Horse riding in the Drakensberg!
We'll show you some of the best of what South Africa and the majestic Southern Drakensberg has to offer!
Khotso means peace.Khotso has been offering horse riding in the Southern Drakensberg for well over a decade and making this most incredible activity accessible to all intrepid travelers visiting this beautiful mountain range. The largest horse trails specialist in the area, we see ourselves as the perfect basecamp both to explore and to unwind.Founded and run by wild adventurer Steve Black, it’s no surprise that Khotso retains its crazy and welcoming attitude.We are the only operator running regular and bespoke multi-day cross-border horseback expeditions into the untouched wilds of Lesotho and we offer a range of unique accommodation.Whether you choose our rustic Backpackers Lodge, iconic self-catering Rondawels, pristine campsite or magnificent hand-built log cabin, we’ll have something ideal for your solo trip, your romantic getaway or your group of friends.
There are different rides of different lengths and experience to choose from.
- Long pants and closed shoes are preferable. Certain riding gear will be provided.
- Booking is essential.
- Great Deal
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Nestled at the foothills of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site for exceptional natural beauty, Khotso has become synonymous with horse riding in the Southern Drakensberg.
1-hour ride • 2-hour ride • 3-hour ride • full day ride • sunset ride • pony
Open all year round, our horse trails all start from the Khotso Backpackers Lodge and criss-cross over 1,300 hectares of rolling Khotso land. Eland’s Peak sits at 1,800m above sea level, whilst 5km of the beautiful Mzimkulu River flows through the farm as well.
Let our experienced grooms and volunteers saddle up and guide you to panoramic views and embrace just how exhilarating the spirit of freedom can be when you ride out over the ridges and flats of the land with the mountains laid out in front of you.
Or try our famous three-day ride into Lesotho:
The original, once in a lifetime, off-road, off-grid, multi-day, cross-border, horseback adventure
Khotso pioneered this unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime, off-road, off-grid adventure and each and every time we run this expedition, we are applying the knowledge and expertise gained from well over a decade of trips to ensure both a safe and awe-inspiring experience for those wanting to witness the untouched wilds of Lesotho.
Climbing the breathtaking Bushmans Nek mountain pass – right through the heart of the Sehlabathebe National Park – explore parts of two countries most tourists never get the chance to see.
Khotso has been offering horse riding in the Southern Drakensberg for well over a decade and making this most incredible activity accessible to all intrepid travelers visiting this beautiful mountain range. The largest horse trails specialist in the area, we see ourselves as the perfect basecamp to both explore and to unwind.