Horse Riding in a Game Reserve


Enter our wildlife reserve (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 eager to help you get trotting! 

Four Trail Options

(Prices valid from 1 September 2023 - 30 September 2024)

1.5 Hour Wildlife Sanctuary

1.5 Hours

  • Wildlife sanctuary
  • 7 Days a week (9am Summer / 10am winter)
  • R800 per person

2 Hour Wildlife Sanctuary

2 Hours

  • Wildlife sanctuary
  • 7 Days a week (9am Summer / 10am winter)
  • R1000 per person

Evening Ride

1.5 Hours

  • Wildlife sanctuary
  • Saturday & Sunday at 5.30pm (Summer)
  • R1150 per person

Wildlife & Wine Tasting

3 Hours

  • Wildlife sanctuary & vineyard ride 
  • Monday to Friday 
  •  R1450 per person

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 18 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 85 kilograms. No exceptions.

Groups of up to 6 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.

Please select your preferred ride and date below and then proceed to payment within 4 hours. Rides are only confirmed once payment has been made and will be automatically cancelled if not received.

We require a minimum of 2 guests for a ride to be scheduled. Solo travellers may join another already booked ride – please check in advance.

Horse Rides at Pete's

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.


Meet our Herd

We have 10 lovely Boerperd horses, and two Percheron/Boerperd crosses,  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 is usually at the back of the ride, helping keep everyone moving. Salt and Moon are absolute stars with the tiny  children, while Simon is everyone’s favourite. Ice is super smart, and very animated – think Maximus from Tangled (ask your kids, they’ll know who that is!) and you’ll usually find him up near the front. His favourite job is helping to open the gate if one of the guides is riding him. Chikka is our strongest horse, Breeze our Mr Independent, and little Jonah our oldest, but smallest. Aragon is our little pocket rocket, and you’ll see him leading the ride as the guide’s horse. Rain is always number one, or two on the ride – and he can count!

Nantes and Fleur are full brothers who have most recently joined our herd. They are big gentle giants and we look forward to having them on the trails with us. 









In Loving Memory

2005 – 2023

2018 – 2024








Meet your Guides

Deirdre has been leading the trails for the last 10 years and is passionate about working with this amazing herd of horses and the wildlife in the sanctuary.

In 2021, we had 4 new guides join the team, and now we all share days. Ceris (Mondays). Monika (Tuesdays), Deirdre (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday), Rebecca (Saturday & Sunday). Katelin joins Rebecca every second weekend as assistant guide.





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.

Look for the yellow train hanging at the entrance.

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.