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Beach Ride - Stanford


Activity Description

Ride along perfect white beaches of the Walker Bay Conservancy and whale sanctuary which is arguably the best land-based area in the world to watch whales (whale watching capital of the world from June to December – whales and their calves often come within meters of the coastline). Admire these magnificent creatures and their “aquabatic” displays, splashing, crashing and blowing, breaching, lobtailing, spy-hopping and sailing close to shore.

Enjoy the sandy beaches and experience the thrill of beach canters. Just before De Kelders the coastline gets rougher with rocky beaches and limestone cliffs which flatten out onto sandy stretches of die Plaat. The coastal landscape will give way to mountain fynbos when we hit the slopes of the coastal hills to return to Grootbos.


Duration3 hours
WhenAll year round
WeatherWeather dependent Service
What to WearUsual riding outfit and equipment. It is important to ride in the equipment and clothing you are used to..
Things to BringSun cream Camera
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed. Only paying guest allowed on Trail


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight100.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelIntermediate

Inclusions and Exclusions


Very important that all Riders are comfortable in the trot. Ride is LENGTHY.



From Hermanus,

Take R43 to Stanford. Meet at the Ou Meul Bakery where guide will meet and bring you to Ride starting poin

From Gansbaai:

Take R43 towards Hermanus. After +/- 6km, there is a right turn to Grootbos. Take right and follow road 600m to top of hill and Grootbos Entrance on your left.
Drive past main entrance and onto dirt road. 600m from start of dirt, there is an African Horse Company signed turnoff into the paddock field


Customer Reviews

my clients enjoyed it very much - Chris

A no-nonsense fantastic morning with a terrific guide who allowed us to soak up everything good about being on horseback in such a beautiful setting. A brilliant experience that will be remembered and spoken about for a long time to come! Highly recommended. - Ian

Great experience looks every minute of it was one of the highlights all day. Well worth doing and great value. I'll guide is very knowledgeable and looked after us. - Alastair

We had an amazing ride, through stunning nature with a super guide and well trained horses. We hope to be back soon, and will recommend the ride to friends and family. Thank you so much! - Antje

We had a fabulous ride - My horse Kaz was excellent and I enjoyed the long gallop on the beach. It was REALLY hot that day and I am glad we started early. The ride out and back is pretty long and folks need to be somewhat fit to enjoy fully. Thank you for a wonderful day. - Sarah

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