Horse riding in Hermanus
For those that know what it means to trot, canter and gallop, having felt the liberating exhilaration of riding horses, will be happy to know that this is another activity on the long list of exciting things to do in Hermanus. Regarded by many as the ultimate outdoor activity, horse riding offers a unique feeling of connecting with nature and it can be an experience for the whole family to enjoy. Horse farms in Hermanus welcome both new and experienced riders alike which means even children can partake with ease. And it’s well-known that almost any adventure is made even more amazing when experienced from the back of one of these majestic animals.
Horse riding trails in Hermanus often take riders through mountain passes, vineyards or orchards and even include variety of activities along the way, like a country picnic beside the lagoon or even stopping at a waterfall. There are also several coastal trails that trek along sandy shores and sand dunes with the Klein Rivier Mountains as a backdrop. Rides are generally tailored to suit your experience and preference, parents can specifically enquire about pony party and child-friendly rides for the little ones if they want to. During beach outrides, riders can even get lucky and have whales be a part of their view during season. Other trails can be taken through private nature reserves, where riders can enjoy the magnificent flora and fauna, deserted beaches, wildlife and birdlife or why not choose to venture through the winelands and vineyards, where you can sample some of the best wines in the valley on horseback.
Rides generally last between 1 to 2 hours, but full day trips can be arranged for those who wish to explore the surrounding valleys and mountains of the area. If the weather allows and the moon is full, treat yourself to a romantic moonlight ride out into the sunset or sunrise for those who are less allured by the dark. You can also opt for a picnic or lunch to be provided and enjoyed at a beautiful resting point on your ride. For those drawn to the freedom that riding brings, there are even 2, 3, and 4-day trails where all your meals and accommodation is prepared for you. You’ll get to experience the changing landscape of the Overberg, from the cliff caves and deserted beaches to thick forest foliage.
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely canter through winelands or an adventurous outride across mountains and beaches, Hermanus offers a variety of horseback experiences that can be specially curated to suit your needs.