WILD COAST BEACH SAFARIS

Set on the stunning Wild Coast of South Africa in the Eastern Cape, we have several beach safaris available, for any level of rider. The Wild Coast looks exactly as it sounds, an untamed wilderness with some of the most stunning, unspoilt coastline in the world. With a combination of breath-taking coastline, precipitous and craggy cliff faces, wild and desolate beaches, secluded bays, and green rolling hills that rush headlong into deeply etched river valleys, your wild side will well and truly be ignited. 

Included in the Wild Coast is the Transkei, which, due to lack of infrastructure and the fact that it isn’t easy to ‘fly in’ for a weekend, has ensured that over 200 kilometres of coastline is virtually inaccessible to all but those prepared to hike it, or venture on horseback.

The beauty of the coastline is interfered with by few, and aside from the odd collection of thatched rondavel huts, is virtually uninhabited. It is difficult to describe just how over overwhelmingly breath-taking the Wild Coast is to anyone who has not experienced it for themselves!

There is no better feeling than exploring miles of stunning coastline, galloping down a deserted beach, with the wind whipping your hair and sea spray in your face.  You are guaranteed to feel relaxed, inspired and invigorated all at once!

Several adventures are available, with something for everyone:

Wild Coast Horse Trail

7 Nights/8 Days

Strong Intermediate - Advanced Riders

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Kei River Horse Trail

7 Nights/8 Days​

All Riding Levels

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Trennerys Wavecrest Beach Trail

7 Nights/8 Days ​

Confident Novice - Experienced Riders

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Mini Beach Trail

2 - 4 Nights 

Confident Novice - Experienced Riders

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Please find below more information on each individual trail/safari and request a brochure for more details.

Wild Coast Horse Safaris
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ACCOMMODATION

 Accommodation while on our Wild Coast riding trails varies between each individual trail.  Our main base is a pretty guest lodge in Kei Mouth. Other accommodation riders may experience along the way include Trennerys Hotel, Mazeppa Bay Hotel, Kob Inn and Wavecrest Hotel.

Please check each individual safari for exact details on accommodation, or request a brochure. 

Kei Mouth Guest Lodge is situated in a tranquil street just off the main road in Kei Mouth, and central to all amenities such as the supermarket, pub and beach. The lodge is comfortable and homely, and perfect for putting your feet up after your horseback adventures of the day!

The lodge has a communal sitting room, dining area, kitchen and braai (BBQ) area.  Rooms are serviced daily and free wi-fi is available to update your friends back home with stunning pictures from your rides. 

Kei River Horse Trail

Relax, unwind, and enjoy the very special beauty of the seaside village of Kei Mouth. Riders spend four nights at the relaxing Kei Mouth Guest Lodge, before setting off of on a 3 day, 2 night mini trail up the coast, staying at the lovely Wavecrest Beach hotel.  


This trail is for riders of all levels that want to experience wonderful riding on the Wild Coast.

For the first few days, horses and riders explore all Kei Mouth has to offer, including stunning waterfalls, cliff tops and secret coves. Canter the long stretches of pristine, stunning beaches, play in the ocean with your horse, and splash in the waves!

Then it's time for more adventure as you journey up the coast to Wavecrest, discovering new things and passing by stunning scenery on the way. 

 

 

Nights: Seven nights/eight days

Rider Limitations: For all levels of rider, beginner - experienced.

Season: January - December (all year)

Dates: Set dates throughout the year. 

Included: Inclusive of food, accommodation and riding.  

Not Included: Flights, insurance, drinks purchased at local bars/restaurants, transfers.

Transfers are usually around R950-1200 each way from East London Airport, paid directly to the driver. These can be booked for you.

Extra Costs: Tips for staff/guides. 

Luggage: For some domestic flights please be aware that the luggage allowance is 15 kg. Please check this when booking flights. 

Flights: Flights must be booked to arrive and depart from East London Airport. 

Internet: Wi-fi is available at accommodation.

A man on a horse cantering through Kei Mouth River

For a detailed itinerary and information on accommodation for this trip please fill out our enquiry form.

Rates:

 

7 Nights/8 Days: £1400

Rates are per person sharing.

Single supplements available for solo travellers who do not want to share a room.

 Single Supplement: £700

Trennerys Wavecrest Beach Trail

A slower paced itinerary, with just enough adventure, and more time at each hotel.

 

Perfect for riders who want a relaxed riding holiday. More time is spent at each hotel, but riders still discover the stunning beaches and all that the spectacular Wild Coast has to offer.

The first two nights are spent at Kei Mouth Lodge, before journeying up the coast to the beautiful Trennerys Hotel. Along the way horses and riders explore Morgan Bay Cliffs, Yellowoods, waterfalls, the beaches of Qolora, and cross the Kei River. 

After two nights at Trennerys, it's off to Wavecrest Hotel, further up the coast. Riders pass by more breath-taking beaches and scenery. After two nights at Wavecrest, riders head back for a final tranquil night at Kei Mouth.

For a detailed itinerary and information on accommodation for this trip please fill out our enquiry form.

Rates:

 

7 Nights/8 Days: £1700

Rates are per person sharing.

Single supplements available for solo travellers who do not want to share a room.

 Single Supplement: £850

Mini Beach Trail

Is a week too long? Or do you want to spend some of your holiday doing other things and exploring the area? We also have a 4 night, 5 day beach trail on the Wild Coast. 

Riders stay at the Kei Mouth Guest Lodge for the first night, before adventuring up the coast to Wavecrest or Trennerys, with a picnic stop along the way. 

Two nights are spent at Wavecrest or Trennerys, before heading back to Kei Mouth. 

The trail includes rides along stunning, empty beaches, exploring cliff tops, and paddling in the sea with your horse. ​​A nice option for those with limited time. Available to riders comfortable in rising trot + canter to advanced riders. 

Nights: Four night/five days

Rider Limitations: Novice (comfortable in trot + canter) - experienced riders.

Season: January - December (all year)

Dates: No set dates - rider can choose their own. 

Included: Inclusive of food, accommodation and riding.  

Not Included: Flights, insurance, drinks purchased at local bars/restaurants, transfers.

Transfers are usually around R950-1200 each way from East London Airport, paid directly to the driver. These can be booked for you.

Extra Costs: Tips for staff/guides. 

Luggage: For some domestic flights please be aware that the luggage allowance is 15 kg. Please check this when booking flights. 

Flights: Flights must be booked to arrive and depart from East London Airport. 

Internet: Wi-fi is available at accommodation.

For a detailed itinerary and information on accommodation for this trip please fill out our enquiry form.

Rates:

 

4 Nights/5 Days: £990

Rates are per person sharing.

Single supplements available for solo travellers who do not want to share a room.

 Single Supplement: £495

Wild Coast Horse Trail

Spend seven nights and eight days riding through absolute paradise. Explore the rugged, unspoiled natural beauty of the Wild Coast of South Africa. Miles and miles of empty beaches, remote rural villages, spectacular countryside and fantastic riding!

This riding holiday is mobile, with riders and horses staying at various locations, stopovers and hotels along the way, on the adventure of a lifetime. 

This safari offers unparalleled riding experiences over rocky headlands, through the rolling hills of the former homeland of the Transkei, and along vast, unoccupied golden beaches.

 The ride is carefully planned to ensure the optimum riding experience, balanced with sufficient rest periods for both you and the hard-working, responsive and enthusiastic horses.

This itinerary is subject to local weather conditions and tides. 

Nights: Seven nights/eight days

Rider Limitations: For strong intermediate/experienced riders. Riders over 12 years old only.

Season: January - December (all year)

Dates: Set dates throughout the year. 

Included: Inclusive of food, accommodation and riding.  

Not Included: Flights, insurance, drinks purchased at local bars/restaurants, transfers.

Transfers are usually around R950-R1200 each way from East London Airport, paid directly to the driver. These can be booked for you.

Extra Costs: Tips for staff/guides. 

Luggage: For some domestic flights please be aware that the luggage allowance is 15kg. Please check this when booking flights. 

Flights: Flights must be booked to arrive and depart from East London Airport. 

Internet: Wi-fi is available at accommodation.

For a detailed itinerary and information on accommodation for this trip please fill out our enquiry form.

Rates:

 

7 Nights/8 Days: £2200

Rates are per person sharing.

Single supplements available for solo travellers who do not want to share a room.

 Single Supplement: £1100

 
 

Nights: Seven nights/eight days

Rider Limitations: Confident novice - experienced riders.

Season: January - December (all year)

Dates: Set dates throughout the year. 

Included: Inclusive of food, accommodation and riding.  

Not Included: Flights, insurance, drinks purchased at local bars/restaurants, transfers.

Transfers are usually around R950-1200 each way from East London Airport, paid directly to the driver. These can be booked for you.

Extra Costs: Tips for staff/guides. 

Luggage: For some domestic flights please be aware that the luggage allowance is 15 kg. Please check this when booking flights. 

Flights: Flights must be booked to arrive and depart from East London Airport. 

Internet: Wi-fi is available at accommodation.