Things To Do in BostonStormy Hill Horse Trails
Where? Stormy Hill, D510, 3211 Boston, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal
When? Booking is essential and a maximum of four riders at one time makes the experience intimate and comfortable.
How? Call Caroline on +27 (0)74 192-7787
How much? Price on request
At the very lip of the Drakensberg Escarpment, boasting some of the most breath-taking vistas in KwaZulu-Natal, visitors get to indulge in some very special time with the local horses and hounds. This South African province is known for its balmy conditions almost all year round, as well as its stunning beaches and sub-tropical vegetation. Experience it from a different perspective when visiting Stormy Hill.
Stormy Hill is a conservation area in which the forests and farms of KwaZulu-Natal are protected; looking their very best for visitors from South African and abroad. It is designed to allow these visitors to have an authentic lifestyle experience, while also learning about the care and training of the horses and enjoying a guided tour of the region. Experiencing this part of the Drakensberg atop one of these well-trained, magnificently formed animals is a very special experience; one that resonates with young and the young at heart.
There are three packages available at Stormy Hill:
1. The first is a fun introduction to the horses and their care routine. It includes a demonstration of some ground work as well as an opportunity to try out some training and ground work exercises on the horses. This may also include a short ride, and the feeding of and interaction with the horses.
2. The second package is a relaxed trail ride that is tailored to the individual riders and their abilities and preferences. It begins with an introductory session as well as grooming and interaction techniques, and includes stunning views.
3. The third option is similar to the second, but is an advanced trail ride, and will include ascents and descents, as well as water crossings.
On these rides, look out for various other animals that call this part of South Africa their home. These include porcupine, Samango monkeys, servals, lynxes, jackals, otters, and a number of smaller antelope. There is also an array of birdlife, for those with a love of bird watching. Riders are welcome to bring along a picnic basket and enjoy the gorgeous views after their rides, taking time out to relax and be part of the unspoilt KwaZulu-Natal splendour.
Booking is essential and a maximum of four riders at one time makes the experience intimate and comfortable.