and will definitely go back if we are in the area again

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HorseAboutTrails, Owner at Horse About Trails, responded to this review

Hallo Kate, thank you for your review and for visiting Horse About Trails. We love the smiles from children in particular during and after a trail, especially if they were a little apprehensive to start with. So glad you enjoyed the outing and look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Wishes from all of us at Horse About More 

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