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Horse safari

Horse safari
Horse Safari
Horse Safari

Horse riding among African wildlife

Together with Savannah Horse Trails, Kololo offers you the opportunity to discover the beauty of Waterberg on horseback. You will be staying overnight at Kololo, 30 car minutes away from Savannah Horse Trails.

The habitat in this area is very different from other areas in Limpopo. It has open savannah plains, river valleys and rocky hillsides, providing a beautiful, divers landscape with far stretching views.

During this safari you ride on horseback among African wildlife, a fantastic experience, guided by your professional instructor Carla Lucassen. Whilst enjoying your horse ride you experience the African at various locations and view the wildlife in a completely different way. A fabulous experience. Carla aim is to please both experienced and beginner riders. Beginners will enjoy a relaxed pace in a different group.

The Horses

The horses are free-living on the property of Savannah Horse Trails. They live out in the open plains of the 1000 hectares reserve. In the morning they come to the stables and paddock where they receive their daily grooming. Their hooves, teeth and general health and well-being is checked every day. After having been checked, the horses that will be riding during that day are set aside and the rest is free to go, playing and swimming in the dams on the reserve, interacting with each other or with other wildlife.

More information about Savannah Horse Trails.


Would you like to know how you could combine your horse safari with a bush experience in Kololo? Have a look at this package Horse Riding & Stay on Kololo Game Reserve. (The horse safari is always in consultation with, and after approval of, Savannah Horse Trails).

  • 3 nights stay in a chalet
  • Daily breakfast and dinner served at the restaurant
  • Incl. Kololo Game Drive
  • 1x Welgevonden Game Drive (3 hrs)
  • 2x morning Horse Safari (2 hrs)

Day 1: Check-in at Kololo Game Reserve.

After unpacking, set out on a late afternoon game drive on Kololo Game Reserve. During this game drive you can encounter different plain game animals such as Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest and other African wildlife. Halfway the drive the ranger will stop for a short break where you will enjoy a sundowner before returning to the lodge.

Day 2: A short early morning transfer to Savannah Horse Trails, where you will be introduced to Carla and the horses. Then follows a 2 hours horse safari.

Back to Kololo around lunch time. In the afternoon you will set out on a Welgevonden Big Five Game Drive (3 hours). This 34.850 ha. reserve is home to the African Big Five animals: Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo and Leopard) as well as a multitude of other animal and bird species.

Day 3: Another early morning departure for a 2 hours horse safari.

Once you are back on Kololo you can decide how you want to spend your free afternoon. Learn more about the smaller inhabitants of the bush during a bush walk or spend the afternoon exploring the various mountain bike trails. Or just spend a lazy afternoon at the swimming pool.

Day 4: Check-out after breakfast.

- 2 hrs excl. transfers - Rate excludes transport to Savanna Horse Trails. If you don't have your own transportation, depending on the lodge occupation, transportation to the horse safari can be booked at the lodge.
R 700 p.p.*