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Paradise Stables

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Wine Tasting on a horseback

Nice to do something different and get a nice view of the Valley. It was quite hot but the horse an... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Stockholm, Sweden
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My husband and I did the half day wine tasting ride and had a wonderful time! As an experienced... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
Boston, Massachusetts
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In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Nice to do something different and get a nice view of the Valley. It was quite hot but the horse an Arab named Princess took me safely around.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

My husband and I did the half day wine tasting ride and had a wonderful time! As an experienced rider, I was happy to see that the horses all appeared well fed and cared for. Our guide balanced my husband and my varying riding abilities...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ToryPatt
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We are beginners and booked the wine tasting tour. There were 10 in our group, most of whom had ridden before. There was no welcome, we were just handed a horse, told to get a helmet and off we went. Instructions came 5 mins later...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did this half day ride with wine tasting in early November. Hubby is a complete novice. I am a rider. Both of us enjoyed it immensely. Please do not be put off by the negative reviews on this site. I nearly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeannine R
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Although we came late because of traffic, they let us join the group without any problems. We catched up the group escorted with a groom. Horses are great! I am a expierienced rider and was surprised how sensible reaction the horses had, even though they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Loved the fact that the horses had bitless bridles. Saddles were clean and comfortable. Wine tasting was amazing...a little difficult to remount after a few glasses. 2 winery's visited and both amazing. Very adventurous and technical ride through forest and down steep hills. Horses knew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nikita P
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Horses hadn’t been ridden for 2 weeks. One only 5years old so immature meant they were all flighty. My wife and daughters did not feel comfortable at all and had to shorten their ride. Note they are all very experienced riders with their own horses...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking to do a wine tour in La Franschoek when luckily we came across Paradise Stables. What a way to spend a morning in the vineyards of Stellenbosch riding horseback and sipping fine wines. We are beginners at horse riding having only rode...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sineadandconor26
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Last time we were in Franschhoek many years ago, we swore we would return to ride horses in the winelands. We made reservations with Sterna and Hugo several months ago. Unfortunately when the day arrived, it was a total windy, cold downpour. I phoned to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank barbaraUsa
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Paradise stables is one of the few farms that are still owned by descendants of the French Huguenots. It is a great experience to go horseback riding in this beautiful setting of Franschhoek and getting off the horse to taste some really good wines is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from McKarabia | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to email the stables directly as to whether they can fit you in but the horses are some of the most gentle and calm and relaxed ones I have ever been on! Hope you get in and enjoy!