Horse About Trails
Horse About Trails
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Horse About Trails offers magnificent horse trails and activities in the Western Cape. Just over an hour from Cape Town, situated in the majestic Witzenberg Valley, we are conveniently located between the towns of Tulbagh, Wolseley and Ceres, with Riebeek Kasteel and Worcester within easy reach and en route to Citrusdal and the Route62. Take a step back in time on one of our scenic trails in the foothills of the majestic Witzenberg Mountains, through vineyards, forests and farmland, set against a backdrop of arresting beauty.Our horse riding trails are suitable for all levels of rider. Experience the magic of a moonlight ride or book a romantic picnic after your horse ride.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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lindsaybell2016
London, UK12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Jo, Jon and their team were very friendly and reassuring as we were novices riders.
The trail was varied and the horses were calm, allowing you to take in the amazing surroundings and view throughout the valley.
Written 9 April 2023
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BackPacker800547
Bilston, UK1,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Fantastic welcome, in a beautiful setting. We had a good couple of hours wandering the wine estate and beyond, slow paced but relatively adventurous nonetheless. The whole experience was just superb and is worth coming to Tulbagh for. Great communications before visiting too.

But please put some signs on your trail on the way in, just to encourage visitors it is the right way.
Written 8 April 2023
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Lindie du Plessis
Durbanville, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Fantastic experience. John truly has a passion for horses. One of our fellow riders has never been on a horse's back and was totally comfortable with the ride. Spectacular views, close to nature and pure bliss.
Written 21 April 2021
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David Banks
Cape Town, South Africa450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Lovely trail with an interesting mix of scenery and spectacular views. Nothing hectic but a fun ride on a sweet horse who definitely knows how to look after you. Really happy place with happy fur kids.
Written 30 March 2021
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car_lra
Cape Town Central, South Africa29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
I went with my daughter and her friend - we are intermediate riders. John is an amazing guy - really knowledgeable and clearly loves all his horses. We had a beautiful ride with great horses - a truly special experience.
Written 9 December 2020
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Saskia Uppenkamp
Berlin, Germany15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a great morning ride with Spike through the woods and wine yards around the farm. The horses are very well trained and after years of not riding it was easy for us to handle them. We loved how the horses are treated and trained with respect for the animal. Definitely a ‘Must-Do’ when in the area.
Written 14 February 2020
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Dear Saskia, your feedback is really appreciated, thank you. So wonderful that you got to meet our herd and explore some of our beautiful valley on horseback. Enjoy the rest of your stay and we hope that you will visit again soon. Warm regards from the Horse About Team
Written 16 February 2020
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waynebee
Shelly Beach, South Africa32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We are a family of 4, with 7 year old twins. Being mostly novice riders, we were a little apprehensive but John took charge and put us all at ease. We enjoyed the scenic trails and local knowledge shared by John. A great outing enjoyed by all. Highly recommended
Written 24 January 2020
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Rachel FS
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Had a lovely Saturday morning spent on the 1.5hr trek, led by John. The trails take in some absolutely beautiful scenery. The horses are very well behaved and well cared for. Would recommend no matter what your previous experience with horses is - John & Jo will make sure you are matched with the right horse and are comfortable before you set out on the trails.
Written 11 November 2019
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Thank you so much for joining us for a Horse About Trail and taking the time to drop us a review of your experience - we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the area and we look forward to you visiting again! The mountains have a way of calling people back :-) Warm regards from John, Jo and the Horse About Team
Written 19 November 2019
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Claudia
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My sister and I had an exquisite morning riding out into the Witzenberg trail last Thursday. The horses are so well cared for and a delight to ride. I was really surprised at how much ride and enjoyment we got for a really affordable price.
John and Jo really know how to take care of their riders and the views were just spectacular.
We will definitely come for a another ride next time we visit Tulbagh.
Claudia & Bianca
Written 4 November 2019
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Dear Claudia and Bianca - it is always so special when our guests truly experience the magic of our horses and the magnificent trails we are blessed to share. Thank you for joining us and for taking time to drop us a review. We look forward to meeting you again soon on the trail! all the best John, Jo & the Horse About Team
Written 6 November 2019
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Andrew
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We did a 2 hour trail along the base of the beautiful farm’s surrounding mountains. John and Jo clearly know what they are doing. Besides being a breathtakingly beautiful ride, we learnt a lot about their horses which area clearly very well looked after a cared for. Highly recommend!
Written 6 October 2019
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Andy, thank you for visiting Horse About Trails, it is always a pleasure sharing this spectacular corner of the cape, where we work and live, with guests who love nature and the experience of getting to know our fantastic horses. We hope you will visit again soon! Thank you kindly for your feedback. Warm regards John, Jo & the Horse About Team
Written 6 October 2019
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