Horse Riding in a Game Reserve


Enter our wildlife sanctuary (240Ha) on horseback and see zebra, springbok, eland, gemsbok, kudu, giraffe, wildebees, bontebok and a wide variety of bird life. You don’t need experience, and you can bring your older brother and younger sister because this activity is super fun for the whole family! We take groups of up to 7 and our experienced guides are dying to help you get trotting! 

Three Trail Options

Wildlife Sanctuary

1.5 Hours

  • 240ha wildlife sanctuary
  • View giraffe, zebra, wildebeest & more
  • 7 Days a week 
  • R650 per person

Wildlife & Wine Tasting

3 Hours

  • Wildlife sanctuary & vineyard ride (ZAR1100) with wine tasting (ZAR40)
  • Monday to Friday
  •  R1100 per person (plus R40 wine tasting)

Online Virtual Safari

1.5 Hours

  • An online safari hosted on Zoom
  • Ideal for teambuilding or families.
  • Hosted by Air BnB Online Experiences
  • R375 per person

House Rules

Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance. We cannot take same day bookings.

Children from 8 years old and up welcome to join our rides. No exceptions.

Maximum weight of rider may not exceed 90 kilograms. No exceptions.

Groups of up to 7 people can be accommodated on a ride. Minimum of 2 people.

No horse riding experience is needed. All levels are welcome to join our rides.

Riding hats will be provided - please wear closed, flat shoes & long pants.

Payment by bank transfer to confirm. Online credit card facility (transaction fee applies)

Only walking pace in the game reserve. Cantering opportunities for advanced riders only.


Connect with Us

+27 (0)81 038 7170

We regularly share photos and highlights from our rides on our various social media platforms, so follow us to see some of our visitor experiences.

Ride Enquiry

Live Virtual Wildlife Safari (on Zoom)

Find Us

We are situated on the R304, Koelenhof which is 12km from Stellenbosch.  

When using GoogleMaps – enter “Horse Rides at Pete’s” and it will bring you directly to us.

Directions from Cape Town:
Take the N1 outbound. Just after the Winelands 1 Stop petrol station, take the R304 Stellenbosch/Klipheuwel exit. Turn right & we are approximately 2.5 kilometres from there on the right, after the Villiera turn off.

Directions from Stellenbosch:
Leave Stellenbosch via Bird Street, headed towards Cape Town. After about 11km, you will find us on the left, after Wild Clover Farm & County Fair.


Special Occasions & Events

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We are predominantly a trail riding establishment, but on occasion we have planned and participated in special events, so we are able to customise experiences on request and subject to our available facilities.  In the past we have hosted:

  • Engagement proposal rides
  • Teambuilding events
  • Homeschool lesson outings
  • Children’s birthday parties
  • Special needs interactive outings
  • TV Shoots














Meet our Herd

We have 12 lovely Boerperd horses (and 1 Appalloosa) who are well looked after, happy horses. they have a gentle nature and know their work. They have a very easy-going life, only doing trails. 

Dust is the boss of the herd, and likes to be up front on the trails. Salt and Moon are absolute stars with the children, while Rain and Simon are the favourites for those going for a canter afterwards.

Meet your Guide

Deirdre has been leading the trails for the last 7 years and is passionate about working with this amazing herd of horses and the wildlife in the sanctuary.

Connect with Us

+27 (0)81 038 7170

We regularly share photos and highlights from our rides on our various social media platforms, so follow us to see some of our visitor experiences. You’re welcome to phone, email or whatsapp to reserve your space, subject to availability.