Horse Riding on Noordhoek Beach

CAP 148-601
Highlights
  • Scenic drive along the breathtaking Atlantic coast line
  • 2-Hour horse ride on the beautiful beach of Noordhoek
Program Overview
Country: South Africa
Depart: 03/24/2017 1100
Return: 03/14/2017 1700
Duration: Half-Day
Difficulty: Moderate
Capacity: Min. 2 / Max. 6
Program Fee
$108 (early booking: $102)

Drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay. Stop at Maiden’s Cove to enjoy the magnificent views onto Camps Bay Beach and the Twelve Apostles, before continuing along the coastal road, past the upmarket suburb of Llandudno and on towards the fishing village of Hout Bay.

From here you will travel along one of the world’s most spectacular routes, Chapman’s Peak Drive (provided it’s open), with its numerous look out points, which offer magnificent views over the ocean towards Hout Bay & the Sentinel. Upon arrival in the quaint little village of Noordhoek, you will be briefed prior to your horse riding experience in addition to signing indemnities. Following this, you are ready for a 2-hour horse ride, discovering the beautiful and pristine beaches of Noordhoek. The beach trail consists of roughly a 20 minute ride through the residential area of Noordhoek to the beach, an hour and 20 minutes ride on Noordhoek’s beautiful beach and a 20-minute ride back through the wetlands.

In the residential area you can see the exquisite houses and lanes of Noordhoek and enjoy a nice chat with your fellow riders. The beach is of course the main attraction, though, with its stretch of soft, white sand from the base of Chapmans Peak to Kommetjie on the other side; the surfers riding the waves on a good day; indigenous birds; the mountains in a distance and during certain times of the year you can even spot whales and dolphins playing in the sea. The riders also get to see the Kakapo wreck on Noordhoek beach. The ride back through the protected wetlands is also lovely, as you can see the renowned Cape Fynbos, a few lilies along the trial and a variety of indigenous and endangered bird species.

In completion of your horse riding experience, your journey will continue over the scenic Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road), taking in the views over the southern Peninsula, Cape Flats and False Bay. Head back to the city via the M3 motorway, passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial, Mostert’s Mill and the famous Groote Schuur Hospital en-route.

Special Note

• Participants should please bring socks with and wear closed shoes. Shoes can also be provided. Also take along sunblock, a sun hat, sunglasses, and a windbreaker.
• This tour is not recommended to those with a fear of heights.
• Not suitable for pregnant people or someone who recently had an operation or has a medical condition.
• Riding hats are compulsory and will be supplied.
• Please note there is a weight limit of below 90kgs per person
• Please note there is an age limit of 12 years to 65 years of age