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Horse Riding Trails

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Complete your bucket list – Book a safari horseback trail at Harties Horse Academy…

At the foothill of the majestic Magaliesberg, a mere 45 km from Johannesburg, Rustenburg and Pretoria, lies the picturesque Groot Verlange Horse Academy and Harties Horse Academy. We have been in business since 1995, Harties Horse Academy has been the exclusive trail guide company offering Horseback Safaris in an adjoining Nature Reserve, attesting to our highest standards and excellent service!

Let our experienced trail guides take you on an unforgettable experience and show you wildlife like Giraffe, Kudu, Honeybadger, Zebra, Warthog, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Waterbuck and superb Bird life with up to 350 bird species on show, up close and personal on our expertly trained trail horses. This is an experience that has been, and still is, enjoyed by both young and old, for many years, with thousands of satisfied clients each leaving with an memory never as sweet as the green grass growing in the reserve. We cater for english, as well as western saddles, for those riders with a preference and try our utmost to accommodate our riders.

Whether you are 6, or 70, this is a once in a lifetime, never to be forgotten, but often to be repeated experience.

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30 Minute Kiddies Ride

For children under 12 or adults that are kids at heart. Your horse is led by an experienced guide and you can relax and enjoy this safe experience. Sunday booking on request only.

Reservations are preferable or a slight wait can be anticipated.

No horse riding experience is needed.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Cost: R150.00 per person
Limitations: Maximum weight limitation per rider is 100kg.

1-Hour-Warthog-Trail

1 Hour Warthog Trail

A stunning one hour safari horseback trail in the adjoining nature reserve. You will be taken by our experienced trail guides to experience wildlife up close and personal – an unforgettable experience!

Wildlife encountered includes Giraffe, Kudu, Honeybadger, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Blesbuck, Waterbuck, Warthog and splendid birdlife with up to 350 bird species on show.

No horse riding experience is needed.

Duration: 1 Hour
Cost: R295.00 per person / R250.00 per child under 12 years
Limitations: Maximum weight limitation per rider is 100kg.

90-Minute-Zebra-Trail

90 Minute Zebra Trail

A stunning 90 minute safari horseback trail in the adjoining nature reserve. You will be taken by our experienced trail guides to experience wildlife up close and personal – an unforgettable experience!

Wildlife encountered includes Giraffe, Kudu, Honeybadger, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Blesbuck, Waterbuck, Warthog and splendid birdlife with up to 350 bird species on show.

No horse riding experience is needed.

Duration: 90 Minutes
Cost: R375.00 per person / R300.00 per child under 12 years
Limitations: Maximum weight limitation per rider is 100kg.

2-Hour-Giraffe-Trail

2 Hour Giraffe Trail

A stunning two hour safari horseback trail in the adjoining nature reserve. You will be taken by our experienced trail guides to experience wildlife up close and personal – an unforgettable experience!

Wildlife encountered includes Giraffe, Kudu, Honeybadger, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Blesbuck, Waterbuck, Warthog and splendid birdlife with up to 350 bird species on show.

No horse riding experience is needed.

Duration: 2 Hours
Cost: R450.00 per person / R350.00 per child under 12 Years
Limitations: Maximum weight limitation per rider is 100kg.

Optional picnic for this trail:

Enjoy a half an hour picnic at the famous waterhole in the nature reserve, surrounded by the best we have to offer.

Picnic includes a selection of the following:

  • Bite sized Samoosas, Nuggets, Mini Meatballs, Cocktail Sausage Rolls, Mini Chicken Drummies and Wings, Cheese and Crackers, Yoghurt
  • Small Juice and Still Water

Cost of Picnic: R250.00 per Person / R300.00 per Person (including champagne)

* This is a sample menu. All menu items are subject to change, based upon availability.

2-and-Half-Hour-Pegasus-Romantic-Trail

2.5 Hour Pegasus Romantic Trail

A romantic 2.5 hour safari horseback trail in the adjoining nature reserve. You will be taken by our experienced trail guides to experience wildlife up close and personal – an unforgettable experience! After a 1 hour ride, you will stop at the watering hole, famous site of many romantic moments, and if it’s what you have in mind, hundreds of proposals.

Enjoy our romantic 1 hour picnic on a blanket, a bottle of alcoholic / non alcoholic sparkling wine and good company and conversation right in the heart of nature.

Never shy, and never known to disappoint our romantic client, we will do our utmost to make your experience One to Remember!

Wildlife encountered includes Giraffe, Kudu, Honeybadger, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Blesbuck, Waterbuck, Warthog and splendid birdlife with up to 350 bird species on show.

For the more romantic occasion, arrange for the picnic to be a sweet suprise for your sweetheart, and for an additional fee, a sweet smelling bouquet of flowers is available on request.

No horse riding experience is needed.

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Cost: R700.00 per person / R250.00 per bouquet of flowers on request
Limitations: Maximum weight limitation per rider is 100kg.

Picnic for this trail includes a selection of the following:
  • Bite sized Samoosas , Mini Filled Pancakes , Nuggets, Mini Meatballs, Cocktail Sausage Rolls, Sausages, Mini Chicken Drummies and Wings, 2 Cheeses, Crackers, a Fresh Fruit, Yoghurt
  • Small Juice and Still Water
  • Bottle of Alcoholic / Non Alcoholic Sparkling Wine

Groot Verlange Horse Academy and Safaris is open 7 days a week:

  • Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday and Public Holidays 08:00 – 17:00

Booking is essential and needs to be made at least 48 hours in advance, please keep in mind that we do not have card facilities.

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