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Scenic Horse trails in the Drakensberg

At Qambathi, we believe in providing a horse riding experience like no other. Our horses are not your typical "nose-to-tail" trail companions; they are well-trained, relaxed, and ready to embark on a journey with you. Led by our experienced guide, you'll receive instruction throughout your ride, ensuring a safe yet entertaining adventure.

What sets us apart is our commitment to doing things differently. We take pride in offering private outrides only, allowing you to truly connect with the magic of natural horsemanship. No large groups here – just you, your horse, and the breathtaking scenery.

Before you set out on your mountain adventure, we offer ground work sessions to enhance your horsemanship skills. This ensures you feel both safe and comfortable during your ride.

Come experience the joy of horse riding at Qambathi – where every trail is scenic, every horse is exceptional, and every ride is a unique adventure.

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Before you book...

Age & Weight restrictions

Our weight limit is currently set at 90 kilograms. Please be aware that our lodge is exclusively for adults, and we provide outrides and private lessons for individuals aged 16 and above. To ensure a seamless booking experience, we recommend checking our Q&A page for additional information before confirming your reservation.

Riding times and booking

Please note that ride times may be subject to change based on prevailing weather conditions, and confirmation will be provided at the time of booking. Regrettably, rides may be canceled last minute due to adverse weather conditions; however, a full refund will be offered in such cases. Booking in advance is essential, given the extremely limited availability. Our rides are open to both in-house and outside guests, offering a unique experience for all. 

Embark on a Week-Long Retreat at Our Boutique Stud

Are you ready for an immersive equine experience like no other? Join us for a transformative week at our boutique stud, nestled in the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains. This unique opportunity offers a perfect blend of education, hands-on interaction, and the chance to be surrounded by the beauty of our free-roaming herd.

What's Included:

  1. Daily Interaction with our Herd: Engage with our diverse herd of 10 horses, each showcasing various ages and abilities. Build a deep connection as you spend quality time getting to know these majestic creatures.

  2. Foal Handling and Raising Interaction: Delve into the world of foal handling and contribute to the nurturing of our youngest members. Learn the intricacies of raising foals and witness their growth under your caring guidance.

  3. Involvement in our Breeding Program: Gain insight into the fascinating realm of horse breeding. Participate in our breeding program, learning about the process from conception to the early stages of life.

  4. Groundwork and Guidance from our Stud Manager: Receive personalized instruction from our experienced Stud Manager, guiding you through essential groundwork techniques and providing valuable insights into stud management.

  5. Accommodation and Meals at our 4 Lodge:* Enjoy the comfort of our 4-star lodge, where cozy accommodation and delicious meals await. Unwind after your day surrounded by the tranquil beauty of our stud.

  6. Outrides in the Beautiful Drakensberg Mountains: Explore the stunning landscapes of the Drakensberg Mountains on daily outrides. Immerse yourself in nature while deepening your connection with our horses.

During your week with us, you'll not only learn the art of handling foals and interacting with our herd but also actively contribute to our breeding program. Daily grooming, feeding, and hands-on care are part of your responsibilities, providing a holistic experience in equine management.

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to participate in daily training rides and outrides, gaining practical knowledge in groundwork and the development of young horses.

Don't miss out on this enriching and unforgettable experience. Secure your spot for a week of horsemanship, education, and serenity at our boutique stud.

Saddle up for an extraordinary adventure!

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