HORSE RIDING AT HOLLYBROOKE
The Magalies River Trail is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike. The trail follows a bridle path along the banks of the Magalies River, under the canopy of the lush forest trees.
The route also covers natural indigenous bush area through the cattle camp and crosses the farmed lands with fields of Lucerne. This ride can be enjoyed by the whole family and is paced according to the experience of the riders.
A trail guide will accompany you and provide information and assistance.
Trotting and cantering are possible depending on the level of experience, otherwise, this trail is enjoyed at the walk.
SWIM WITH HORSES AT HOLLYBROOKE
For the more experienced riders on a warm day, you may enjoy the adventure of swimming with the horses in the Magalies river. This is very popular with our visitors. Situated in the Skeerpoort valley, on the banks of the Magalies River, at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains, Hollybrooke Farms is a mere 40 minutes drive away from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. The farm is owned and run by Steve Ritchie, a Scotsman by birth. Both businessman and farmer, Steve runs the farm with a passion that is seen in every aspect on the farm. His Scottish and South African heritage is clearly noticeable in his hospitality and warm and friendly demeanor.
Come and relax amidst the quiet and tranquil surroundings of a working farm. Relish the peace of this natural bush setting which offers panoramic views of the Magaliesburg Mountains and surrounding area. Enjoy guided horse trails along the banks of the Magalies and Skeerpoort rivers amidst picturesque scenery, riding a well-trained and safely equipped South African Boerperd horse. Delight yourself in the field and streams from the comfort, safety, and excitement of a Suzuki ATV Quad Bike. We have farm animals and cattle grazing in their own designated areas adding to that warm, breathtaking, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Afterward sit back in the shade of the Coffee Shoppe stoep and feast on the delicious food served by Betsie, your hostess! Relax and enjoy a day filled with memories right here on our farm. We are looking forward to having you around!
ECO QUAD BIKE TRAILS AT HOLLYBROOKE
Experience the thrill of an Eco Quad Bike on a safe, user-friendly Suzuki 250 Ozark machine. Guided trails lasting approximately 60 minutes, take the adventure seeker on a scenic ride. Crossing the river Magalies, traveling through farm fields, passing frolicking horses and grazing cattle our route takes us up into the foothills of the Majestic Magalies mountain range. We will follow a farm path at a comfortable safe pace going through the natural indigenous bush and pristine farmlands. Take in the fresh air and mountain views as we head up to a panoramic high point where we view the whole Skeerpoort valley and Hartebeespoort Dam.
Crash helmet and goggles are provided for your safety, wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Quad bikes are suitable for 16 years old and up. Younger children can ride as passengers at an additional R150. A drinks stop provides the opportunity to gather your thoughts and appreciate the beauty of our valley… Life’s good and memories are made!
EXPERIENCE THE GAME AT HOLLYBROOKE
The Action – We offer bush and woods terrain paintball fields with plenty of cover from natural surroundings. Various games to choose and various Action Fields. A marshall presides over and guides the guests for safety and fair play.
The Weapon – Tippman 98 “the AK47” of paint markers. We hire out the guns with CO2 propellant and a hopper with paintballs. An easily handled weapon for both men and women, lightweight and simple.
The Kit – A camo cover and overall with full face mask are prerequisite kit for the games. Body protectors and gloves available on request.
The Thrill – The adrenaline thrill of the hunter and the hunted heightens the senses and gives a feeling of well-being and elation that lasts long after the games. The appreciation of life, nature and good friends satisfies as you realize “you’ve survived”
Includes – Three fields, a Tippman marker, protective equipment, and 100 paintballs.
MORE THINGS TO DO AT HOLLYBROOKE
At Hollybrooke farm we have something for everyone to enjoy in the serenity of the bushveld:
• Archery & Air Rifle Shooting.
• Kids Pony Rides.
• Clay Pigeon Shooting.
• Mountain Bike Trails.
• Volley Ball.
• Walking Trails.
• Outdoor Chess.
• Relax next to our sparkling pool.
TEAMBUILDING ACTIVITIES AT HOLLYBROOKE
Rewarding a team with a day filled with adventure, or developing a team towards excellence – Hollybrooke Farm presents it all! Corporate fun days that include paintball, horse riding, paintball, quad biking, archery, and air gun shooting are presented under the supervision of our competent staff of team builders and guides.
Team development using the “TASTE” model (Truth, Accountability, Support, Trust, Energy) based on the “Play to Win” concept is presented by professional and experienced staff. High & low rope courses, as well as a myriad other activities, are presented according to your development needs.
On multi-day events, team members will be housed in the Hollybrooke Backpacker’s Lodge and all the activities are presented on the farm with no need for additional transport.