Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Gansbaai, South Coast
Ride on one of the most beautiful beaches at the southern-most tip of the world, in heart of the Fynbos Kingdom of Flowers, a Unesco site where 9000 plant species are found nowhere else on earth and which David Bellamy called the best example of conservation of biodiversity I have ever seen.
There are resident biologists and conservationists who will accompany you on foot or on horseback, teaching you to appreciate the complexity of the unique Fynbos ecology. They will also organise boat trips to see some wonders of the marine world, the Big 5 of the deep; dolphins, penguins, seals, sharks and whales for which the area is famous.
The Grootbos Nature reserve has two luxury 5* lodges to choose from; the relaxed Garden Lodge for families and the more formal contemporary Forest Lodge for sophisticated grown-ups. Both lodges built out of natural materials, mostly by local craftsmen.
There are 20 horses here on which to explore the reserve.
Read what Ireland's Equestrian magazine thinks about his holiday 'Thine is the Kingdom' Click here:
'My ride, Maseru, was a perfect steed for such a situation; light-mouthed, sure-footed, sensible and responsible, enabling a rider of any ability to see Grootbos from a less arduous perspective than a guided walk! And, with such an accolade, one might expect armies of botanists to be Grootbos chief clientele but never more so have I seen actions speak louder than words. Like the wind that whispers along the coast, so the word has spread that Grootbos is somewhere special.'
If you have any questions about the riding, call 27 (28) 384 8053 (Mon - Fri). 27 (28) 384 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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