Enjoy the view of the gorgeous Noordhoek coastline upon good natured horses, with knowledgeable guides leading the way. Imhoff Equestrian Centre caters for riders of all levels of experience, and provides horses that adequately suit the needs of the rider.
These scenic rides along the beachfront are relaxing and offer gorgeous views of the indigenous vegetation and the myriad of wildlife found in this area, such as birds, whales, otters and seals, as well as Chapman’s Peak.
Imhoff Equestrian Centre also offers riding lessons to those who’d prefer to spend a little more time on the horses. The farm on which the centre is located has a restaurant, tea garden, gift shop and a variety of exciting activities for every member of the family. The duration of these rides is approximately 1hour 45 minute, where riders are guided along the beach, leaving from Imhoff Farm Kommetjie, riding straight through the wetlands for about 20minutes, and then on to the beautiful Noordhoek beach. Riding along the water’s edge or the back pan towards Chapman’s Peak and back. A variety of wild life can often be seen on the beach rides e.g. birdlife, whales, otters and seals.
The rides offered occur 3 times a day, at 9am, 1pm and 5pm December through mid-March and 9am, 12.30 pm and 4pm mid-March through November.
The rides include an 8km stroll along the picturesque Noordhoek Beach. Generally, 2 guides accompany riders so those that just want a nice relaxing stroll can stay at the walk, while the more experienced rider can enjoy a little trot and canter, beach permitting. These rides are more of a scenic ride (unfortunately, no galloping is permitted on the beach; this is Parksboard rule to ensure safety of all who use the beach.)
Riding helmets are compulsory and are supplied. For your own comfort, it is advised to wear long trousers. For footwear you will need to wear a closed shoe with a small heel or trainers.
The experienced guides have knowledge on the local wildlife and can offer information about the animals you may possibly see along your journey.
Also on offer is full livery at Imhoff Equestrian Centre, whom have a very large grass paddock of about 20 acres. There are also 5 smaller paddocks, all of about an acre each. There is also a lunge ring and riding school available.
Imhoff farm on which the equestrian centre is located has a fully licensed a la carte restaurant, tea garden, intriguing gift shops, snake park, 4×4 course, paintball, camel rides, accommodation plus much more.