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Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides

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R 102 out of Jeffrey's Bay, Jeffreys Bay 6630, South Africa
+27 79 299 8080
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Buck List Experience with a Million Dollar View

This was by far one of the more enjoyable experiences our family has had. From start to finish, we... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Brenda v
Adrenaline rush on the beach

I had not ridden in years, but quickly got into the swing of things. You need some experience to... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Perth, Australia
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Just 10 km outside Jeffreys Bay and 70 km from Port Elizabeth, between the Gamtoos and Kabeljous rivers, lies the farm Papiesfontein. Here, on this special piece of land, the unique combination of bush, river and beach come together to offer you an unforgettable ride. Experienced guides escort riders twice daily along the 13km circular route. The trail takes about two hours to complete, leading through beautiful fynbos coastal vegetation, towards the Gamtoos river with breathtaking views from the dunes and finally returning along a 6 km stretch of deserted beach. Here on this isolated beach, riders can canter their mounts in the shallows or have an exhilarating gallop on the sand.The trail provides magnificent views of the area and affords ample opportunity to spot a variety of bird species, tortoises, bushbuck, plant and marine life. Imagine whale watching from horseback!
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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R 102 out of Jeffrey's Bay, Jeffreys Bay 6630, South Africa
+27 79 299 8080
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was by far one of the more enjoyable experiences our family has had. From start to finish, we enjoyed every moment. This is by far a priceless experience that should be added to everyone's bucket list.

Thank Brenda v
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I had not ridden in years, but quickly got into the swing of things. You need some experience to ride here. The ride out is along a bush track which is stony in places, so the pace is a walk or a trot. Then over...More

1  Thank WillN55
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning scenery, well trained and responsive horses. I felt well looked after and safe. The gallops on the beach and through the dunes were the most exhilarating horse riding experiences of my entire life. I'll be back for sure!

2  Thank NTFD
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our daughter returns every year to enjoy this unfettered out ride which takes in the pristine white beach sand of jbay. Healthy well cared for horse's make for a good 2 hour ride.

1  Thank robhead2017
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fantastic landscape, good horses, nice guide. However, we were to ride at 6 30 am. It was a beautiful morning, but the gate at the road was locked. We called the number we had several times and at 6 40 a man answered. "We have...More

1  Thank DormyStockholm
Reviewed 16 March 2017

me and my best friend did this in February 2017 and it was such fun. such a great experience, especially as there were only 3 of us (including Peter our guide). My horse was called Nina and was great. My first time ever on a...More

Thank jonnogreig
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a blast on the beach! My first horse was a bit lazy so swopped for one of the greener horses, which made the ride so much fun. Galloping n the beach is always an amazing feeling. Being a professional horse rider and trainer myself,...More

1  Thank Zah786
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Overall it was a beautiful trip. The sunset beach horse ride was so romantic. But, the ride itself was not very safe. My horse kept wanting to wonder off road, causing the guide to shout at it and give it a smack every now and...More

2  Thank Landi R
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Magnificant views on the back of a horse. Very popular so make sure you book before going there. Friendly staff!

2  Thank Jimmy L
Reviewed 31 January 2017

What a pleasant experience. Horses are well cared for, staff are friendly and the location is mind blowing beautiful. its almost worth just sitting watching the view, but once you get on the horse, follow the bush path for aprox 4km, you climb a dune...More

1  Thank hansonnicola1982
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9 October 2016|
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Response from Vettie01 | Reviewed this property |
You may be able to book a sunrise beach/sea horse ride, but unfortunately the sun sets over the land due to Jeffrey's bay unique setting. The horse rides are approximately R300 pp and is suitable for novice riders as well... More
4 May 2016|
Response from Papiesfontein H |
At the moment it is R350 per person, but different rates apply during peak seasons.