We are very excited to announce our partnership with Heartfelt Horsemanship.

In addition to trail rides, we now offer instruction in Natural Horsemanship, horse training and help troubled horses. We also offer certificate courses for Natural Horse Management through correspondence.  Looking for a  group clinic and luxury horsemanship retreats, then look no further  

Scenic Horse trails in the Drakensberg...

the natural way

Join us to experience a soul-restoring horseback trail in the heart of Kamberg Valley surrounded by the Drakensberg 

From bombproof to energetic, we have horses and trails to suit beginners to advanced riders.  Safety, comfort and enjoyment, for both horse and rider, are our priorities, chat to us if you are not sure which is the best trail for you. 

Our horses are well schooled, not your "nose-to-tail" trail horse and our experienced guide, Gareth will offer instruction throughout your horse ride. Our trails are all scenic and cover a variety of terrain, so whilst safe, they are also entertaining.

We pride ourselves at doing things differently, and that is why you will not find the standard large group outrides at Qambathi. We only offer private outrides for singles riders, couples or small groups. This allows the rider to truly experience the magic of natural horsemanship. Before you ride out into the mountains, Gareth will offer ground work with you and your horse. This will enhance your horsemanship skills, allowing you to feel safe and comfortable on the ride. 


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2 Hour

Scenic Meander experience

This affordable 2 hour experience, is great for couples and friends looking for a gentle introduction to natural horsemanship. The frist hour is all out preparation. You will learn all about your horse and how to communicate with them.   The second hour  is all about putting what you learnt into practice with a outride into the mountains. You will sure be amazed how special the ride is with a little bit of prep. R600

Yehaa Rock

Half Day Experience

Experienced riders, comfortable at a trot and canter over varied terrain, love this trail. The trail includes breathtaking views and varied terrain. The frist hour is all about preparation. You will learn all about your horse and how to ride naturally. After your ground work with Gareth, you will be putting what you learnt into practice with a outride into the mountains to the top of yehaa Rock. R900

Riding Lesson

1 hour -2 hour 

Join Gareth on a  private horse riding journey, learning how to ride naturally, truly bond with your horse and learn about how to communicate one to one with your horse.  Each lesson is bespoke and tailored to you.   Lessons start at R350 per hour, and R450 for two hours. 


Three night midweek retreat

If you have always wanted to learn the art of horsemanship from the ground up, and then really put it into practice then this package its for you. Coupled with luxury accommodation and fabulous dining join us for 3 nights at Qambathi and two full days learning. Work hard and have fun in the day learning the art of natural horsemanship and get spoiled by a five course dining and your private 4* rated suite in the evening. R7200


Take your horsemanship skills to the next level

Clinics from basics to advanced. Building communication, trust and relationship. Problem-solving issues such as bucking, rearing, bolting, napping, "lazy", spooking.. all the way up to improving competition. R950 including lunch. 


Solving all your horse problems

Do you have a young horse that requires backing, or maybe somehow along the way you and your horse have lost the ability to communicate effectively? Or perhaps you would like to buy your first horse but you don't quite know where to start. From trailer loading to advancing your communication Heartfelt Horsemanship will be able to help you. Please contact Gareth for your requirements and quotation.

Gift Vouchers

Gifts that keep on giving with great memories, or make dreams come true. Ask us about our gift vouchers, the ideal present for horse & nature lovers and a great way to spend time with loved ones!

Before you book...

Age & Weight restrictions

Guests are often surprised to find horses are limited to the weight they can carry, or that young children can't ride on the same horse as an adult. Before booking, please check out our Q&A page for more information on the restrictions. We offer outrides and private lessons for 16 plus. Our current weight limit is 90KG

Riding times and booking

Times may vary according to weather conditions and are confirmed at time of booking. With regret, rides can be cancelled last min due to weather, however  a  voucher  will be offered.  We will need to ask for your weight at the time of booking to match you to the perfect horse.Booking is essential. Availably is extremely limited.  Rides available for in-house and outside guests. 

Contact us



+27 (0)82 774 8164 or  +27 (0)66 002 4852

Snail mail:  PO Box 11293, Kamberg, KZN, 3300, South Africa  

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Qambathi Mountain Lodge, Mpofana Road, Kamberg Valley Drakensberg, Kwazulu-Natal

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