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2h – Horse Trail


Activity Description

Enjoy our 2h Horse Trail at the historic Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, nestled in the foothills of the Simonsberg in South Africa’s most celebrated Franschhoek wine valley. A unique way to explore the area at a gentle pace allowing you to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. After exploring the farm and vineyards, this trail heads out into the lower reaches of the mountain for a closer look at the beautiful fynbos and bird life.


Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round
WhereVrede en Lust Wine Estate
WeatherThis service is weather depending
What to WearTight long pants with a closed shoe that has a slight heel, or if you have riding gear, Jodhpurs and half or full chaps, comfortable riding boots, or bring whatever you usually wear to ride.
Things to BringA Camera Sunglasses Sunscreen Allergex if you have hayfever
Guests or SpectatorsFriends and family are welcome to spend time at Lust Bistro & Bakery. The venue is open for early breakfast, lunch, tapas and everything in between. The food at this Franschhoek Winelands restaurant is honest, abundant and delicious with an emphasis on simplicity and seasonal ingredients. It also pairs magnificently with our finest wines.


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight95.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


A Horse
A Qualified Guide
A Safety Helmet

ExclusionsFood and drinks


Please be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before your time slot begins to ensure your indemnity is completed and you receive the safety briefing.

Any riders arriving late will forfeit time out of their booking. A minimum of 2 riders is required for a ride to go out. Group size limited to 15 riders. For larger parties, please contact us so we can accommodate your needs. No under 8’s on horses. This service is weather dependent. All of our trails are led by experienced guides, ensuring a safe and memorable experience. We are conscious about the environment, we respect nature and adhere to strict operating guidelines to protect the amazing space we operate in.

We do not allow any rider over 95kg on a horse, or any rider over 110kg on a quad bike, and reserve the right to put a rider on a scale should we feel that they are over the weight limit. If you are over the weight limit when making the booking you will not be liable for a refund.

The Horse Drawn Carriage is a great option for persons over 100kg, but we do need to be notified in advance to ensure there is space on our carriage.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. Helmets are tight fitting; please note that wigs or extensions can cause the helmets to not fit. Therefore, we request that all riders have their hair in a practical hairstyle when coming for horse or quad bike riding as no one will be allowed out without a helmet. If you have any concerns about the above restriction, we recommend booking a carriage ride and/or a glamorous photoshoot instead.

Participants will not be allowed to take part in any activity if any of the following are not adhered to:

I warrant that I’m free of any drugs and / or alcohol.
Indemnity forms must be completed with the same particulars as per ID or passport document.
Valid ID, Passport, or driver’s license must be supplied on arrival.
No bad behavior or foul language will be tolerated.

Customer Reviews

The two hour ride tour was great. The paths were beautiful and views amazing. We galloped in the field side by side reaching one of the highest point. I can recommend - Mia

Our 2 hour ride was my birthday treat and it did not disappoint! I had a great time! Booking and pre ride correspondence was quick and efficient and the host and guide were super friendly and professional and the horses were extremely well behaved and in great condition. I fell in love with Tasha! Next time I hope for dryer weather and a little trot or canter! - Zelda

What an amazing ride with wonderful views! Chantelle, our guide, was awesome and very knowledgeable on the surroundings (plants, animals). From our time we arrived, we were welcomed and taken care of. There was also no doubt that the animals on the farm are well taken care of, which was great to see. I hope to visit soon again. - Charlotte

Had a wonderful day. Michelle and her staff are super professional and the horses are very well schooled. And the scenery on the rides are just amazing! Truly a 5 star experience. - Martine

We have ridden with some cowboy operators but this was a perfectly organised, beautifully controlled ride in a spectacular setting. Having had a fall earlier in the year I was still feeling a little nervous, but Michelle is so calm and matched my daughter and me with perfect ponies, which made for a wonderful experience. We had some time to get to know our ponies and then there were various options to canter or gallop as desired. Michelle was so encouraging and gave me some amazing tips to improve my riding. Highly recommended. We'll be back! - Lauren

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