Horse riding (Game, Beach or Combination)
Bhangazi Horse Safaris operates horseback riding trails and safaris from St Lucia, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly Greater St Lucia Wetland Park), situated in Zululand, Kwa- Zulu Natal, South Africa and is the only concessionaire for horse safaris in the park.
Our beach rides start at the Main Beach in St Lucia kilometres of clean white sand with the Indian Ocean rolling in alongside.
We take the horses down to the water’s edge and head either north towards First Rocks or south towards the St Lucia Estuary, riding alongside.
During the whale season (June-Nov) we often see humpbacks breaching out in the deeper water on their way to their breeding grounds in Mozambique. From November to February we search for the tracks of turtles who dug their nests above the high tide mark in the warm sand the night before.
Our game rides begin at Iphiva, a 5-minute drive from the centre of St Lucia.
From here we ride into the Game Reserve on the southern end of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park where we ride alongside zebra, wildebeest, bushbuck, warthog, duiker, impala etc with occasional sightings of rhino, buffalo and our elusive leopard.
By being so unobtrusive on horseback, we are able to view game from just meters away without interrupting their normal behaviour.
This is the perfect start for a novice, children or game viewing enthusiasts, as it is a gentle ride with lots of interest along the way.
The beach and game combo ride is 2.5 hours of horseback adventure where you experience the best of the game reserve and the beach!
Half Day Safari Incl Lunch