Horse riding – For novices or ‘old hands’ there are few places in the world you can ride in an area as unspoilt or beautiful as this!
From the edge of the Indian Ocean to the shores of St Lucia Estuary there are many things to discover on every ride.
We take the horses out along Iphiva Beach at the northern end of St Lucia where there are many kilometres of clean white sand with the Indian Ocean rolling in alongside. During the whale season (May-Nov) we sometimes see humpbacks breaching out in the deeper water on their way to the breeding grounds in Mozambique and from Nov to March we search for the tracks of turtles who dug their nests above the high tide mark in the warm sand the night before. The rest of the year we have to make do with dolphins playing in the surf or just the amazing views along the beach to the highest forested dunes in Africa.
Our beach rides are low tide dependent so we can ride on the hard sand and so neither damage anything living in the soft sand nor possibly harm the horses.
Our game rides begin at the Iphiva Campsite in St Lucia and ride in the Nature Reserve on the southern end of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here we often see zebra, wildebeest, bushbuck, warthog, duiker and impala while riding. This is the perfect start for a novice as it a gentle ride with lots of interest along the way.
On the Beach and Reserve rides we cannot take riders less than 8 years of age or over 100kg.