We GUARANTEE you won't find the same horse riding holiday at a lower price through any other source... and if you do, we promise to refund the difference!
from £200 or €235
The Winelands has been personally vetted by Zara and Jill (as have all our Horse Riding Holidays South Africa). We do this to ensure that the quality of the horse riding, accommodation, food and scenery combine to provide only the best Horse Riding Holidays in South Africa for our clients.
Don’t forget our Horse Riding Holidays GUARANTEE. You won’t find any of our Horse Riding Holidays in South Africa at a lower price through any other source… and if you do we will refund the difference.
PRICES & DATES 2017
This ride is suitable for all levels of riders and non riders will enjoy this trip too.
Rates are quoted per person sharing.
Cape Winelands is a flexible holiday and you can book by the night.
We recommend 7 nights to make the most of your trip.
Open all year round.
No single supplement.
Includes – All the riding, meals, drinks & airport transfers.
Excludes – Flights, tips and Big 5 Safari.
International flight to Cape Town.
45 minutes by car.
Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.
All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.
Situated on the historic Bloemendal farm, established in 1692 by Governor Simon van der Stel, The Winelands is surrounded by lush vineyards and orchards with the imposing Boland mountains in the background.
The Winelands is a laid back riding holiday destination and is known for it’s character mountains, diversity of landscape and people and it’s conveniently situated just 45 minutes from the feel good vibe of the V&A Waterfront of Cape Town. Guests at The Winelands can enjoy a whole host of quality activities ranging from Big 5 Safaris, Cross Country jumping, Mountain & Beach Treks, Lessons, even Wine Tours on horseback due to their fantastic location right in the heart of the Cape Town Winelands.
Louis and Colleen have a good selection of horses and ponies of all heights and different levels at The Winelands, with many of them bred right on the farm. This means they can cater for many types of guests from total beginners right through to advanced riders. Colleen who is originally from the UK also holds her BHS II and is a SANEF examiner and the yard staff also hold their SANEF certificates, which is the BHS equivalent in South Africa.
In addition to all the great riding options available on The Winelands holiday, it also makes a great base for touring round the Cape Town area and a good choice for non riding partners.
Horses – Over 30 horses including Anglo Arabs, Thoroughbreds, Basthoto, Boarperds, Appaloosas, Childrens Ponies & crosses.
Level of Riding & Pace – Beginner to Advanced.
Tack – English & Trail.
Weight Restriction – 100 kg / 220 lbs / 15 stones 7 lbs.
There are 2 types of accommodation:
Spa Suite – A stones throw away from the farm in beautiful surroundings. These are large villas with very spacious suite room accommodation, a lounge, kitchen, outdoor space and swimming pool. Perfect for couple, groups or families.
Basic Cottage – Rustic accommodation situated on a private vineyard with lovely outdoor spaces and an infinity pool. Perfect for single travellers.
Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.
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There is so much that guests are able to do in addition to the riding…
On the doorstep
Sporting activities nearby
You can also explore the peninsula
Here’s an example of a 7 night package.
Arrival and transfer to the farm. A welcome drink and a chat, then a trot down to the yard to meet the horses and have an introduction ride in the arena. A late afternoon ride out round the estate. Dinner & drinks.
Long morning ride through lemon, pear and plum orchards and vineyards. A lunch stop at 'Le Bonheur' with a tour around the crocodile farm (very entertaining with a great tour guide). A sunset ride into the mountains and the day ending with sundowners and South African Braai.
A day ride with winetasting and lunch on a local wine estate returning in the afternoon. Late afternoon a trip out to the beautiful and historical Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, where we will stop for a gourmet style dinner.
The beach ride - sea air, waves and mountains – perfect for a fast gallop!
An optional day - guests can go on optional tours like Robben Island & Table Top Mountain or ride out on safari on a Big 5 Game Reserve.
A morning cross country lesson, teaching guests over each fence with the aim of each guest jumping the full course in the afternoon.
A relaxed picnic ride out into the mountains. Farewell Sundowners & South African Braai in the evening.
Breakfast & transfer back to the ariport.
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