Things To Do in KareedouwMoira Riding School
Where? Jan van Ribeek Street, 7 km outside Kareedouw on the R62 towards Joubertina, Eastern Cape
When? Booking is required.
How? Call +27 (0)82 925-9301
How much? Price on request
The historical town of Kareedouw in the Eastern Cape is pretty and quaint, with a relaxed ambience that is largely about the gorgeous countryside that surrounds the village. It is known as the gateway to the magnificent Langkloof Mountain Range, and is only 120 kilometres from Port Elizabeth.
The beauty of this part of South Africa is abundant, and can be enjoyed on foot, in a vehicle, or on a bicycle. However, there is something extra special about savouring these vistas from the saddle of a well-trained, responsive horse. Moira Riding School is situated on a working sheep farm just outside Kareedouw, and is committed to introducing visitors to all of the beauty of the fauna and flora from the elevated vantage point of a real South African boerperd. This is, as its name implies, a horse that has been bred to work and live on farms. It is a tough survivor; but has a heart of gold and enjoys interacting with visitors of all riding abilities and fitness levels.
The Cronje family has been running the sheep farm for three generations and is passionate about both the horses and the natural variety of South Africa. It is for this reason that horse riding experiences can be tailored and tweaked to suit your particular group and their unique needs. They use their gentle but obedient horses to take guests into parts of the landscape that may otherwise have been quite inaccessible on foot. Along the way, dramatic waterfalls and deep ravines show off their natural scale and splendour in an impressive display.
Outrides can be as short as 90 minutes, or can extend to take up half a day. On the longer options, a picnic lunch is part of the experience. A maximum of 10 riders can be accommodated to ensure that each rider gets the most out of this adventure, while never negotiating on safety.
The Tsitsikamma National Park is only 25 minutes’ drive from the horse riding school, while the other attractions of the Garden Route and Route 62 also await tourists nearby.