Itinerary for a South African
An example of a Mkulu Kei Horse Trail and Riding Holidays
Wild Coast overnight horse trekking vacation in South Africa
of the alternative length overnight riding holidays
A very general itinerary as an illustration of
what to expect on a Cher-a-Don riding holiday with Mkulu Kei Horse
Trails & Riding Holidays in South Africa, as no two Wild Coast
vacations on horseback are ever the same, for so many different
reasons. Your riding ability, the accommodation availability at the
time, weather, tides, etc all influence the trail and route we can
take. Each riding trail uniquely different and special in its own way.
Although every attempt is made to adhere to the itinerary discussed
prior to departing, to many variables can affect the exact route we
ride and with your and our horses safety and comfort in mind we reserve
the right to alter the trail at any stage.
If we can add value to your riding experience we
will. On one trail we had the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins,
on another we organised with another tour operator to take our riding
clients in a micro light while I took his clients on their first horse
ride. This is your holiday we want you to experience South Africa's
Tell us the duration of your planned multi day
horse riding holiday, your equine riding capabilities and what options
of accommodation you want to add. and we will make your coastal and
safari horse riding adventure personalized for you. A South African
horse trail you will always remember.
Explore the Wild Coast of South Africa with
Mkulu Kei overnight horse trails an all inclusive riding adventure
package. This premier equestrian riding experience will take you
through the best of the best equine riding terrain.
See a diversity of ocean and wilderness from the
back of a horse and begin to understand why this complex coastline has
claimed so many ships over generations. By choosing the itinerary that
suits your time limitations we can show you South Africa's best-kept
secret; the Transkei Wild Coast.
Please be aware that the Wild Coast has its name
for a reason. High tides, storms at sea and the fact that some of the
big river catchments extend 200 kms inland while the streams are more
localised, all influencing the coastline making planning the exact route
A horse trekking holiday on the beaches and
surrounding hills adapted to suit your riding capability on
well-trained horses. Stunning ocean views on the horizon, hills,
valleys, rivers, and miles of beach sand under your horse's feet. Round
each corner a different bay, the South African Wild Coast on an
equestrian trail is awesome horse riding country. Meander along winding
paths and extend the pace along sandy beaches; see stunning scenery,
pristine coastline, rural village, nature, birds, game, dolphins and
This sensational safari horse trail in South Africa
offers different horse-back packages from 2 days -12 days, an over
night all-inclusive horse pack riding holiday experience, personalized to
suit you. An extraordinary horseback eco-adventure along the Eastern Cape,
Wild Coast, of South Africa.
"A real ride to many places at any paces"
The following is an example of what to expect, but no
two Wild Coast Transkei horse trails vacations are ever the same. Although
every attempt is made to adhere to the itinerary, please note that itineraries
are subject to change according to clients riding abilities, availability of
hotel accommodation, rider's preferences and possibility of inclement weather
and swollen rivers. The Wild Coast beaches also change with the shifting of
sand by the tides, making some paths inaccessible one day and an easy route
Accommodation en route is at good beach hotels, luxury
B&B, and cottages, with clean rooms, hot water and incredible food along
with an option of a night in a rural hut and camping out, thereby giving you
diversity and assortment and making each night's accomodation as different
as the countryside.
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And what better way to experience South Africa,
but on the back of a trail horse ...
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Seven Day - Six Night A Wild Coast Horse Trek and Mini Safari Holiday
The most popular riding vacation of all our
horse trekking safaris. A combination of coastal equine riding and
The following is an example of an itinerary,
as no two Wild Coast horse trail vacations are ever the same, for
many different reasons. Riding ability, accommodation availability,
weather, tides, etc.
With the option of adding either or both a night
in a Xhosa hut and camping for more in the saddle time, more to see,
more to ride and more exposure to this panoramic countryside. Adding
more variation to the accommodation side of your horse riding holiday
Meet at our riding stables just outside Morgan
Bay in The Eastern Cape, South Africa at the designated time (approx
9:30), a later departure can be arranged to fit in with your travel
plans. If you require a lift from Morgan Bay, Kei Mouth or shuttle from
the East London Buffalo City airport please tells and we would be more
than happy to collect you. You may require accommodation the night before
or after your riding holiday commences depending on your travel plans.
Meet our ponies & horses; an introduction to
the different equine personalities and temperaments, help and riding tips
if you need to help make your S African horse trekking vacation a memorable
Allocation of horses and tacking up.
We ride through a neighbouring farm towards the
beach crossing the little river stopping for your equine to drink.
Riding on through open Savannah grassland at a walk or trot while you
get accustomed to your mount, proceeding through riverines and coastal
forests we pass Coral trees once used as brakes for the ox wagons. Be
on the lookout for a wide variety of birds including Crown Cranes, Egyptian
geese, Jackal Buzzards, Fish Eagles. Along the way we pass dams often
covered in purple water-lily flowers. The Indian Ocean already in plan
view as we enter the village of Morgan Bay and onto the beach, time
permitting your first canter on a South African sandy beach. But there
is more to come and we need to turn towards the town of Kei Mouth,
travelling inland and up a dirt track avoiding the bird sanctuary and
nature reserve where the rocks and indigenous forest make it totally
impossible for a horse to pass. Hacking over the rise get a view of Kei
Mouth, the ocean and a glimpse of where we are heading as we amble on
the hiking footpath next to the golf course entering the village of Kei
Riding through the area, which was once a human
In 1820 settlers arrived in South Africa with
the high hopes of making a good living.
Africa was described as bountiful and fertile,
with plenty rain and an ideal climate. At the time England was
experiencing a depression resulting from the industrial revolution
and they had to cope with discharged forces after the Napoleonic Wars.
There was a propaganda campaign to lure white settlers to South Africa
and the theory was to create a British Settler human buffer to defend
the Colony against bands of raiding Xhosas. In 1857 members of the 3rd
regiment of the British German Legion (A mercenary unit recruited to
fight in the Crimean War) were settled in the area.
This first settlement was not a great success,
as most of the men were without families and many drifted off to India
or other parts of Southern Africa at the first opportunity. In an
attempt to alleviate this "desertion", the British Government
imported 34 German families in 1858 and 1859. These new families were
not soldiers, but farmers and adapted to the area, many descendents
still live in the area today.
Taking one of the routes we pass through the
bird sanctuary, lover's lane and the town of Kei Mouth with its long
history of equestrian sports. The first club for mounted games and
gymkhana was established in South Africa in 1889 and members practiced
their riding skills on the Kei Mouth beach.
We reach the Great Kei River (Mkhulu Kei) (The
old border post between Transkei and South Africa in the days of
The crossing with the horses on the Pont is an experience
of its own. Once on the other side of this magnificent tidal river,
being influenced by both sea and having a rainfall catchments area extending inland
some 200kms, we ride across the saltpans and onto the beach. Each and
every trail is unique as the coastline constantly changes, sometimes
black with Titanium, sandy and at other times rocky.
Just give your equine a long rein and like
mountain goats they will choose the best route to pass. The powerful
sea pounds the rocks forming incredible shapes reminding us as to why
the area is called the Wild Coast and as to why there are so many ship
wrecks along this stretch of coast-line.
Look out for Sanderlings and crabs as they
scurry across the sand in front of your steed's feet. To the left
indigenous forests with a wide variety of plants, Giant Sterculiaceae,
Palms, Cycads and around each corner a different bay. We pass
estuaries, which are sometimes cut off from the sea, and at other times
spilling into the sea with force.
These estuaries represent some of the most
productive and recreationally important areas of our coast, offering a
wealth of plant and animal life, which needs to be protected from
development, but have been known to affect our horse trekking adventure
- there are potentially six extra rivers on some trails.
We mix our paces, sometimes quietly walking, at
other times extending the canter or even a race. Wait a little, breath
the fresh air, feel the sea spray on your face and the wind in your
hair take a mental picture or pose for the camera, relax and take in
the whole equine horse safari trail. Our destination for tonight is
Seagulls Hotel, a family beach hotel on the seashore where both rider
and horse are welcomed by friendly staff who go out of their way to make
you feel at home. The hospitality extends to horses that treat Seagulls
Hotel as a home away from home.
Have a sundowner on the deck over looking the sea
and watch out for whales and dolphins playing in the surf. After your
delicious meal spend time with your fellow riders in the bar for quality
out of the saddle time while the equines get a chance to rest or graze
in a camp not far from your room. Retire to your comfortable room, listening
to the ocean while adsorbing your coastal riding tour with Mkulu Kei.
Spend time bonding with your mount, feeding and
brushing him, then after a full breakfast we saddle up again and take
the route to the Jacaranda shipwreck. The Jacaranda was a Greek coaster,
which ran aground in good weather on 18 September 1971. It had a crew
of 15 and nobody was injured.
It was believed that the empty vessel suffered
engine trouble and was caught by strong winds. The wreck of the Jacaranda
is a 'must see' by anyone visiting the Old Transkei and a stark reminder
of the force of the ocean in the Wild Coast. Due to time and huge tides
of late the Jacaranda shipwreck is disintegrating fast, so book now before
you miss it. With a selection of options of terrain we can travel far and
ride further than the hikers with an array of choices of paths, we can take
a longer route to the highland over 4X4 tracks and motorbike trails then
back through a winding hidden valley trail and through coastal Fynbos on
to a sandy long beach for a canter or gallop an all-inclusive equestrian
At every stage of the equine trek a panoramic view of
sea and countryside with wilderness on one side and ocean on the other. Pass
ancient Middens, the remnants of the Koi people, seafood being their main diet.
The way to the shipwreck depends on the tides; the coastal route takes us along
the beaches, which we share with local Nguni cattle with their beautiful
colours that gather on the sand. The Nguni cattle, originating from higher
up the continent, are an ancient breed of cattle and extremely valuable to
If tides permit, we take the horses deep into the waves
passing the rocks. Alternatively we could take the path, winding above the cliffs
over looking the ocean, or the high road with a panoramic view of the sea on
the horizon. In any direction a vista of scenes; rolling hills dotted with Xhosa
huts, deep valleys, estuaries, colours, long beaches and cosy bays.
The horses, being familiar with the different trails,
are happy to be ridden in any order, sometimes abreast, at other times in single
file and know we extend the pace on the open beaches and love a good gallop.
This is not a nose-to-tail trail, and the horses are trained to listen to the
rider and if you would prefer to have a quiet canter are they are disciplined
not to take off.
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We may pass young Xhosa boys working their ox sled
and collecting wood as their ancestors did generations ago. You may also
see a once forbidden sight, a Marquette - a very important time in a young
Xhosa mans life; his circumcision when he transforms from a boy to a man.
Pass an ancient grave, most likely to be that of a
Hottentot, whose mythology and religious practices believe a mythical
devil may hover over a grave. The graves, large mounds of stones, are
found all over the country, and no Hottentot will pass, without adding
another stone or branch, sometimes also muttering a prayer for good luck
Following the winding paths made for speed and
begging to be ridden we take in the spectacular views until we reach
the Kobonquuba River. The depth of the river depends on the tides and
recent inland rain; it can be shallow with a few swimming strides or a
good swim across. Either way the horses are strong swimmers, bold and
happy to carry you across on their backs with powerful strides. It is
important that we do not try to cross on a moving tide or swollen rivers.
Once across on the sandy beach a good way to
dry off is at a brisk pace. The horses are happy to oblige on one
of the many familiar tracks, they know where they are and love the
freedom of riding on trail, sometimes abreast, at other times being
competitive. Taking the waters edge along the rocky shoreline, often
riding shoulder to fin with dolphin, who seem to set their pace with
ours or take a path through an indigenous forest and onto one of the
many winding ox-sled paths leading to Wavecrest Hotel, a resort
situated on a crystal clear lagoon fed by two mangrove-lined rivers
which weave through pristine forest where over 300 exotic bird species
can be found. A haven for bird watches or those who love nature.
After a good lunch, relax on the deck overlooking
the Nxaxo Estuary, which changes every few minutes as though it has a
life of its own. Moving tidal water and sand bars make for an assortment
of colours and shapes in the estuary and a very relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy
the abundance of animal and bird life as coastal and sea birds rub shoulders
and compete for sky space. A haven for nature lovers and bird watches. For
the more energetic play squash or tennis, take a canoe up the estuary or
enjoy your time out the saddle swimming, at the spa for a treatment, or
just gazing at the sights in front of you. Meanwhile the horses are rolling
or grazing in the field with their mates after the hours under saddle. This
is your riding holiday, both you and the horses need some time out.
Above it all, the regal Fish Eagle can be heard to
shriek his haunting cry. An organized boat ride up the estuary with a
knowledgeable guide is a must do. On your boat trip up the estuary see
Black and Red Mangroves compete in their unique environment with their
aerial breathing roots and sacrificial leaf systems, and the tiny red
crabs that share this delicate environment. An abundance of bird life
can be seen in this special part of the Wild Coast; Long Crested Eagle,
Mangrove Kingfisher, Narina Trogan, Knysna Loerie and Trumpeter
Hornbill to name a few. This is a bird watcher's paradise. Before dinner,
the Crown cranes dance on the beach as they wait to be fed, a sight well
worth watching. Retire to your room after a delicious meal and fall asleep
in comfort, listening to the sounds of nature, reflecting on all you have
seen and experienced on this equestrian horse holiday.
Along the route we often encounter local children who
run out of their huts to greet us and ask for sweets or money, something we
ask you to refrain from offering as this only encourages a begging culture.
We have a rule; if they help us pick up a fallen cap
or sunglasses, hold a horse or offer any kind of assistance we give then
something. No work no pay. Now small groups of kids come and ask us
about the horses, their English language improving with each trail. They
are fascinated by the horse's names, words they would not learn in the
It is important to limit the time across before
the tides change. Alternatively, take a ride on one of the many sandy
cattle sled paths or 4x4 tracks that meander and wind through the coastal
flora and dune Fynbos or take a ride parallel to the estuary and wetlands
towards the Xhosa village.
A visit a typical rural hut and traditional
Xhosa family can be arranged at a small donation to the family, this is
someone's home and not a set up for the tourist. Life here is complex,
often the head of the house is an old lady with numerous grandchildren
all living off her small government pension while the rest of the family
work in the bigger canters. Others are child headed homes due to a very
high incident of AIDS, having no living parents, they are scratching to
make ends meet.
We ride over contoured lands once planted with
commercial crops by the Europeans in days gone by; and pass the odd
tiny patch of planted maize, often planted by the locals especially
to make beer, not to feed the family. Smiling children run with us
and adults greet us with enthusiasm. Happy to share their lives with
us. Stop and take a photograph, as they love to pose! But a women
dressed in traditional clothing must be asked first, she will probably
agree and bring out her long traditional smoking pipe for a small fee.
Take a packed lunch for more time riding, more
sites, more hidden valley trails, winding paths, more canters on the
beach or alternatively return for lunch. The rest of the afternoon is
yours to take a swim in the sea or pool, a canoe trip up the estuary,
visit the spa or just relax and watch as the estuary change before
your eyes. A second day is required to absorb what nature has to offer
in this special part of the world.
Even better extend your riding trail by a day
and add another element to your trip. Sleep in a tent in an indigenous
forest on an estuary, listening to the sea. The evening is spent around
the bonfire experiencing traditional South African food and chatting
about your equestrian trek. Tomorrow we will be back at Wavecrest Hotel,
a comfortable bed; hot water and you can visit the spa!
After a full breakfast we saddle up and cross
the veld to a path that twists through a thick indigenous forest. As
we ride we are shaded from the sun by a canopy of huge old trees that
intertwine with creepers and shrubs forming a carpet of green under
our feet. These trees - Yellowwoods, White Stinkwoods, Milkwoods,
Knoblewoods and Sneezewoods to name a few - are hundreds of years old
and have been used by local Sangomas for their preparation of
"Muti", (medicine) and Tribal Ceremonies. White Stinkwoods,
are reputed to have magical properties, and used with crocodile fat
for protection against lightening. (The locals are incredibly
superstitious and lightening is greatly feared). The White Milkwood
bark and roots are used to cure broken bones and treat fevers. The
Small Knobwood bark used as a snakebite remedy, the yellow roots
for toothache, and crushed leaves against fever. The Sneezewood
tree bark is used as an insect repellent and Ficus sur for respiratory
complaints. Ficus Natalensis is often used for gynaecological
complaints, particularly during pregnancy. (It is of great interest
to me that at the Mkulu Kei homestead my pregnant mares are often
seen eating the leaves).
As you ride out on your equestrian horse trekking
adventure look out for the stunning Tree Orchids and listen to the sound
of your horse's feet echo in the thick forest with, in the distance, the
roar of the ocean. The path ends on the beach just before the Kobonqaba
River. Again we plunge into the water asking our equines to carry us across.
We travel the lower track or hiking trails for a while then onto the beach
for a canter and sometimes even a race. Alternatively we can take the
inland route and travel on a 4x4 track, which makes good hacking as it
twists and turns goes up embankments and down the other side. A fun
alternative to riding a horse in an arena. Riding above the cliffs
over-looking the ocean, you will see rolling hills splattered with
Xhosa huts. The huts consist of poles cut from the forest, planted in
a circle and interwoven with saplings. The walls are then covered with
mud and cow dung mixture to help bind them together and the roof
covered with thatch grass or corrugated iron. A watery mixture of
cow dung, applied regularly, hardens to a shiny dust-free floor surface.
On our horse trail pass young Xhosa boys working
their ox sled or checking their father's cattle or women carrying huge
buckets of water on their heads, or little black Transkei pigs, who
traditionally clean up any human waste. Cattle with their beautiful
colours are very valuable to the Xhosa and considered money in the bank
and are not slaughtered except on special occasions. Horned cattle
constitute their principal wealth, and form a medium of exchange
throughout the country. Great care is taken of them, and particular
skill is exhibited in their training. They are taught to obey signals,
and even to run home upon a certain call or whistle being given. In
former days every man of note had his racing oxen, and prided himself
upon their good qualities as much as an English squire does upon his
stud of blood horses. Ox racing was then one of the institutions in
this part of the world, and was connected with all kinds of festivities.
The care of cattle is considered the most honourable
employment, and falls entirely to the men. They milk the cows, take charge
of the dairy, and will not permit a woman even to touch an udder. The women
do not always use the same words as the men, owing to the custom called
ukuhlonipa, which prohibits females from pronouncing the names of any of
their husband's male relatives in the ascending line, or any words whatever
in which the principal syllables of such names occur.
We might see a lone fisherman out of the holiday
season or a group of hikers as we sail past on the back of a horse but
we will probably be the only visitors in this undeveloped area. Arrive
for lunch at Sea Gulls Hotel on you next leg of your South African riding
holiday. An idyllic beachfront hotel hideaway snuggled into a lush and
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In the afternoon we give the horses a chance to
graze and rest while we enjoy the time out of the saddle or visit the
gates, waterfalls or Norqawuse's pool, Blue gum forest, ride on the
airstrip or rural golf course. There are so many winding alternative
paths each route seems to be tailor made for your riding ability.
Choosing paths up and through river valleys, rocks, hills, down
embankments and sand dunes for confident riders and less extreme,
easier routes for novice riders. This way we can personalize your
pony & horse trek not only by the pace we ride at but the terrain
we choose to explore on the Wild Coast. Tonight, weather permitting;
a moonlight ride after supper is on the itinerary. We ride by the light
of the moon and stars; the waves reflect the light adding to the
A highly recommended seafood platter can be
arranged prior to trail commencing at a small extra cost. Traditionally
on trail this is party night! And many a good evening has been had with
new equine friends in the bar, listening to Barry on his guitar and
singing along to all the old classics, Karaoke,
music DVDs or dancing the night away.
After breakfast the choice is yours. We can
choose the more direct route along the beach, or wind through the
hills to the Kei River, once more to cross by the Pont.
Alternatively we could ride inland today through
the forest to see The Gates and Twin Falls, or The Waterfall of Unbelievers,
and Nonqawuse's pool. A highly sensitive subject amongst the Xhosa people.
"The place of shame". The pool is where a young orphan Xhosa
girl Nonqawuse in 1856 saw strange faces looking up at her, and heard
voices from her ancestors that told her that they would help the Xhosa
drive the Red coats (British solders) away. Her vision was instrumental
in the killing of thousands of Xhosa cattle, resulting in wide spread
starvation and in changing the Xhosa history.
The Xhosa have a system of
religion and culture which they carefully observe. It is based upon the
supposition of the existence of spirits who can interfere with the affairs
of this world, and who must therefore be propitiated with sacrifices. These
spirits are those of their deceased chiefs, the greatest of whom has power
over lightning. When the spirits become hungry, they send a plague or disaster
until sacrifices are offered and their hunger is appeased. When a person is
killed, it would be considered rebellion to mourn for one whom the great chief
has sent for.
This is your African horse trekking adventure, we want
you to have an equine horseback experience of a lifetime and with your new
found equestrian confidence we like to give the riders a chance to explore
their equestrian capability on patient surefooted horses, by riding routes
that they may never have tried before. The long winding paths give us the
opportunity to walk, trot or canter as we make our way to Morgan Bay. The
beautiful stretch of beach invites you to canter along the water edge or
even in the shallow waves. Ask your horse to take you deeper into the waves
or into the lagoon, time permitting we could ride up the Morgan Bay cliffs.
As we make our way off the cliff, look out for the resident Giant Monitor
Lizard often seen lying dusking in the sun on the rocks. A stunning view
awaits you with possible sightings of dolphins and whales frolicking in their
playground. Witness the colours of the Indian Ocean and spectacular rock
formations that make the Coastline spectacular. Inland, the area was called
The Border for much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and this
was the region of conflict between the British colonists, moving ever
eastwards, and the southward moving Xhosa peoples. (Along the Great Kei
River nine major wars took place). Tonight your night stop is at Morgan
Bay Hotel, the horses at the riding stable.
With so much riding experience under your belt you
may opt for a hotter horse or stay with the mount you have bonded with for
your next stretch of safari riding. Today we ride inland through rolling
Savannah grasslands on Lalapanzi a private game farm. Zigzagging through
the farm to follow and catch up with the herds. You will see Giraffe, Zebra,
Impala, Duiker, Wildebeest, Blesbok, Bush pig, Giant Water Monitor and a
wide variety of birds; some 250 species of inland, coastal and sea birds
occur here. Riding safari through open Savannah grassland, riverines and
We pass dams often covered in their purple blanket
of water-lily flowers. Fill your water bottle and let your horse drink at
one of the river valleys and with patience we can ride very close to the
game. Tonight we stay at a luxury guesthouse Cock-Inn with a spoil you
atmosphere on a working ranch.
Your last day with us you may opt for more time
riding amongst the wildlife or a ride up the Morgan Bay cliffs with the
ocean on the horizon. Take in the view at the Double Mouth estuary; absorb
the sea view of the Indian Ocean from the cliffs riding high above the
coastline over looking the rugged rocky shores, a graveyard of many ships.
Bead Beach where one can still finds pieces of blue and white Ming porcelain
and Carnelian beads in the shingle. These treasures are from the shipwrecked
Santo Espiritu (early Portuguese Carrack) that came to grief along this piece
of the coast in 1608.
Then a last canter on the beach at Morgan Bay
before heading back to the stables.
Reflecting on all you have seen and experienced
on your special South African equine eco-adventure.
For those wishing to add a totally different experience
speak to us about abseiling, time permitting we could just end your stay with
us on a with another adventure.
Equine horses ride through Sub-Tropical
coastal hills, river valleys and to long golden sandy beaches of the Wild Coast
in South Africa, a horseback-riding holiday, with so much more.
Other Riding Holiday Options
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Two Day or Weekend Getaway Trip
A quick equestrian get away aimed at guests who have
very little time but want or need a break, a quick get-away. A ride through
to Seagulls Hotel and surrounding areas to accomplish on your horse with
stunning scenic views.
Three Day - Two Night Taste of the Wild Coast
On horseback, a mini horse trail for those who want
to experience the Wild Coast on horseback and would like to see and explore
as much of the Wild Coast as they can in a limited time. A highly recommended
equestrian tour, as you will get a taste of the Transkei on a horse ride trek
in a short time frame staying at Seagulls hotel literally on the beach sand.
The extra day gives us a comfortable ride through to the Jacaranda shipwreck
and surrounding coastal areas with a chance to canter on a long beach and
awesome views on every horizon.
The Four Day - Three Night Equine Eco Adventure
The three nights will give you a chance to stay at
both Seagulls and Wavecrest hotels with the diversity of riding and swimming
the Kobonquuba River on your horse. Relax at the spa, witness a nature lovers
and bird watchers haven and experience all the extreme routes, trails and
terrain we can opt for and explore on your horse treking holiday. You can
take the option of a night in the Xhosa village on the returning route.
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The Five Day - Four Night
Wild Coast Horse Trekking Holiday
For your adventure travel holiday 5 days gets you two
nights at both Seagulls and Wavecrest Hotels. The adventure of a range of
countryside and all the extremes in equestrian riding and accommodation with
the option to add an extra night camping in a coastal forest and/or a night in
a rural hut. The camp option can accommodated within the 5-day trail by forgoing
one night at Wavecrest Hotel. This trail option increases the area we can cover
on horseback and all the different adventures that go with it. Both in facilities
at the accommodation sites, and also the tapestry in visual and riding excursions
this option gives guests a good introduction to what the Wild Coast has to offer.
* Our most popular vacation of all our horse treking safaris.
The Seven Day - Six Night A Wild Coast Horse Trek and Mini Safari Holiday
Crossing the Kobonquuba River, spend two nights at both
Seagulls and Wavecrest hotels, and on our return to Morgan Bay get to see and ride
through the game, Bead beach, Black rock and luxury B&B Cock-Inn. You could also
opt to add on a night camping on the other side of the estuary at Wavecrest Hotel
adding a whole new perspective to the trail; a night in a tent, good old South African
"braai" round the fire with traditional South African food, different scenery
and more beach riding activity adventures with the option of staying in a rural hut.
The 8-12 Day Wild Coast a selection of equestrian riding
safari holidays in SA
In addition to the pre-planned trail options above we can
also offer a longer trail adapted to your requirements with more time to ride and
explore this incredible coastline.
Tell us the duration of your holiday, your equine capabilities
and what you want to see and do and we will try to accommodate you, making your coastal
and safari horse riding adventure personalized.
See You in the saddle soon.
Come Riding with Us on trained trail horses ...
...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 South Africa one of the most beautiful places
in the world. An incredible equine vacation with a combination of cross-country horseback
riding, the exploration of our beautiful coastline and awesome breathtaking scenery.
And what better way to experience South Africa's best kept secret
and beautiful coastline than on the back of a horse on a Mkulu Kei horse riding safari...
The sound of the horse's hoofs on the beach, the splash of the
seawater, the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.
There are so many equestrian trecking holidays and vacations, why
choose us? Read on and find out.
The Transkei Wild Coast; a scenic underdeveloped coastline experienced
on horse back with Mkulu Kei is a must do experience.
An impressive combination of equine riding, exploration and visual
encounters, a wild, unspoiled pristine coastline, history, rural life, bird life, game,
rolling hills, jagged cliffs, culture and heritage. A kaleidoscope of equestrian experiences,
scenery and terrain on each day.
Ever thought you would like to canter your horse
with the African sun on your face along a sandy beach, play in the waters edge or in the sea
You could be here on your coastal horseback holiday in South Africa.
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 vacation memories. Thank You, Cheryl.
P.O. Box 25, Haga Haga 5272,
Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Tel/Fax: +27 (0) 43 841 1525 A/H
Fax: 086 523 8259
Cell: +27 (0) 83 632 7298
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