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Take a ride on the wild (coast) side

Summer is upon us and what better way to celebrate the warmer weather, longer days and the exquisite beauty that is the Wild Coasts than experiencing it from a thrilling new vantage point?

Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventures, which operates out of Kei Mouth, is one of the Eastern Cape’s most popular and established horse trail tourism operators, with a range of horse adventure options.

Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to the saddle, experienced guides and an intimate knowledge of the terrain and local conditions will ensure a safe, enjoyable experience for the whole family.

Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventurers is owned and operated by Julie-Anne Gower and her team of experienced horse riding trail guides.

“We love horses, horse riding, endurance riding, and the sea; and, of course, beautiful Kei Mouth and the great Africa outdoors. we are very grateful to be able to live and work and love doing what we do.”

Horse riding along the beaches of the Wild Coast of South Africa offers some of the most stunning and varied riding terrain found anywhere in the world. At the Great Kei River, a pontoon will transport you and your horse into rural Africa where sleepy tribal villages await you. As you ride through undulating hills, comfortable hotels are nestled in coves along the coast, providing perfect stop off points for the horse and rider.

Our wide variety of horses are suitable for all levels of rider. For advanced riders, endurance fit horses make the pace fast and exciting. Rolling hills, deep gorges, and cliff tops that plunge into the ocean ensure that this is not just a beach ride; it is an adventure on the edge of Africa!

Riding options include:

  • A relaxing, 90-minute beginner’s ride, which takes riders down the golf course, through the sand dune forests and on to the beach at the river mouth, or, depending on the tide, down to the Morgan Bay beach.

  • The slightly more strenuous 2 ½ hour Morgan Bay Cliff Top Beach Ride for riders who want to do more than just a walk and who are comfortable in trot and canter.

  • A full-day beach ride across the Kei River. This ride is for intermediate and advanced riders who are comfortable on horseback (you can post to trot & canter). Your trail starts with crossing the Great Kei River by ferry, and then canters along the beach take you to a hotel for a tasty pub lunch. Alternatively, you can choose to bring a picnic and go the waterfalls. Riders who want to make a weekend or short holiday of it, can stay overnight at Kei Mouth Guest Lodge, also owned and operated by the Gowers.

Book your ride at least one day in advance by calling 0825670972 or use the online booking form here.

Download the Wild Coast Horse Riding Adventures brochures by clicking on the images below.

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