Scenic Horse trails in the Drakensberg

Explore  the Qambathi Mountain Reserve with hidden forest paths with breathtaking mountain views.

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. 

Accurate information enables us to match you with the best equine partner so you can enjoy your chosen horseback adventure.

Our horses are well schooled, not your "nose-to-tail" trail horse and our experienced guides 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.


1.5  or 1 hour Scenic Meander

Ideal for novices and not-so-fit riders. This affordable 1,5 or 1  hour horse trail is great for couples and friends looking for a gentle introduction to trail riding. R500/R400 

3 hour Qambathi Trail

(Coming soon)

Experienced riders, comfortable at a trot and canter over varied terrain, love this trail. the trail includes exhilarating canters & breathtaking views. R850

Interaction for non riders

Too nervous to ride? But would still love to know more about horses and interact with them? Meet our horses, learn about their body language & the role of positive reinforcement. R150

Private Trail Ride

Perfect for special occasions. Following the same spectacular trails, but in the company of a private guide, this trail is ideal for romantics, proposals or treating a loved one. Contact us now for a bespoke package. 

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!

Romance Package


Planning a very special romantic outing, where you can actually spend leisurely time with your loved one? Or maybe you are considering a surprise proposal?
Enjoy a Trail Ride through the scenic countryside and add to the romance with a gourmet picnic basket while you relax overlooking the breathtaking Kamberg Valley.

Make any of our trail rides private with just you and a guide and our fabulous horses for company. These romantic rides give you the opportunity to stop anywhere for pictures and to set the pace at your own speed whether it is walk or enjoying an exhilarating canter for the advanced riders.    Our guide will strive to make your ride an enjoyable and romantic experience. Your ride can include sundowners or you can relax and enjoy a leisurely picnic on your own after the ride - stay as long as you like. 

Romantic Proposal Ideas


Ready to pop the question, but needing some inspiration for a surprise setting? Contact us to plan your special day. A Horse About private ride is the best way to enjoy the trail without a crowd. On the private trail, it will be just the two of you with a guide, allowing for a more exclusive experience and flexibility in timing and the route.

Riding instruction 

Many of our guests find that they really start enjoying the horse ride more once they have some basics in place and return for a course of instruction. We usually recommend 2 or 3 days depending on your fitness. Tuition packages include riding lessons followed by "putting it into practice" on the trail. Let us arrange a package for you.

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. 

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 full refund will be offered. 

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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