Horizon Horseback offers a range of riding safaris in the malaria-free Waterberg region South Africa and now also in Botswana via their sister company (see Horizon Botswana page). Regular winners of the 'Best Riding Safari in Africa' title in the prestigious Safari Awards, Horizon is a well-known horse safari destination with a longstanding reputation for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and focus on quality and service. Not only that, but they manage to combine the thrill and luxury of safari with surprisingly affordable prices. Just three hours north of Johannesburg, this destination has a choice for everyone from honeymoon couples to adventurous families, single riders to groups of friends (non-riders also welcome).
Guests can opt for a 'Signature Safari', based out of the historic family property, or a mobile safari such as the 'African Explorer' which is organised in conjunction with Horizon Botswana. On the Signature Safari riders stay on Horizon's main property, set in a private game reserve alongside a beautiful lake with hippo and surrounding plains game. There is also a chance to sleep under canvas, traditional 'safari style', by incorporating some nights in Horizon's own tented camp, Camp Davidson. When based on the main property guests can ride safe in the knowledge that whilst they may see the beautiful likes of zebra and giraffe, there are none of the animals considered most dangerous (primarily elephants and big cats).
Safaris at Horizon can be tailor made to suit your needs. With a large herd of horses available, there is a suitable partner for every level of rider including safe mounts for beginners and children (and some spicier options for those who like some spirit!). The choices of riding are almost endless and include outrides through the game reserve, swimming with the horses in the lake, western games, polocrosse or perhaps even cross country jumping. Weddings can also be arranged here and you will find it the ideal setting for such special occasions.
All the team from Far and Ride have been lucky enough to ride here on different occasions and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.