Incredible horseback rides along pristine beaches
Explore the beautiful beaches, sandy dunes and isolated trails through the natural coastal vegetation of Papiesfontein farm on horseback
Enjoy guided tours through the beautiful beaches and fynbos bushveld of Papiesfontein farm, found just 10km outside of Jeffreys Bay. The exquisite combination of coastal fynbos bushveld, river mouths and white sandy beaches offers riders an unforgettable experience. Experienced guides take you through a 13km circular route that is suitable for riders of any experience level; beginner, intermediate and expert. En route, riders are also able to take in the natural wildlife, with the opportunity to spot marine life as well as the indigenous birds, buck and plant life found in this serene location. While Beach Horse Trails Papiesfontein is family-friendly, there is a minimum age limit of 10 years for those who want to partake in the horse riding. There is a babysitting facility for children under the age of 8. Alternatively, children may enjoy a 2 hour horse experience at the base camp for R400. Another important restriction to take note of is the maximum weight limit of 155kg. With a variety of well-trained horses to choose from, take in the breath-taking views of the coastline on horse-back with Beach Horse Trails Papiesfontein.
It is essential to make a booking beforehand There is a maximum weight limit of 115kg
~R 400 pp
2 - 2,5 hrs
Minimum age limit of 10 years
Maximum weight of 115kg
Long pants/trousers and closed shoes. Bring along a water-bottle and some Sunblock
Guests/spectators are more than welcome to wait for rider at the starting point
This service is available Monday to Sunday, and only closed on Christmas and New Years Day
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Papiesfontein is found 10km outside of Jeffreys Bay and 70km from Port Elizabeth. The farm is situated right between the Gamtoos and Kabeljous rivers. The trail rides are available from Monday to Sunday, and closed only on Christmas and New Years Day. The riding company is run by the owners of Papiesfontein farm, Frankie and Esré Lötter since 1996. The beach rides have become a well-known attraction of Jeffreys Bay, with tourists from all over the world partaking in the outrides along the pristine beaches.
The riding trail covers a distance of approximately 13km, with half of the ride comprising of an open stretch where riders can gallop freely along the beach, or take it at a slow pace if preferred. The trail also comprises of a tour through the fynbos coastal vegetation and past the Gamtoos River, as well as through sand dunes and in the shallow waters of the warm Indian Ocean.
Beach Horse Trails Papiesfontein provide equipment such as helmets and chaps. Beginners, intermediate and advanced riders are welcome, and will be aided to the extent that is necessary. Advanced riders have the opportunity to go on unguided tours, provided that you have enough experience and are competent enough to handle a bucking, rearing horse on your own, if necessary. The 55 horses that are available are all well-trained, obedient and good-natured. The Beach Horse Trails company breed their own horses and crossbreed between the Boerperd and Scottish highland pony.
There is a minimum age limit of 10 years, and a weight limit of 115kg. There is a babysitting facility for children under the age of 8. Alternatively, children may enjoy a 2 hour horse experience at the base camp for R400. Guests who are not partaking in the riding may wait at the starting point.
Different bookings are to be made for riders of different experience levels. Although riders will have the same departure time, more experienced riders will be given horses that complement their skills, and the group will be split into different categories based on the level of experience of the riders.
Weather is a factor that may influence the trails, however, rides will still happen in most weather conditions. If it is raining on the day of your booked ride, and you would like to change your time-slot, please do so as soon as possible.
Don’t forget to bring your camera along, as well as a bottle of water and some Sunblock.
If accommodation is required, there are many options available in Jeffreys Bay, with bookings to be made separately.
Papiesfontein Jeffreysbaai, 6330 South Africa
Coming from Jeffreys Bay. Take the main road (Da Gama Rd). Drive north until you get to an intersection. Turn right. Drive 5 kilometers and you will find a clearly marked gate into Papiesfontein Horse Trails on the right.
Coming from Cape Town direction. Take the "Jeffreys Bay" turn-off from the N2 and turn right. At the Fountains Circle turn left onto the R102. Follow the road for 10 km and you will find a clearly marked gate into Papiesfontein Horse Trails on the right.
Coming from Port Elizabeth direction. Take the "Jeffreys Bay East" turn-off from the N2 and turn left. Turn right onto the R102 at the T-junction. 5 kilometres further on you will find a clearly marked gate into Papiesfontein Horse Trails on the left.
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