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Address: Seven Passes Road | 23km from Wilderness on Hoekwil Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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+27 82 494 5642
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our...

At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our little charming horse ranch, Black Horse Trails. Our rides venture into the forests and mountains from a 1.5 hour trail, 3 hour trails, sun downer trails, full moon trails, full day trails to a 2 day overnight trail. We have suitable steeds for any level of experience you may or may not have on a horses back, everyone is welcome! Although for our day trips and 2 day trip riders need to be experienced. Please visit our website to see all our options and prices (which are very reasonable).

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Pure escapism!!

What a way to spend a Thursday morning! My boyfriend organised a three hour riding experience as a surprise Christmas present as we spent new year in Wilderness. It was amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
REW29
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Preston
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Preston
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134 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a way to spend a Thursday morning! My boyfriend organised a three hour riding experience as a surprise Christmas present as we spent new year in Wilderness. It was amazing!! I haven't ridden for over 10 years but it's true...you never forget! The girls were wonderful and the horses were just beautiful! So well trained...I felt so perfectly safe...I... More 

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Thank REW29
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our three-hour afternoon ride. The volunteers, Katie and Nicola, were very helpful with advice and encouragement as I am a novice. They were both good company on the ride and discreetly took some photos which they emailed to us. My wife is more experienced and they managed to combine speeds (if that’s the right word) to please... More 

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Lephalale, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Morning ride with with the beautiful and gentle horses, Jack and Sophie :) and our guide Katrina. The morning ride was filled with fun chit chat as we rode along a stunning forest trail. The morning was especially beautiful because of the soft breeze but it was still warm enough to enjoy the day. There are no word for the... More 

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Paris, France
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Set up in the forestry inland from Wilderness, this gem of a stables provides some great horses and expert tuition. The 3 hour ride to the waterfall and for a swim is fantastic and to be recommended.

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Thank Nicholas J
Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Hi Nicholas, The girls, our volunteers, said they really enjoyed the ride with you. Thank you for your grate review. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I love love horses and horse riding and this place definitely is worth the long drive! Their horses are beautiful and in great condition (ask for Mexico - he was my one - he's super well behaved and a sweetie) and the ride is beautiful. We did the 1.5 hour ride as we were too late for the 3 hour... More 

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Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Hi Meg, Thank you for your grate review. I'm so happy you loved Mexico. He is a very special boy. Come join us one day on the new mountain trails we are starting this month. Kind regards, Lyndsay More 

Mwanza
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The team took us out despite the rain. Very helpful and patient with our group of beginners. Horses are disciplined and an interesting bunch of personalities. Would have loved to have been able to trot a bit more but the mud made it very challenging.

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Thank Aliyah A
Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Hi Aliyah, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our team of humans and horses in the rain! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Beautiful walk through the forest, with a very attentive guide, who is aware of the horse's hierarchy. Good horses that also have character and don't just walk after the next one. Good for inexperienced to intermediate riders, but can feel a bit slow at times. There are several places to canter if you wish to and some places that are... More 

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Thank Merav B
Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Hi Merav, Thank you for your review. Its great for us to get feedback. We glad you enjoyed it. Come back next year for our new longer more challenging rides we are setting up soon that explore the beautiful mountains behind us, from half day to 2 day trails. More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My dad and I recently went on the 1.5 hr forest trail ride with Black Horse Trails, and it was fantastic. The directions made it easy to find the barn, we were greeted by our guide with a friendly smile. Our guide clearly had a great relationship with the horses and knew what she was doing. Thoroughly enjoyed the trail... More 

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Thank kmcummings
Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Thank you lovely lady for your awesome review. I'm so glad we met your expectations and more. We look forward to having you ride with us again. Jack is busy eating the peach tree leaves in the garden as I type. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Definetely something for all to do! Great experience and guidance for the beginners band great horses and trails for the more advanced.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Everything about the ride was superb. Our guide Andrea, was warm, friendly, patient & attentive to our needs. The horses were easy to handle & the forest setting just magical. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!!

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Thank Zev J
Stephan H, Owner at Black Horse Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We so glad you had fun with Andrea and our horses in the most beautiful forest we call home. More 

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