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Horseback Safaris

If the noise of an engine bothers you, try a horse back safari, with its gentle pace and proximity to nature. This is a spectacular way to view game, and Pakamisa welcomes both beginners and advanced riders.

This unique experience combines the pleasure of riding with the thrill of an African safari. Delight in an adventure that allows you to experience African wildlife, scenery and culture at close quarters. Horse and rider become one with the environment – sharing the same sights, scents, sounds and excitement of the African wilderness. No horse lover coming to South Africa should miss this opportunity!

Pakamisa specialises in pleasure riding holidays for families, groups and individuals.

Each trail ride offers incredible game viewing from the meandering plains or the challenging hilly ascents. There is nothing more exciting than riding into a herd of impala, giraffe, wildebeest and warthogs, and getting close to them, before they trot off.

A professional guide will take you through Pakamisa’s unspoilt wilderness areas, introduce you to the African fauna & flora and share the exhilaration of a Horseback safari.

Riding schedules are tailored to the requirements of each group, starting from a beginner’s lesson of half an hour, to a 2 hours morning ride. Sometimes we stop for the famous Pakamisa Bush breakfast. The afternoon rides are normally about 1,5 hours, depending on weather conditions and temperatures.

Great emphasis is placed on the care of the horses, which are Pure Arabians and Cross-breeds with the indigenous South African “Boerperd”.

Tack is kept in excellent condition using english or endurance saddles.

Every effort is made to match the guest to ‘his/her’ perfect horse.

For safety reasons groups are limited to six riders. Only children over 12 years are permitted, unless a prior arrangement is made. Weight limit is 85kgs.

For visitors who would like to experience Pakamisa on two legs, rather than four, there are numerous walks and trails through the valleys, along the river banks, or climb the Pakamisa mountain for the most rewarding panoramic view of 360 degrees.

Weather: Summer months from September to April. January and February are the hottest months, with temperature varying between 15 degrees C and 30 degrees. The rainy season starts in October and is usually limited to short thunder storms. Winter is May to the end of August and no rains are expected. Evening and early mornings are cool, with temperatures between 10 degrees C and 25 degrees C.

The cooler winter months allow day long riding.

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