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Scenic Horse trails in the Drakensberg... the natural way

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 trained, relaxed  and not your typical "nose-to-tail" trail horses and our experienced guide, 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 or couples. This allows the rider to truly experience the magic of natural horsemanship. Before you ride out into the mountains, we can 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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Before you book...

Age & Weight restrictions

Our current weight limit is 90KG,  Please note that the lodge is adults only and we offer outrides and private lessons for ages 16 plus.  It is recommended before booking to check out our Q&A page for more information. 

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  refund will be offered.  Booking is essential. Availably is extremely limited.  Rides available for in-house and outside guests. 

Spend a week at our boutique stud during foaling season

Two of our stud mares are due to foal down on the 24th of November,  this is you chance to experience the breeding and foaling season at the stud. 

What is included:

Daily interaction with our herd of 10 of mixed ages and abilities
Foal handling and foal rasing interaction
Daily involvement in our breeding program
Groundwork and guidance of our stud Manager
Accommodation and all meals at our 4* lodge
Outrides in the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains

You will learn how to handle foals on the ground and how to interact with them, you will also be included in the breeding program and will learn your way around a free roaming herd. Your duties will include daily grooming, feeding and handling the herd. You will also have an opportunity to take part daily in training rides and outrides of younger horses. You will experience groundwork and young horse development.

2024 Volunteer program

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