Horse Drawn Carriage trips through Cape Town!
This unique method of exploring Cape Town provides a different view of some premier historical and architectural locations.
Cape Town Carriage Company has over 150 years of working experience with horses and carriages within the company and close corporation with both the ESPCA and Cart-Horse Association ensure commitment to our core focus. Our home base is situated in the Castle of Good Hope: Castle Of Good Hope (Cape Town) The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest European building in Southern Africa, centrally situated in the heart of Cape Town housing the Cape Town Carriage operation. Our 16 seater copy of a Victorian omnibus provides 3 historical tours a day that encompasses the Company Gardens and the streets of the Central Business District. This unique method of exploring Cape Town provides a different view of some of South Africa’s premier historical and architectural locations in the comfort of our carriage lending it a safe and unforgettable ambiance. The operating times of the carriage are: Departure 10:30 Departure 12:45 Departure 14:45
Inquire with us about the operating times and weather conditions.
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This depends on the package that you choose and which route you travel.
All participants are welcome, family, friends, historians, the romantics, etc.
We offer wedding transport, matric ball transport, carriage rides for romantic couples, carriage building and driving lessons and more!
This all depends on your occasion.
All bookings to be made in advance.
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A horse and carriage is a wonderful way to enhance your wedding day. After all your efforts of planning your dream day, gliding along elegantly in a horse-drawn carriage will allow you the perfect opportunity to feel like a princess on this your very magical day.
Do you require a horse-drawn carriage to make your wedding day that extra bit special?
Or how about arriving on horseback (side saddle).
We travel to the destination of your choice and arrive earlier to ensure maximum efficiency of our business.
Our fee covers all preparation, set up, and travel time. Our prices are determined by date, time, location, and the number of horses/carriages you are requesting. There is a minimum price for one horse and an elegant white carriage for up to two hours. Please call for additional information.
When we travel off-site
We have large trucks and trailers which are specially designed to transport our horses and carriages. When we arrive, we discreetly set up everything and are ready to serve you at the time and location that you have specified in our Agreement.
How far do we travel?
We have many years experience in trucking our horses all over the country. So, your wish is our command.
How many hours will I need?
A horse-drawn carriage is ideal for short distances. Therefore, as you travel at a relaxed pace, you are able to enjoy this day you have worked so hard to plan for. Allow approx. 1 hour for every 10km so keep travel distance within a realistic radius. Be sure to allow enough time for:
Photos with the carriage and travel time to your reception
Come and see the carriage you wish to book!
If you have the opportunity to meet with the carriage company you are considering, we encourage you to do so.
We would be happy to set up an appt. to meet with you with absolutely no obligation.
We also offer matric balls, anniversaries, birthdays, romantic trips and much more
We at Cape Town Carriage Company have built carriages/wagons to our own specifications ensuring comfort and safety at all times.
Should you need a carriage to be built please phone/email us for a quote.
Cape Town Carriage Company has been doing carriage driving through the streets of Cape Town and its surrounds for the past the past 10 years. Our horses are housed in the Castle of Good Hope along with our carriages and we run tours daily.
Having done many weddings, matric balls, romantic trips and 10 years of driving double teams of horses, we find ourselves in the position of being able to teach others to do what we love.
Every person will learn from the very beginning.
This means that you will be assigned a horse that you will train with from A to Z.
It is an everyday job, so if you start we expect you to complete your training.
After all the times that we spent hunting for pieces of harness here and there and the ever elusive buckles, we decided it was high time we made our own harnessing to our own specifications.
So far we have made our own harnessing for all our carriages using different types of materials from leather to webbing.
Should you wish to have harnessing made to your own specifications, please feel free to contact us either by phone or email.
Cape Town Carriage Company is committed to building a reputation for providing top quality horse drawn carriages for weddings and special occasion hire.
Operating from our busy stable in the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town with quick access to major motorways, we are able to provide a reliable service throughout Cape Town and the greater surrounds.
Making an entrance like Cinderella at the ball in an ever so elegant and original carriage, driven by our reliable and effervescent carriage driver you are guaranteed of an unforgettable time…
Our horses and carriages have been used for movie shoots, adverts, and promotion work.
Please book at least a week in advance as they are very popular.
• The tour passes the following points of interest and stops for approximately 10 minutes to explore a little of the Company’s Gardens at the junction of Museum Road and Government Avenue. Customs House
• Albertus & Spin Streets
• The Slave Plaque
• Church Square
• Groote Kerk-?Big Church?
• The Cultural Museum
• Government Avenue
• Houses of Parliament
• Die Tuin Huis
• S.A. National Gallery
• Company Gardens
• SA Museum & Planetarium
• Horse and Figure Statue
• The National Library
• St. Georges Cathedral
• Burg Street
• The Old Townhouse
• Grand Parade
• Leave the Castle Entrance at Castle St. and proceed up Buiterkant St. we then turn right into Albertus St. across the junctions of Parade St. up to Corporation St and turn right, and then left into Moste St. Cross Plain and Parliament Streets and pass the Church square. We then turn left into Adderley Street and straight into the Avenue of the Company Gardens. Just before the right turn into the University, we stop for a 10-15 minute break. After the refreshment break we leave the Company Gardens at the Victoria St. Exit, turn right and proceed down to Wale Street, till we join up with Adderley Street we proceed down Adderley St. and go around the circle and fountain at Hans Strydom Avenue. We travel back up Adderley St. until reaching Darling St. where we turn left we follow Darling St. past the Parade and turn left into Castle Street and back into the Castle through the Main Entrance We meet at the castle (inside) – The trip is an hour to an hour and half
Historical Carriage Trip:
The tour passes the following points of interest and stops for approximately 10 minutes to explore a little of the Company’s Gardens at the junction of Museum Road and Government Avenue.
Albertus & Spin Streets
The Slave Plaque
Groote Kerk – “Big Church”
The Cultural Museum
Houses of Parliament
Die Tuin Huis
S.A. National Gallery
SA Museum & Planetarium
Horse and Figure Statue
The National Library
St. Georges Cathedral
The Old Townhouse
Leave the Castle Entrance at Castle St. and proceed up Buiterkant St. we then turn right into Albertus St. across the junctions of Parade St. up to Corporation St and turn right, and then left into Moste St. Cross Plain and Parliament Streets and pass the Church square. We then turn left into Adderley Street and straight into the Avenue of the Company Gardens. Just before the right turn into the University, we stop for a 10-15 minute break. After the refreshment break we leave the Company Gardens at the Victoria St. Exit, turn right and proceed down to Wale Street, till we join up with Adderley Street we proceed down Adderley St. and go around the circle and fountain at Hans Strydom Avenue. We travel back up Adderley St. until reaching Darling St. where we turn left we follow Darling St. past the Parade and turn left into Castle Street and back into the Castle through the Main Entrance
Situated on Route 62, between Barrydale and Ladismith is the tranquil Warmwaterberg spa.
Come relax in the hot mineral spring water, or enjoy an evening in the Lapa, complete with shop/kiosk, restaurant, and a cocktail bar.
For the more adventurous, horse trail safaris now offer horseback trails through the veld, nature conservancy and mountains. Bird watching from horseback, see many species of buck/deer, or just enjoy the untamed landscape of the little Karoo.
If you are not the horse riding type, you can enjoy all these sights from the vantage point of your own horse-drawn carriage.