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South African Explorer


South African Explorer
Waterberg South Africa

This riding safari captures all the best elements of riding in South Africa. Spread over eight days, the safari not only covers a great deal of riding (over 150 km on horseback through truly spectacular landscapes, with regular sightings of a wide range of wildlife species) but also fun activities such as splashy canters, swimming with horses, mustering the horses at dawn, playing polo crosse and popping over a series of natural obstacles on the way to a spectacular sundowner spot.

Guests will typically enjoy two riding activities a day – generally a longer ride in the morning and either a shorter ride or fun riding activity in the afternoon. Over the course of the safari, riders will get to see all parts of the 15,000-acre reserve using carefully planned routes which take into account all the game hotspots and interesting natural features. Given the diverse habitats- from wide open plains to savannah, rocky outcrops, wetlands and dense forest-like habitats - you are sure to encounter a wider range of wild animals than usually seen even on a trip to some of the most famous national parks in Africa. Combined with the wide open spaces, variable topography and excellent going, this makes this Safari an unforgettable riding experience.

Camping Ride with vehicle support
Safari Ride

Meeting: Vaalwater
Airport: O.R. Tambo Int’l Airport
Transfer: O.R. Tambo Int’l Airport
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 8 riders
(per riding group)

Max Capacity 16

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    South African Explorer
    Tour Code: IT-SASR06
    8 days / 7 nights
    Dates : Available all Year

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    B 2024 04/07 - 04/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 04/14 - 04/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 04/18 - 04/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 04/21 - 04/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 05/05 - 05/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 05/12 - 05/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 05/19 - 05/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 05/26 - 06/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 06/02 - 06/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 06/09 - 06/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 06/16 - 06/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2024 06/23 - 06/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip - Mid season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 06/30 - 07/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 07/07 - 07/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 07/14 - 07/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 07/21 - 07/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 07/28 - 08/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 08/04 - 08/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 08/11 - 08/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 08/18 - 08/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 08/25 - 09/01 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 09/01 - 09/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 09/08 - 09/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 09/15 - 09/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 09/22 - 09/29 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 09/29 - 10/06 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 10/06 - 10/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 10/13 - 10/20 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 10/20 - 10/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 10/27 - 11/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 11/03 - 11/10 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 11/10 - 11/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 11/17 - 11/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 11/24 - 12/01 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 12/01 - 12/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 12/08 - 12/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 12/15 - 12/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 12/22 - 12/29 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2024 12/29 - 01/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip - High season 2 /8 Reserve
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    Tack: McClellan saddles and English saddles
    Horses: South African Boerperd, Shire Cross Th...
    Pace: Two riding activities a day. Longer ri...
    Walk, Trot, Canter, Jumps
    Airport: O.R. Tambo Int’l Airport
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