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Mkulu Kei Horse Trails & Riding Holidays - horseback riding
Cher-a-Don Adventure Centre - activity team building venue
Mk Saddlery - Mkulu Kei custom made equine equipment
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Mkulu Kei Horse Trails & Riding Holidays
2-12 Multi day/overnight coastal
horse trekking holiday on the Wild Coast South Africa +- 2 hour beach out ride. Includes: Free riding
tuition if required Children's pony camps Volunteer working riding holiday experience Equestrian break holiday horse riding tour accommodating
up to 20 competent riders on a personalised package tour
Mkulu Kei Tack Shop - MK Saddlery
Custom made saddles and other horse
Cher-a-Don Teambuilding Adventure Centre
Previously known as Lalapanzi Adventure Centre
A venue for adventure camps and
corporate office team building outings Non riding volunteer gap year
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At Mkulu Kei horse riding stables, riders
of all ages and riding abilities are welcome. From those who have never
ridden a horse before through to experienced riders and any equestrian
experience between. We have the correct trained horse and ride for you,
from a few hours in the saddle on the beach ride at Morgan Bay to
experiencing and exploring the Wild Coast on horseback on an overnight
Mkulu Kei Horse Trails and Riding Holidays, an
award winning horse riding company for your Wild Coast South African
2-12 day multi day guided horse riding vacation or Morgan Bay
beach +-2 hour outride,
working gap year riding holiday destination, equestrian tours and
children's pony camp.
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Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) a team building
adventure centre venue, situated on a scenic horse stud farm,
with an abundance of birds. Accommodation in the form of 2 dormitories
with accommodation for teachers/officials, geared for school going age
groups adventure camps and is a ideal location for outdoor activities
and your companies teambuilding day outings.
A adventure camp venue with customized teambuilding,
rock climbing, horse riding, obstacle course, kloofing, canoeing, raft
building, orienteering, paintball, abseiling, hiking, bird-watching &
At Cher-a-Don we have the ideal setting for providing
all types of fun adventurous activities.
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Our own horse saddlery and equine supplies department
now offers you the opportunity to buy quality saddles, bridles, halters, numnahs,
saddle pads, chaps, horse printed T-shirts and other horse riding products direct
from the Cher-a-Don Mkulu Kei factory. Mk Saddlery
Saddles and horse riding tack for sale directly from the
manufacturer and custom made for you to your personal requirements. We sell a
light weight endurance saddle, polo-cross, working stock or leisure riding
saddles in leather or synthetic, durable fabric in black or brown.
Buy riding equipment from a horse trail company that
specializes in trail rides and understands the horses needs. After spending
hours in the saddle, we understand how important a comfortable saddle must be
to both horse and rider.
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What we offer at Mkulu Kei Horse
Trails and Riding Holidays
Horses at Mkulu Kei are all trained to suit various
rider capabilities and are a pleasure to ride. The equestrian beach riding
trails offers a total riding holiday experience and is your first choice for
an equine tour for your South African holiday with riding.
Mkulu Kei horse trails and riding holidays established in
1998 and now with over 70 horses and a mix of 42+ different trained horses for
different riding abilities, we can cater for small to large groups. Personally
guided by the owners Don and Cheryl and assisted by our guides to ensure you
receive the best equine experience on either the day rides or horse-riding
Mkulu Kei horse trails & riding holidays is situated on
the Mkulu Kei horse farm called Cher-a-Don. A horse stud farm outside the holiday
village of Morgan Bay, north of East London on the R349 off the N2 highway just
past Cintsa, Mooi Plaas and Haga Haga. An easy hours drive through from Buffalo
City, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa on a well signposted tar road.
A horse back riding holiday destination that offers: Day
rides for your shorter rides or weekend getaway, overnight trails for your longer
trips, travel holidays, last minute holidays, horse trail safaris, pony camps for
children, your work & travel working riding experience, first time riders or
advanced, adults, kids, singles riding or on honeymoon, safari riding, teambuilding
and activity centre.
Read on we have the horse
riding holiday, equestrian experience and horse for you.
Mkulu Kei equestrian
* Day out rides on the
beach and surrounding areas +-2 hours:
Mkulu Kei horseback riding holidays in South Africa
a magical combination of both cross-country and beach riding on a wild,
unspoiled and unpopulated coast line, rich in history, culture and heritage,
rural life, bird life and game, with undulating hills, jagged cliffs.
Mkulu Kei horse trails for your riding horse holiday
in South Africa. The best riding horse holidays, a eco tourism horse riding
adventure on the Transkei Wild Coast of South Africa.
Horse riding holiday in South Africa for a multi day
horse ride, hopping along the Wild Coast from one alternative night stop to
the next. Stunning beach riding and awesome scenery. Accommodation three star
family beach hotels or B&B on route.
day trips, 3-6 hours per day in the saddle with no predetermined trail dates.
Contact us with your requirements and travel dates and we will either try to
accommodate you with the trail dates that suit you, or advise you of other
trails booked around that date that you can join.
We accommodate novice through to advanced
riders, single rider through to large groups (up to 35 at a time). If we
putting a trail together from a series of bookings we try to contain the
number to about 10 riders. If you wish to book a private trail for your
family and friends we are more than happy to accommodate larger groups.
The daily cost is determined by the number
of riders on trail, the more members in the group, the cheaper your daily
rate; contact us to see if you can join another group. Discounted rates
apply during certain months. See rate and tariff page and contact us for
Contact us through an agent or directly via
email or booking form on our contact page.
* Mkulu Kei's equestrian working volunteer holiday
A working riding horseback holiday
opportunity for all riding abilities on your gap year, your equestrian
break holiday in South Africa. Ideal for the single traveler
wanting a safe home to home experience. Accommodate 1-6 volunteers
at a time.
Mkulu Kei Horse Trails & Riding
Holidays has the opportunity for groups of up to 25 equestrian
loves to enjoy a wide range of equine experiences on a riding tour in
South Africa, tailor made to your requirements. Contact us and we will
put together a literary and package for your groups tour.
A very affordable horse back riding holiday, working
with horses and hours of riding on the beach and riding safari in the game.
Small groups of students, working and riding with horses of all ages. As a
riding volunteer you get the opportunity to see our holistic approach to
horses and learn how to communicate with horses and join up. Learn equine
skills and use your equestrian knowledge to teach clients and underprivileged
black children to ride. Work with rescued and abused horses. A horseback riding
holiday you can gain work experience for tourism, Hippo Therapy and other equine
A high % of our camps at Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi)
Adventure Centre are with troubled kids, at risk teenagers or youth already
in trouble with the law. Animal-assisted therapy/learning using horses is an
effective program for teaching life skills to troubled, defiant, and/or rebellious
adolescents and teenagers.
Have a home base and network with South Africans to
extend your holiday
in South Africa. A letter of reference is given on the completion of your
riding working holiday experience and the chance to join a Wild Coast
overnight trail at a substantially reduced rate.
Stay 7 days - one year. Full board and lodging. Different options to suit you. No horseback riding skills required through
to advanced riders. Contact us through an agent, or alternatively via email or
An opportunity for children and youngsters to
learn to ride and get comfortable on and near horses and ponies, how to
care for a horse, basic stable management and to communicate with a horse
all in a safe, fun environment on trained horses.
A great horse riding holiday adventure.
10-16 years. Small groups. School groups can be accommodated. Contact us for quote via email or booking form.
Cher-a-Don for all your motivational
team building functions. An eye-opening, mind changing adventure experience
that helps prepare you for life.
By developing interpersonal skills, promoting
decision-making, solutions, teamwork, character building, group dynamics,
develop conflict resolution and management and personal development and
growth while having fun.
A fun filled team building venue and adventure
centre which falls under the Cher-a-Don stamp of Quality and Authenticity.
The adventure centre having been successfully been
run by Anne Fairey and Howard Camp for many years will now be run by Don
The centre is situated in a private game park with
an abundance of impala and Blesbok, warthog and a tremendous array of birds
and has an abundance of plant life including a cycad forest and a Clivia colony.
A beautiful location and venue for a group outing encouraging team spirit and
personal growth. Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) Adventure Centre - situated in the
Eastern Cape, South Africa an hour from East London on the Kei Mouth Road
(R349). Near Kei Mouth and Morgan Bay on 800ha of pristine forest
and open farm land and only 9km from the Wild Coast Transkei.
We offer a very wide range of high quality adventure
activities, all goal orientated. By putting together a series of activities
that build up and encourage confidence and by working on the strengths of
each individual their lives can be changed. The activities offered are geared
towards the age group and ability of the group concerned, objective and motivation
of the teambuilding for that day, age of group, group size and time available.
Our visitors are accommodated in two dormitories of 28 bunk
beds for boys and 26 bunks for girls all under one roof. If you require sleeping
facilities for one sex we can accommodate using both dormitories and can accommodate
a further 10 individuals by using one of the facilitators rooms. Each dormitory has
its own ablutions and visitors are required to bring their own bedding.
present activities include abseiling, obstacle course and team building, hiking
both in the Gugura river and on the game farm, canoeing on the farm dam and raft
building, orienteering, kloofing, solitude, bush camp, target shooting, rock climbing,
bird-watching, environmental exploring, bush art, volley ball, horse riding, equine
assisted learning and paintball.
In time we will be upgrading the facilities and adding more
An ideal venue for a company, office function, church outing,
school camps, team building weekends and pony camps.
Activities result in increased self-confidence, personal
self-esteem, courage, strength, group dynamics and encourage cooperation with others
and develop interpersonal skills, relations, promoting decision-making, solutions,
teamwork, character building, group dynamics, and personal development.
at Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi) adventure centre for a minimum of 10 people can be
arranged. We can accommodate groups of up to 64 persons over night and 6 facilitators.
Prior booking of activities must be confirmed and booking essential.
Please contact us to discuss your groups program, dynamics and dietary requirements.
Overnight Camp for two or more
nights are R235 per person per night, for full catering,
which includes VAT and 3 meals and 2 teas per day plus all activities except
paintball and horse riding.
Our rates are R250
per person for one night, for full catering, which includes 3 meals and
2 teas per day plus all activities except paintball and horse riding.
per person per night including all activities except paintball and
Day trips to Cher-a-Don
adventure venue for a minimum of 8 people can be arranged. Prior booking of activities
must be confirmed and booking essential. Large groups can be accommodated. An ideal place
to hold a teambuilding day with all the amenities and services available.
Please phone for details and a quote.
Paintball is R80
per person this includes 1pkt of paint balls and R10 per pkt of 20 thereafter.
Our Paintball activity is tactical and goal orientated in an all natural
Horse riding R250
per person riding through the game, you will need to be a competent rider.
Beginners can be accommodated in a controlled area.
per person / minimum charge R250.Our
abseil experience takes place over looking the Guqura River off a 25-metre
cliff and suitable for all ages.
During the day please contact us on the cell, we are
probably out and about. Signal can be irregular, if you cannot get through please leave a message
or phone us on the landline in the evenings.
* Working Gap Volunteers/Exchange Students Non horse riding working volunteers welcome
Here is an opportunity for you as a volunteer to work
where you can make a difference to someone's life, make a difference to the
crime rate in South Africa.
Work with underprivileged children and teenagers, from
communities that need your help and guidance, many of which have been caught for
Too often assistance is given in the form of donations.
Help by teaching life skills to people who would then be in a position to help
themselves in the future, more inclined to go back to school and get an education.
With education comes new opportunities. Help us make a "bad kid" into a
productive member of society.
A high % of our camps are with troubled kids, at risk
teenagers or youth already in trouble with the law. Your skills, compassion
and interest in the youth will pay off. An ideal placement for training social
workers, psychiatrists and people interested in helping others. Gain work
experience at Cher-a-Don (Lalapanzi). Contact us by
Cher-a-Don Mkulu Kei horse trails & riding
holidays. A memorable horseback adventure trip, for your SA horse trekking
eco-adventure, working with horses volunteer gap destination or youth and
children's pony camps. Mk horse trails; the best of equine experiences and
riding holidays in South Africa. We personalise your equestrian adventure
on the suitable horse hours in the saddle.
Ride with Us ...
...and you will see rolling hills, rich Savannah
grasslands and thick-forested valleys with multitudes of rivulets cascading
down to rivers that eventually spill out onto quiet sandy beaches, fantastic
high rise cliffs and spectacular rock formations that make the Wild Coast in
S Africa one of the most beautiful places in the world.
An incredible combination of cross country horse riding
and the exploration of our beautiful shoreline, scenic bridle paths for your in
the saddle riding pleasure.
And what better to experience South Africa's beautiful
seashore than on an equine riding trip ...
Mkulu Kei Horse Trails South Africa's premier horse
riding holiday on the beaches of the Wild Coast and surrounding countryside.
The best South Africa has to offer in riding vacations.
Ever thought you would like to canter your horse along
a beach, or play in the sea, riding in the waves with your horse?
You could be here on your coastal horse riding vacation
or work and travel volunteer holiday.
The sound of the horse's hoofs on the sand or splash
of the water will live with you forever.
Whether you dream of riding along open savannah
grasslands, pristine coastal forests or unspoiled Wild Coast beaches, there's
a horse trekking vacation that suits your available time, riding level and budget ...
Mkulu Kei horse riding holidays, a kaleidoscope of experiences,
scenery and terrain on each day, on horse back we can travel far and ride where the
hikers walk then take a longer route through the highlands over the 4x4 tracks and
bike trails then back through coastal Fynbos onto a sandy long beach for a canter
or gallop an all inclusive, horse-packing adventure trip.
Hope to see you in the saddle soon!
Enjoy a rendezvous with pure relaxation and comfort. An
unforgettable magical and a unique cultural experience in Madiba ( Nelson Mandela )
country from the back of a horse suitable for you.
The Wild Coast in South Africa is the
"Thousands of kilometres of untamed coastline, our
varied and spectacular terrain, the wealth of animal, plant and bird life, the
unparalleled variety of our climatic regions. And our country's most valuable
asset - its people: a nation of warm and generous people. Their great variety
of culture and heritage are major attractions."
Nelson Mandela (Madiba)
Opening Address SA TOUR Exhibition
The Wild Coast, Transkei on our horse trek and riding
holiday, a scenic underdeveloped coast experienced on the back of a riding
trail horse is a must do pony trekking activity experience for your family
and riding friends.
There are so many equestrian holidays, pony trekking
and safari riding vacations, why choose us? Read
on and find out.
For your South African horse trek vacations
or beach riding holiday.
Are you looking to ride on a out ride on the beach
for a few hours / days or looking to work as a volunteer in a busy stable
yard? Join a Mkulu Kei horse trek for a trail riding vacation on the Wild
Coast of South Africa. Horse trekking safaris that suits your available
travel plans, horse riding experience and budget. From the back of a quality
trail horse suitable for your riding. Ride on a beach and see nature at its
best on one of our horse riding safari holidays.
Read on we have
the horse riding holiday and horse for you.
The Wild Coast at its best on one of our horse riding
safari holidays. This all-inclusive equestrian trail is through awesome horse
riding country, long golden sand beaches on a pristine coastline, hidden valley
trails, rocky and sandy isolated bays. On your horse trek see stunning ocean
views on the horizon; rolling hills and indigenous forests, under your horse's
feet; miles of beach sand. Hours of cross-country riding will take you through
Xhosa rural villages, river valleys, and past waterfalls; see nature, birds,
game animals, dolphins and whales in the wild. Then go for a safari ride at
Lalapanzi and experience riding through the wildlife, the horses live with
the buck who have joined their herd making it possible to ride up close to
see the game.
Are you looking for a horseback riding holiday that
offers a few hours in the saddle? A few days to explore the Wild Coast, on
an over night horse trail? Or looking to spend time volunteering on an equine
working riding establishment? Mkulu Kei horse holidays.
Cher-a-Don Mkulu Kei horse trails & riding
holidays, ride on the beach and see experience nature at its best. A
horse riding experience that suits your time and budget. Mkulu Kei for a
scenic horse trekking safari that suits your budget and available travel
plans, from 2 -12 days on the Transkei, Wild Coast in South Africa. Or all
riding abilities and ages join us for a few hours in the saddle on the
Morgan Bay beach and surrounding areas from the back of a quality trail
horse suitable for your riding ability. Free riding lesson and tips on
how to ride included while on the ride when necessary.
Day out rides on the beach and surrounding
areas. 2-3 hours.
Over night horse trails on the South African Wild Coast. 2-12 days.
Mkulu Kei equestrian working volunteer holiday, a working
riding horseback holiday opportunity for all riding abilities.
Children's pony camps.
Mkulu Kei horse trails & Riding Holidays has its
own factory manufacturing riding equipment and saddles for sale direct to the
public MK Saddlery.
Mkulu Kei Equestrian Tack-shop: Custom made saddles
And now Cher-a-Don Teambuilding Adventure
Centre, previously known as Lalapanzi Adventure Centre a wilderness
retreat and adventure camp venue with customized team building activities for
all ages and fitness levels, obstacle course, abseiling and paintball.
Cher-a-Don Adventure Centre
Cher-a-Don Adventure Centre, your team building
Adventure working volunteer holiday, a working gap year opportunity for
all horse riding abilities and Non riding working gap volunteers/exchange
An awesome diversity of horse-back conditions,
the best equine riding countryside. Hours of stunning in the saddle
holiday time, riding on the beach, inland, with extremes of terrain and
alternative paths, few fences and incredible views, make your horseback
vacation and adventure tour something to be remembered.
A horse ride through sub-tropical coastal hills
and riverines to the beaches of the Wild Coast SA, a premier horse
riding safaris in the southern hemisphere, with so much more.
Why hike it, join us on a
horseback safari holiday in ZA, your South African reitsafari /
perdetrekking, paardrijroute / strand ritten. For your horse trecking
holiday in South Africa.
There are so many equestrian
riding holidays and vacations, why choose us? Read on to find out.
We at Mkulu Kei Horse Trails, the two and the
four legged would like to say a big Thank you to all our guests for
sending us their horse trekking photos, these are your memories. Thank
During the day please contact us
on the cell, we are probably horsing around. Signal can
be irregular, if you cannot get through please leave a message or phone us on the
landline in the evenings. Thanks