Blog

Cape of “All Weather”...

Cape of “All Weather”...

Gansbaai and Pearly Beach Horse Trails

Well, we've had some interesting weather the last couple of weeks! Forget the old “four seasons in one day”, the Overberg has new Seasons, until now unknown! We've had mist rain, drizzle and thundershowers, with one particularly splendid show of lighting and loud thunder. Breezes, gales, muggy airless days, and gorgeous still days. Temperatures ranging from the lower teens to nearly 40°C. Eerie fog rolling in off the Atlantic, and engulfing us in mysterious, muffled whiteness. This last was very memorable, riding home along the beach, with visibility reduced to a mere few metres, and even the waves sounding peculiarly silenced. A very magical and mystic experience.

Apart from the varied weather, had some exciting findings and sightinigs: we were confronted by a washed up Sperm Whale, apparently quite old, so quite possibly died from natural causes. Sad, but also very interesting, and seeing it so close brought home just how huge these magnificent animals actually are. Gradually, as decomposition took it toll, huge bones stripped clean appeared along the sand that would have done any modern art sculptor proud! And of course, from the massive to the miniscule, a tiny Puffer-fish, all blown-up and pouting, a cute Red Duiker who makes his appearance at the top of dunes fairly frequently these days to warily watch the horses intruding on his territory, and loads of tortoises in many sizes going about their business. Our Fynbos Trail never disappoints, with sitings of African fish eagle, rock kestrals, porcupine quills and baboons hurling insults at us from the high cliffs as we pass by.

I'm always amazed at how every trail is different...

We've had some awesome, breathless canters along the surf, and some lovely dips in the ocean, the water pleasantly surprising me by not being too cold.

All in all, a fabulous few past few weeks of horse riding at its very best.

Cape of “All Weather”...

Sarah Coronaios

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails invite you on a never to be forgotten horseback adventure. Saddle up for a ride that will take you through dune forests and across the pristine white sandy beaches of one of the most exquisite stretches of the Cape Whale Coastline. Or meander through rural farm...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

Watch the Gansbaai Video
Read More

Recent Posts

Springtime in the Overberg

Springtime in the Overberg

Flowers, flowers, flowers! Once again I'm totally bowled over by the astonishing number and variety of beautiful flowers the Fynbos has to offer at this time of the year...

Whales, Otters & Seals on our Premium Beach Trail

Whales, Otters & Seals on our Premium Beach T...

"Make your top bucket-list dreams come true..." Southern Right Whales, Cape Clawless Otters and swimming with Cape Fur Seals.....

June - July 2019 Horse Riding Trips

June - July 2019 Horse Riding Trips

The last couple of Western Cape winter months have flown by in a flash...

2nd in Top Outdoor Activities in the Region

2nd in Top Outdoor Activities in the Region

Our first TripAdvisor review was one year ago... and now here we are at number two...

The Height Of Romance!

The Height Of Romance!

Horses, endeless white beach, crashing ocean, flowers, champagne... add to the mix two gorgeous couples in love...

And the Winner is...!

And the Winner is...!

We look forward to hosting Skye & Cat once again! Had a busy busy couple of weeks with the arrival of a new horse... vow renewals... and fun winter trails!