Klein Karoo Horse Adventures

Klein Karoo Horse Adventures

De Rust

Ontdek die wonder van die Klein Karoo te perd met ons kundige span. Verken die mooiste roetes met ‘n rit op ons geharde & gewillige perde.

Doornkraal has always had horses. We have relied on them for the many generations and the 140 years that this farm has been in care of the Le Roux family. And although horses are not used any more in the daily farming activities, they remain loved and trusted companions. We highly value a good temperament, willingness and kindness towards people in a riding horse.

Therefore DOORNKRAAL HORSES are carefully selected from various bloodlines of South African horses that was bred for local conditions – the legendary Cape Riding Horse, Boerperd and Nooitgedachter – known for their outstanding temperament, versatility, riding comfort and sure-footedness.

The big variety of routes were selected to introduce riders to the breath taking and unspoilt Klein Karoo landscape. Duration of rides are from 1½ hours to multi day guided adventures.

We accommodate riders of all ages and skill levels.

So, what are you waiting for?

list of rides

KUDU – Our most popular short route on jeep tracks, farm roads and game tracks through the veld.

  • Beginner to experienced riders
  • 1.5 hours
  • R500 for 1 rider/R450 per rider for 2 – 5 riders. R400 per rider for 6 or more riders.
  • Lengthen the duration of the ride at R200/hour/person

STOMPDRIFT – A 2 hour ride in the Stompdrift Dam basin where our young horses roam.

  • Intermediate to experienced riders, with the ability to trot and canter for extended stretches.
  • 2 hours
  • R600
  • Lengthen the duration of the ride at R200/hour/person

DOORNKLOOF – A 4 hour circular route via Swartberg mountain foothills, Meiringspoort, De Rust and back to the farm. A combination of game tracks, jeep tracks, river bed, farm roads and a bit of tarred road.

  • Intermediate to experienced riders who can comfortably trot and canter. For a short distance of the route, rider is required to lead horse over boulders, therefor good ankle protection vital.
  • 4-5 hours
  • R1000
  • A bite to eat and drink at a spot in De Rust is for your own account

Quick Facts

GUIDES AND INSTRUCTORS
Always present to assist.

OUR HORSES
Well schooled Boerperd, Nooitgedacht and Cape Riding Horses, selected for temperament, sure-footedness and character.

LEVEL OF RIDING EXPERIENCE
Tenderfoot (totally new to riding); Beginner/Novice (starting to learn the ropes, but lacks confidence); Intermediate (has some experience); Experienced (can ride well)

NUMBER OF RIDERS
Maximum number of riders per activity is limited to 10-12, depending on the activity. Minimum 1 rider. If you are booking a ride, you might be joined by other riders of the same level of skill.

TAILOR MADE TRIPS
All activities can be tailor made according to your preferences. We can go as extravagant as you wish, adding extra riding hours, special catering etc.

PICNICS AND SUNDOWNERS
Can be arranged at least one day in advance as part of any riding activity. Cost per person from R200/p for sundowners or from R300/p for a picnic.

KIDS’ PARTIES AND TEAM BUILDING
Book our venue with riding as an activity for a group for a fun day!

BOOKINGS
Essential, even if you decide to join us at the last minute.

STARTING TIMES
Between 08:00 and 17:00 daily. Please arrive 15 minutes before your starting time to sign an indemnity and fit a riding hat.

DRESS
Long pants or riding breeches and closed, sensible shoes. Avoid clothing which can be damaged by shrubs and branches (down jackets, microfibre)

RIDING CAPS
Supplied by us. Riders are requested to wear a cap for the duration of the outride or activity.

MAXIMUM WEIGHT OF RIDER
100 kg.

INDEMNITY
Kindly complete on arrival.

PAYMENT
Cash, EFT or Card

Please contact us for more details. We can tailor a package according to your needs.

Contact Information

Celia: +27 (0)82 895 5009 | +27 (0)82 899 4531
Caron +27 (0)64 035 7315
E-mail: celia@doornkraal.co.za

Address:
De Rust, Western Cape, South Africa, 6650